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BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN: Monster or Metaphor? Photo BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN: Monster or Metaphor?
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 11, 2018

The Central Square Theater, in conjunction with Catalyst [email protected], has a corner on the market of blending art and science. It is no easy task to create intelligent, dramatic entertainment that can live up to their mission and put across its message with clarity, as well as artistry. However, when a group of serious artists comes together with purpose, the whole may be greater than the sum of its parts. Director David R. Gammons overlays his kaleidoscopic vision onto British playwright Nick Dear's adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN, from the novel by Mary Shelley, inviting the audience to conceive of a monster of their own imagination rather than the familiar cinematic versions.

Remy Bumppo Announces Extension of FRANKENSTEIN Photo Remy Bumppo Announces Extension of FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is pleased to announce that FRANKENSTEIN will be EXTENDED by popular demand. The production will now play October 11 - November 17, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm.

BWW Review: HOGARTH'S PROGRESS, Rose Theatre Kingston Photo BWW Review: HOGARTH'S PROGRESS, Rose Theatre Kingston
by Debbie Gilpin - Sep 30, 2018

Over 30 years since The Art of Success was first performed, beginning in Stratford-upon-Avon and running in both New York and London (where it picked up an Olivier Award nomination), and Nick Dear's play has been revived alongside the world premiere of his new work The Taste of the Town. William Hogarth is the focal point of both plays, alongside wife Jane, fittingly set 30 years apart. They show a marked contrast between the up-and-coming, angry young artist and the disgruntled establishment figure - neither quite fitting in, instead blazing a trail for themselves. Together they form Hogarth's Progress, a curious but entertaining double bill of plays.

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Spring 2019 Season Photo Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

With the world premiere double-bill of Nick Dear's Hogarth's Progress currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of its 10th anniversary season, the company today announces its Spring 2019 season. This will be the first season presented in the venue's newly reconfigured auditorium, with developments taking place in January 2019 following a capital fundraising programme.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TASTE OF THE TOWN From HOGARTH'S PROGRESS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE TASTE OF THE TOWN From HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston presents Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear's acclaimed comedy The Art of Success, which follows Hogarth through a bawdy night in 1730 and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world premiere of The Taste of the Town which rejoins the now hugely successful artist 30 years later towards the end of his career. Ruby Bentall (Jane Hogarth and Nancy/Mrs Ryott), Emma Cunniffe (Louisa and Mrs Colquhoun/Mrs Bascombe), Ben Deery (Frank and Zachariah Blunt), Jack Derges (Henry Fielding and Parson Venables), Ian Hallard (Oliver and Horace Walpole), Susannah Harker (Queen Caroline and Jane Hogarth), Jasmine Jones (Sarah Sprackling and Bridget), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs Needham and Lady Thornhill) and Mark Umbers (Robert Walpole and David Garrick) complete the company.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ART OF SUCCESS the first part of double-bill HOGARTH'S Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE ART OF SUCCESS the first part of double-bill HOGARTH'S PROGRESS at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Hogarth's Progress is a riotous double-bill of comedies by BAFTA Award winner Nick Dear, following one of Britain's most celebrated artists on two monumental pub crawls. The plays explore the extraordinary lives of William and Jane Hogarth at a time when culture escaped from the grasp of the powerful into the hands of the many.

Chicago Theatres Announce FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed Photo Chicago Theatres Announce FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company, Court Theatre and Manual Cinema, Lifeline Theatre, and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company announce FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed, a one-time-only event exploring the four productions of this classic tale coming to Chicago stages during the 2018-2019 season. FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed takes place September 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=85009b. Lookingglass is located at 821 N Michigan Avenue at Pearson.

BWW Interview: Bryan Dick Talks HOGARTH'S PROGRESS Photo BWW Interview: Bryan Dick Talks HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by Rona Kelly - Sep 4, 2018

It's been a busy summer for actor Bryan Dick. As performances finish for one show, rehearsals get underway for another one...or rather two! A double bill for the Rose Theatre Kingston, Hogarth's Progress features The Art of Success and the world premiere of The Taste of the Town. Catching up on how rehearsals are going, Bryan shares his thoughts on tackling characters with real life counterparts, from William Hogarth to Ernie Wise.

Remy Bumppo Announces Casting For FRANKENSTEIN Photo Remy Bumppo Announces Casting For FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the first show of its 2018 - 2019 season, FRANKENSTEIN, playing October 11 - November 11, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HOGARTH'S PROGRESS Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston is now in rehearsal for Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear's acclaimed comedy The Art of Success, which follows Hogarth through a bawdy night in 1730 and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world premiere of The Taste of the Town which rejoins the now hugely successful artist 30 years later towards the end of his career.

Public Sales For UMS's 2018-19 Season Begin 8/13 Photo Public Sales For UMS's 2018-19 Season Begin 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Tickets to individual performances on the University Musical Society's 140th season will go on sale to the public on Monday, August 13, 2018. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and international theater ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. Events will take place in Ann Arbor venues, including Hill Auditorium, the Power Center, the Michigan Theater, and Rackham Auditorium. In addition, UMS will present five high-definition theater broadcasts from the National Theatre of London and the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow, all in partnership with the Michigan Theater.

Keith Allen, Bryan Dick, And More Lead Rose Theatre Kingston's World Premiere Of HOGA Photo Keith Allen, Bryan Dick, And More Lead Rose Theatre Kingston's World Premiere Of HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear's acclaimed comedy The Art of Success, which follows Hogarth through a bawdy night in 1730 and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world premiere of The Taste of the Town which rejoins the now hugely successful artist 30 years later towards the end of his career. Ruby Bentall (Jane Hogarth and Nancy/Mrs Ryott), Emma Cunniffe (Louisa and Mrs Colquhoun/Mrs Bascombe), Ben Deery (Frank and Zachariah Blunt), Jack Derges (Henry Fielding and Parson Venables), Ian Hallard (Oliver and Horace Walpole), Susannah Harker (Queen Caroline and Jane Hogarth), Jasmine Jones (Sarah Sprackling and Bridget), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs Needham and Lady Thornhill) and Mark Umbers (Robert Walpole and David Garrick) complete the company.

Rose Theatre Kingston Makes Commitment To Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Photo Rose Theatre Kingston Makes Commitment To Stop Using Single-Use Plastic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its commitment to stop using single-use plastic within the venue as part of its continued efforts to become a greener organisation.

Announcing Central Square Theater's 2018-19 Season Photo Announcing Central Square Theater's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Central Square Theater, the home of The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater, celebrates its 10tt anniversary season of producing award-winning theater in Central Square, Cambridge.

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at ARTS Theatre Photo BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at ARTS Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Apr 8, 2018

Steven Parker gives the performance of his career as the Creature.

Adelaide Rep Presents FRANKENSTEIN Photo Adelaide Rep Presents FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Adelaide Repertory Theatre presents Frankenstein. Based upon the novel by Mary Shelley

Adelaide Repertory Theatre Presents FRANKENSTEIN Photo Adelaide Repertory Theatre Presents FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein's publication. Mary Shelley was just 18 years old when she started writing it, and all of 20 by the time the first edition came out. Never out of print since, this enthralling tale of a mad scientist, who creates a grotesque but intelligent creature from assembled body parts is not only a seminal work of gothic horror, but also one of the earliest examples of science fiction literature. British author, Brian Aldiss (who would later write an unauthorised sequel - Frankenstein Unbound), is one of many literary luminaries to make the case that Shelley's book should be considered the very first science fiction novel, because it 'turns to modern experiments in the laboratory' to inspire and rationalise its fantastic events. Giving rise to countless imitators, Frankenstein has also spawned hundreds of stage and screen adaptations over the years - probably the most well-known being James Whale's haunting 1931 movie version starring Boris Karloff in what would become an iconic interpretation of The Creature, and Kenneth Branagh's flashy 1994 film, which featured a sensitive 'method' interpretation of Frankenstein's tragic creation from Robert De Niro.

Remy Bumppo Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Remy Bumppo Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, in its 22nd Season, will present three stories that explore the fears preventing us from reaching out, the infinite mystery of the mind, and the heartbreaking love that spans space and time.

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 10th Anniversary Season Photo Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Having first opened its doors in 2008 under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Sir Peter Hall; this year Rose Theatre Kingston celebrates its 10th anniversary with a season of work including the world premiere of Nick Dear's double-bill Hogarth's Progress: The Art of Success and The Taste of the Town, Much Ado About Nothing led by Mel Giedroyc and John Hopkins and anniversary exhibition The Rose at 10: Celebrating 10 Years of World Class Theatre.

Photo Flash: DTC Mounts Dark and Twisted FRANKENSTEIN Photo Photo Flash: DTC Mounts Dark and Twisted FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in association with the Theatre Division of Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU), presents Frankenstein at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Directed by DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell, Frankenstein begins on Feb. 2 and runs through March 4. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

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