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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
The Capital Classics Theatre Company is bringing the a?oeShakespeare Book Cluba?? back to the Noah Webster Public Library in West Hartford for the sixth a?oesemestera?? of its popular group discussion series with eight months of conversations about and readings from some of Shakespeare's greatest works.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
John Wesley, actor known for parts in films such as 'Stop, Or My Mom Will Shoot', 'Martin' and 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' and the recent award-winning short film 'Second Acts' has died. He was 72.
by Rona Kelly - Sep 6, 2019
Elliot Cowan returns to the Lyrics Hammersmith for A Doll's House. Taking us through his own history with the play, Elliot also shares an insight into the vitality and vision of Gupta's adaptation, set against the backdrop of British colonialism.
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 30, 2019
The National Theatre Collection goes live today with 19 titles available worldwide in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the one-night-only, all-star benefit concert performance of the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Return to Forbidden Planet, a musical of Shakespearean proportions by Bob Carlton. The 2019-'20 Season kick-off event will take place Monday October 21st at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Alexander Carney's new play, HENSLOWE! will have its world premiere at Torn Page - the historic home of Geraldine Page and RIP Torn - located at 435 West 22nd Street, NYC. Performing October 1 -5 at 7:30 p.m. and October 6 at 2:00 p.m. $20 suggested donation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Paige Davis (a?oeTrading Spaces,a?? Chicago), Jeff Still (To Kill a Mockingbird, Oslo) and Jay Klaitz (HBO's a?oeVinyl,a?? Netflix's a?oeJessica Jonesa??) lead the cast of the reading of Vicky Vodrey's new play Hanky Panky.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company and The Anthology Group in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART will return and tour the UK in 2020. Directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). The tour begins on 18 March 2020 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the marching conflict of tradition, ceremony and the voice of an angry people. Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge is put under the lens in this subversive interpretation directed by Tamara Dahmen-O'Neill.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As race riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. How will this family keep it together as their community falls apart?
by Roy Berko - Oct 8, 2019
Sara Bruner has proven once again that she is the queen of Shakespeare staging. As she did last season with her 'The Taming of the Shrew,' her women-centric version of 'Julius Caesar,' which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theater, is creative, well-formulated and long on clear message development.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the new Spring/Summer 2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The National Youth Theatre (NYT) today announces full casting for its 2019 REP Season which opens this month with the London premiere of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Great Expectations followed by an Artificial Intelligence-inspired and female-led production of Frankenstein both at Southwark Playhouse (18 October to 30 November). A third production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, will run at the Criterion Theatre (6 December to 17 January 2020) directed by Matt Harrison working in association with Kneehigh. This year's season will also see the NYT REP stage relaxed performances for the first time and features the most number of performances ever in its seven-year history. The 2019 company of 16 actors, aged 18-25, includes newcomers Guy Clark, Ella Dacres, Natalie Dunne, Jordan Ford Silver, Jamie Foulkes, Alice Franziska, Billy Hinchliff, Jadie Hobson, Bede Hodgkinson, Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode, Julia Kass, Sarah Lusack, Jemima Mayala, Joseph Payne, Sonny Poon Tip, Raj Singh.
by Kay Kudukis - Oct 3, 2019
A Deliciously Witty, Insightful, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play that Explores the Complexities of Marriage and Friendship to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
IRT will present the World Premiere of Emily Krause's Throughoutiveness as part of the 3B Development Series December 4th through 8th. Performances will be on December 4-7 at 7:30 pm, and December 7 & 8 at 3:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Academy Award-nominated actress, Jessica Chastain, is set to make her West End acting debut in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Play That Goes Wrong brings mayhem to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts from October 31 through November 3. The Play That Goes Wrong is generously sponsored by The Club at Rockland Trust Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved plays of the late, nine-time Obie Award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director María Irene Fornés. Lileana Blain-Cruz, winner of two Obie Awards (Suzan-Lori Parks' The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole) stages the play in her TFANA directing debut, the first Off-Broadway revival of Fefu and Her Friends since American Place Theatre's 1978 staging. Fefu plays on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), November 16-December 8, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the one-night-only, all-star benefit concert performance of the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Return to the Forbidden Planet, a musical of Shakespearean proportions by Bob Carlton. The 2019-'20 Season kick-off event will take place Monday October 21st at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's first Writer-in-Residence, Debra Ann Byrd, is set to return to Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2019 with her new solo show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Deadline reports that Jessica Chastain has joined upcoming dramedy 'Losing Clementine.' Chastain plays a troubled artist.
by Andrew Child - Nov 3, 2019
Praxis Stage's Coriolanus is punk. It is metal. It is what too many theaters in Boston try to be and it succeeds in ways that should have the rest of the theatre community taking notes (or at least scrambling for tickets to their next production). Coriolanus is a late Shakespearean tragedy that follows the downfall of a Roman warrior whose aggressive nature and volatile temperament make him an unfit political leader. The show is a success because of the evidently uninhibited passions of the artists involved and the ability of the co-directors, Audrey Seraphin and Daniel Boudreau, to effectively act in accordance with their purported philosophies and priorities.
BWW Interview: Director Brian Crowe and A Christmas Carol at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ 12/4 through 12/29
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 22, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) concludes its successful 57th season with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by longtime company member Brian B. Crowe. We had an opportunity to interview Mr. Crowe about his career and the show.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Brian Cox gives us a lesson on Lyndon B. Johnson.
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
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2019-20 season with Tom Stoppard's Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and Marc Norman. Vincent Tycer will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from November 21st through November 23rd, and December 4th through December 8th, 2019. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Could Ian McKellen be headed back to Broadway? According to The New York Post, the actor says he'd consider bringing his one-man show, Ian McKellen On Stage, to the Great White Way.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Theatre Passe Muraille is proud to present the Toronto Premiere of POLY QUEER LOVE BALLAD, a breakout hit from the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival. A bold and intimate musical experience, POLY QUEER LOVE BALLAD merges slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes, while challenging conceptions about polyamory and queerness. The piece was co-created and stars Anais West and Sara Vickruck, two luminaries of the Vancouver performing arts scene, and helmed by acclaimed director Julie McIsaac. Playing November 26 to December 1, 2019 at Theatre Passe Muraille.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Victory Gardens Theater continues its 45th season with the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. A Co-World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville, How to Defend Yourself runs January 24 - February 23, 2020, with press performance on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by Andrew Child - Jan 5, 2020
You know those cartoons where the little fish is eaten by a bigger fish and then, just when you think everything is going to be fine, that fish is eaten by an even bigger fish? That kind of sums up how Molly Smith Metzler's 2017 play, Cry It Out unfolds in its new production by Apollinaire Theatre Company. The piece begins like a playwright's exercise, juxtaposing two young mothers from a New York suburb with little in common within the mutual confines of where their baby monitors can still receive signals from their respective nurseries. Through almost-realistic exchanges, we meet Lina, a rowdy, working class woman who has just had a baby boy named Max and Jessie, an upper-middle class corporate lawyer who has just given birth to a baby girl named Allison.
by Review Roundups - Jan 21, 2020
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is presenting William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, a co-production with Shakespeare Theatre Company in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Simon Godwin (Measure for Measure) returns to TFANA with a reimagining of his vibrant staging of Timon of Athens, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2018 - the first time the play had been staged with a female lead.
Patrick Page Will Lead Red Bull Theater's ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE: HOW SHAKESPEARE INVENTED THE VILLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the New York premiere of All the Devils Are Here - How Shakespeare Invented the Villain, a dazzling exploration of Shakespeare's two decade-long investigation of evil with Tony Award nominee Patrick Page. This one night only special event will take place on Monday February 24th at 7:30 PM at the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street, three blocks south of Christopher Street, just west of Seventh Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
Ian McKellen is giving fans a peek into what his life was like while working on Lord of the Rings. He took to Twitter yesterday to share a link to some journal entries, during his time working on the film franchise over 20 years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Corilanus is a story told by men for men, but what if we flipped the script and let women tell this story? In this sight specific devised piece of Shakespe, we hear from the women who have been left behind due to the cost of men's actions. Politics will always be something that we talk about and it will always be a hot button topic. In this piece we visit themes that are relevant today more than ever.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
The Old Globe's 2020 Summer Season brings to Balboa Park an extraordinarily talented group of artists who will delight audiences with their unique takes on four great works of theatre. The season incudes a classic American musical, a new adaptation of a 20th century thriller, and two of Shakespeare's masterworks on our outdoor stage.
by Andrew Child - Dec 4, 2019
In order to write about Open Theatre Project's 7th Annual Slam Boston (a series of home-grown 10 minute plays hosted at Boston Playwright's Theatre), one must first open up the discussion of the 'D' word. That's right, Boston. Let's talk about that 9-letter word that not only kills in Scrabble, but also purports to have the mystical power of selling tickets, encouraging productive conversation, and absolving institutions of the need to engage with their more inherently exclusive practices. Diversity.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Jonathan Hadary has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation for his performance as Sicinius Velutus in The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park Coriolanus. The announcement was made by Judy Rice, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, Conductor/Violinist on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard's powerfully haunting masterpiece, 'Master Harold' ... and the Boys from Jan. 18- Feb. 8 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a first and final extension of Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved plays of the late, nine-time Obie Award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director María Irene Fornés, 'arguably the most influential American dramatist whose work hasn't become a staple of the mainstream repertoire' (LA Times). Lileana Blain-Cruz, winner of two Obie Awards (Suzan-Lori Parks' The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole) stages the play in her TFANA directing debut, the first Off-Broadway revival of Fefu and Her Friends since American Place Theatre's 1978 staging. Fefu now plays on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), through December 12, 2019, with four performances added Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Thursday, December 12 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has released production images for its West End production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Matt Harrison working in association with Kneehigh and abridged by Kate Kennedy, which runs at the Criterion Theatre until 17 January 2020, with its official press matinee taking place on 10 December, marking the final production in the 2019 NYT REP Season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Elliott & Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan today announced new cast members joining Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke in the West End transfer of the highly acclaimed, sold-out Young Vic production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre from 24 October 2019.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 28, 2019
Bless our souls! The beloved Disney classic Hercules is getting a stage adaptation courtesy of The Public Theater! The production runs from August 31st to September 8th at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. To prepare you to go the distance with Hercules, Meg, Hades, and more, we're giving you our guide to Hercules, from the movie's history to a look at the cast including Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents Donald Margulies' Tony Award Nominee, Time Stands Still. This production will be directed by Nicole Ricciardi, who helmed last seasons critically-acclaimed production of Creditors by August Strindberg, and the 2017 sell-out 4000 Miles. Time Stands Still marks the second time the Company produces a play by Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. This compelling drama runs from September 13 to October 13 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Bard on the Beach announced today that as a result of popular demand, it has added seven performances of the provocative war story Coriolanus to its 30th Anniversary Season. The closing night performance of this immersive, cutting-edge play will now be Saturday, September 21.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents a one-time-only performance of Julius Caesar directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, who was recently honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Shakespeare Theatre Association.