BWW Interview: Director Ian Belknap of ROMEO AND JULIET at The Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyBWW Interview: Director Ian Belknap of ROMEO AND JULIET at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 9, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its exciting 2019 Season with William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' Directed by Ian Belknap, the show will be on the Madison stage from October 16 to November 17. Broadwayworld NJ had the opportunity to interview Belknap about his career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Mark Rylance Resigns from RSC Due to BP SponsorshipMark Rylance Resigns from RSC Due to BP Sponsorship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

According to the Guardian, three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist with the UK's Royal Shakespeare Company due to a sponsorship deal with BP. He explained: "I do not wish to be associated with BP any more than I would with an arms dealer, a tobacco salesman or anyone who wilfully destroys the lives of others alive and unborn. Nor, I believe, would William Shakespeare." (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces 2019 Rhode Island Pell Award WinnersTrinity Rep Announces 2019 Rhode Island Pell Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Trinity Repertory Company announced today that three area residents will be honored at its 2019 Pell Awards Gala on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Providence. Storyteller Valerie Tutson will receive the Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Central Falls High School teacher Deloris Davis Grant will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts will go to Rosanne Somerson, President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Additional honorees will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/18: Danny Burstein & Christian Dante White in MY FAIR LADY, and More!Wake Up With BWW 1/18: Danny Burstein & Christian Dante White in MY FAIR LADY, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld, and TGIF! Catch up on the latest Broadway news before you jump into your weekend! (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

MIDSUMMER Featuring T.R. Knight EXTENDED Through February 3MIDSUMMER Featuring T.R. Knight EXTENDED Through February 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the extension of A Midsummer Night's Dream, now playing in the Courtyard Theater through February 3, 2019. Staged by internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling, Shakespeare's beloved comedy is infused with raucous humor, dazzling dance numbers, and eclectic musical score blending rock, jazz, blues, rock, and '50s doo-wop. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Featuring T.R. Knight Extends Through Feb. 3A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Featuring T.R. Knight Extends Through Feb. 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the extension of A Midsummer Night's Dream, now playing in the Courtyard Theater through February 3, 2019. Staged by internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling, Shakespeare's beloved comedy is infused with raucous humor, dazzling dance numbers, and eclectic musical score blending rock, jazz, blues, rock, and '50s doo-wop. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a vibrantly reimagined A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling, in the Courtyard Theater, now through January 27, 2019.  (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Presents AMIDSUChicago Shakespeare Presents AMIDSU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a vibrantly reimagined A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling. Shakespeare's beloved comedy is infused with raucous humor, a striking visual landscape, and eclectic musical score blending rock, jazz, blues, rock, and '50s doo-wop. (more...)

Casting Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterCasting Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for a vibrantly reimagined A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by internationally acclaimed director Joe Dowling. Shakespeare's beloved comedy is infused with raucous humor, a striking visual landscape, and eclectic musical score blending rock, jazz, blues, rock, and '50s doo-wop. (more...)

ACT Announces New Artistic and Conservatory EmployeesACT Announces New Artistic and Conservatory Employees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Today, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced the appointment of three new employees to fill key positions within the Artistic and Conservatory departments at San Francisco's premier nonprofit theater organization-Joy Meads as Director of Dramaturgy and New Works; Peter J. Kuo as Associate Conservatory Director; andDanyon Davis as Head of Movement. (more...)

Barry Edelstein's THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Returns to the Old GlobeBarry Edelstein's THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Returns to the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined The Old Globe for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. This special free program celebrates TCG's newly released revised edition of Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Burton Stars in THE TEMPEST at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Kate Burton Stars in THE TEMPEST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books. The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda's happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter's future. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gather Round the Table for Capital Stage's THE THANKSGIVING PLAYPhoto Flash: Gather Round the Table for Capital Stage's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Capital Stage presents the California Premiere of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse. This satirical comedy follows four well-meaning white artists attempting to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play for Native American Heritage Month - to be performed for school children. One artist's career hangs on the line, dependent on this play's success...or failure. Will they do it? Should they do it? The Thanksgiving Play will be directed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson and is the seventh and final production of Capital Stage's 2017/18 Season: Future Tense. Performances will run from June 20 - July 22, 2018 (more...)

Free Monday Night Summer Shakespeare Film Screenings at The Old Globe this JulyFree Monday Night Summer Shakespeare Film Screenings at The Old Globe this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Curated by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and introduced by KPBS's "Cinema Junkie" Beth Accomando, the films include Fred Wilcox's Forbidden Planet on July 9, Ralph Fiennes's Coriolanus on July 16, Orson Welles's Othello on July 30, and Ian McKellen's Richard III on August 27. Admission is free. Seating for each film is first-come, first-served and by general admission. The line begins one hour before each screening. (more...)

Actor Bosco Hogan Appointed To The Board Of The Abbey TheatreActor Bosco Hogan Appointed To The Board Of The Abbey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

At a meeting of the Abbey Theatre's Board of Directors on 5 June 2018, actor Bosco Hogan was appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre for a term of three years. Bosco was appointed to the Board on a recommendation from the Selection Committee [Dr. Frances Ruane (Chair of the Abbey Theatre), Sheila Pratschke (Chair of the Arts Council) and Prof. Chris Morash (Vice-Provost of Trinity College Dublin)] and he will take up his appointment later this month. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents the California Premiere THE THANKSGIVING PLAYCapital Stage Presents the California Premiere THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Capital Stage presents the California Premiere of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse. This satirical comedy follows four well-meaning white artists attempting to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play for Native American Heritage Month - to be performed for school children. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Burton in THE TEMPEST at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Kate Burton in THE TEMPEST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books. The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda's happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter's future. (more...)

Kate Burton Leads Cast of Old Globe's THE TEMPESTKate Burton Leads Cast of Old Globe's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Old Globe today announced its next cast and creative team-including numerous Globe favorites and new faces-as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival once again presents the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Summer will officially arrive with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the Artistic Director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with star of stage and screen Kate Burton as Prospera, running June 17 - July 22, 2018. (more...)

The Old Globe 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival to Include THE TEMPESTThe Old Globe 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival to Include THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Old Globe today announced its next cast and creative team-including numerous Globe favorites and new faces-as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival once again presents the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Summer will officially arrive with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the Artistic Director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with star of stage and screen Kate Burton as Prospera, running June 17 - July 22, 2018. Tickets start at $30.00, on sale to the general public now. Previews run June 17 - 22. Opening night is Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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