A Midsummer Night's Dream

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
A couple peer into an estate agent's window; two sports fans have a heart-to-heart in the loo; a daughter has questions about her mother's love life; and as a father helps his son tie his football boots, he realises they are growing apart. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there are a million tiny plays happening every day.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The full cast for Exeter Northcott Theatre's pantomime Beauty and the Beast has been announced as rehearsals are set to get under way for an ambitious new production of the classic love story.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming presentation of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Cambodian Rock Band, by UC San Diego MFA Playwriting alumna Lauren Yee, directed by Chay Yew, featuring music by Dengue Fever. A co-production with Portland Center Stage at The Armory, Cambodian Rock Band will run November 12 a?" December 15 (press opening: Sunday, November 17 at 7pm) in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
A couple peer into an estate agent's window; two sports fans have a heart-to-heart in the loo; a daughter has questions about her mother's love life; and as a father helps his son tie his football boots, he realises they are growing apart. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there are a million tiny plays happening every day.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Pace University's School of Performing Arts fall mainstage season will kick off on November 20 with a new Madonna-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's a?oeA Midsummer Night's Dream.a?? Fourteen Madonna classics will be woven through the original spoken text of Shakespeare. The show is a collaboration between the acting and dance program at Pace.
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019
Emma Thompson talks about filming Cruella in tight corsets and three-foot-tall wigs, getting the personal sign-off from George Michael to write and produce Last Christmas with his music and nearly ruining her husband's The Great Celebrity Bake Off win.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
According to the New York Times, Lear deBessonet, current Resident Director of City Center Encores! will officially succeed Jack Viertel as the new artistic director in 2021.  DeBessonet joined the Encores! team in January 2019 following Viertel's announcement of his retirement in July. 
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Mallory Portnoy (who plays Gertie Cummings in Daniel Fish's Tony Award © winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at Circle in the Square) and actor-playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Steppenwolf's The Doppelgänger, starring Rainn Wilson and directed by Tina Landau), have created Human Interest, a character-based dry comedy moc doc series inspired by real people, which lovingly turns the camera on the eccentric outliers of New York City and explores, loneliness, community, and our relationship to technology.  Written and directed by Erlbach, the short-form series introduces us to everyone from competitive whistlers and professional cuddlers to neo-luddites and sex robot romantics. The series, which recently won Best Digital ShortSeries at Series Fest, includes actors Michael Cyril Creighton (The Amateurs, High Maintenance, Spotlight), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura, High Maintenance, Dead to Me), Ryan Spahn (Gloria, Moscow Moscow Moscow…, He's Way More Famous Than You) and Deb Lapidus. It is produced by Erlbach, Portnoy, Anne Troup, Hannes Otto and Gabriel Long.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Laguna Playhouse announces the final cast and creative team to join acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway's Chicago, Steel Pier), as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Alice By Heart a?" Original Cast Recording is available on CD online and in stores today, Friday, October 25.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater's holiday classic A Christmas Carol returns to the historic Pabst Theater, November 26 a?" December 24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse announces the full cast for Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's darkly comic take on Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. Joining previously announced cast Daniel Monks and Susan Wokoma are Callum Adams, Alice Hewkin, Siena Kelly and Ruth Madeley.
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019
Cynthia Erivo talks about playing Harriet Tubman and what she learned about her in preparing for the role.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Voting continues for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Check out the current standings and cast your vote.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
BAZ Productions has announced its new show, The Process, opening 11 January 2020 at The Bunker. Having recently announced its forthcoming closure, The Process will be the final month-long run at the theatre. Exploring an alt-right alternative present using spoken English and BSL, The Process stars Catherine Bailey, Ralph Bogard, George Eggay, William Grint, Erin Hutching, and Jean St Clair.
by Andrew Child - Nov 7, 2019
ArtsEmerson continues its tradition of hosting world-class theatre pieces in Boston by presenting Isango Ensemble's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The troupe, comprised of 21 black South African musicians, alternates nebulously between delivering recitative, dancing ebulliently, and playing marimbas, rawhide drums, and an eclectic mix of instruments in the on-stage orchestra. Upon entering the Cutler Majestic, the fusion of cultures is jarringa?'- an exposed stage behind an opulent proscenium arch is interrupted by simple structures of distressed wood and corrugated steel panels. The (predominantly white) audience is immediately won over by the novelty of hearing Mozart's iconic overture played entirely on wooden marimbas. The expertise of the musicians in questiona?'- as percussionists, vocalists, actors, dancers, et. ala?'- is reason enough to reserve tickets, and as the novelty of hearing western music arranged on djembes and glass bottles wears off, the precision of the performances continues to impress.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Following a highly successful run at the King's Theatre in Glasgow in February 2018, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will return to the city next year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Kickoff your holiday season with AC Ballet's It's A Shore Holiday. It's A Shore Holiday blends classical and contemporary dance set to beloved holiday tunes. This a?oeRadio City-esquea?? review will feature the AC Ballet Professional company along with live singers and a six piece band. This fan favorite production allows those who may never entertain the idea of going to the ballet a chance to see for themselves what it's like. Phyllis Papa, AC Ballet's Artistic Director can attest to that.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company has just extended the company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which now continues through November 17, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 24, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 6, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) has continued its 2019 Season with William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' Directed by Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of the prestigious Acting Company in NYC, the show will be on the Madison stage through Sunday, November 17. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Bonnie J. Monte, the Artistic Director of STNJ about 'Romeo and Juliet' and her highly acclaimed Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Brian Brooks Moving Company: Immersive Technology, on Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Rehearsals are well underway for Before I Was A Bear, Eleanor Tindall's darkly comic reimagining of Greek Mythology for a slut shamed generation, coming to The Bunker.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
James Duke Walker, who won a string of acting awards for his film debut in the independent short thriller Roadside Assistance, will play the leading role of NYPD police office Val Johnson in the staged reading production of Dennis McIntyre's controversial police drama Split Second which comes to the New Vibe Lounge, Rockville Centre on Sunday November 17 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Brian Brooks Moving Company: Immersive Technology, on Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Skivvies will be performing their holiday show I TOUCH MY ELF at Joe's Pub 12/3 at 9:30. Tickets at joespub.com. Special guests for the show are two time Tony Award Winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberley Kaye, Tom Berklund, Marti Gould Cummings, Jonah Platt, Natalie Joy Johnson, David Perlman, Natalie Weiss, Kevin Zak, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Juson Williams and The Inspirational Chorus.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with a vividly theatrical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's novels, Hard Times. Dickens's tale of love, loss, and circus folk is set against the backdrop of Industrial Revolution England. This clever version, in which four actors play dozens of characters, has not been seen in Washington for over two decades!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Camerata New York to present full Messiah with St. Jean Baptiste Festival Chorus and top soloists in St. Jean Baptiste Church, SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 7:30PM Camerata New York, now in its 19th year, kicks off the holiday season with the glorious and eternal masterpiece, Handel's Messiah.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
EPIC Players Inclusion Company announced their final production of 2019, a neuro-inclusive adaptation of Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. The production runs December 6 - 15 at HERE's mainstage in SoHo. Opening night is slated for December 6.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Today, the Evening Standard announces the 2019 shortlist for the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in association with Michael Kors. Across nine award categories, the shortlist features the biggest names and emerging talents from the London stage over the last twelve months. Among the contenders are some strong commercial hits that have transferred or are about to move onto the West End or Broadway a?' including Betrayal, Death of a Salesman, Fiddler on the Roof, The Son and Sweat.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Salt Lake Acting Company--Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre--presents the world premiere of FORM OF A GIRL UKNOWN by Charly Evon Simpson from October 16 through November 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Rough Magic in a co-production with Kilkenny Arts Festival bring a new staging of one of Shakespeare's most romantic comedy dramas, Much Ado About Nothing, on the road this month. This hilarious comedy of gleaming wit and linguistic fervor that gleefully undermines the seriousness of romance, a production which recently premiered at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019. The play comes to The Everyman, Cork, November 12th and 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back! Bringing hundreds of teenagers from ten area high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
The Resident Theatre at Edge of the Wood presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Janet Munsil's fast-paced adaptation of the beloved romantic comedy, in their space at the Edgebrook Community Church, November 8-23.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE on Monday, November 18. Directed by LA Williams, the free sit-down run of MEASURE FOR MEASURE follows a three-week tour to the five boroughs that brought Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. MEASURE FOR MEASURE will run through Sunday, December 8 with an official press opening on Friday, November 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from January 8 - February 9, 2020. In this incredible one-woman performance, actress Eileen DeSandre* embodies media personality Dr. Ruth in a tell-all reflection of her extraordinary life. Becoming Dr. Ruth is presented in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial and Resource Center of Central Florida through the generous support of Jim and Valeria Shapiro. 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 - Nov 14, 2019
Trinity Rep continues its 2019-20 Season with the behind-the-scenes dramatic comedy Fade by Tanya Saracho. Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo, the show features guest artist Elia Saldana as Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist who just accepted her first job writing for television, where her ambition might make her betray everything she thought she valued. Opposite Saldana is resident acting company member Daniel Duque-Estrada as Abel, an ex-Marine working as a janitor at the station who has more to his story than meets the eye. Fade runs December 5, 2019 a?" January 5, 2020, with press opening on Monday, December 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $27. More information can be found at www.TrinityRep.com/fade.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Charlotte's Off Broadway (Anne Lambert, producer) will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Confidence (and The Speech), a new play, written by Susan Lambert Hatem and directed by Hannah Ryan (Hamilton, An American in Paris) for a limited engagement at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Laguna Playhouse has announced its annual holiday sensation returns and chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire with THE SKIVVIES: I TOUCH MY ELF. THE SKIVVIES: I TOUCH MY ELF will perform two performances only - Monday, December 16 & Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30pm at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Tickets are on sale now to San Francisco Ballet's 2020 Repertory Season, starting January 21 with Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella, set to Sergei Prokofiev's score, at the War Memorial Opera House. The 2020 Season continues through May with two additional story ballets: George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (March 6a?"15) and Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet (May 1a?"10). Tickets to the 2020 Repertory Season start at $29.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Robyn Kerr gives us a lesson on the Voting Rights Act.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH), takes audiences on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to offer in Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performances run from November 23rd - December 22nd in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he cast includes Tarah Flanagan and Alex Brightwell in alternating performances. Tickets range from $25-$97 and can be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000 or online at clevelandplayhouse.com. Cleveland Play House is proud to recognize sponsors Anne Marie and Bill Warren, and Nancy Hancock Griffith.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Revel in visions of sugar plums dancing in your mind after a captivating family performance of The Nutcracker by the world famous, UNESCO-protected Salzburg Marionette Theatre at Flushing Town Hall. The Theatre is traveling all the way from Austria to entertain Queens audiences of all ages on Wednesday, December 4.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for the world premiere of Swive [Elizabeth]. Created by award-winning writer Ella Hickson and award-winning director Natalie Abrahami, and designed by Ben Stones, this new play will shine candlelight on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit http://darrencriss.me/BuffaloBway or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Midsommer Flight's popular perennial intimate production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, performed alley style amid the flowers of the Lincoln Park Conservatory's beautiful Show House Room, will return with a new cast for its fifth year. Performances will be December 5 a?" 22, 2019. Midsommer Flight company member Dylan S. Roberts, who earned raves for his staging of the company's 2017 production, will return to helm the 2019 edition.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which is entering its 85th year, today announced the casts for the 2020 season, featuring some of the most beloved performers from OSF's history alongside newcomers from around the country. OSF is one of the most prominent theatre companies across the nation that have joined the Jubilee, a yearlong nationwide commitment by theatres to feature work generated by those who have traditionally been excluded from or marginalized by the theatre industry. Five Shakespeare plays staged as four productions, alongside two new plays inspired by him, take the Festival's stages in 2020. Two more commissions from OSF's multi-decade commissioning program American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle will also premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Check out the current standings in the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards and cast your vote!