Review Roundup: GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS at Barrington Stage CompanyReview Roundup: GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Gertrude and Claudius is now open at Barrington Stage Company! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews! (more...)

BWW Review: GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS Impresses at Barrington Stage CompanyBWW Review: GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS Impresses at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - Jul 25, 2019

BSC Artistic Director, Julieanne Boyd, Directed the ambitious endeavor. This play represents quite an undertaking on many levels and on most them, this production succeeds. (more...)

Barrington Stage Co Presents GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUSBarrington Stage Co Presents GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present Gertrude and Claudius, a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Dancing Lessons, Freud's Last Session), based on the novel by John Updike. (more...)

Global Roundup 5/17 - David Bowie's LAZARUS, HELLO DOLLY!, FLAMINGO KID and More!Global Roundup 5/17 - David Bowie's LAZARUS, HELLO DOLLY!, FLAMINGO KID and More!
by BWW Special - May 17, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HUGH JACKMAN, 1776 on Broadway, AUGUST RUSH, and More! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 5/16: BAT OUT OF HELL City Center Cast, and More!Wake Up With BWW 5/16: BAT OUT OF HELL City Center Cast, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! (more...)

Barrington Stage Co Announces Casting For 2019; 
Mykal Kilgore, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, and MoreBarrington Stage Co Announces Casting For 2019; Mykal Kilgore, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Barrington Stage Company announced today casting for its 25th Anniversary season. Casting will include Elijah Alexander, Mara Davi, Carson Elrod, Joel de la Fuente, Mykal Kilgore, Alyse Alan Louis, Kate MacCluggage, Jeff McCarthy, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, Debra Jo Rupp and more. Full casting for the 25th Anniversary season is below. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE GOOD BOOK at Berkeley Rep?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE GOOD BOOK at Berkeley Rep?
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

THE GOOD BOOK opened at Berkeley Rep on April 25 and is running through June 9, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOOD BOOK at Berkeley Rep is Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's Must-See Examination of Faith, Meaning, Science and Rationalism.BWW Review: THE GOOD BOOK at Berkeley Rep is Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's Must-See Examination of Faith, Meaning, Science and Rationalism.
by Steve Murray - May 5, 2019

BWW Review: THE GOOD BOOK at Berkeley Rep is Denis O'Hare and Lisa PLeterson's must-see examination of faith, meaning, science and rationalism. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN--PLAYING WITH FIRE at the GuthrieBWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN--PLAYING WITH FIRE at the Guthrie
by Karen Bovard - Sep 23, 2018

30 years ago, Minneapolis based playwright Barbara Field penned an adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous novel for the Guthrie. Now, on the 200th anniversary of the novel's composition, the Guthrie is opening their season with a new production of Field's script, titled FRANKENSTEIN-PLAYING WITH FIRE. Beautifully designed, as ever on Guthrie main stages, the script is quite postmodern in that different moments in the chronological sequence interpenetrate. Despite strong work by skilled actors in the six roles, the whole somehow falls short. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Stages World Premiere of SHREW!BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Stages World Premiere of SHREW!
by Michael Quintos - Apr 12, 2018

How do you "fix" the misogyny of Shakespeare's now antiquated THE TAMING OF THE SHREW? For playwright Amy Freed, it means injecting it with a noticeable dose of equality empowerment, and then shifting its characters' traits and motivations as if written from a female's perspective. That is the premise of South Coast Repertory's latest World Premiere production SHREW!-which continues performances in Costa Mesa through April 21. The results? A funny but flawed update with good intentions. (more...)

Amy Freed's SHREW! Has World Premiere At South Coast RepertoryAmy Freed's SHREW! Has World Premiere At South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Playwright Amy Freed has always been a Shakespeare fan. Her breakout hit, The Beard of Avon (SCR-commissioned and premiered, 2001), was a smart, funny look at the controversy surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. Now comes SHREW! (March 24-April 21, Segerstrom Stage), in which Freed has re-imagined The Bard's play, The Taming of the Shrew, as a wickedly funny love story of two people who find their way to true, deep and mutual love. Art Manke directs SHREW!, which is an anchor production of the 2018 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Tickets are available at www.scr.org. (more...)

BWW Review: WATCH ON THE RHINE at the GuthrieBWW Review: WATCH ON THE RHINE at the Guthrie
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Oct 22, 2017

The Guthrie Theater's WATCH ON THE RHINE is a timely historical reminder and an excellent production of Lillian Hellman's 1941 drama. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINEBerkeley Rep Presents Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman's 1940s political thriller about loyalty, family, and sacrifice. The play, directed by Berkeley Rep's associate director Lisa Peterson, begins previews on Thursday, November 30, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 14, 2018. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Monday, December 4. (more...)

Aurora Adds Additional Extension Performances of THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Critics and audiences agree: THE REAL THING is the real thing. Aurora Theatre Companyannounces that it will add an additional 2 matinee performances of THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia,Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, to the previously announced 7 performance extension.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Continues 25th Anniversary Season with Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 25th season with Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, THE REAL THING. Playwright Henry is not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When his affair with their friend, Annie, threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realizes that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband for Henry, he can't help but wonder whether their relationship is fiction or the real thing. Delectable and deeply affecting, THE REAL THING takes a look at the absolute chaos of love and trust, or lack thereof, and the passions that often blur our perceptions. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Continues 25th Anniversary Season with Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 25th season with Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, THE REAL THING. Playwright Henry is not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When his affair with their friend, Annie, threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realizes that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband for Henry, he can't help but wonder whether their relationship is fiction or the real thing. Delectable and deeply affecting, THE REAL THING takes a look at the absolute chaos of love and trust, or lack thereof, and the passions that often blur our perceptions. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Star Philip Michael Wins Award for Action Short
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Philip Michael, from famous work as Pepper in Mamma Mia alongside Meryl Streep and Christine Baranski, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Best Shorts Film Competition. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

OSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 81st year with preview performances beginning on February 19, and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 26 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (director, Christopher Liam Moore). (more...)

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