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by Marieke van den Wall Bake - May 7, 2019
The closing of the Monte-Carlo Opera season of 2018-2019 could not have ended better than with the new production of Verdi's Otello. And Monaco knew it: under the keen direction of Daniele Callegari and based on the play by Shakespeare, the opera was completely sold-out.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 6, 2019
JUNO Award-winning rock band, The Beaches have announced The Professional EP due out May 16 on Island Records. Produced by the band's longtime collaborator Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2, Taylor Swift, Weezer, One Direction), the collection features the group's current single “Snake Tongue” and shattering fan favorite “Fascination”.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 6, 2019
JUNO Award-winning rock band, The Beaches have announced The Professional EP due out May 16 on Island Records. Produced by the band's longtime collaborator Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2, Taylor Swift, Weezer, One Direction), the collection features the group's current single “Snake Tongue” and shattering fan favorite “Fascination”.
by Julie Musbach - May 3, 2019
Director Nigel Shawn Williams brings Shakespeare's Othello firmly into the here and now with a gripping contemporary production that will officially open the Stratford Festival's 2019 season on Monday, May 27. Previews begin today at the Festival Theatre.
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2019
Kwame Reed, Hoda Bencher, Baba Oyejide and Iain Gordon have been cast in the lead roles in Othello: Remixed.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2019
Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan will be honored by Covenant House at A Night of Broadway Stars on Monday, June 3rd at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City, for her advocacy on behalf of young people facing homelessness. 
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Mar 9, 2019
CAUGHT presented by Intiman Theatre will catch you off guard and make swiss cheese of all your theories of what is art and what is theater. Christopher Chen's play combines visual art and theater into a playground of ideas. What is truth, your perception, and intention are all challenged with thought-provoking dialogue and action. Just when you think you have grasped the essence of the piece, it shifts direction and reveals a twist, another level, and leaves you once again wondering what is real.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2019
The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2018/2019 season with Otello, Verdi's blistering adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Otello seemingly has it all: an impressive military track record, an adoring wife, and a courageous reputation. But when he looks over his trusted advisor Iago for promotion, he becomes the target of swift retaliation. Posing as a concerned friend, Iago preys on the general's insecurities, deftly planting seeds of doubt and steadily stoking the flames of blind rage, until Otello arrives at a devastating point of no return. Otello runs for eight performances on April 27, 30, May 3, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2019
The Phil Willmott Company's bold new staging of Shakespeare's OTHELLO is set to preview at the Union Theatre in Southwark from 13th March and will run until 6th April. OTHELLO is the final production in the hugely successful Essential Classics Season 2019.
by Gary Naylor - Mar 21, 2019
Othello remains as relevant today as ever it were, Phil Willmott's adaptation setting it in the Raj of 1919, but it's as much in the White House and Palace of Westminster of 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2019
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company (PCTC, www.playhousecreatures.org), is honored to be producing the first public stage version of celebrated author, Peter Gajdics,' epic autobiography, 'The Inheritance of Shame.'
by Julie Musbach - Mar 18, 2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's Indecent, will make its Boston premiere featuring the Tony Award-winning direction by Rebecca Taichman, a seasoned Broadway design team and many members of the original Broadway cast.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 18, 2019
Iulia Isaev will sing the title role in tonight's performance of Puccini's Tosca, replacing Jennifer Rowley, who is ill.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 18, 2019
Characters at the crossroads of love, power, war, or forgiveness populate Seattle Shakespeare Company's upcoming season just announced by Artistic Director George Mount. Plans for the company's 2019-2020 season include The Tempest, The Rivals, Troilus and Cressida, and Macbeth. "Each of these plays in their own way has a moment when it comes down to a singular choice," said Mount. "The course of the action is set by that defining decision out of which things will never be the same."
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2019
Babes With Blades Theatre Company's (BWBTC) 21st season continues with its biennial William Shakespeare production. In 2019, the Shakespeare production is Othello running April 11 - May 25, directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart with fight choreography by Samantha Kaufman.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 14, 2019
The Strand Theater Company concludes its 11th consecutive season as the only women-centric company in Baltimore with the regional premiere of And Baby Makes Seven by Paula Vogel, directed by Emily Hall. Anna, Ruth and Peter await the arrival of their newborn child, but first they must rid the crowded apartment of their three imaginary children.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 13, 2019
PlayGround concludes the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with a special evening of environmental-inspired plays as part of the 5th annual PLANET EARTH ARTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, April 1, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The topic for the April 1 program (rescheduled from the previously announced March 18 date) is "BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just five days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on April 1.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2019
Babes With Blades Theatre Company's (BWBTC) 21st season continues with its biennial William Shakespeare production. In 2019, the Shakespeare production is Othello running April 11 - May 25, directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart with fight choreography by Samantha Kaufman.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2019
PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with the first 2019 Monday readings on Monday, January 21, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for January's round, announced last Friday, is "ADAPT A FAIRY TALE". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on January 21. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on January 14. Tickets are $15-$30 and 3-admission flex subscriptions are just $60 ($45 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2019
Jobsite Theater continues their 20th Anniversary Season with another hit! Othello opens this Fri., Jan. 11, but performances are already selling so well that the company has decided to open up the run through Feb. 9. Othello begins previews tonight, Wed. Jan 9, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. The added performances are Feb. 7-9, all at 8pm.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 7, 2019
Raven Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. This artful, surprising and often-funny memory play that explores how we are shaped by the people who hurt us will play February 7 - March 24, 2019 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 4, 2019
Shakespeare BASH'd explores the complexity of Othello, with an all-star cast in their biggest season to date.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 3, 2019
Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 - February 10, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, has released additional production photos of the acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Othello directed by Bill Rauch, playing now through February 9 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 23, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classical repertory theatre, is proud to open its Spring 2019 season with one of the best-known tragic plays of all time, William Shakespeare's Othello. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner Jessica Kubzanskywill direct William Shakespeare's timeless classic, set in the present day, that will examine the consequences of love thwarted. Othello performs from Feb. 10 through April 28. Previews begin Feb. 10 and press opening night is Feb. 16.
by Karen Bovard - Jan 23, 2019
Lauren Yee is a talented playwright, with an ear for fast dialogue and a knack for creating pithy lines that work on several levels. This skill is clear in the title of her cross-cultural play now on the big proscenium stage at the Guthrie, and also pops up periodically through the two-act show. While the piece traverses some promising thematic terrain, it is too choppy and a little too predictable to work fully.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 23, 2019
by Sarah Murphy - Jan 18, 2019
AMERICAN MOOR is an intimate portrait of an artist and a cry of grief for the boundaries we impose upon our artistic lives. Using the role of 'Othello' as both an anchor and a jumping off point, Keith Hamilton Cobb skillfully takes the audience through a deeply personal examination of race and privilege in the theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Othello began previews at A.R.T. on Sunday, January 13 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens tonight, January 18, and plays through February 9. Tickets on sale now: online at americanrepertorytheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2019
Avant Bard theatre is proud to announce the 2019 edition of Scripts in Play Festival, its signature play-reading series, February 8 to 24, 2019. This year's selection features seven plays over two weekends followed by a weekend-long encore presentation of the 2018 Capital Fringe hit A Two Woman Hamlet in full production.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2019
Carl St.Clair, music director of Pacific Symphony and John Forsyte, the Symphony's president, announce programming for the orchestra's 2019-20 season. Pacific Symphony will celebrate Carl St.Clair's 30th year as music director of the orchestra and pays homage to Beethoven to honor the 250th anniversary of the great composer's birth. This landmark season commences on Thursday, Sept. 26 with Maestro St.Clair conducting the combined forces of Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale in a program featuring two great blockbusters: Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, a forerunner to his mighty Ninth Symphony along with Carl Orff's popular masterpiece Carmina Burana, the most frequently performed choral work of the 21st century.
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 21, 2019
Never has the relationship between Iago and Roderigo in Shakespeare's OTHELLO stolen the show like it does in the current A Noise Within production, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. With an outwardly nonchalant Michael Manuel as the revenge seeking villain, and Jeremy Rabb, an actor who knows comedy like the back of his hand, as his unsuspecting lackey, the situational humor in Shakespeare's tragedy comes front and center. That's right, humor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre, is proud to open its Spring 2019 season this weekend with one of the best-known tragic plays of all time, William Shakespeare's Othello. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner Jessica Kubzansky will direct William Shakespeare's timeless classic, set in the present day, that will examine the consequences of love thwarted. Press opening night of Othello is this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. and runs through April 28.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2018
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the star-studded cast is announced for an upcoming reading of Parade, watch the full Kennedy Center Honors, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 27, 2018
Carl Tanner will sing the title role in the December 28 performance of VerdisOtello, replacing Stuart Skelton, who is ill.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2019
Spicy Witch Productions will present the World Premiere of The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows written by Gina Femia (Princess Grace Award Finalist for The Mermaids' Parade; The Kilroys List Honorable Mention for Annie and the Fat Man), directed by Blayze Teicher (Trainspotting Live; Mother Knows Best with New Light Theatre Project) in rep with an audacious cut of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, adapted and directed by Phoebe Brooks (Hamlet the Hip-Hopera at FringeNYC, 2015) at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007), May 17-June 1. Performances for The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows will be on Friday, May 17 at 7pm (press preview), Saturday, May 18 at 3pm (press preview), Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm (opening night), Thursday, May 23 at 7pm, Saturday, May 25 at 3pm, Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm, Thursday, May 30 at 7pm, and Saturday, June 1 at 7pm. Performances for Measure for Measure will be on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm (press preview), Sunday, May 19 at 3pm (press preview), Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm (opening night), Friday, May 24 at 7pm, Saturday, May 25 at 7pm, Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm, Friday, May 31 at 7pm, and Saturday, June 1 at 3pm. Tickets ($25 General; $40 Season Pass) are available at http://spicywitchproductions.com/ or by calling The Flea Box Office at 212-226-0051.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2019
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), the theatrical Union that represents over 4,000 professional stage directors and choreographers will host an all-day summit for its Members and their guests, on Monday, May 6. The day, which begins at 1:00 PM, is designed to facilitate a space for directors and choreographers to engage in conversation with their colleagues around their craft, to raise the profile of Northwest directors and choreographers, and to encourage increased community through SDC. 
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2019
The Strand Theater Company concludes its 11th consecutive season as the only women-centric company in Baltimore with the regional premiere of And Baby Makes Seven by Pulitzer Prize Winner and a native Marylander, Paula Vogel, directed by Emily Hall. Anna, Ruth and Peter await the arrival of their newborn child, but first they must rid the crowded apartment of their three imaginary children.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2019
Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival-featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street).In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2019
The Strand Theater Company concludes its 11th consecutive season as the only women-centric company in Baltimore with the regional premiere of And Baby Makes Seven by Pulitzer Prize Winner and a native Marylander, Paula Vogel, directed by Emily Hall. Anna, Ruth and Peter await the arrival of their newborn child, but first they must rid the crowded apartment of their three imaginary children.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2019
According to the New York Times, actress Rosemary Harris, musician Harold Wheeler and playwright Terrence McNally will all be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2019 Tonys.
by Emily Noxon - Apr 24, 2019
Othello is led astray by Iago, the power hungry villain. In this condensed and adapted version, the all-female cast disappears into their roles and presents the story of Othello with reverence and expertise.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2019
David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, a tale of obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy, will conclude South Coast Repertory's 2018-19 season. Hwang's break-out hit-a Tony Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist-is about more than steamy seduction and fantasy; inspired by a true account, it's a compelling story of espionage, East-West relations and betrayal. Desdemona Chiang, in her SCR debut, directs the show on the Segerstrom Stage, May 11-June 8. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2019
Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) is a daring two-hander that asks whether an intimate relationship with glaring power imbalances can be anything but coercive. It depicts a relationship between a 15-year-old high school student and her English teacher, exploring questions of consent, sex and power. Written by Toronto-based playwright Rose Napoli, it was nominated in 2018 for a Dora Award for Best New Play, highlighting Napoli's unflinching honesty in difficult territory. It is on the GCTC main stage with two previews on April 30 and May 1 and an opening night on May 2. It runs until May 17, 2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 22, 2019
Southwest Shakespeare Festival presents Harlem Shakespeare Festival's All-Female OTHELLO starring Debra Ann Byrd as OTHELLO and Ella Loudon as IAGO with Natalie Andrews, Megan Lindsay, Amy Driesler*, Troi Hall, Kellyn Masters and Ryan L. Jenkins with Cello Orchestrations by Wei Guo.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2019
Pittsburgh Public Theater is proud to present the Pittsburgh premiere of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-nominated play, Indecent, directed by Carnegie Mellon University graduate Risa Brainin. Indecent runs April 18 - May 19, 2019 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, go to ppt.org, or visit the Box Office.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 18, 2019
Babes With Blades Theatre Company's (BWBTC) 21st season continues with its biennial William Shakespeare production. In 2019, the Shakespeare production is Othello running April 11 - May 25, directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart with fight choreography by Samantha Kaufman.