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Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

For the Stratford Festival's 2018 season, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has chosen 12 productions that explore the theme of Free Will. (more...)

Single Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 SeasonSingle Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that single tickets for A.C.T.'s 2017-18 subscription season are now available. Filled with vital, brave, and imaginative storytelling that unites vigorous, highly theatrical works with a stunning gathering of contemporary artists, A.C.T.'s 2017-18 season features William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson in the title role, joined by stage and screen star Carl Lumbly; Bess Wohl's critically acclaimed comedy Small Mouth Sounds; Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party; Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone; Simon Stephens's new hit play Heisenberg; and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic, music-infused take on the Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Closing out the 2017-18 season will be the world-premiere musical A Walk on the Moon, based on the 1999 movie of the same name. Single tickets for all shows start at $15 and are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

BWW Review: A Sublime Production of ROMEO AND JULIET is on Stage at the Stratford FestivalBWW Review: A Sublime Production of ROMEO AND JULIET is on Stage at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 2, 2017

ROMEO AND JULIET opened at the Stratford Festival on Thursday night. Director, Scott Wentworth's production takes the Festival Theatre stage by storm and is captivating from start to finish. This is the third production of ROMEO AND JULIET that this reviewer has had the privilege of seeing at the Festival, and it is without a doubt, my favourite. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 SeasonJohn Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final four productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season. The 2017-18 season marks the 25th anniversary of Perloff's arrival at A.C.T.; the longtime artistic director recently announced she would depart following the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the HelmCarey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the TheatreBWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 29, 2016

Director, Carey Perloff has assembled a stellar cast for the Stratford Festival's production of Henrik Ibsen's JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Tom Patterson Theatre. The Festival has commissioned the World Premiere of the English translation by Paul Walsh. The combination of an extraordinary cast, and the unique setting of the stage in the round at the Tom Patterson, allow for a powerful night at the theatre. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the Stratford Festival's 2017 season, an exploration of identity as Canada marks the 150th anniversary of its birth as a nation. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big ScreenBWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big Screen
by Jason Carlos - May 2, 2016

Stratford Festival HD's 2016 film series comes to a triumphant end with the release of THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES on Saturday, May 7 at Cineplex theatres across the country, with encore screenings on Thursday, May 12. This live recording on the 2015 Stratford Festival hit is beautifully translated to the big screen in a sweeping production involving 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sounds to create an immersive, high-definition, surround-sound production. The original 2015 production, directed by Scott Wentworth gains eternal life through this screen adaptation directed by Barry Avrich. (more...)

Stratford Festival Box Office to Open This WeekendStratford Festival Box Office to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

After a period of brisk advance sales to Members, the Stratford Festival is opening its box office to the public this Friday, January 8. (more...)

Taragon Sets Cast of New Andrew Kushnir Play WORMWOODTaragon Sets Cast of New Andrew Kushnir Play WORMWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Casting is announced and rehearsals are underway for the world premiere of Wormwood by actor and acclaimed playwright Andrew Kushnir (Small Axe, The Middle Place, The Gay Heritage Project) in his first play for Tarragon Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford's THE ALCHEMIST is a Riot!BWW Review: Stratford's THE ALCHEMIST is a Riot!
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 20, 2015

If you are looking for a good laugh, 17th Century-style, then look no further than this season's production of Ben Jonson's THE ALCHEMIST, currently on stage at the Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson theatre. What a riot! This production, directed by Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, had the audience in hysterics. The phenomenal cast committed fully to the hijinks, the costuming was spectacular, the stage and set was used very well, and the choice of music used to open each Act allowed for the play to feel fresh and new. All in all, this play was a great success. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES at the Stratford Festival is Moving and FunBWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES at the Stratford Festival is Moving and Fun
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 5, 2015

THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES by William Shakespeare, and directed by Scott Wentworth, opened at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre on Saturday night. Starring Evan Buliung as the title character, this production was moving and fun from beginning to end. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/01/2015
by BWW - Feb 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/25/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/25/2015
by BWW - Jan 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/25/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Review: North Coast Rep Spoofs Smoking Guns, Smoking-Hot BlondesBWW Review: North Coast Rep Spoofs Smoking Guns, Smoking-Hot Blondes
by Erica Miner - Jan 19, 2015

Gunmetal Blues at North Coast Repertory Theatre showcased a Los Angeles crew of first-rate actors who thoroughly enjoyed bouncing plot lines and ballads off of each other. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/18/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/18/2015
by BWW - Jan 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/18/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/11/2015
by BWW - Jan 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/11/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Krystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances AddedKrystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances Added
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Swift advance sales have prompted the Stratford Festival to extend the runs of four productions, just as the box office has opened to the public. Performances of Carousel, The Alchemist, The Physicists and The Last Wife have been added to the schedule. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at STNJ is Magical for the HolidaysBWW Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at STNJ is Magical for the Holidays
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 15, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison now has 'Much Ado About Nothing' by William Shakespeare onstage through December 28th. Directed by Scott Wentworth, this classic is a wonderful production for you to enjoy this holiday season. (more...)

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