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Expanding Accessibility Initiatives at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalExpanding Accessibility Initiatives at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival will present Open Captioned performances in its upcoming 27th season as part of an ongoing commitment to broadening the Festival's accessibility offerings. In addition to American Sign Language-interpreted and Audio Described performances, new Open Captioning and additional Relaxed Performances align with PSF's mission "to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience." (more...)

Christian Coulson of HARRY POTTER Films To Play King Richard II at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalChristian Coulson of HARRY POTTER Films To Play King Richard II at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Christian Coulson of HARRY POTTER To Play King Richard II at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces 27th SeasonPennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces 27th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 27th summer season will launch with the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime and will feature three Shakespeare plays: the popular comedy Twelfth Night, the profound and lyrical history play King Richard II, and an actor-driven production of the spirited and bittersweet comedy All's Well That Ends Well. As the Festival continues its ambitious progression through the canon, King Richard II will be the 30th of Shakespeare's 38 plays PSF has produced. Rounding out the season will be the stage adaptation of the spectacular Shakespeare in Love, the most produced play in the nation this year following its run in London's West End. (more...)

EVITA's Dee Roscioli to Return to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway actress Dee Roscioli returns to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for one night only in concert on July 31 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Launches Season with Record-Breaking Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

With the 2017 summer season just reaching its halfway mark, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival boasts landmark attendance, record-breaking ticket sales, and critical acclaim throughout the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 2, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI: Welcome to Friday, June 2, 2017! The weekend is upon us (thank you, very much) and we cannot conceive of a better way to live life dramatically than by catching a first night performance of a show? It's opening night for several new shows and we send out warm wishes of "break a leg"... (more...)

Vampingo Productions to Present BUZZ...SON OF A BEE at the Metropolitan Room on 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Vampingo Productions has announced that it will present a condensed (75-minute) presentation of Buzz...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life - featuring a book by Andrew Johns, lyrics by Ariana Johns and music by Darryl Curry. The show will take place on April 16th at 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St, NYC 10010, Tickets are $15, w/a 2 beverage minimum. http://www.metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Vampingo Productions to Present Backer Presentations of New Musical BUZZ, SON OF A BEE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Vampingo Productions has announced that it will present two special backers presentations of Buzz…Son Of A Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life - featuring a book by Andrew Johns, Lyrics by Ariana Johns and music by Darryl Curry. Both presentations will take place at the Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street) on Monday, November 2nd at 2PM & 7PM. Tickets are free. http://www.buzzsonofabee.com   (more...)

Staged Readings of LOVES OF PICASSO Set for MOMA's Celeste Bartos Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Veteran producer Pat Addiss (Buyer and Cellar, Love Letters) and Georganne Aldrich Heller (Howie the Rookie-Bam, Silent, Forgotten) president of Irish Theatre & Film Production (georgannealdricheller.com) have announced that they will join forces in presenting two invitation only, special staged readings of 'Loves of Picasso' written and directed by Terry D' Alfonso. The two readings will be held on October 9th at 2PM and 5pm at MOMA to coincide with museum's opening of the largest ever Picasso sculpture exhibit that same week. The script is based on the private life of Picasso, the women he loved and will include video installations conceived by Terry D' Alfonso. (more...)

Staged Readings of LOVES OF PICASSO Set for MOMA's Celeste Bartos Theater, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Veteran producer Pat Addiss (Buyer and Cellar, Love Letters) and Georganne Aldrich Heller (Howie the Rookie-Bam, Silent, Forgotten) president of Irish Theatre & Film Production (georgannealdricheller.com) have announced that they will join forces in presenting two invitation only, special staged readings of 'Loves of Picasso' written and directed by Terry D' Alfonso. The two readings will be held on October 9th at 2PM and 5pm at MOMA to coincide with museum's opening of the largest ever Picasso sculpture exhibit that same week. The script is based on the private life of Picasso, the women he loved and will include video installations conceived by Terry D' Alfonso. (more...)

BEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing tonight, August 25, through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep to Present Wolf Mankowitz Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

New Yiddish Rep presents two one-act plays by the fascinating English-born polyglot Wolf Mankowitz -- both of which were also made into noteworthy British films -- "The Irish Hebrew Lesson," and the world premiere in Yiddish of "The Bespoke Overcoat."  A theatrical feast in three languages, New Yiddish Rep's Mankowitz double bill, entitled "2 by Wolf," runs from June 11 to July 2 at the cell, 338 West 23rd Street.  Moshe Yassur, the internationally acclaimed director of New Yiddish Rep's groundbreaking "Waiting for Godot" in Yiddish, will direct. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, tonight, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. (more...)

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