BWW Review: Folger's Delightful MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Roger Catlin - Feb 3, 2016

Nobody's quite sure of the birthdate of the greatest writer in the English language, but everyone is pretty sure William Shakespeare died in 1616, making this the 400th anniversary of his death, or as Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library calls it, 'the fifth century of his afterlife.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare Library's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kicking off Folger Theatre's 2016 commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare is one of his most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On stage from January 26 through March 6, 2016, this hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings is directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner. It is performed by an all-star cast, including Holly Twyford as Bottom, Eric Hissom as Oberon, Caroline Stefanie Clay as Titania, and Erin Weaver as a mischievous Puck. Tickets are available online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off 2016 at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Kicking off Folger Theatre's 2016 commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare is one of his most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On stage from January 26 through March 6, 2016, this hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings is directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner. It is performed by an all-star cast, including Holly Twyford as Bottom, Eric Hissom as Oberon, Caroline Stefanie Clay as Titania, and Erin Weaver as a mischievous Puck. Tickets are available online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes Regional Debut at Virginia Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, October 2 with a preview tonight, October 1. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes Regional Debut at Virginia Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, October 2 with a preview on Thursday, October 1. (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Children's Theatre Off to Strong Start with Dahl's THE BFG
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 20, 2015

It's quite easy to root for the success of the National Children's Theatre if this inaugural production is indicative of the kind of work it will bring to our community. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSION PLAY presented by Forum Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Mar 25, 2015

When Sarah Ruhl was a student at Brown University, she embarked on a journey that would culminate in her sprawling epic, Passion Play, which was first performed at Arena Stage in 2005. Her three act tome tells the story of a group of actors performing the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each act is set in a different time frame, yet what happens off-stage, which vaguely mirrors the actions on stage, is the heart of the story. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Entertains at 1st Stage in Tysons
by Keith Tittermary - Nov 25, 2014

One Man, Two Guvnors, the British import that wowed audiences in New York in 2012, has landed in Tysons! 1st Stage in Tysons has assembled a show that is a combination of farce, improv, and music hall, is the complete evening that will make you roll in the aisles with laughter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE NIGHT FAIRY Learns the Law of the Jungle at Imagination Stage
by Lorna Mulvaney - Sep 29, 2014

At first glance, Imagination Stage's Night Fairy is a story about an injured Night Fairy who must learn to survive in the daytime. However, although Flory the Night Fairy does manage to survive in her new ecosystem, the means by which she thrives often seem overly harsh and not all that noble. (more...)

Imagination Stage's Early Childhood Season to Include BLUE, INSIDE OUT & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This season, Imagination Stage will introduce their latest offering, Blue. In its East Coast premiere, Blue is a play about colors, tolerance, and understanding. Join Inky and Blue in this play filled with humor, whimsy, and all the colors of the rainbow. Completing the 2014-15 Early Childhood season are fan favorites, Wake Up, Brother Bear, Inside Out, and Aquarium. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Imagination Stage Delights with its Production of THE BFG, Adapted by David Wood from Roald Dahl's Children's Novel
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 3, 2014

Imagination Stage, in Bethesda, has scored yet another home run with its production of THE BFG, adapted by David Wood, OBE, from Roald Dahl's children's novel, and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyck. Parents will find themselves laughing along with their kids at Dahl's and Wood's irreverent humor, including an extended riff on the biologically impolite results of reversing the direction of the bubbles in soda pop. The more mature members of the audience will chuckle at the modern cultural references. This production is a must-see. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BFG at Imagination Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Imagination Stage is the new home of Giant Country in The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), a play based on the book by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood. Co-directed by Imagination Stage's Associate Artistic Director Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyk of Viterbo University, The BFG integrates puppetry, rich visuals, and imaginative storytelling as Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant go on a magical journey to save the children of England. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 14, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a sneak peek at THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Audra McDonald at doggie auditions for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, and look at Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imagination Stage's World Premiere of INSIDE OUT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Imagination Stage is thrilled to collaborate with Natasha Holmes, director and cofounder of Tell Tale Hearts Children's Touring Theatre Company (U.K.), on the world premiere of Inside Out. This is the second collaboration with Tell Tale Hearts for the My First Imagination Stage season, and it builds on the free play aspect of live performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Adventure Theatre MTC's World Premiere, THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Is Festive, Fun-Filled
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 24, 2013

This twist on a classic holiday song, provides a fun-filled time for children. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Washington Rogues Create a Modern, Bloody Twist to a Classic Fairy Tale in IN THE FOREST, SHE GREW FANGS
by G. Blaise Hoeler - Oct 14, 2013

The Washington Rogues and Cultural DC production of In the Forest, She Grew Fangs-written by Stephen Spotswood and directed by Ryan S. Taylor-tries very hard produce a Little Red Riding Hood story with a bloody, murderous twist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLEMENTINE IN THE LOWER NINE at Forum is Haunting, Dynamic
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 2, 2013

Forum Theatre's production of this riveting drama is - like the company itself - ambitious, heartfelt, and raw. (more...)

Forum Theatre Presents CLEMENTINE IN THE LOWER 9, 5/23-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Forum Theatre presents the area premiere of Clementine in the Lower 9, from playwright Dan Dietz, music composed by Justin Ellington, and directed by Derek Goldman May 23 - June 15, 2013. Dan Dietz will be in residence during the rehearsal process. Tickets are $25 for all performances ($20 for seniors, groups, and Round House subscribers; $15 for students and patrons under 30). To purchase, visit http://www.forum-theatre.org/buy-tickets or call the Round House box office at 240-644-1100. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Roald Dahl's THE MAGIC FINGER Premieres at Imagination Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 28, 2013

'The Magic Finger' offers a thoroughly entertaining glimpse at the power of speaking up about what's right. (more...)

Imagination Stage Announces Casting for Dahl Repertory Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

James and the Giant Peach, the beloved and well-read Roald Dahl story returns to Imagination Stage and teams up with the world premiere of The Magic Finger, one of Dahl's lesser known stories. The repertory, performed on the same stage and using nearly cast for each show, has been extended to June 2. (more...)

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