As You Like It

by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Classic Spring presents A Woman of No Importance which embarks on a UK tour this Autumn, following its success in London's West End.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Watford Palace Theatre today announce full cast for Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight. Richard Beecham directs Hannah Hutch (Nancy), Sandra James-Young (Elizabeth), Jasmine Jones (Jack Manningham), Tricia Kelly (Inspector Rough) and Sally Tatum (Bella Manningham). The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 6, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues its 57th season with William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It.' Directed by long-time company member Paul Mullins, this timeless love story has captivated audiences for centuries. had the pleasure of interviewing Safiya Kaijya Harris who plays Rosalind in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of the Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award Winner, American Underground by Brent Askari.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Folger Theatre opens the 2019/20 season with 1 Henry IV, Shakespeare's richly layered coming-of-age tale of power, rebellion, honor, and redemption. The production is directed by Rosa Joshi (co-founder of Seattle's upstart crow collective theater company in Seattle; Henry V and As You Like It at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), who makes her DC directorial debut at the Folger.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director & CEO Brett Sheehy today unveiled MTC's 2020 Season, a suite of plays that will ignite imaginations, challenge preconceptions and enrich lives throughout the country.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues its 57th season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with William Shakespeare's As You Like It. Directed by long-time company member Paul Mullins, this timeless love story with a witty heroine at its center, has captivated audiences for centuries. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Launching its first production of the 2019-2020 season, Creative Cauldron presents the regional premiere of the Off-Broadway sellout smash hit Disenchanted! Set in the present-day, a posse of storybook princesses, led by Snow White, ditch the damsels-in-distress diatribe and tell some hilarious truths about those so-called a?oehappily-ever-aftera?? endings. Serving up the irresistible songs and wit of playwright, composer, and lyricist Dennis T. Giacino is the critically acclaimed team of director Matt Conner, musical director Elisa Rosman, Scenic and Costume Designer Margie Jervis, and Lighting Designer Lynn Joslin. The production will run through October 27 at Creative Cauldron, 410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA. Performances are Thursdays at 8:00PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 8:00PM, and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:00PM. Press night for Disenchanted is Saturday, October 5 at 8:30 pm. PLEASE RSVP BY SEPT 30.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Casting is today announced for Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories which is set to play a strictly limited engagement at The Ambassadors Theatre from Thursday 3rd October 2019 until Saturday 4th January 2020. Simon Lipkin, performing as Professor Goodman, Garry Cooper playing Tony Matthews, Preston Nyman, appearing as Simon Rifkind and Richard Sutton, playing Mike Priddle, all reprise their celebrated Lyric Hammersmith Theatre roles in Ghost Stories most terrifying West End transfer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announces further details for the world première of Bethan Marlow's Mold Riots, which will see a community and professional cast bring one of Wales' forgotten dark days to life on the streets of Mold in a large-scale promenade production with locations including Mold Town Council Chamber, Mold cattle market and St Mary's Church. Katie Posner directs Gethin Alderman (Robat), Lauren Fitzpatrick (Margaret), Amy Forrest (Ailis), and Kai Owen (David), alongside a community cast of over 100 from ages 7 to 87, including 30 children.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
After more than six years of artistic vision Griffin Theatre Company's Artistic Director Lee Lewis will depart to take the helm at Queensland Theatre, leaving behind a lasting and powerful legacy.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 20, 2019 enjoyed the opportunity to interview Ben Jacoby who plays Orlando in 'As You Like It' currently being performed through 9/29 at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents Paula Vogel's Tony-award-winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theatre, INDECENT (September 26 a?" October 20 | Walker Farm), Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm. Select Thursday performances.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019
Amit Gour's successful Israeli one-man show, 'My Life - the Musical', was chosen to present its US debut performance, as part of the 'United Solo Theater Festival'. The show will perform in English on Sunday, November 10th, at 19:30 at Theatre Row.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will go on sale to the public Sunday, Oct. 6.  The season includes:  the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of the new musical THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, MY FAIR LADY, SIX and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2019
The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey welcomes the fall season with a show that is a real crowd pleaser. William Shakespeare's treasured romantic comedy, 'As You Like It' is now being performed through September 29. The show features excellent direction with clever touches by Paul Mullins and a cast that is ideal in their roles.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Strange Bird Productions presents '2020: A Fantasy', a new dark comedy by Raven Petretti starting October 16th at Theatre 54. Ken Wolf directs Gabrielle Wagner* and Timothy Babcock* in a satirical look at the relationship of a married couple with opposing political views as the contentious upcoming election approaches. *(Member of Actors Equity)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
La MaMa in association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative announce their exciting cast for new cli-fi eco-feminist fable OTHER THAN WE, written and directed by Karen Malpede. It is their first play to take place in the future and an utterly original work from Theatre Three Collaborative. Other Than We will play a two-week limited engagement at The Downstairs at La MaMa (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin Thursday, November 21st and continue through Sunday, December 1st, 2019. Opening Night is Saturday, Nov 23rd at 7:00pm. $25 tickets at
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 70th season with Anton Chekhov's a?oeThe Cherry Orcharda?? adapted by Jean-Claude van Itallie. John Miller-Stephany will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 3rd through October 13th, 2019. For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Dirty Words was born in the fast and loose crucible that is Alexander Upstairs' own monthly experimental platform, Play Things. Immediately it became a cult sensation. Filthy, Explicit and incredibly funnya?? Dirty Words pulls back the covers on erotica, chat sex, dirty talk and naughty sexy grammar. In seven sketches Maggie and Sanda turn up the raunch, slipping in sexy tongue twisters and burlesque shenanigans.
by Gary Naylor - Sep 12, 2019
Gary Naylor reflects on ten years as a BroadwayWorld reviewer.
by Jay Irwin - Sep 12, 2019
Equity. Joy. Imagination. These were the words conveyed to us by Angie Kamel, the Director of Public Works at the Seattle Rep, before the opening performance of Public Works' production of “As You Like It”. And as with their inaugural production of “The Odyssey” back in 2017, those words say it all. Bringing together people from all walks of life across Seattle, professionals and non-professionals alike, to tell a story in such a positive way brings joy and imagination to life in the most equitable way possible.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
On Friday, August 30, the theatre community lost dramaturg Robert Blacker, who passed away suddenly at the age of 71. Longtime collaborator Des McAnuff, who worked with Blacker at La Jolla Playhouse and Stratford Shakespeare Festival, writes a tribute to his friend below:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will present 'Romeo and Juliet,' directed by Lukas Raphael, September 21, 2019 at 4:00pm as part of the 2019 Michael Chekhov Festival in Ridgefield. This is the 11th year of the festival and the fourth year New York's The Drilling Company has joined with The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival to bring FREE Shakespeare to Ballard Park. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare production, a popular New York summer institution, is now in its 15th year. Its concept a?' presenting Shakespeare plays with a 'poor theater' aesthetic in a working parking lot a?' is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. The Drilling Company, led by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy, has produced the attraction since 2005.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Rona Munro's revised version of the seminal gothic horror novel places 18-year-old writer Mary Shelley amongst the action, as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Hackney Showroom today announce the full cast for the world première of for all the women who thought they were Mad by Zawe Ashton. Associate Director of Hackney Showroom's Jo McInnes directs Layo-Christina Akinlude (Angela), Mina Andala (Joy), Jennifer Dixon (Kim), Joy Elias-Rilwan (Margaret), Jumoké Fashola (Ruth), Michael Fitzgerald (Boss/Doctor), Janet Kumah (Rose), with Elena Coleman, Chiamara Nwosu and Rae Ann Quayle sharing the role of Nambi. The production opens at Stoke Newington Town Hall on 17 October, with previews from 14 October, and runs until 9 November a?" marking Hackney Showroom's a new partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to bring theatre to Stoke Newington Town Hall.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Slave Play, the acclaimed new work by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, is on its way to making its Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
With Friday 30 August marking both Frankenstein Day and Mary Shelley's 222nd birthday, the cast of the Belgrade Theatre's forthcoming co-production of Frankenstein have been marking the occasion by paying a visit to one of the author's old haunts.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Samford University's School of the Arts features a variety of theatre, dance and opera performances throughout the year, allowing our students to gain extensive hands-on experience in live production. From set design to acting and directing, our students are involved in productions from day one.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Jonathan Demar will make his Green Room 42 debut on November 10th at 7pm with an all new version of his solo show Setting the Standard.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 27, 2019
Following last year's rousing production of Pericles, the National Theatre's Public Acts scheme has returned this summer with As You Like It. It's adapted by Shania Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics also by Taub, and directed by Douglas Rintoul. BroadwayWorld sat down with Beth Hinton-Lever, a professional actor playing Jacques, and Jackie, one of the community cast, to discuss why Public Acts is important for society today and how the 100-strong cast encourages audiences to reread Shakespeare's classic comedy in a new, dappled light.
by Fiona Scott - Aug 27, 2019
After the success of an en masse production of Pericles last year, the National Theatre has collaborated with the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to bring together a colourful and joyous large-scale musical version of Shakespeare's As You Like It as part of their Public Acts scheme.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), known as a vital home for new play development and production on the West Coast, announced Ard, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Everett Elton Bradman, Erin Gilley, and Ashley Smiley as the fourth year IGNITE FUND awardees. The IGNITE FUND awards $10,000 in total annually to support the growth of and enhance the working lives of Bay Area theater designers and technicians through a competitive grant process.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents In the Heights, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Directed by James Vasquez at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, In the Heights opens on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
David Hare's award-winning play roars to life in a provocative new site-specific staging performed in The Vaults, London's alternative subterranean venue beneath Waterloo Station, running from Friday 13 September - Sunday 17 November, with a press night on Thursday 19 September. Casting has been announced for the first major revival of The Permanent Way, which first had an award-winning run in York and then at the National Theatre in 2003
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
A NEW adaptation of the Gothic masterpiece Frankenstein comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with the world premiere of House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar as part of their New Classics Initiative; playing now through September 8, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, August 14. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Casting kicks off with the first announcement for The Boy in the Dress, the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) new musical which runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 8 November.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
While the 30th season of Bard on the Beach continues until September 21, Artistic Director Christopher Gaze has just announced the lineup for the Festival's 31st Season, which will run from June 11 to September 26, 2020. It includes the most popular play in Bard's history, plus a thrilling historical drama, a music-filled Jazz Age romance and a provocative contemporary play based on Milton's Paradise Lost.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the 30th consecutive NYC original Shakespearean Pub Crawl: ShakesBEER turns 30! on September 7 & 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
During this year's Season Release Bash at Park & Field, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Emjoy Gavino announced The Gift Theatre's 2020 Season will include: a revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN; the Chicago premiere of Naomi Iizuka's drama AT THE VANISHING POINT, directed by Lavina Jadhwani; and the world premiere of Jennifer Rumberger's drama THE LOCUSTS, commissioned and developed by The Gift.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the full cast for the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier. Samuel West directs original cast members Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Joe Bannister (Lord Osborne), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson), Cat White (Miss Osborne) and Laurence Ubong Williams (Tom Musgrave), who are joined by Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), with Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard for the run at the Menier. The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. The production opens at the Menier on 30 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 16 November.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its 39th summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of a?oeVictor/Victoria,a?? September 11 - 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 - $57, are on sale now online at or by phone by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater closes its 2019 summer season with Macbeth by William Shakespeare and directed by Victor Malana Maog playing September 18 through October 13, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. 
by Marianka Swain - Aug 20, 2019
Steph Parry's previous work includes 42nd Street, Mamma Mia!, Wicked and Billy Elliot. Her current project is the immersive theatrical dining experience Mamma Mia! The Party, which begins at The O2 on 29 August.