VIDEO: Get A First Look at LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at the Shakespeare Festival St. LouisVIDEO: Get A First Look at LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Veteran performer Philip Hernandez, the only actor in Broadway history to play both Valjean and Javert in 'Les Miserables,' headlining the 2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of 'Love's Labors Lost,' through June 23, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Get a first look at the video! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of LOVE'S LABORS LOST at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of LOVE'S LABORS LOST at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Love's Labors Lost is running through June 23 at Forest Park as part of the 2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. (more...)

Photo Flash: LOVE'S LABORS LOST at Shakespeare Festival St. LouisPhoto Flash: LOVE'S LABORS LOST at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Veteran performer Philip Hernandez, the only actor in Broadway history to play both Valjean and Javert in 'Les Miserables,' headlining the 2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of 'Love's Labors Lost,' through June 23, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Get a first look at production photos! (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNDRED DRESSES Addresses Bullying, Friendship, ForgivenessBWW Review: THE HUNDRED DRESSES Addresses Bullying, Friendship, Forgiveness
by Tanya Seale - Feb 17, 2019

Adapted by William Kent Williams from Eleanor Estes' 1945 Newbery Honor-winning novel of the same title, The Hundred Dresses is the second play of Metro Theater Company's 46th season. Suitable for young theatre patrons, families, and for educators as well, this is the story of Wanda Petronski (Sophie Murk), a young Polish immigrant, who is the new kid in an American town. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Veteran performer Philip Hernandez, the only actor in Broadway history to play both Valjean and Javert in "Les Miserables," will headline the 2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of "Love's Labors Lost," May 31 through June 23, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Preview performances are scheduled May 29-30. Performances are held nightly, excluding Mondays, and begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents LOVE'S LABORS LOST2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents LOVE'S LABORS LOST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announced today that "Love's Labors Lost" will be the 2019 season main stage production at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. A comedic masterpiece by William Shakespeare, the production is scheduled May 31 through June 23; preview nights are set for May 29-30. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE WOLVES at St. Louis RepVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE WOLVES at St. Louis Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

It's hard to ask for a better city in which to perform The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's acclaimed drama that focuses on the fascinating dynamics of a girls soccer team. With its history of producing fantastic female soccer players and rabid club soccer fanbase, St. Louis is a hotbed for the sport. (more...)

THE WOLVES Hit the Pitch in St. LouisTHE WOLVES Hit the Pitch in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

It's hard to ask for a better city in which to perform The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's acclaimed drama that focuses on the fascinating dynamics of a girls soccer team. With its history of producing fantastic female soccer players and rabid club soccer fanbase, St. Louis is a hotbed for the sport. (more...)

BWW Review: FARRAGUT NORTH at The Vortex TheatreBWW Review: FARRAGUT NORTH at The Vortex Theatre
by Beth Leitman - Nov 5, 2018

BWW Review of Farragut North at The Vortex Theatre (more...)

Alabama Shakespeare Festival To Present New Production of THE SOUND OF MUSICAlabama Shakespeare Festival To Present New Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present a new production of The Sound of Music beginning November 15, 2018, directed by ASF Artistic Director Rick Dildine. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp.) (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET Opens In Forest ParkROMEO & JULIET Opens In Forest Park
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Elena Araoz, a critically acclaimed New York-based director of opera and theater, will bring to life the tragedy of star-crossed lovers "Romeo & Juliet" June 1-24 at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. The production will feature a garage band trio from Omaha, hanging lanterns and streamers in the trees, an ultra-modern and uniquely lit set, and of course, the infamous balcony and a colorful moon for the two teenaged characters. The show, which begins at 8 p.m., is scheduled nightly, excluding Tuesdays. Preview performances are set for May 30-31. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces In The Works ProgrammingShakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces In The Works Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

"Into the Breeches," a play written by George Brant and directed by Nancy Bell, will be the main stage production of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' new fourth pillar of programming, In the Works. The month-long, ticketed event, scheduled for late fall at the Grandel Theatre, will culminate the 2018 season that includes the Education Tour, SHAKE 38, the main stage production of "Romeo & Juliet" (June 1-24) and the Shakespeare in the Streets' production of "Blow, Winds," (June 15-16).  (more...)

Elena Araoz to Direct Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of ROMEO AND JULIET Next SeasonElena Araoz to Direct Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of ROMEO AND JULIET Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Elena Araoz, a critically-acclaimed New York-based director of opera and theater, will direct Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of Romeo and Juliet, June 1-24, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. The director originally slated for the production, Taibi Magar, has taken an Off-Broadway project at The Atlantic Theatre Company that will conflict with the St. Louis production dates. (more...)

Joneal Joplin to Lead Shakespeare in the Streets' BLOW, WINDS; Cast AnnouncedJoneal Joplin to Lead Shakespeare in the Streets' BLOW, WINDS; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Local step company, The Gentlemen of Vision, and a 60-person choir whose members represent area churches and high schools, will take to the stage with professional actors, including Joneal Joplin, and St. Louis residents when rehearsals begin this week for the sixth annual Shakespeare in the Streets' production titled, Blow, Winds, a play artfully adapted from William Shakespeare's King Lear.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Civic Plaza
by Beth Leitman - Jul 13, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, one of the playwright's earlier plays, involves an intricate plot that revolves around multiple instances of mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and the word play that Shakespeare is so well-known for. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' Production of THE WINTER'S TALE Preps for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of The Winter's Tale opens at 8 p.m., on Fri., June 2, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Highlights to this year's production include original music composed by St. Louis-based The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra, a diverse cast under the direction of four-time Festival director Bruce Longworth, and the unveiling of Schlafly's custom-labeled draft beer, The Winter's Ale. Preview performances are scheduled May 31 and June 1. Performances run nightly, except Tuesdays, and begin at 8 p.m., through Sun., June 25. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces Cast for THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The vengeful and doubting King Leontes and his falsely accused wife Queen Hermione will be played by Festival veterans Charles Pasternak and Cherie Corinne Rice in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of The Winter's Tale, June 2-25, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. This marks the company's 17th season of free, outdoor, professional theatre in the park. Preview performances are scheduled May 31 and June 1.  Performances run nightly, except Tuesdays, and begin at 8 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Taut MOTHERS AND SONS
by Chris Gibson - Nov 15, 2016

Few playwrights tackle the subject of HIV/AIDS like Terrence McNally. Watching a generation wither away before his eyes has led him to explore the impact it has had in a number of works. One is ANDRE'S MOTHER, a short play which he was asked to expand. But, McNally opted to continue the story into the present day, and that choice acts to remind us that those left behind still suffer the pain of having lost a loved one, no matter how much time has passed, or how much things have changed medically and culturally. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens their Studio Theatre season with an intimate and moving production of MOTHERS AND SONS, and it's driven by an exceptional cast and thoughtfully conceived direction. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces First Production of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announced today that The Winter's Tale will be the 2017 season main stage production at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Both tragic and funny, the production is scheduled June 2-25; preview nights are set for May 31 and June 1. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Opens The Rep's 2016-2017 Studio Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis launches its new Studio Theatre season with Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally, directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

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