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by Laura Fuller - May 28, 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak has, of course, had a major impact on drama schools. In-person teaching is impossible during the shutdown, and students who were preparing for productions or showcases - many of these a vital launchpad into the industry - have seen their live performances cancelled. So, how have drama schools pivoted during the crisis?
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
PlayGround has announced the winners of this year's Young Playwrights Contest. The venerated playwright incubator will debut the four selected short plays by Bay Area teen playwrights, performed live online by professional actors, June 12th at 8PM PT as part of its innovative PlayGround Zoom Fest. 
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Method and Madness continues their Free Weekly Facebook Live Streams of classic plays with William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this Saturday, May 16.
by Fiona Scott - Mar 8, 2020
During a week when comedian Joe Lycett legally changed his name by deed poll to Hugo Boss, ever dedicated to his craft, it felt fitting to see a revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The comedy about identity and the elite has been revived at Perth Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
The Lehman Trilogy is officially in previews on Broadway! This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Written by Stefano Massini, directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of As You Like It, presented April 30a?"June 21, 2020 in the Courtyard Theater. This vibrant, '60s-inspired adaptation infuses Shakespeare's romantic comedy with the hit songs of The Beatlesa?"lifting the playwright's timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the a?oeFab Four.a??
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
'Fighting Words' by Sunil Kuruvilla will run for three weeks beginning April 10th at 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage, 1105 Euclid Avenue NE Atlanta Georgia 30307. (Preview on April 9th)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is officially in previews on Broadway! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett star on Broadway in Edward Albee's seminal drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, this production also stars Russell Tovey and 2019 Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
A dark comedy of reinvention, written by one of the most popular playwrights in the country right now, is the latest production by PRIME Productions, a professional theater in the Twin Cities that seeks to explore and illuminate the powerful stories of women over 50. THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman will take over the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre in the Historic Hamm building in St. Paul, May 7 a?" 24, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Lee Street theatre has announced that they will offer live, online content during our hiatus from normal operating practices.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
L.A. Theatre Works is offering 25 audio recordings of significant stage plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen, available free to educators worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced PlayTime, a live online reading of classic plays.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) today announced its Season 36 (2020/21) lineup for theater enthusiasts and first-timers alike. The season includes back-to-back Obie and Tony award-winning plays, a Rhode Island premiere and a regional premiere of two contemporary, critically acclaimed plays, and the first Shakespeare production in The Gamm's Warwick home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award winning Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his title role in Tootsie, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Friday, April 3 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
In a show of confidence for arts and business collaboration in Perth, Arts & Business Scotland's Culture & Business Fund has match-funded local gin company Bright Spirits' sponsorship of Perth Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Hangmen is officially in previews on Broadway! Martin McDonagh's Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Hangmen will officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its '19-'20 season with Tony Award-winner SANTINO FONTANA making his Bay Area debut on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. * Stephanie J. Block, who was previously announced to close the season, is postponing her Bay Area concert debut due to an unforeseen conflict and will perform in Bay Area Cabaret's '20-'21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its '19-'20 season with Tony Award-winner SANTINO FONTANA making his Bay Area debut on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. * Stephanie J. Block, who was previously announced to close the season, is postponing her Bay Area concert debut due to an unforeseen conflict and will perform in Bay Area Cabaret's '20-'21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 28th season with  Joe Orton's LOOT. Former Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Everything is Illuminated, This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance) directs this comedic tour de force.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month 2020, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas honored seven creative visionaries for their contributions in arts and entertainment. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented scrolls to Actress, Choreographer, and Television Director Debbie Allen; Actor Wren Brown; Actor and Artistic Director Ben Guillory; LA Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis; Actress, Author, and Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph; Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson; and Lula Washington Dance Theatre Founder and Director Lula Washington.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Casey Stangl, is now on sale at Seattle Rep!
by The Marriage Matinee - Feb 23, 2020
We were lucky enough to get to speak with Chris French who plays Jonathan Harris in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG opening at Clowes Memorial Hall February 25th. He had plenty to say about what makes this show something special and why it's a fun departure from the musicals most patrons are used to from Broadway Across America.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Shakespeare's epic Fire and Reign series continues with a dynamic production of Henry IV, Part 1, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF. This production will run in repertory February 19 - March 21, 2020 along with Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, as adapted by Catherine Bush. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Lantern Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2020/21 season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classic and contemporary work for the stage. The five plays that comprise the company's mainstage season include Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece Travesties; the Philadelphia premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's satirical Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Philadelphia legend Frank X in Novecento by Italian writer Alessandro Baricco; Robert Bolt's award-winning classic A Man for All Seasons; and William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The Lantern will also present a remount of its original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a new holiday tradition co-created by Philadelphia theater artists Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's The Southbury Child directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre. Designs are by Mark Thompson with sound by George Dennis and lighting by Max Narula. Further casting will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, one of the Ocean State's premier community theater companies, is thrilled to present Oscar Wilde's uproarious comedy of manners. A cast of local performers will bring the show to life at the RISE Playhouse March 20-29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Stephanie J. Block, this year's Tony Award® winning Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her title role in The Cher Show, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway.' Ms. Block follows her fellow Tony Award® winner Kelli O'Hara's recent January season opener. Next up on April 3 will be Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award® winner as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his starring role in Tootsie. For tickets and information, please visit ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222; in person at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale.
by Isaiah Werner - Feb 11, 2020
When done well, The Importance of Being Earnest is delightfully fun, fast, and funny. Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company has created a production that is all of that and more.
by Andrew Child - Feb 10, 2020
Picture it: You've registered as a criminal justice major at UMass Boston, but there's this really cute girl in your theatre history class. Theatre appeals to you, especially because it gives you a chance to tell stories and to play. You start talking to that cute girl and she watches from the wings as you take on the (almost) titular role in The Importance of Being Earnest in the theatre department's production. You love the chance to be physically funny as the iconic character. You make her laugh. Flash forward: You and she are both theatre majors and finally calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Upon graduating, you land a spot in the acting MFA program at the University of Florida. Things are going pretty well. To top it all off, you get cast in your dream role, Seaweed Stubbs in Hairspray, at Priscilla Beach Theatre. You'll be spending the summer dancing and making people laugh in a charming little barn by the beach in Plymouth. And the best part? Your girlfriend will also be in the cast, playing Lorraine.
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Scholastic announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Santino Fontana will narrate the audio book edition of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the much-anticipated new novel in the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collinsa?"the first new Hunger Games book since Mockingjay, published in 2010. 
by Shari Barrett - Apr 7, 2020
With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Michael Mullen, an award-winning and always busy costume designer, writer and actor who often steps onstage in a variety of roles, both male and female.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
On Pitch Performing Arts in Layton has announced a lineup of upcoming online events and concerts, amidst the shutdown due to the current health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Theater Latté Da today announced singer/songwriters Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses, who together form the musical duo, The Kilbanes, and actor/directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody as the recipients of the NEXT Generation Commission, a new opportunity for women artists and artists of color
by Jenny Ell - Apr 6, 2020
Following the popularity of last week's stream of Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, Curve have whipped out another archive recording; this time, their 2016 production of The Importance of Being Earnest, co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
The 2019 WATCH Award winners were announced on April 4th, 2020. The ceremony was canceled due to the current health crisis, but the announcement was published online. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
The award winning Titan Theatre Company last month announced a new program titled, Shakespeare ONLINE, targeted at providing support for artists and educators due the mass cancellation of theatrical events due to COVID-19. This program came immediately after the company postponed both their MainStage and Touring Productions of ROMEO & JULIET till the 20/21 Season. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
urve (Leicester) are going to share a tech recording of their critically acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest (2016) online for free. The production will be uploaded on Sunday 5th April at 7pm as a warm up to the Oliver Awards - Greatest Moments, airing at 10.15pm on ITV.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
The theaters may be closed, but the show goes on at L.A. Theatre Works. The world's leading producer of audio theater, LATW offers audiences around the globe free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
With venues everywhere dark during this extraordinary time, world-class theater from L.A. Theatre Works is just a click away.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, this Saturday Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF offers a creative break for kids to experience their performing arts classes for ages 4 through grade 12 online to comply with social distancing and CDC recommendations.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She's using fabric remnants from plays she designed for Main Street Theater (MST). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers will lead a UK Tour of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES. This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. The plan is that the UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES will begin at Theatre Royal Bath on 1 October 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Leicester's Curve theatre has announced a host of online initiatives to bring theatre into audiences' homes during lockdown. A full list of content, which will be regularly updated, can be viewed here.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF announces a series of free online classes for adults. From Storytelling for Seniors to Interview skills to Shakespeare technique, these stand alone classes are ideal for adults seeking to broaden skills and develop new ones in the safety of their own homes. Participants will be able to livestream the class with Orlando Shakes professionals via webcam.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Method and Madness continues their weekly broadcasts of classic plays this Friday with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest! The reading is directed by Artistic Director Will Block.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester have announced a new Shakespeare series which sees the Bard's beloved monologues reimagined to fit into modern day lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. The series will release a new monologue every weekday to the Barn Theatre's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts, beginning 20th April 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
According to STL Today, Insight Theatre Company has announced that it will close after 12 years and 50 productions.