Shakespeare Theatre Company News

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESecret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old GlobeKen Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Laura Linney Will Be Honored with William Shakespeare Award in D.C.Laura Linney Will Be Honored with William Shakespeare Award in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company's prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This AugustMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting AnnouncedDonna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit PlayhouseJosh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

James Reston Jr.'s Famous Historical Play GALILEO'S TORCH Comes to CastletonJames Reston Jr.'s Famous Historical Play GALILEO'S TORCH Comes to Castleton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

For three nights in July, internationally renowned author James Reston Jr.'s famous biography, Galileo: A Life, will be transformed for stage in Galileo's Torch, and featured at Castleton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Triptych Theatre Co Presents Award-Winning NOCTURNEPhoto Flash: Triptych Theatre Co Presents Award-Winning NOCTURNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

TRIPTYCH THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the Pulitzer Prize nominated and award-winning play, NOCTURNE, written by Adam Rapp, co-directed by James Eckhouse ("Beverly Hills, 90210," "Avengers") and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing"), featuring Jamie Wollrab, Artistic Director of Triptych Theatre. NOCTURNE will preview on Friday, July 21 at 8pm and opens on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, August 13 as a guest production at Vs. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup - Jul 23, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Michael Urie Set to Play Hamlet at DC's Shakespeare Theatre CompanyMichael Urie Set to Play Hamlet at DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) just announced that Michael Urie will lead the cast of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy, Hamlet, at Sidney Harman Hall, January 16-February 25, 2018. Hamlet will be directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade WheelerBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2017

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th. (more...)

Michelle Hurd Joins FOX's LETHAL WEAPON as Recurring Guest StarMichelle Hurd Joins FOX's LETHAL WEAPON as Recurring Guest Star
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Michelle Hurd has joined FOX's LETHAL WEAPON as a recurring guest star. Hurd will portray “Gina Santos,” who is brought in as Chief, above Avery (Kevin Rahm), to take some control of the division. (more...)

Corkscrew Theater Festival to Continue with Unconventional Werewolf Story ALL OF MY BLOODCorkscrew Theater Festival to Continue with Unconventional Werewolf Story ALL OF MY BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of All of My Blood by Robert Zander Norman, directed by Taylor Haven Holt. Running August 11-20, All of My Blood is a comic, contemporary take on a werewolf story, focusing on the challenges a woman faces in communicating with her boyfriend and his friends after deciding she has been 'turned.' (more...)

Jamie Wollrab to Star in Tryptich Theatre Company's NOCTURNEJamie Wollrab to Star in Tryptich Theatre Company's NOCTURNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Triptych Theatre Company will present the Pulitzer Prize nominated and award-winning play, NOCTURNE, written by Adam Rapp, co-directed by James Eckhouse ('Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Avengers') and Richard Schiff ('The West Wing'), featuring Jamie Wollrab, Artistic Director of Triptych Theatre. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST Provokes at Arena StageBWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST Provokes at Arena Stage
by Pamela Roberts - Jul 14, 2017

THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage introduces Antonin Scalia as "the most polarizing figure in American civic life." When a liberal Harvard Law grad ("I fall in the flaming category") clerks for the justice, she encounters both maddening combatant and sage mentor. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO SoonDisney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

PCPA Receives National Endowment for the Arts GrantPCPA Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre was awarded a $10,000 Arts Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

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