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BWW REVIEW: The Listies' Comic Take On Shakespeare THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK, A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD Returns For The School Holidays
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2018

The Listies' brand of brilliant comedy for kids and their respective adults returns to delight audiences with THE TRAGEDY OF Hamlet: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK, A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD.  (more...)

Brett Michael Bullard and More Set For THE KING, THE FINAL HOURS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

The new Off-Broadway jukebox musical, The King, The Final Hours, has announced the cast for its upcoming Off Broadway engagement. The play tells the unauthorized story of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Rattlestick's NEW SONGS NOW to Feature Georgia Stitt, Lucas Steele, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for performers and post-show facilitators for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series taking place July 22 through July 26 at 7:00pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Barry Edelstein's THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Returns to the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined The Old Globe for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. This special free program celebrates TCG's newly released revised edition of Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard. (more...)

A Role By Any Other Name: Gender in Shakespeare and Making Room for Women
by Julie Musbach - Jul 7, 2018

Earlier this week news broke that Glenda Jackson, fresh from her triumphant, Tony-winning run in Three Tall Women, will next don the crown as Shakespeare's tragic monarch King Lear. Broadway is making much ado about something and understandably so. New York stages haven't seen much gender-swapped or gender-blind casting of Shakespeare, but take a peek across the pond to find a revolution of sorts in the interpretation of the Bard's work. (more...)

THE JEDI HANDBOOK Comes to Adirondack Theatre Festival's 24th Summer Season
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 7, 2018

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the nostalgia-filled dramatic comedy The Jedi Handbook. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run from July 21st-27th, with a preview on July 20th. Performances will start at 7:30pm and will include a matinee on Wednesday, July 25th. Tickets range from $34-$45 and can be purchased at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. (more...)

Proud Mary Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season - FUN HOME, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company has announced its 2018-19 Season of exciting plays. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in a rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Company Continues its 39th Season with CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 39th season of professional theater with the New England premiere of Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers' Cyrano from July 13 through August 11 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh directs this adaptation of Rostand's 1897 classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. According to Walsh, 'Cyrano, a new adaptation of the famous play by Edmond Rostand (Cyrano de Bergerac), by Brenda Withers & Jason O'Connell, is a fast-paced, contemporized version featuring a small cast breathing fresh life into this large-scale classic.  Witty, clever, insouciant and fully enjoying the poetic bravura through a modern-day lens and very approachable language, this New England premiere will be perfect for Gloucester Stage!  A beautiful tale told with panache.' (more...)

People's United Bank Presents Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo: HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

???????Bring the family for a free, outdoor day of fun! People's United Bank presents Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  This much loved annual event brings in more than 500 attendees each year and is a "thank you" to the community. This year's event will take place on Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Writer-Producer Speed Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

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The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces Cast of BOREALIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce casting and the production team for the company's season opener, Borealis. Director Monty Cole helms the professional premiere of playwright Bennett Fisher's epic adventure through the corporate guts of Big Oil. Borealis runs August 30 through October 21 at Chopin Theatre's Upstairs Theater, 1543 W. Division St., Previews begin Thursday, August 30 and play through Friday, September 7. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Students Work Together To Produce TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

A cast and creative team made up of local middle, high school and college students are dedicating their summer to producing a Pulitzer Prize-winning American masterpiece. (more...)

CAMELOT Starring Alexandra Silber Sets Shakespeare Theatre Company Box Office Record
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) today announced its current production of Lerner and Loewe's classic Tony Award-winning musical Camelot has set a box office record by becoming the top-selling show in STC's 33 year history. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Next Writer-Producer Speed Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a one-on-one networking event with commercial and indie producers, Writer-Producer Speed Date onJuly 15, 2018 with coaching sessions at 4:30pm and 5:30pm at Studios 353,353 W 48th St, NYC. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre Company Brings 10th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival to New York
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

???????New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to announce Resistance is Futile, our 10th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival, running Monday, August 6 to Saturday, August 11, 2018. The Festival performs in two programs on an alternating schedule of 4:00pm and 8:00pm, with a combined program on August 11th at 2pm and 5pm. All performances are at NPTC Studio, 458 West 37th Street (at 10th Avenue.) (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO at Cameri Theater
by Ofek Levy - Jul 2, 2018

I do not like to see Shakespeare plays. Sorry, but yes! I said it! (more...)

Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University announce the Equity cast members of Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, music by Michael Mahler and lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler. The production will run July 20 - August 5 at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the Northwestern Evanston campus. The Press Opening is Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Takes Summer Vacation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

After eight years of summer performances, Adirondack Shakespeare Company will suspend operations this season. (more...)

GRT Extends Neil Simon's RUMORS At Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Group Rep's well received production of Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York, has been extended due to critical acclaim and sold out houses. The play about five neurotic couples who gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary, goes wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. Confusions and miscommunications mount, as the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play, which opened June 15, will run through August 11th at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

The Pond Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Jaki McCarrick's THE NATURALISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Pond Theatre Company, an American home for contemporary British and Irish playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Naturalists by Irish writer Jaki McCarrick. Directed by The Pond co-founders Colleen Clinton and Lily Dorment, The Naturalists marks the professional New York debut of McCarrick, best known for her play Belfast Girls, which was developed at the National Theatre Studio in London and was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. McCarrick's play, Leopoldville, won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing. (more...)

Casting Announced For Shattered Globe's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in this rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures. (more...)

Save $30 to See Roundabout's World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's BERNARDT/HAMLET on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 16, 2018

Mark Twain wrote: 'There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.' In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. (more...)

THE WINTER'S TALE From Shakespeare's Globe To Be Broadcast In UK Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

More2Screen has announced that the Shakespeare's Globe production of the much-loved late romance The Winter's Tale will be broadcast live to over 400 cinemas across the UK, Ireland and selected European territories on Thursday 4 October 2018. (more...)

Houston Shakespeare Festival Expands Kids Days With New Partners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) is joining educational forces with Houston Public Library and Children's Museum of Houston to host HSF Kids Days. This year, families will get a chance to explore the world of theater with free Bard-inspired arts and crafts at three locations. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani, Nat Zegree, and More to Be Mentors at Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

???????Performers from Broadway's Hamilton, Mean Girls and Carousel will be among the professional mentors for the Great American Songbook Foundation's 2018 Songbook Academy, the nation's only summer youth music intensive focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood. (more...)

Presentaron El Premio Álvaro Custodio, Un Reconocimiento Que Estrecha Los Lazos De Amistad Entre México Y España
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

???????En honor al legado teatral de Álvaro Custodio, el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), por medio de la Coordinación Nacional de Teatro, y la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, a través del Centro Cultural de España en México, instauraron el Premio Álvaro Custodio a la Dirección de Escena Teatral, dotado de cien mil pesos y un reconocimiento.   (more...)

UH Alumna Makes Houston Shakespeare Festival Debut As HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

???????Playing powerful roles in Shakespeare's plays is nothing new for Shannon Hill who joined the theater at the age of nine. Since then, she has had a "fierce desire" to share her Shakespearean passion with others. (more...)

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July *** ACT1 updated (more...)

18th Annual Helpmann Awards: Act 1 Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2018

This year, for the very first time, 43 Helpmann Awards are being presented across two nights and two events in Sydney. (more...)

BWW Review: Flying Foot Forum's FRENCH TWIST Frolics at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Jul 13, 2018

Flying Foot Forum is one of the Twin Cities' most original performing companies. What they do-full evenings of original percussive dance, often with a historical or cultural jumping off point, and always with a big dose of humor-is unique. FRENCH TWIST (or parts of it) has been in their repertoire since 2008. A revival with new bits plays just through July 15 at Park Square Theatre's basement space in Saint Paul, as the company celebrates its 25th experimental season. (more...)

She L.A. Arts Festival Approaches Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Since its launch in 2015, the renowned She NYC Arts has produced 21 full-length shows from women playwrights, earning praise for its commitment to discovering and cultivating some of the best up-and-coming talent in the theatre world through its open submissions festival. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 13, 2018
by - Jul 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Shakespeare In The Parking Lot's HAMLET Comes to Clemente Parking Lot 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The Drilling Company, Hamilton Clancy Artistic Director, will present 'Hamlet,' directed by Karla Hendrick and starring Jane Bradley, for its 2018 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production. Free performances, originally scheduled for July 12 to 28, will now be presented July 19 to 28 in the Parking Lot of The Clemente, 114 Norfolk Street (E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington). The first week's performances had to be foregone due to an unfortunate miscommunication. Fortunately, the executive leadership of The Clemente stepped in and resolved the impasse with The Drilling Company and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot was able to live on. (more...)

TFANA-Commissioned TAMBURLAINE Will Open RSC's Swan Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that Gregory Doran, artistic director, Royal Shakespeare Company, has invited Michael Boyd to stage his edit of Tamburlaine, Boyd's version of Christopher Marlowe's two-part epic, Tamburlaine the Great, which will open the Swan Theatre season at the Stratford-Upon-Avon based RSC. (more...)

CHAOS/ABSOLUTE ZERO Fuses Science With Physical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Will It Productions, in association with The Players Theatre proudly presents Chaos/Absolute Zero on Monday, August 27th @ 7:30 pm and Tuesday August 28th @ 7:30 pm at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St.  W 4th St., A C E B D F M. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westport Country Playhouse Stages Comedy A FLEA IN THE EAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP will run in Westport July 10 - 28.   (more...)

Dylan Baker, Ito Aghayere, and More to Join Janet McTeer in BERNHARDT/HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced full casting for the world premiere of Bernhardt/Hamlet (more...)

The Listies Present HAMLET, PRINCE OF SKIDMARK At Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Following a huge season at Seymour Centre this school holidays, and after winning over kids and adults alike in 2016, The Listies' very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet - made especially for children and their families - comes to Riverside Theatres from August 25th to 27th. (more...)

Michael Peavoy, Robert Jackson, Alexander Bean and Anne O'Riordan Lead Octagon Theatre's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Octagon Theatre's retelling of the classic Swift novel will be enjoyed in Bolton this Summer in Queens Park from 16 - 27 August featuring familiar faces to the Octagon stage stepping out as the theatre building is closed for redevelopment. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen, Annette O'Toole, and More to Lead A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

La Femme Theatre Productions presents the revival of Tennessee William's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.After staging a string of successful co-productions with top Off-Broadway theater companies, La Femme is thrilled to debut its first solo production. (more...)

Hamlet Isn't Dead's All-Female AS YOU LIKE IT Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Hamlet Isn't Dead continues their tradition of providing excellent opportunities for all actors and audiences with their second all-female production, As You LIke It . Following last year's inspiring Henry V, this year's summer show is an alluring, acoustic adventure about equality, joy, and the freedom to pursue true love in all its forms. (more...)

BWW Review: AVIGNON THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents LA REPRISE by MILO RAU
by Wesley Doucette - Jul 10, 2018

'Milo Rau has created nothing short of a shocking success. I pray the day comes when such artistic experiences are not necessary. Though in our world of catastrophe, he offers something visceral and vital.' (more...)

Amy Tweed And Daniel Harlock Join Polka Theatre's Production Of Julia Donaldson's THE EVERYWEAR BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Full casting is today announced for Polka Theatre's production of The Everywhere Bear. Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville, directs Amy Tweed and Daniel Harlock running until 26 July. (more...)

Theatre Of Note Presents MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2018 season with the West Coast premiere of MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD, written by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Christopher Johnson. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II. (more...)

Lookingglass To Extend 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

???????Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 22 - 26, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

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