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Casting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory TheaterCasting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Jitney; Satchmo at the Waldorf, A.C.T.) John Douglas Thompson leads a stellar cast of beloved Bay Area actors in Shakespeare's ghostly tale of revenge, palace intrigue, and madness. Shattered by the mysterious death of his father, the king, and shamed by the unnatural acts of his mother, Hamlet's despair has left him a devastated prince. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLETJohn Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with Williams Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). (more...)

Single Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 SeasonSingle Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that single tickets for A.C.T.'s 2017-18 subscription season are now available. Filled with vital, brave, and imaginative storytelling that unites vigorous, highly theatrical works with a stunning gathering of contemporary artists, A.C.T.'s 2017-18 season features William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson in the title role, joined by stage and screen star Carl Lumbly; Bess Wohl's critically acclaimed comedy Small Mouth Sounds; Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party; Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone; Simon Stephens's new hit play Heisenberg; and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic, music-infused take on the Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Closing out the 2017-18 season will be the world-premiere musical A Walk on the Moon, based on the 1999 movie of the same name. Single tickets for all shows start at $15 and are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director, Selected Join TCG Board of DirectorsRaymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director, Selected Join TCG Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce that Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director to its prestigious board of directors. Raymond joins five other new members from around the country including Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Reedville, VA; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play FestivalWorks by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

TCG Welcomes New Appointees from OH, IL, WA, TN, CO & MN to Board of DirectorsTCG Welcomes New Appointees from OH, IL, WA, TN, CO & MN to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes six new members to its board of directors: Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH; Will Davis, artistic director, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Jamie Herlich, director of development, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA; Benita Hofstetter Koman, executive director, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, Knoxville, TN; Johamy Morales, education director, Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO; and Randy Reyes, artistic director, Mu Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN. (more...)

Lisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHALLisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's latest podcast: Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's 1986 short play, A Betrothal, featuring Lisa Emery (Broadway's Casa Valentina) and Frank Wood (Tony Award winner for Broadway's Side Man). (more...)

HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Coming to Blu-ra/DVD 9/5HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Coming to Blu-ra/DVD 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Led by Oscar® nominee and TV icon Oprah Winfrey and Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne, the “Intriguing and thought provoking” (The New York Times) HBO® Film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is available to own on Blu-RayTM and DVD September 5, 2017. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFEAndrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARBWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME PodcastSam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's 50th podcast: acclaimed actors Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson starring in Kate T. Billingsley 's A Man of His Time, directed by Estelle Parsons. A Man of His Time is now available for streaming and download along with Playing on Air's entire archive. (more...)

2017 TONY AWARD Recap: Show By Show Winner's List2017 TONY AWARD Recap: Show By Show Winner's List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey hosted THE 71st ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Below, find out how the shows fared in the categories in which they were nominated: (more...)

AUGUST WILSON'S JITNEY Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a PlayAUGUST WILSON'S JITNEY Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

August Wilson's Jitney has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. (more...)


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Sweet Honey In The Rock to Headline Shakespeare & Company's Ruby GalaSweet Honey In The Rock to Headline Shakespeare & Company's Ruby Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Shakespeare & Company celebrates their 40th Anniversary Season on Saturday, July 1st at the 40th Season Ruby Gala. The event will honor the Company's 40-year tradition of bringing world class theatrical productions to Berkshire audiences, while eagerly anticipating future seasons with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. (more...)

CUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend MarathonCUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) just last night, June 4th. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign CompletionTheatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign Completion
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) has announced that it has successfully completed its capital campaign to stabilize the institution's finances and open a permanent home, surpassing the campaign's $69.1 million goal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, is in performances now and runs through Sunday, June 18 at with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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