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BWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 28, 2018

Alice Oswald's epic re-imagining of The Iliad developed into an extraordinary theatrical event that provides intellectual nourishment, but makes great demands on its audience. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview FILAMENT at the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Ashley Fure composed Filament as a site-specific work for the opening of the Philharmonic's 2018-19 season, placing the musicians among the audience at David Geffen Hall. Listen to Fure talk about the composition below! (more...)

La MaMa Presents Coffeehouse Chronicles #149 ¬"Andrei Serban¬" With Special Guest Liev Schreiber
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

LA MAMA, the 2018 Tony Award winning theater presents, COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #149 "ANDREI SERBAN" - Saturday, September 29th at 3:00pm?at The Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th Street), in the Manhattan. (more...)

A New Perspective on HAMLET Comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

An interactive retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet comes to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in Gravedigger's Tale, October 19-28. Performances are 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Presents THE ART OF ANDRIESSEN This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The New York Philharmonic will present The Art of Andriessen, October 4-14, 2018, celebrating Music Director Jaap van Zweden's Dutch compatriot Louis Andriessen, the third recipient of The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic.  (more...)

ELECTRA Comes To National Theatre Of Greece Through 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Sophocles' ELECTRA is heading to the National Theatre of Greece, running in various locations until Sept. 19 as part of the theatre's summer tour series.  (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Starts Off 2018-19 Season With AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premiere professional regional theater, will kick off the 2018-19 season with 'An Iliad,' by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, running Oct. 20 through Nov. 4. (more...)

THE ART OF ANDRIESSEN Comes to The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Art of Andriessen starts this week at the New York Philharmonic, and two programs offer an intimate look at Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's music and influences. (more...)

David Cromer to Direct NEXT TO NORMAL in Chicago, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces casting for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit) and music directed by Andra Velis Simon. Next to Normal runs May 8 - June 16, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

This December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez. Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast, La Ruta is inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route. La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of MANSFIELD PARK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Mansfield Park, written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, and directed by Stuart Carden. Mansfield Park runs November 8 - December 16, 2018 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

Red Line Productions Announces Lineup For 2019 Season: UNLEASHED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Since September 2014 Red Line Productions have been at the forefront of reigniting the legendary Old Fitz Theatre. We have been the recipients of over 40 nominations for various awards from both the Sydney Theatre Awards and the GLUGS. (more...)

LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez and featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast. Inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route, La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John Strand's SNOW CHILD in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. On November 17t, SubCulture will present the show in a concert adaptation featuring KATE BALDWIN, MATT BOGART, FINA STRAZZA, GERARD CANONICO, SALLY MAYES and WILLIAM PARRY. (more...)

The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music Awarded to Unsuk Chin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to South Korean composer Unsuk Chin. One of the world's largest new-music prizes, the Kravis Prize includes $200,000 and a commission to write a work for the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Chin's new orchestral work will receive its World Premiere by the Philharmonic in a future season. Funding for the Kravis Prize comes from a $10 million gift to the New York Philharmonic in 2009 by Henry R. Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josee, for whom the Prize is named. Past Prize winners include Henri Dutilleux, Per Norgard, and Louis Andriessen. (more...)

ASKING FOR IT Playwright Brings World Premiere Of WHAT I CALL HER To Crow's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

One year after the sold-out run of Asking For It, playwright Ellie Moon returns to Crow's Theatre with her sophomore play What I call her, directed by Sarah Kitz (winner of Crow's Theatre's 2017 RBC Emerging Director Prize). (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Extends Through October 28th At Hunter Theater Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Hunter Theater Project at Hunter College (President, Jennifer J. Raab) announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, directed by Richard Nelson, at the Frederick Loewe Theater (E. 68th Street between Lexington and Park Ave). Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, and directed by Nelson, UNCLE VANYA began performances on Friday, September 7 and was originally scheduled to run through October 14. (more...)

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Plays Under St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

From the world's most produced playwright, William Shakespeare, comes Troilus and Cressida-a romantic tragedy gone rogue. Director Calvin Atkinson will be producing this gritty and sexy dystopian take on the Bard's tale of survival through love and war this November 15-18 at Under St. Marks Theater. (more...)

Ancient Tragedy Of Blood - HERCULES INSANE Debuts At The Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

The School of Night returns to Fringe with a new translation of a seldom produced play by the largely forgotten Roman tragedian who's influence extended across two millennia to furnish the thematic, structural and poetic blueprint for all of European Renaissance drama.  (more...)

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of THE ORIGINALIST written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. Produced by Middle Finger Production, LLC [Beth Newburger, Executive Producer] and Arena Stage and part of 59E59's Subscription Series, THE ORIGINALIST begins performances on Saturday, July 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19.  (more...)

Stephen Fry Debuts MYTHOS: A TRILOGY ¬Ė GODS. HEROES. MEN. at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Actor, comedian, writer and storyteller Stephen Fry takes to the Festival Theatre stage with Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men. During his limited engagement at the Shaw Festival, Stephen will perform each of his three shows 13 times - giving audiences 39 chances to catch this world premiere event. Helmed by the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Mythos is on stage May 24 to July 15. (more...)

CRY IT OUT Comes to Northlight, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its Season Finale concert on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The program will feature the Philharmonic's American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship recipient, German pianist Danae Dorken performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Opus 73, "Emperor."  In addition, the orchestra will perform Bernstein's Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations and close its 2017 - 2018 concert season with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Opus 100.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host his pre-concert conversation at 6:30 PM in Reynolds Hall for patrons interested in learning more about the music in the evening program. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ROOMMATE Comes to Steppenwolf This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TROJAN WAR at Prague Shakespeare Company
by Robert Sennett - May 1, 2018

The Trojan War: Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Modern English verse translation by Lillian Groag; The Trojan Women by Euripides, new English translation by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden. Directed by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Green Udden. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Roundabout's TRAVESTIES- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties begins previews tonight! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

MOUNT OLYMPUS: To Glorify The Cult Of Tragedy to Hold North American Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Belgian director Jan Fabre's monumental masterpiece, Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy (a 24-hour performance), will have its North American premiere with a one-day-only performance at NYU Skirball from Saturday, November 10 at 5pm through Sunday, November 11 at 5 pm. This is the only chance for U.S. audiences to experience Mount Olympus - there are no other performances scheduled this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. Get a first look below! (more...)

Hunter Theater Project Announces Richard Nelson's UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

 Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced today the inaugural production of the Hunter Theater Project, the New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College (E. 68th Street and Lexington Avenue), directed by Richard Nelson. Translated byRichard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. This production is the first time renowned Russian literature translators Pevear and Volokhonsky will have a work premiere in New York City, following the show's world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego, California. Previews for UNCLE VANYA begin Friday, September 7. The production runs through Sunday, October 14, with an official press opening on Sunday, September 16. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

NYU Skirball Presents the North American Premiere of MOUNT OLYMPUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Belgian director Jan Fabre's monumental masterpiece, Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy (a 24-hour performance), will have its North American premiere with a one-time-only performance at NYU Skirball from Saturday, November 10 at 5pm through Sunday, November 11 at 5 pm. This is the only chance for U.S. audiences to experience Mount Olympus - there are no other performances scheduled this year. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Helmed THE ROOMMATE Now in Rehearsals at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of THE ROOMMATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Now playing, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance. (more...)

NYU Skirball Announces 24-Hour MOUNT OLYMPUS, Return Of GATZ, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

NYU Skirball's 2018-19 season will open at midnight on September 8, 2018 with an all-night theater storytelling marathon from the U.K.'s acclaimed Forced Entertainment theater company, followed by their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare, adaptations of all 36 Shakespeare plays, starring everyday household objects. (more...)

BWW Review: AVIGNON THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents RACINE'S IPHEGENIE Directed By CHLOE DABERT
by Wesley Doucette - Jul 16, 2018

Sometimes it takes one great performance to rescue an evening of theatre. Servane Ducorps, as the enraged and heartbroken Clytemnestra, does her level best in Racine's Iphigenie, now in The Avignon Theatre Festival's Cloitre des Carmes. While it isn't quite enough to get the work over the finish line, her performance is a beacon in an otherwise self-pitying slog. (more...)

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will play at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Check Out the 2018¬Ė2019 Season Highlights for Boosey & Hawkes Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Highlights this season include world premieres from Steve Reich, Unsuk Chin, Christopher Rouse, and Louis Andriessen, as well as major stage productions from Tod Machover and Meredith Monk. (more...)

Theater For The New City To Present ARENDT-HEIDEGGER: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the 1920's, they had a passionate affair. In the 1930's, Heidegger became an ardent Nazi while Arendt became an ardent Zionist. Nevertheless, after the war, they still continued to correspond and to meet. Douglas Lackey dramatizes their relationship in 'Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story,' a five-character play to be presented by Theater for the New City from September 27 to October 14. Its dialogue and action go beyond known facts, but everything in the play is consistent with them. Alexander Harrington directs. (more...)

Conejo Players Theatre Presents IS HE DEAD?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2018

The penultimate Mainstage production of Conejo Players Theatre's 60th Anniversary Season kicks off September 14, when the hilarious romp Is He Dead? takes to the CPT stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Writers Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Conejo Players Theatre Presents Mark Twain's IS HE DEAD?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

The penultimate Mainstage production of Conejo Players Theatre's 60th Anniversary Season kicks off September 14, when the hilarious romp Is He Dead? takes to the CPT stage. (more...)

Ars Minerva Presents the Modern World Premiere of 1738 Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Ars Minerva, a five-year-old nonprofit acclaimed for its resurrections of forgotten operas from the Italian Baroque, has announced its fall presentation: Giovanni Porta's IFIGENIA IN AULIDE, which runs for two nights only, November 30 to December 1, at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden To Lead Conrad Tao World Premiere and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Conrad Tao's Everything Must Go, commissioned by the Philharmonic, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Begins Tenure as Music Director with Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Jaap van Zweden will begin his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic with his inaugural Opening Gala Concert, New York, Meet Jaap, Thursday, September 20, 2018. The program will feature the World Premiere of Ashley Fure's Filament, commissioned by the Philharmonic for the occasion; Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring; and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major with Daniil Trifonov as soloist. (more...)

Heroic Opera Presents ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Hailed as 'The First Freudian Opera', Elektra is a tale of murder, betrayal, desperation, and the desire for vengeance that can consume us all. Richard Strauss' bloody masterpiece is brought to life by Vancouver's Heroic Opera Company with music that is powerful, raw, and jarring, and has been met with acclaim and controversy the world over. (more...)

CRY IT OUT Comes to Northlight, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its Season Finale concert on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The program will feature the Philharmonic's American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship recipient, German pianist Danae Dorken performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Opus 73, "Emperor."  In addition, the orchestra will perform Bernstein's Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations and close its 2017 - 2018 concert season with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Opus 100.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host his pre-concert conversation at 6:30 PM in Reynolds Hall for patrons interested in learning more about the music in the evening program. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere Of THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, concludes its 2017/18 season with the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse production of The Originalist by John Strand, directed by Molly Smith with Associate Director Seema Sueko, and featuring Edward Gero as Antonin Scalia. The Originalist runs May 10 - June 10, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Sitting Shotgun Presents IN THE TENT OF THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The final production in SITTING SHOTGUN's inaugural season, In the Tent of the King, is a classically structured Greek play written, conceptualized, and created from a contemporary point of view. The play highlights the divide between the Trojan civilians and the Greek army in the wake of the Trojan War, questioning the equity of being human in a post-war setting, asking the essential question, 'Can a good person do evil things?' (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. (more...)

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