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Broadway: A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Othello, Tamburlaine, The Father/A Doll's House (TFANA), Troilus and Cressida (The Public), The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Othello, Tamburlaine, The Father/A Doll's House (TFANA), Troilus and Cressida (The Public), The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Satchmo at the Waldorf (Westside Theatre), The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark ... (read complete bio)
Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival Begins This Week Photo Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is a groundbreaking digital series of audio and video streams featuring newly created content being recorded at Tanglewood's Linde Center in July alongside previously recorded material from Tanglewood being released for the first time.

RICHARD II, Originally Scheduled to Begin Free Shakespeare in the Park Season, Will N Photo RICHARD II, Originally Scheduled to Begin Free Shakespeare in the Park Season, Will Now be Presented as a Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

WNYC and The Public Theater have joined forces to reimagine Free Shakespeare in the Park's RICHARD II as a radio play that speaks to this current moment in our nation's history.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Postpones THE TEMPEST To 2021 Photo Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Postpones THE TEMPEST To 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020

Due to the continued effects of COVID-19 on Boston and its community, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is postponing its production of The Tempeston the Boston Common until July 2021 with the same artistic and design team, as scheduling allows, including Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson* as Prospero, Remo Airaldi* as Antonio, Nora Eschenheimer* as Miranda, actor/playwright John Kuntz* as Trinculo, Nael Nacer* as Caliban, Richard Noble as Alonso, Fred Sullivan, Jr.* as Stephano, and Michael Underhill as Ferdinand. Scenic Design is by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos and Jeffrey Petersen, Costume Design by Nancy Leary, Lighting Design by Eric Southern, and Sound Design by David Reiffel.  

Irish Rep Announces New MEET THE MAKERS Conversations and Schedule Changes to Summer  Photo Irish Rep Announces New MEET THE MAKERS Conversations and Schedule Changes to Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today upcoming editions of their online series Meet the Makers. A digital series of conversations with scholars and Irish Rep artists discussing their work and theatre in general, Meet the Makers offers a behind-the-scenes look at Irish history, theatre and the creative process.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: JITNEY by August Wilson Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: JITNEY by August Wilson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of August Wilson. Today's play, Jitney.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR LIFE on ABC - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR LIFE on ABC - Tuesday, May 12, 2020
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR LIFE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 12, 2020!

John Douglas Thompson to Play Prospero in CSC's Production of THE TEMPEST Photo John Douglas Thompson to Play Prospero in CSC's Production of THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced today the principal cast members for its 25th Anniversary production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's beloved play The Tempest.

Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli and More to Take Part in Red Bull Theater's Revela Photo Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli and More to Take Part in Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next offering of their season of REVELATION READINGS, the OBIE Award-winning series: Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, adapted by Jesse Berger, directed by José Zayas, featuring Juliana Canfield, Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli, Zachary Fine, Sam Lilja, Matthew Rauch, Julia McDermott, Diana Oh, Luis Quintero, Laila Robins, Derek Smith, and John Douglas Thompson. This one-night-only event will take place on Monday January 27th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).

Announcing PASS OVER At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Announcing PASS OVER At SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

From January 3-25, 2020, SpeakEasy Stage Company will join with The Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston's only black-led theatre company, to co-produce the New England Premiere of the acclaimed drama PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu.  

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Photo Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2019

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, just celebrated opening night.

The O'Neill Seeks New Musicals For 2020 Summer Season Photo The O'Neill Seeks New Musicals For 2020 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 2020 National Music Theater Conference. Writers may submit new musicals through the O'Neill's Open Submissions process through Friday, November 1, 2019. 

John Douglas Thompson Reprises Role In JITNEY In Staged Reading Benefiting Boston's T Photo John Douglas Thompson Reprises Role In JITNEY In Staged Reading Benefiting Boston's The Front Porch Arts Collective
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Tony Award nominee and Elliot Norton Award winner John Douglas Thompson revives his Tony-nominated role in a staged reading of Jitney as a benefit for the Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston's newest Black theatre company. The reading will take place at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Monday, September 16 at 6:30pm. Single tickets are pay what you wish starting at $25 and can be purchased by visiting bostontheatrescene.com.

Finn Wittrock Joins The Cast Of Shakespeare and Co's JULIUS CAESAR Photo Finn Wittrock Joins The Cast Of Shakespeare and Co's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents a one-time-only performance of Julius Caesar directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, who was recently honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Shakespeare Theatre Association.

Shakespeare & Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents a one-time-only performance of Julius Caesar directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, who was recently honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Shakespeare Theatre Association. The special staged reading features the Obie Award-winning John Douglas Thompson as Brutus along with a cast of returning Company favorites. The reading will be held in the Tina Packer Playhouse at 1:30pm on September 1st.

Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park! Photo Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 6, 2019

 The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We're taking you inside the big night below!

Lincoln Center Announces 2019 White Light Festival Photo Lincoln Center Announces 2019 White Light Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2019 White Light Festival, which will run October 19 through November 24. For its tenth anniversary season, the multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites.

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park Photo Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 12, 2019

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Kenny Leon, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, running through Sunday, June 23.

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Season Gala Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Season Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Shakespeare & Company celebrates its 42nd Season, Saturday, June 29th with its annual summer Gala. This year, Artistic Director Allyn Burrows has invited Academy Award-winning filmmaker and visual effects pioneer, Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Star Trek: The Motion Picture), to share with us his vision and invention of cutting edge film technology through Hamlet scenes. The Company is proud to honor Douglas and Julia Trumbull for their innovation and artistry with this event. The night's program will be enhanced through performances by renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani (Close Encounters with Music) and Shakespeare & Company actors.

Eilin O'Dea Stars In MOLLY BLOOM BY JAMES JOYCE At Theater At 244 And Symphony Space Photo Eilin O'Dea Stars In MOLLY BLOOM BY JAMES JOYCE At Theater At 244 And Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

For Bloomsday 2019, Irish actress Eilin O'Dea will perform 'Molly Bloom by James Joyce,' the American premiere of her tour de force rendition of Joyce's best known and most complex female character.  Shows will be June 13-15 and 19-22 at The Theater at 244, 244 West 54th Street (10 fl.) and June 16 as part of 'Bloomsday on Broadway XXXVIII' at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre of Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.  The performance, lifted verbatim from the Penelope episode of 'Ulysses,' has brought O'Dea critical acclaim in Ireland and Europe for her no-holds-barred, candid look into Molly Bloom's whirling mind.

HAMILTON Tour, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, And More Win 2019 Elliot Norton Awards Photo HAMILTON Tour, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, And More Win 2019 Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles tonight by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) at The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

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