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Photo Flash: Check Out Photos From Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS at Folger Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Check Out Photos From Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Genius and jealousy collide in Folger Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. Richard Clifford (Mary Stuart and The School for Scandal at Folger Theatre), directs the Tony Award-winning “Best Play” set against the backdrop of the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna, examining the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and the boorish but brilliant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The production features Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Folger Theatre's Macbeth and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) as the tortured composer Salieri, who finds himself living in the shadow of his musical rival Mozart (Samuel Adams).

AMADEUS Set for Run at the Folger Photo AMADEUS Set for Run at the Folger
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Genius and jealousy collide in Folger Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. Richard Clifford (Mary Stuart and The School for Scandal at Folger Theatre), directs the Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Playa?? set against the backdrop of the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna, examining the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and the boorish but brilliant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre - Complelling Theater Photo BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre - Complelling Theater
by Charles Shubow - May 13, 2019

Do not miss this three hour thriller about diplomacy about the Middle East makes its regional premiere.

BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - May 1, 2019

Oslo is an amazing against-all-odds story of risk, trust, and diplomacy. It is about overcoming hard-and-fast assumptions. Oslo shows the value in finding common ground and allowing ourselves to hope. This Round House Theatre production is a wonder-a brilliant heartfelt, heart-filling experience.

BWW Review: Rich and Rewarding TALLEY'S FOLLY at Theater J Photo BWW Review: Rich and Rewarding TALLEY'S FOLLY at Theater J
by Pamela Roberts - Dec 14, 2018

In the midst of DC's December winter holidays, Theater J brings to us … a valentine. "This story will unfold as a waltz, a valentine" we are told in the opening monologue - and in the gifted hands of director Aaron Posner, Talley's Folly delivers the beauty and rhythm of a waltz, and the big beating heart of a valentine. Actors John Taylor Phillips and Erin Weaver are well paired, their emotions ebb and flow like the current of the folly's nearby river.

Theater J Announces TALLEY'S FOLLY Photo Theater J Announces TALLEY'S FOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

For the third show of its season Around Town, Theater J brings Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy Talley's Folly to GALA Hispanic Theatre December 7 - 30. A funny and heartwarming theatrical duet, Talley's Folly, is set on a moonlit night in 1944 Missouri, where Matt Friedman, a middle-aged Jewish accountant, has only one chance to win the heart of Sally Talley, a 31 year-old 'old maid' from a bigoted Protestant family. After a lifetime of believing they'll never truly belong in the world around them, they reawaken one another to love, ultimately finding that they do belong - together.

Theater J Announces TALLEY'S FOLLY Photo Theater J Announces TALLEY'S FOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

For the third show of its season Around Town, Theater J brings Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy Talley's Folly to GALA Hispanic Theatre December 7 - 30. A funny and heartwarming theatrical duet, Talley's Folly, is set on a moonlit night in 1944 Missouri, where Matt Friedman, a middle-aged Jewish accountant, has only one chance to win the heart of Sally Talley, a 31 year-old 'old maid' from a bigoted Protestant family. After a lifetime of believing they'll never truly belong in the world around them, they reawaken one another to love, ultimately finding that they do belong - together.

VIDEO: Director James DeVita Discusses CYRANO DE BERGERAC AT American Players Theatre Photo VIDEO: Director James DeVita Discusses CYRANO DE BERGERAC AT American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Watch director James DeVita discuss CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre!

Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre Photo Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre's newly renovated Hill Theatre is a timeless romance filled with wit and heart-stopping action.

Review Roundup: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre Photo Review Roundup: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

One of Chekov's most well known works, THREE SISTERS will play at American Players Theatre until September 23. See what the critics are saying!

Review Roundup: A FLEA IN HER EAR at American Players Theatre Photo Review Roundup: A FLEA IN HER EAR at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

A FLEA IN HER EAR at American Players Theatre plays at the Hill Theatre until October 7. It features Nate Burger as Camille Chandebise, Cristina Panfilio as Antoinette, John Taylor Phillips as Etienne, Gavin Lawrence as Dr. Finache, Andrea San Miguel as Lucienne, Kelsey Brennan as Raymonde Chandebise, David Daniel as Victor Emmanuel / Poche, Marcus Truschinski as Tournel, Juan Rivera Lebron as Don Homenides de Histangua, John Pribyl as Feraillon, Rebecca Hurd as Eugenie, Tracy Michelle Arnold as Olympe, Jopnathan Smoots as Herr Stompf, Kipp Moorman as Baptistin, and Robert R. Doyle as Hotel Guest.

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes True Love Merry at Door Shakespeare
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 18, 2016

'The course of true love never did run smooth'...so quotes William Shakespeare in his popular comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Door Shakespeare heightens that famous line in this rousing, high energy romp at Bjorklunden Garden in Baileys Harbor this summer. Former Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director and Door County resident Joseph Hanreddy personally stamps Shakespeare's forest fairies and lover's magic with an inventive blend of mayhem that includes some countryfied music for the audience's pleasure.

BWW Review: Door Shakespeare's Fiercely Human JULIUS CAESAR Examines Political Friends and Foes
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 18, 2016

While William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar dramatically retells history through rich verse, Door Shakespeare at Baileys Harbor's Bjorklunden gives the play a fiercely human touch in this intimate garden setting. Here a serene rose garden might be enjoyed before the show, directly accessible from the bleacher theater seating. While Director and Milwaukee Rep Artistic Associate James Pickering focuses Shakespeare's political tragedy on the personal relationships between Brutus and Caesar, Cassius and Brutus or Brutus and Portia, Marc Anthony weaves between these relationships before laying rest to the murdered dictator in his famous, 'Friends, Romans, Countrymen' oration... In the lush garden on this moonlit stage, the tragic drama acquires a highly intimate and personal interpretation between the litany of interconnections crossing the moral lines between friends and foes, honor and honesty.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Queens Theatre and Titan Theatre Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Rehearsals began this week for Queens Theatre & Titan Theatre Company's Co-production of its new stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens' holiday classic. The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three transformational visits he endures from spirits of his past, present, and future will run December 11-21, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue.

BWW Reviews: APT's A DOCTOR'S DILEMMA Dissects Truths to Life and Death
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 22, 2014

“I can't afford to save my life,” Dr. Blenkinsop tells a cadre of more successful physicians in George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma. Spring Green's American Players Theatre presents Shaw's riveting drama at the Up the Hill Theatre this fall, a diverting play that discusses contemporary medical issues even though written over 100 years ago. In Shaw's play, Blenkinsop represents a physician who serves the less fortunate in London society, and when he himself becomes sick, has few means or time to cure his patients, much less himself.