Shakespeare & Company News

US Premiere of HOMEFUL at the 2017 San Francisco Fringe to Open 9/10US Premiere of HOMEFUL at the 2017 San Francisco Fringe to Open 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Homeful: a new solo play about roots and restlessness will run as part of the 26th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 8 through 23, 2017. (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next MonthLUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG 'Home' to JoburgThe Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG 'Home' to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG - THE MUSICAL, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical 'home' to Johannesburg. (more...)

Paines Plough To Tour Luke Norris' Award Winning Play GROWTH In Autumn 2017Paines Plough To Tour Luke Norris' Award Winning Play GROWTH In Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Luke Norris' award winning production of Growth will embark upon a second UK tour this Autumn. The production originally debuted at Paines Plough's ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016 and won a prestigious Fringe First award before touring the UK. (more...)

Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION Comes to Potrero StageRoger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION Comes to Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION a Jewish-American comedian, a survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General explore the dark history of their and our world. Through drama and humor, Grunwald explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience and asks: Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize "the other"?  THE OBLIGATION is a dramatic reminder of the importance of heeding the lessons of The Holocaust and of the dangers facing society when we acquiesce in the face of prejudice and hatred. The World Premiere of THE OBLIGATION, written & performed by Roger Grunwald is presented by The Mitzvah Project and PlayGround running October 12-November 5, 2017(Press Night Saturday October 14) at the Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street in San Francisco. (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16thHarlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close August 20. It has been extended through December 16, 2017 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF CHARITY to Premiere at Theater for a New City's Dream Up FestivalTHE HOUSE OF CHARITY to Premiere at Theater for a New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theater for the New City (TNC), under the artistic direction of Crystal Field, is thrilled to announce that The House of Charity, a new play from filmmaker and theater director Andre Faud Degas, will make its world premiere as part of Theater for the New City's eighth annual Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Stratford's KING JOHN to Screen at River Street Theatre This WeekendStratford's KING JOHN to Screen at River Street Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the acclaimed Stratford Festival production of William Shakespeare's KING JOHN on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents JULIUS CAESARChesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

When a leader is no longer trusted, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? (more...)

BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2017

Melody Knudson, David Magadan, Chavez Benally deliver moving performances in Melissa James Gibson's [sic] at Mesa Encore Theatre. An ingenious construction of a play, colored with the playwright's characteristic lively, literate, and provocative dialogue, focusing on three souls seeking meaning, connection and fulfillment. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory TheatreDark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 SeasonTwo Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Begin Transition in LeadershipHangar Theatre to Begin Transition in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

This fall, a transition in leadership will begin in the Hangar Theatre as Josh Friedman, managing director, has announced plans to leave the organization in mid-October to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-7/17CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs." (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies Come to Shakespeare & CompanyA Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies Come to Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies. Based on short stories originally penned by the Berkshires' legendary Edith Wharton, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life have been adapted by Shakespeare & Company Founding Member and Training Director Dennis Krausnick. The Wharton Comedies will run at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre as part of their 2017 season August 17 through September 10. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly HillFRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Maya Riley and Holly Hill take on roles in the lushly-scored musical, performing for hometown audiences who have wondered what they have been up to in college, showing off their talents in director Tim Larson's cast, offering a glimpse into their creative processes and their personal and professional growth in the theater. (more...)

Charlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre KingstonCharlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world premiere of The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces CastCORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MINDCast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

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