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Cast Announced For BROKEN LAD at Arcola Theatre Photo Cast Announced For BROKEN LAD at Arcola Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Casting is today announced for the world première of Robin Hooper's new drama 'Broken Lad', a comic and moving examination of masculinity in distress, directed by Richard Speir. It is Arcola Theatre's second production at their new venue, Arcola Outside.

BWW Review: HANG at Shakespeare & Company Offers A Powerful Reminder That We All Have Photo BWW Review: HANG at Shakespeare & Company Offers A Powerful Reminder That We All Have Choices
by Marc Savitt - Sep 13, 2021

You likely have little to no knowledge or information about this new play that enjoyed a successful run at the Royal Court in London and now makes its regional debut at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox.  I will cut to the heart of the matter and state that both those who enjoy intrigue as well as good theatre should enjoy this fine production.

BWW Review: ART at Shakespeare & Company Examines the Value of Friendship Photo BWW Review: ART at Shakespeare & Company Examines the Value of Friendship
by Marc Savitt - Aug 3, 2021

Allyn Burrows, became aware of the piece by Yasmina Reza when it ran in New York in the late 1990’s and it has been with him ever since.  Given that the play was translated into English by Christopher Hampton twenty-five years ago, along with the current common need for something to laugh about - ART’s time in the Berkshires has come. 

VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company Releases SONNETS IN SOLITUDE Photo VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company Releases SONNETS IN SOLITUDE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company today released Sonnets in Solitude, a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets self-recorded by RSC actors while in lockdown. Many of the actors were working with the RSC at the time of the theatre's temporary closure on 17 March and have been unable to perform or rehearse since.

DRIFT Cancels Performances Through April 12 at New World Stages Photo DRIFT Cancels Performances Through April 12 at New World Stages
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2020

Per Governor Cuomo's order effective today, Thursday, March 12, closing all Broadway theaters and public gatherings with a capacity of 500 or more, which includes New World Stages, all performances of the off-Broadway production of Drift at New World Stages through Sunday, April 12, 2020 are cancelled.

BWW Interview: Griffin Osborne Talks DRIFT at New World Stages Photo BWW Interview: Griffin Osborne Talks DRIFT at New World Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020

Griffin Osborne is currently starring as Vinny in the world Premiere of the Off-Broadway play Drift at New World Stages. Drift is a new American drama written by William Francis Hoffman, directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco and starring Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano.

DRIFT at New World Stages to Offer General, In-Person Rush for Same-Day Tickets Photo DRIFT at New World Stages to Offer General, In-Person Rush for Same-Day Tickets
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2020

Previews begin tomorrow at 2 PM for the World Premiere of Drift, a new American drama written by William Francis Hoffman, at New World Stages, Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street), ahead of an official opening night on Monday, March 16. Directed by Academy Award¬ģ winner Bobby Moresco, Drift stars Emmy Award¬ģ winner Joe Pantoliano ('The Sopranos,' Bad Boys For Life in movie theaters now).

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of DRIFT at New World Stages Photo Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of DRIFT at New World Stages
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 12, 2020

Drift, a new American drama written by William Francis Hoffman, will have its World Premiere off-Broadway at New World Stages, Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street), in a production directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco and starring Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano ('The Sopranos,' Bad Boys For Life in movie theaters now). The limited engagement will begin performances on Thursday, February 27, with an official Opening Night set for Monday, March 16.

DRIFT To Make World Premiere Off-Broadway At New World Stages Photo DRIFT To Make World Premiere Off-Broadway At New World Stages
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 30, 2020

Drift, a new American drama written by William Francis Hoffman, will have its World Premiere off-Broadway at New World Stages, Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street), in a production directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco and starring Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano.

DRIFT Starring Joe Pantoliano and Directed by Bobby Moresco Will Have its World Premi Photo DRIFT Starring Joe Pantoliano and Directed by Bobby Moresco Will Have its World Premiere at New World Stages in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

DRIFT a?" a new American drama written by William Francis Hoffman (Cal in Camo), directed by Academy Award¬ģ winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) and starring Emmy¬ģ winner Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos) will have its world premiere Off-Broadway production from February 27 through May 24 at New World Stages, (340 West 50th Street in Manhattan). For tickets and information, please visit www.Telecharge.com.

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN at Shakespeare & Company Invites Audiences to Grapple with a Photo BWW Review: THE CHILDREN at Shakespeare & Company Invites Audiences to Grapple with an Age-old Question, 'What About the Children?'
by Marc Savitt - Jul 27, 2019

Shakespeare & Company Presents Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents Critics Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's timely play The Children, directed by James Warwick, back for his second season with the Company after last season's acclaimed Mothers and Sons.

RSC Will Tour AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo RSC Will Tour AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2019

For the first time the Royal Shakespeare Company will tour three productions in repertoire to six regional theatres, playing for two weeks in each venue. As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure will visit Salford in September 2019, and then Canterbury, Plymouth, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Blackpool in early 2020. Performance dates at the end of the release.

Casting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and M Photo Casting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2018

The collaborative, cross-cast company is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) productions of As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure, playing in a newly reconfigured Royal Shakespeare Theatre next summer. All three productions will then tour in repertoire for the first time to six regional theatres in 2019 and 2020. The actors will each appear in two of the three plays performed as part of the Summer 2019 repertoire. Design for all three productions is by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Director of Design for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

PARAGON Fest, a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Play Festival, Announces Lineup at Otherworld Thea Photo PARAGON Fest, a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Play Festival, Announces Lineup at Otherworld Theatre of Chicago
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2018

Otherworld Theatre announced the lineup of its annual PARAGON Play Fest, the world's largest Science Fiction and Fantasy genre play festival. PARAGON Play Fest, now in its 4th year, is the largest Science Fiction and Fantasy play festival in the world; featuring 40 Science-Fiction and Fantasy plays performed over 2 days. Collaborating with hundreds of Theatre Artists, locally and internationally to increase exposure for an underserved theatre genre, PARAGON Play Fest has become an annual festival and a unique part of Chicago's diverse cultural landscape. Curated by Otherworld Theatre Company's Literary Manager Elliott Sowards and Otherworld's Artistic Director, Tiffany Keane Schaefer for the fourth year running. The 40 plays chosen are a small sample of the hundreds that were submitted from around the world. Weekend and Day Pass Tickets are on sale now at www.otherworldtheatre.org

Otherworld Theatre Announces Playwrights For PARAGON Fest Photo Otherworld Theatre Announces Playwrights For PARAGON Fest
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2018

This year, PARAGON will produce Otherworld Theatre mainstage playwrights D. Matthew Beyer (last season's Down the Rocky Road and All the Way to Bedlam) and Elizabeth A.M. Keel (playwright of the upcoming Mainstage production, Corona). Beyer's time travel farce, Everything is Fine and Keel's play which centers on two messengers at the beginning of the world, Missives will be presented at PARAGON Fest.

BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS at Shakespeare & Company Encourages Berkshire Audiences  Photo BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS at Shakespeare & Company Encourages Berkshire Audiences to Think Openly And Differently
by Marc Savitt - Aug 21, 2018

This funny, powerful, and poignant journey with its twists and turns offers catharsis and understanding for those wise and brave enough to take it.  I strongly encourage doing so.

Shakespeare & Company Presents Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents the critically-acclaimed drama, Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, directed by James Warwick. Featuring Elliot Norton Award winner Annette Miller (4000 Miles, Golda's Balcony), performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 16 - September 9.

Pear Theatre Presents FRESH PRODUCE Readings, Beginning Today Photo Pear Theatre Presents FRESH PRODUCE Readings, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Pear Theatre, always a champion of new plays by local playwrights, has upgraded its play development series and premieres 'Fresh Produce,' a weekend presentation of staged readings, from July 20 to 21. An annual event, 'Fresh Produce' will this year feature three plays under development from members of the Pear Playwrights Guild: 'Terms of Use' by Patrick Brennan, 'Dr. Rowan, the Demon, and Love' by Carol Wolf, and 'Confession' by Barry Slater. 'Fresh Produce' will offer one reading today evening, and two on Saturday afternoon. All readings are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($10 per reading, or $25 for all three) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148.

Pear Theatre Presents FRESH PRODUCE Readings, 7/20-21 Photo Pear Theatre Presents FRESH PRODUCE Readings, 7/20-21
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2018

Pear Theatre, always a champion of new plays by local playwrights, has upgraded its play development series and premieres "Fresh Produce," a weekend presentation of staged readings, from July 20 to 21. An annual event, "Fresh Produce" will this year feature three plays under development from members of the Pear Playwrights Guild: "Terms of Use" by Patrick Brennan, "Dr. Rowan, the Demon, and Love" by Carol Wolf, and "Confession" by Barry Slater. "Fresh Produce" will offer one reading on Friday evening, and two on Saturday afternoon. All readings are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($10 per reading, or $25 for all three) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148.

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