BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Cygnet TheatreBWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 1, 2019

In current popular culture, the word 'epic'' has proven to be overused in a way that has leeched some of the power and awe that it would involve. However, for a play like ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASTI ON NATIONAL THEMES there is no other world that qualifies for this powerful and riveting show playing at the Cygnet Theatre through April 20th. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA is Next Up at Cygnet TheatreANGELS IN AMERICA is Next Up at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

This spring the epic drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes comes to Cygnet Theatre. At once intimate yet expansive, this Tony and Pulitzer prize winning drama runs March 6 through April 20, 2019 in rotating rep. There will be two Opening Nights for Media. Opening Night for Part One: Millennium Approaches is on Saturday,March 9 at 7:00PM and Opening Night for Part Two: Perestroika is Sunday,March 24 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Marshall makes her triumphant return as director to our Festival Theatre stage with one of the greatest romantic comedies ever, in a production full of colorful characters, passionate poetry, and Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay. Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other-except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! While their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they're in love, their young sidekicks Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and even a nutty and bumbling police force prevent a happy ending? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Hayden And Sara Topham in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Michael Hayden And Sara Topham in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Marshall makes her triumphant return as director to our Festival Theatre stage with one of the greatest romantic comedies ever, in a production full of colorful characters, passionate poetry, and Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay. Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other-except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! (more...)

Cast Announced for Kathleen Marshall Directed MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old GlobeCast Announced for Kathleen Marshall Directed MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues with the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Celebrate romance with Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe's Love's Labor's Lost), running August 12 - September 16, 2018. Tickets start at $30.00, on sale to the general public now. Previews run August 12-17. Opening night is Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at North Coast Repertory TheatreBWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 24, 2018

For a comedy that is almost 50 years old, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES finds that Alan Ayckburn's comedic play about class, marriage, and infidelity still has a lot that resonates now. Playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 13th, this is a period comedy finds the funny in comic confusion. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for San Diego (more...)

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Announced At North Coast Repertory TheatreHOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Britain's comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef, Sir Ayckbourn mixes three very different marriages into a pot, simmering with sex, jealousy, and liberally spiced with ingenious stagecraft. Full of clever, razor-sharp dialogue and impeccable split-second timing, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES is a treat you won't want to miss. Find out why The London Daily Mail called this 'a delicious, jolly good show.' (more...)

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUNThe UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Kim Rubenstein. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Culmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) culminates Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War with Civil Strife, where family divisions launch a country into civil war through Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and into his notorious tragedy Richard III. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater embarks on an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016. (more...)

Over 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Bard is back! Shakespeare 400 Chicago today announced the festival line-up for 2016, featuring 850 events on stages and in museums, restaurants, parks, schools and neighborhoods across Chicago. (more...)

C. David Johnson to Lead ALL THE WAY at DCPA; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce full casting for the Theatre Company's production of Robert Schenkkan's Tony-Award winning drama, All The Way. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's HENRY V
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's epic Henry V, directed by celebrated British director Christopher Luscombe in his Chicago debut. In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, the play that inaugurated Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 1986 on the rooftop of Lincoln Park's Red Lion Pub comes to the Courtyard Theater for the first time. Shakespeare's powerful history play explores the consequences of war and the capacity of language to inspire and transform. Leading the troops as the charismatic, young monarch is Harry Judge in the titular role. Henry V will be performed in CST's Courtyard Theater April 29 through June 15, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Harry Judge to Lead Chicago Shakespeare Theater's HENRY V; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announced today casting for William Shakespeare's epic Henry V, directed by celebrated British director Christopher Luscombe in his Chicago debut. In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, the play that inaugurated Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 1986 on the rooftop of Lincoln Park's Red Lion Pub comes to the Courtyard Theater for the first time. Shakespeare's powerful history play explores the consequences of war and the capacity of language to inspire and transform. Leading the troops as the charismatic, young monarch is Harry Judge in the titular role. Henry V will be performed in CST's Courtyard Theater April 29 through June 15, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Old Globe presents The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, continues through Nov. 17 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m. Directed by James Newcomb, Much Ado About Nothing tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office. Check out a first look below! (more...)

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