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BWW Review: Let There Be No Prejudice Here
by Kristen Morale - Aug 13, 2015

It is safe to say that Monomoy has done a spectacular job staging Austen's work: from the chosen cast, the beautiful period costumes and the way in which it just felt like the novel should feel, there is really nothing bad to say about this production. The set was beautiful, and without moving more than a few chairs around made it both appropriate and very efficient throughout the entire show. The portrayal of the ball, a wonderful scene filled with dancing, merriment and a bit of tenseness, was beautifully staged. It is difficult to transform a stage into something that makes the audience really feel as though it becomes part of the period in which the story takes place, but this was successfully done at this production. And, what would a wonderful production be without the actors who make it all possible? Darren Brown as Mr. Darcy is able to capture the wonderful mix of superiority, insecurity and just the general sense of discomfort that make Mr. Darcy the truly intriguing character he is. There are moments when Brown makes Darcy appear noticeably uncomfortable around others, even when he simultaneously trying to uphold his "mightier-than-thou" appearance, and the transition this character makes (or rather, the revelation, as I don't think Darcy really changes his personality…he just lets its out) from being stern and unapproachable to vulnerable and just plain human is astounding. Brown really does a great job in showing how such a man can change, when given sufficient and acceptable reason and chance to.

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/29; LES MIS at Dutch Apple, The Blumey Awards & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 29, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Central Pennsylvania, Louisville, Charlotte, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LES MIS at Dutch Apple, SOCIAL SECURITY in Louisville, and a special feature on the Blumey Awards, just to name a few.

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by Chris Gibson - May 28, 2015

One of the joys of late Spring is taking in the latest offering by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis each year in Forest Park. There's just something truly special about sitting under the stars and watching the immortal bard's words come to life on stage. This year the play of choice is the tragedy ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, which has the distinction of having more scenes than any other play he penned. It's also chock full of wonderful, poetic language, takes place in an exotic location (ancient Egypt), and makes a convincing argument for staying out of the affairs of the Middle East. This production is distinguished by some particularly excellent performances, as well as some wonderful stagecraft, but it may be a bit too verbose, and lacking in action, for its own good.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Dinner under the stars, a second Green Show stage, a teacher recognition night, and an enhanced Family Arts Activities area highlight the festivities surrounding this year's Shakespeare Festival St. Louis mainstage production of Antony and Cleopatra, today, May 22 through June 14, in Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Performances are scheduled nightly at 8 pm. (excluding Tuesdays).

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Opens 5/22
by Tyler Peterson - May 11, 2015

Dinner under the stars, a second Green Show stage, a teacher recognition night, and an enhanced Family Arts Activities area highlight the festivities surrounding this year's Shakespeare Festival St. Louis mainstage production of Antony and Cleopatra, May 22 through June 14, in Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Performances are scheduled nightly at 8 pm. (excluding Tuesdays).

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis to Continue Season with THE WINSLOW BOY
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 27, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan and directed by Steven Woolf. Based on a true events, The Winslow Boy will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, February 11-March 8, 2015.

Photo Flash: First Look at Chester Theatre Company's A NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Chester Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER. The production, which runs now through August 10 at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jay Stratton, joined by newcomer Larry John Meyers. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below!

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Photos for Chester Theatre Company's A NUMBER Released!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 18, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will continue its 25th Anniversary Season with Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER. The production, which runs from July 30 through August 10 at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jay Stratton, joined by newcomer Larry John Meyers. Rehearsal photos are now available; scroll down to see them!

BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Barker, Ingram Tied!
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld St. Louis Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - John Contini Leads!
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

St. Louis Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - John Contini Leads!
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Update 12/6 - John Contini in Lead!
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Update 11/29 - John Contini Leads Best Actor!
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati to Present Mike Bartlett's BULL, 11/1-30
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 17, 2013

Know Theatre of Cincinnati is thrilled to announce its fall show, Bull by Mike Bartlett. Bull will open November 1, 2013 and run through November 30, 2013. Bull is the companion piece to COCK, also by Mike Bartlett, produced by Know Theatre in the spring of 2013. The cast is comprised of Kate Glasheen, Dylan Shelton, and Jay Stratton*, and George Alexander and is directed by Brian Robertson with lighting and scenic design by Andrew Hungerford, sound design by Doug Borntrager, and costume design by Noelle Wedig.

VENUS IN FUR to Conclude The Rep's 2012-13 Studio Theatre Series, 3/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) concludes its 2012-2013 Studio Theatre series with the arousing play Venus in Fur by David Ives. This enticing production will be performed in the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, March 6-24, 2013.

BWW Reviews: The Rep's Sizzling Production of VENUS IN FUR
by Chris Gibson - Mar 14, 2013

VENUS IN FUR is currently being presented in the Studio Theatre by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and it's an erotically-charged, sizzling presentation that's powered by incisive direction and exceptional performances. I can't speak highly enough of this smoldering tale. It unfolds with a myriad of twists and turns that serve to heighten the dramatic tension considerably. I can only say that this is an effort that demands to be seen, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

VENUS IN FUR Concludes The Rep's 2012-13 Studio Theatre Series, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) concludes its 2012-2013 Studio Theatre series with the arousing play Venus in Fur by David Ives. This enticing production will be performed in the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, tonight, March 6-24, 2013.

VENUS IN FUR to Conclude The Rep's 2012-13 Studio Theatre Series, 3/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) concludes its 2012-2013 Studio Theatre series with the arousing play Venus in Fur by David Ives. This enticing production will be performed in the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, March 6-24, 2013.

Allison McLemore to Lead THE PHILADELPHIA STORY for Pioneer Theatre Company
by Kelsey Denette - Jan 2, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story January 11 through 26, 2013.

Hudson Stage Reschedules STONES IN HIS POCKETS for Nov 10-Dec 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on STONES IN HIS POCKETS' production schedule due to power outages. Hudson Stage Company has announced the new dates for its fall production of this delightful comedy by Marie Jones - Tony nominee and winner of two Olivier awards.

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