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BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN REVUE at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre Photo BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN REVUE at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
by Stan Jenson - Jul 13, 2021

So four playwrights walk into a bar and the first one says …. sound like the setup for a joke?  No, it’s actually the premise for Shakespeare in Revue, the delightful second presentation by Joshua Tree’s Theatre Under the Stars.

Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox and More to Star in Benefit Reading of THE WOMAN  Photo Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox and More to Star in Benefit Reading of THE WOMAN HATER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its 2020-21 offerings will continue with a special event benefit reading of Frances Burney’s The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton. The reading will  feature Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, Rebecca S'Manga Frank, Cherie Corinne Rice, Matthew Saldivar, Jenne Vath, and Nick Westrate.

Robert Cuccioli, Chukwudi Iwuji, Socorro Santiago and More to Star in Benefit Reading Photo Robert Cuccioli, Chukwudi Iwuji, Socorro Santiago and More to Star in Benefit Reading of A KING AND NO KING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its fall offerings will continue with a benefit reading of A King and No King by Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher, directed by José Zayas and featuring Rajesh Bose, Robert Cuccioli, Edmund Donovan, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Topher Embrey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Teresa Avia Lim, Cara Ricketts, Socorro Santiago, and more.

Actors Shakespeare Company Presents THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Photo Actors Shakespeare Company Presents THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2020

Red Bull Theater Continues the Revelation Readings with LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING Photo Red Bull Theater Continues the Revelation Readings with LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next of the 2019-'20 season of REVELATION READINGS, its OBIE Award-winning series: Beaumont & Fletcher's Love Lies A-Bleeding, directed by Carl Cofield and featuring Zach Appelman, Susan Heyward, Ezra Knight, Dela Meskienyar, Howard Overshown, Bhavesh Patel, Amelia Pedlow, Cara Ricketts and more to be announced. This one-night-only event will take place on Monday December 16th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).

An Old But Surprisingly Modern Comic Treasure: THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at Ba Photo An Old But Surprisingly Modern Comic Treasure: THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Nov 3, 2019

The Knight of the Burning Pestle is rarely produced, and it certainly deserves the occasional outing, if only as a reminder that our forbears were just as interested in trying experiments with theatrical genre and form as we are.

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2019: Anthony Walker-Cook's Recommendations Photo BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2019: Anthony Walker-Cook's Recommendations
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Oct 25, 2019

What a year for theatre 2019 has been! Remembering all of the amazing shows as part of the build-up to the BroadwayWorld UK Awards has been a complete joy, and it is my pleasure to present some thoughts about the shows that have left a distinct impression on my stagey mind.

BSF Closes 2019 Season With Bawdy Classic Photo BSF Closes 2019 Season With Bawdy Classic
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2019

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) will close their 2019 season with the Baltimore premiere of the 1607 parody play, The Knight of the Burning Pestle. This rarely performer sendup of courtly romance was penned by Francis Beaumont, a contemporary of William Shakespeare.

BWW Review: THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, Barbican Centre Photo BWW Review: THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, Barbican Centre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 6, 2019

In 1607 Francis Beaumont was about to premiere his new play The Knight of the Burning Pestle, the pastiche that was set to change British comedy forever. It sees a bunch of audience members taking charge and invading the stage, dissatisfied with how the show they're watching is developing. Cheek By Jowl's current touring collaboration with Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre is a revisited version of the piece.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Julie Musbach - May 28, 2019

Cheek by Jowl reunites with the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre on Francis Beaumont's outrageous dark comedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, hilarious and terrifying in its relevance to our times. Following its Paris and Moscow premieres, the production comes to London for performances at the Barbican - where Cheek by Jowl is an Artistic Associate, from 5 to 8 June with a press performance on 5 June.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at The Barbican Photo VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at The Barbican
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2019

Cheek by Jowl reunites with the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre on Francis Beaumont's outrageous dark comedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, hilarious and terrifying in its relevance to our times. Following its Paris and Moscow premieres, the production comes to London for performances at the Barbican - where Cheek by Jowl is an Artistic Associate, from 5 to 8 June with a press performance on 5 June.

Full Casting Announced For Cheek By Jowl's  THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Photo Full Casting Announced For Cheek By Jowl's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2019

Cheek by Jowl reunites with the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre on Francis Beaumont's outrageous dark comedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, hilarious and terrifying in its relevance to our times. Following its Paris and Moscow premieres, the production comes to London for performances at the Barbican - where Cheek by Jowl is an Artistic Associate, from 5 to 8 June with a press performance on 5 June.

Inspired Self-Parody: CYMBELINE at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Photo Inspired Self-Parody: CYMBELINE at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 17, 2019

The play seems to be a retrospective of Shakespeare's career, with a strong note of self-parody. And with a playwright as fecund as Shakespeare, a 'greatest hits album' would have to be full to bursting. And so that's what Cymbeline is: a 'greatest hits' that refuses to take itself seriously, and invites us to participate in Shakespeare's gentle laugh at himself.

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents IMABIC LAB, A Theater Festival Of New Works And  Photo Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents IMABIC LAB, A Theater Festival Of New Works And Classical Curiosities
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2019

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2018 Paul Robeson Award by Actors' Equity Foundation and Actors' Equity Association, announce the annual festival celebrating theater, iambic lab, beginning Saturday, February 2 and running through Sunday, February 17 at the ISC Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #130 in Atwater Village.

BWW Feature: 9 SHOWS IN RUSSIA TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2019 Photo BWW Feature: 9 SHOWS IN RUSSIA TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2019
by Daria Vorobyeva - Jan 10, 2019

2019 has been announced as the Theatre Year in Russia. Will it be great? What are the shows that you don't want to miss? Here are 9 musicals and plays, which I expect to be interesting. And they are going to premiere this year in Russia!

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Announces 2019 Season Photo Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Announces 2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - Nov 28, 2018

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is pleased to announce a 2019 season that offers the full breadth of the early-modern-theater experience. Beginning with the BSF premiere of one of Shakespeare's late-period masterpieces (Cymbeline), continuing with two of his most beloved works (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet), and followed by his hilarious send-off to one of his finest creations: the ultimate rapscallion, Falstaff (The Merry Wives of Windsor); BSF closes their season with an absurd, bawdy, meta-theatrical triumph by Francis Beaumont (The Knight of the Burning Pestle).

Barbican Theatre and Dance Programme January to June 2019 Announced Photo Barbican Theatre and Dance Programme January to June 2019 Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2018

The Barbican today announces its full January to June 2019 Theatre and Dance programme. Tickets for the season go on sale to Barbican Members Plus on Wednesday 17 October, to Barbican Members on Friday 19 October and on general sale on Friday 26 October 2018.

Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre Photo Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Pocket Universe, producer of last summer's acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, it will play from June 13-30, 2018 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa.  Tickets are on-sale now here.

VIDEO: Pocket Universe Teases THE MAID'S TRAGEDY Photo VIDEO: Pocket Universe Teases THE MAID'S TRAGEDY
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2018

Pocket Universe, producer of last summer's acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Watch a video trailer below!

Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre Photo Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2018

Pocket Universe, producer of last summer's acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, it will play from June 13-30, 2018 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa.  Tickets are on-sale now here.

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