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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014
Theatre of Europe, a new UK producing company programming Europe's most innovative theatre directors in the English language, today announced the first artists with whom it will be working on six new productions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013
Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance tonight, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013
'Bah!' by popular demand! Faction of Fools Theatre Company brings back the 2013 nominee for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013
'Bah!' by popular demand! Faction of Fools Theatre Company brings back the 2013 nominee for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The show runs tonight, Nov 29 - Dec 22.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015
Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews today May 8, 2015, opens today, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held today, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014
Ballast Theatre is proud to present Marriage by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Howard Coyler a tthe Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. The production will run Tuesday 24 June - Saturday 12 July at 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014
Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theatre company, announces the publication of three play collections as part of its Master Works short play festival. This is the seventh time that Commedia Beauregard has held the festival, which translates paintings to the stage, but the first time the plays will be available in print. The new scripts include works based on the paintings of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Degas. This year's offering, Master Works: The Degas Plays will also be performed at the Den Theatre for one weekend only -- today, May 29th through June 1st, 2014. Shows are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014
Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theatre company dedicated to producing plays in translation, announces the return of its short play festival of paintings turned into original works for the stage. Master Works: The Degas Plays will be presented at the Den Theatre for one weekend only -- May 29th through June 1st, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014
Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theatre company, announces the publication of three play collections as part of its Master Works short play festival. This is the seventh time that Commedia Beauregard has held the festival, which translates paintings to the stage, but the first time the plays will be available in print. The new scripts include works based on the paintings of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Degas. This year's offering, Master Works: The Degas Plays will also be performed at the Den Theatre for one weekend only -- May 29th through June 1st, 2014. Shows are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015
Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014
Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theatre company dedicated to producing plays in translation, announces the return of its short play festival of paintings turned into original works for the stage. Master Works: The Degas Plays will be presented at the Den Theatre for one weekend only -- May 29th through June 1st, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014
Faction of Fools Theatre Company and NextStop Theatre Company are proud to announce their upcoming co-production of PINOCCHIO!, a new adaptation of Carlo Collodi's beloved tale about a marionette's journey to become a real boy, running today, March 8-30, 2014 at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon. Written and Directed by Paul Reisman, this production will be the first collaboration by the two DC area theatre companies, as well as Faction's first play specifically geared toward young audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014
Jena Malone and Lem Jay Ignacio, aka The Shoe, first met at a Christmas carol party at the Mandrake in Los Angeles, California in 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015
KIT- Kairos Italy Theater, the foremost Italian company in New York, will host a fundraising gala "Potions & Passions," featuring renowned Italian playwright Mario Fratti (Nine) as Guest of Honor. The event will be held at the Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside, 647 Columbus Avenue, NY, NY on Wednesday, April 8th 2015, at 6:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015
Drayton Arms Theatre today announces the cast for Oriel Theatre Company's production of Oliver Michell's new play The Tulip Tree. Antonio Ferrara directs Piers Hunt (Paul Verrell), Alexander Shenton (J. Enoch Powell), Helen Reuben (Barbara Kennedy) and Peter Wicks (Edward Campion). The play opens on Thursday 2 April, with previews from 31 March and runs until 25 April.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014
Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014
Ballast Theatre is proud to present Marriage by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Howard Coyler a tthe Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. The production will run tonight, 24 June - Saturday 12 July at 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm.
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015
London's UNION THEATRE will produce the World Premiere of a brand new British Musical - DUNCTON WOOD - playing now through 20th June 2015. Already acclaimed for innovative revivals and reinventions of well-known pieces and rarities, the Union Theatre now produces this ambitious work staged by award-winning director Michael Strassen. Click below to watch a just-released trailer for the musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015
Following their hit holiday show A Klingon Christmas Carol, Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present the return of its wildly popular dark comedy BARD FICTION, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's cult film classic Pulp Fiction, written by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the collaborative efforts of the Pulp Bard Wiki and directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. BARD FICTION will play July 10 - August 2, 2015 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.cbtheatre.org or by calling the box office at (312) 487-1893. The press opening is Friday, July 10 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin tonight, July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015
Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its sixth season of progressive classics.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015
Following their hit holiday show A Klingon Christmas Carol, Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present the return of its wildly popular dark comedy BARD FICTION, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's cult film classic Pulp Fiction, written by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the collaborative efforts of the Pulp Bard Wiki and directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. BARD FICTION plays now through August 2, 2015 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for new photos of the cast onstage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015
Following their hit holiday show A Klingon Christmas Carol, Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present the return of its wildly popular dark comedy BARD FICTION, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's cult film classic Pulp Fiction, written by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the collaborative efforts of the Pulp Bard Wiki and directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. BARD FICTION will play tonight, July 10 - August 2, 2015 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015
Following their hit holiday show A Klingon Christmas Carol, Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present the return of its wildly popular dark comedy BARD FICTION, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's cult film classic Pulp Fiction, written by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the collaborative efforts of the Pulp Bard Wiki and directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. BARD FICTION will play tonight, July 10 - August 2, 2015 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014
The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014
Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015
Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015
Due to overwhelming demand, A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Accidentally, Like a Martyr, written by Grant James Varjas and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray and featuring Ensemble Members Steve Haggard, and Doug Vickers with David Cerda, Layne Manzer, Luce Metrius, Troy West and Dominique Worsley The production now runs January 15 - March 15, 2015, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014
Faction of Fools Theatre Company and NextStop Theatre Company are proud to announce their upcoming co-production of PINOCCHIO!, a new adaptation of Carlo Collodi's beloved tale about a marionette's journey to become a real boy, running March 8-30, 2014 at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon. Written and Directed by Paul Reisman, this production will be the first collaboration by the two DC area theatre companies, as well as Faction's first play specifically geared toward young audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013
Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theatre company dedicated to producing plays in translation, continues its season of Sex and Sorcery with a new translation of Machiavelli's The Mandrake, presented at the Raven Theatre Complex this January 11 through February 9.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013
The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013
Three adaptations by Howard Colyer have been staged at the Jack in the last eighteen months - KAFKA V KAFKA, TROJAN WOMEN and MANDRAKE. Now Ballast Theatre are staging three of his original plays in one show. Love, hope, doubt, betrayal and anguish - three original plays all short and sharp: NEVER HAVE I EVER SEEN MOUNT FUJI, a love affair directed by Sarah Marr. CONFERENCE CALL, a ghost story, directed by Scott Le Crass. NOTHING ELSE EVER, a confession, directed by Sarah Marr.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015
Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013
Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013
A Red Orchid Theatre announces new performance dates for its smash-hit production of Sam Shepard's Simpatico, directed by ensemble member Dado and featuring ensemble member Michael Shannon. Due to high ticket demand, the production is now extended through Sunday, September 15, 2013 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Tickets for the three-week extension are now on sale through the box office, (312) 943-8722 and www.aredorchidtheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014
Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave. one block south of W. 3rd St.)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015
KIT- Kairos Italy Theater, the foremost Italian company in New York, hosts a fundraising gala 'Potions & Passions,' featuring renowned Italian playwright Mario Fratti (Nine) as Guest of Honor. The event will be held at the Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside, 647 Columbus Avenue, NY, NY tonight, April 8th 2015, at 6:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014
Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls announces that his longtime associate, Producer Steve Scott, will direct Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning, 'deliriously funny, hilariously demented' Broadway hit, in Spring 2015 (dates TBA). A loving send-up of Chekhov's greatest works, Vanya makes its Chicago premiere in the Albert Theatre as part of the Subscription series in the theater's 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' (One play is TBA.)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015
London's UNION THEATRE is to produce the World Premiere of a brand new British Musical - DUNCTON WOOD - playing 27th May to 20th June 2015. Already acclaimed for innovative revivals and reinventions of well-known pieces and rarities, the Union Theatre now produces this ambitious work staged by award-winning director Michael Strassen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater today, April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015
Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015
Following their hit holiday show A Klingon Christmas Carol, Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present the return of its wildly popular dark comedy BARD FICTION, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's cult film classic Pulp Fiction, written by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the collaborative efforts of the Pulp Bard Wiki and directed by Artistic Director Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. BARD FICTION will play July 10 - August 2, 2015 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.cbtheatre.org or by calling the box office at (312) 487-1893. The press opening is Friday, July 10 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015
Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.