BWW Blog: Rebecca Donaldson - Confessions of a High School Theater Addict Part 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

One of the greatest parts of being undeniably dedicated and addicted to musical theater is that you are constantly surrounded by a plethora of individuals who share the same passion; especially in high school. High school is abnormally the "best and/or worst time of your life" in just a mere four years. It is a one of the most formative times in an individual's life, when one truly begins to become the sort of individual that will carry them well into adulthood.  This is why the performing arts are vital in my personal high school career. If I am unhappy with my own life, through theatre, I am afforded the ability to step into another character's shoes and "become them" practically every day. Because I am so active in theater, my entire friend-base consists of other thespians that I have performed with in the past. These bonds and talents exist, not only in the local community theatre troupes, but in my own high school's theater program as well.  I believe the incredible ability to work together on stage in spite of personality conflicts, extreme exhaustion at times, vast differences in age, and the daily "drama" of a typical high school student's life is one of the factors that makes the Hilton Head Christian Academy's drama department so successful and why it has been a major component in shaping so many spectacular young adults. (more...)

BWW Blog: Rebecca Donaldson - Confessions of a High School Theater Addict
by Guest Blogger: Rebecca Donaldson - Mar 2, 2016

The busiest times of the musical theater world is quickly coming amongst us, especially for high school thespians- spring show season. Community and local theaters are either holding auditions or waiting for a stressful week of tech before productions that have the potential to be massive moments in the theater and community history.  For high school students, this is the most exhilarating, yet draining, season of the year. Fortunately- I am one of these students.  (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Chukwudi Iwuji & More Set for Red Bull Theater's CORIOLANUS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by Michael Sexton, on Monday March 7th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Estelle Parsons (Academy Award winner for Bonnie and Clyde and nominee for Rachel, Rachel, five time Tony Award nominee),  Chukwudi Iwuji (Olivier Award-winning Henry VI Trilogy at the Royal Shakespeare Company, TFANA's Tamburlaine, NYSF's King Lear), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Jay O. Sanders ('Person of Interest,' 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), along with David Barlow, Louis Cancelmi, Henry Clarke, Kimiye Corwin, Autumn Dornfeld, Emily Gardner Hall,  Peter Francis James, Merritt Janson, Ian Lassiter, Michael Schantz and more. Coriolanus will be a co-presentation with The Shakespeare Society.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Wild and wacky fun, just in time for the holidays, is onstage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the hilarious McCarter Theatre/Arena Stage production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery running November 27-December 27 at PTC's home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Amanda Dehnert, the ensemble cast features Henry Clarke, Crystal Finn, Adam Green, Ron Menzel, and Matt Zambrano. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sandy Rustin's Newest Play THE COTTAGE at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 29, 2015

In attending the newest work from Sandy Rustin, The Cottage, a 2014 Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist, you will feel inspired watching an original production being developed. This hilarious story, inspired by the works of Noel Coward, runs through September 6th at the gorgeous John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Long Island. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE opened on July 23 and runs through September 6, 2015. Below, check out photos from the production! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 26, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE opened last night, July 23 and runs through September 6, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows and after-party! (more...)

DEAR HENRY to Play The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

ASD Media & Entertainment is proud to announce the production of the one-man show, Dear Henry, written and directed by Arthur Wooten and starring Luke Doyle. The show will run at The Duplex on Monday April 27, Sunday May 3, and Saturday, May 9. (more...)

PRIVATE LIVES Opens at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Brrr . . . Does just thinking of the weather in January make you shiver? Then make your reservations now to escape to a sunny French seaside resort with Noel Coward's comedic masterpiece, Private Lives, directed by Artistic Director and 2014 Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak, from January 8 to February 8 at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV Begins Tonight at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse today, August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jonathan Epstein's Adaptation of HENRY IV at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's HENRY IV PARTS I & II to Run 8/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A sweeping spectacle of bawdy buffoonery and bloody rebellion, director Jonathan Epstein's razor sharp and condensed adaptation of Henry IV delivers both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. Performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 2 - August 31. Press Opening is Friday, August 7, at 7:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Casting for Shakespeare & Company's upcoming Summer Performance Season was finalized last week which includes a roster of audience favorites, critics' top picks and a bevy of newcomers joining the Company's ranks in this celebratory season in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. See play titles, casting, Press Openings and full schedules for each production listed below. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse's THE FANTASTICKS Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Running for over 25 years in New York, this funny and romantic musical includes such hits as: "Try to Remember," "They Were You," and "Soon it's Gonna Rain." The music is as timeless as the story itself. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Full Cast, Schedule for 2014 Season, Featuring SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, JULIUS CAESAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Casting for Shakespeare & Company's upcoming Summer Performance Season was finalized last week which includes a roster of audience favorites, critics' top picks and a bevy of newcomers joining the Company's ranks in this celebratory season in honor of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. See play titles, casting, Press Openings and full schedules for each production listed below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brenda Meaney and Henry Clarke in A.C.T.'s VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

American Conservatory Theater presents their production of Venus in Fur, now playing through April 13 at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater. Tickets ($20 -$120) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater to Present VENUS IN FUR, 3/19-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is primed to seduce audiences this March with an electrifying new production of Venus in Fur-David Ives' 2012 Tony Award-nominated play that electrified (and titillated) Broadway audiences. When a young actress auditions for a demanding playwright/director's adaptation of a classic novel that explores sexual domination, their encounter explodes into a playful, witty, and erotic game of cat and mouse, dangerously blurring the lines between fantasy and reality-and seduction and power. Venus in Fur was named one of the 'year's best' plays by more than a dozen major publications, and called 'seriously smart and very funny . . . a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power' by the New York Times. Venus in Fur runs March 19-April 13, 2014, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Tickets ($20 -$120) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Will Return to China This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

At the invitation of Beijng's National Centre for the Performing Arts and sponsored in part by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Department of State, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) will return to China in June, 2013 with Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons' riveting historical drama, Top Secret: The Battle for The Pentagon Papers. LATW toured China with Top Secret in 2011, playing to sold out houses of Chinese professionals and students. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON'S Andrew Rannells on Preparing for His Role
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

THE BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannellsrecently chatted with MensWeek about playing leading man Elder Price and what he's done to prepare for the role. Rannells commented: 'I got to be funny - and a lot of times you're not supposed to be. I've certainly played those leading man or male juvenile roles, where you're not supposed to make people laugh. [The producers] let me sort of explore that and what is funny about that guy and also to make him quirky and weird in his own way.' (more...)

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