BWW Review: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI - Hidden Room Recreates Renaissance ThrillerBWW Review: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI - Hidden Room Recreates Renaissance Thriller
by Lynn Beaver - Oct 17, 2019

The Hidden Room has a reputation for presenting meticulously researched historic theatre in the acting style in which they were originally produced. Their current show, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI does not disappoint. The cast and crew outdo themselves in presenting outstanding classic theatre every time. After it's run in Austin, this production hits the road to perform in London, Stratford and Cornwall. (more...)

David Mitchell Will Make West End Debut In Ben Elton's UPSTART CROWDavid Mitchell Will Make West End Debut In Ben Elton's UPSTART CROW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

David Mitchell is to make his West End debut next year in Ben Elton's stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart Crow. This all-new comedy - written especially for the stage - will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare. Tickets go on sale at 12noon TODAY from UpstartCrowTheComedy.com (more...)

Photo Flash: Muse Theatre Company Presents EQUIVOCATIONPhoto Flash: Muse Theatre Company Presents EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) begins its 2019-20 Season with Equivocation, by Bill Cain, directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson*, September 20 – October 10 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. Previews are Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Jeremy Herrin Will Stand Down As Artistic Director Of HeadlongJeremy Herrin Will Stand Down As Artistic Director Of Headlong
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Jeremy Herrin announced today that after 7 years as Artistic Director of Headlong he will be stepping down in 2020 to pursue a career as a freelance director. During the seven years Herrin has led the company it has experienced remarkable success with his own productions such as the ground-breaking The Nether which played at the Royal Court and in the West End; the multi-award-winning People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan which played at the National Theatre, on tour in the UK, in the West End and at St Ann's Warehouse; Jack Thorne and Stephen Warbeck's Junkyard on tour in the UK; James Graham's This House on tour in the UK and in the West End; and Graham's Olivier Award-Winning play Labour of Love in the West End. (more...)

BLUE STOCKINGS Advocates Women's Right To Higher EducationBLUE STOCKINGS Advocates Women's Right To Higher Education
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

As Persephone Productions approaches its 20th anniversary, it proudly presents Blue Stockings, written by Olivier Award-winning playwright, theatre director and screenwriter, Jessica Swale. Set in the late Victorian era of 1896 at England's prestigious Cambridge University, Blue Stockings follows the story of four young women fighting for self-determination and the right to receive higher education against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage in Britain. (more...)

12th Annual Playwrights Retreat Now Underway: Dedicated To Robert Blacker12th Annual Playwrights Retreat Now Underway: Dedicated To Robert Blacker
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Eight distinguished Canadian theatre artists have arrived in Stratford for the Festival's 12th annual Playwrights Retreat. Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Bob White, the Director of the Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program, are delighted to welcome: Katherine Cullen, Sina Gilani, Falen Johnson, Sarena Parmar, Christine Quintana, Phoebe Tsang, Norman Yeung and Marcus Youssef. (more...)

Cast Announced For TICK, TICK... BOOM! at the Bridge House TheatreCast Announced For TICK, TICK... BOOM! at the Bridge House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October. (more...)

All-Female JULIUS CAESAR Makes History For 15th Season Of Pittsburgh Shakespeare In The ParksAll-Female JULIUS CAESAR Makes History For 15th Season Of Pittsburgh Shakespeare In The Parks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Making history with its first all-female cast for its 15th anniversary season, PITTSBURGH SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS stages JULIUS CAESAR for eight performances, Sept. 7-29 at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, rotating among Frick, Highland, and Arsenal Parks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For CHIAROSCURO at Bush TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For CHIAROSCURO at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay, Director Lynette Linton's first production as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre will preview from 31 August with a press night at 7pm on 6 September. The cast is Shiloh Coke (Misty at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Emila at The Globe Theatre), Preeya Kalidas (Eastenders, BBC Asian Radio, Bend It Like Beckham), singer-songwriter Anoushka Lucas(Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and whose debut album Dark Soul was recently released) and Gloria Onitiri (whose recent productions include Napoli, Brooklyn, on national tour and Hadestown at the National Theatre). (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Announces Cast and Crew for Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONIdle Muse Theatre Company Announces Cast and Crew for Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

 Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) begins its 2019-20 Season with Equivocation, by Bill Cain, directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson*, September 20 a?" October 10 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents EQUIVOCATION at The EdgeIdle Muse Theatre Company Presents EQUIVOCATION at The Edge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) brings truth to power with Bill Cain's Equivocation, September 20 - October 10 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway. The company breathes new life into this award-winning dramedy, directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson*, blending historical events and fictional circumstances with six performers portraying more than 30 characters! (more...)

Greenhouse And Proxy Theatre Present MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs)Greenhouse And Proxy Theatre Present MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

Greenhouse Theater Center and Proxy Theatre present the Midwest premiere of MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs), written by Scottish playwright David Greig, with music by indie-favorite Gordon McIntyre and direction by Randy White. (more...)

Diane Fletcher & Rachel Pickup Will Lead FOR SERVICES RENDERED at Jermyn Street TheatreDiane Fletcher & Rachel Pickup Will Lead FOR SERVICES RENDERED at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Diane Fletcher and Rachel Pickup, will lead the cast in Tom Littler's production of Somerset Maugham's For Services Rendered, the opening play of Jermyn Street Theatre's Memories Season. Diane Fletcher, who plays Charlotte Ardsley, is best known for creating the role of Elizabeth Urquhart opposite Ian Richardson in the BBC series House of Cards. Her career includes leading roles at The National Theatre, The RSC, The Royal Court and on the West End stage as well as numerous television and film appearances. Rachel Pickup will play Eva. Her career encompasses roles in the West End, the RSC, On Broadway and Off Broadway, leading roles on film and television as well as many regional theatres throughout the UK and in the US. Her stage highlights include: The Merchant of Venice at The Globe Theatre and Stephen Unwin's production of Miss Julie at The Rose Theatre Kingston for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Critics' Circle Award. (more...)

Will Gregory Joins RSC Winter SeasonWill Gregory Joins RSC Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that singer-songwriter Will Gregory will compose the music for a new production of William Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil, King John, directed by Eleanor Rhode. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces 2019/20 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season: She Wolves And ShrewsShakespeare's Globe Announces 2019/20 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season: She Wolves And Shrews
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the 201920 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season. Centred around She Wolves and Shrews, the season is a celebration and interrogation of women, power, and the role of the feminine in shaping our past, present and future. The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will play host to a world-premiere of Ella Hickson's new play Swive [Elizabeth], Shakespeare's Henry VI, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Middleton's Women Beware Women. Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig have written a new family show dubbed, Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, and a series of candlelit ghost tales will include a new story from Jeanette Winterson. Other events running throughout the season include half-term storytelling festival, Half Term Tales at the Globe, with the new Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and a double bill of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, marking the centenary year since the removal of the sex disqualification act. The Globe's flagship project for secondary and post-16 students, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, reaches its 14th year with Macbeth. (more...)

RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDADRSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King John and A Museum in Baghdad opening in the Swan Theatre this winter. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For AS YOU LIKE ITShakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast for William Shakespeare's As You Like It, co-directed by Federay Holmes and Elle While, opening on Wednesday 7 August. The production returns to the Globe Theatre following a critically acclaimed run in summer 2018. (more...)

NEWSIES Makes Headlines At The Huron Country Playhouse In Grand BendNEWSIES Makes Headlines At The Huron Country Playhouse In Grand Bend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Extra! Extra! This just in! Disney's sensational blockbuster musical Newsies leaps onto the stage at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend for three weeks only. This exciting mega-musical, and winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Choreography, will entertain audiences of all generations with its heart, humour, and high-energy dancing from June 27 to July 13. (more...)

Idle Muse Announces 14th SeasonIdle Muse Announces 14th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) proudly announces its 2019 - 2020 season. The 14th season from IMTC includes Bill Cain's Equivocation, September 23 - October 12 and Sarah Ruhl's Tony and Drama Desk nominated In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), March 7 - April 5, 2020. Both productions take place at The Edge Off Broadway Theatre, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave. Single tickets are on sale now at  idlemuse.org or by calling 773.340.9438. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare's Globe
by Laura Jones - May 29, 2019

There's something magical about watching Shakespeare at the Globe theatre, especially on a sunny summer evening. The Merry Wives of Windsor is an intricate play with various subplots and a multitude of characters and in this production, director Elle While places a 1930s spin on things. (more...)

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