King Lear


HSA Theatre

(New York, NY)
645 St. Nicholas Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Today the Award-Winning Titan Theatre Company announced two new additions to their leadership team. Effective immediately, Analiese Puzon and Marcus D. Johnson will join the company's staff. Puzon as General Manager & Johnson as an Artistic Associate.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Beck Center for the Arts is ecstatic to announce Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, The Muppet Movie, Finding Nemo, and Actors' Equity Association member/AEA),  will play the role of Shelley a?oeThe Machinea?? Levene in Beck Center for the Arts' production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. William Roudebush, a former Artistic Director of Beck Center directs this production of Glengarry Glen Ross, 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner and 2005 Tony Award Winner for Revival Play. The New York Times states, a?oe'Glengarry' was built for speed. Much of the beauty of this play comes from its revved-up rhythms.a??
by Gil Kaan - Jul 26, 2019
The California premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN, launches A Noise Within's 2019-2020 season August 11, 2019. Much in-demand director Michael Michetti helms Michael Manuel as The Creature and Kasey Mahaffy as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, presenting Shelley's tale from the atypical perspective of The Creature. Having seen Kasey in ANW's stunning MAN OF LA MANCHA and the hysterical NOISES OFF, I jumped at the chance to interview this talented actor/performer.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Playwright and novelist ?-dön von Horváth is one of the foremost German language writers. His last novel, Youth Without God, written in 1937, is his message from the past written to the future - a shocking evocation of life under fascism. It is brought to The Coronet Theatre stage by multi award-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Smith Street Stage will present its first full-length off-Broadway show in September with Lear's Shadow, an original adaptation by Ms. Hopkins of Shakespeare's King Lear. Directed by Beth Ann Hopkins with original music by Elliot Roth, Lear's Shadow will perform September 5th through 22nd at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theater at the A.R.T./New York Theatres on West 53rd St.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Headlong today announce the full cast for Hedda Tesman which will receive its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre before playing at The Lowry, Salford.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Michelle Collins will star as Marion in the first major revival of Chloë Moss's play HOW LOVE IS SPELT, which opens at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 4th September and runs until Saturday 28th September, with a national press night on Friday 6th September.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Diane Fletcher and Rachel Pickup, will lead the cast in Tom Littler's production of Somerset Maugham's For Services Rendered, the opening play of Jermyn Street Theatre's Memories Season. Diane Fletcher, who plays Charlotte Ardsley, is best known for creating the role of Elizabeth Urquhart opposite Ian Richardson in the BBC series House of Cards. Her career includes leading roles at The National Theatre, The RSC, The Royal Court and on the West End stage as well as numerous television and film appearances. Rachel Pickup will play Eva. Her career encompasses roles in the West End, the RSC, On Broadway and Off Broadway, leading roles on film and television as well as many regional theatres throughout the UK and in the US. Her stage highlights include: The Merchant of Venice at The Globe Theatre and Stephen Unwin's production of Miss Julie at The Rose Theatre Kingston for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Critics' Circle Award.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Vineyard Theatre and Developing Artists will partner again to present Developing Artists' Rebel Verses, a two-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in New York City and beyond. Performances are August 8-17 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street).  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) presents Martín Zimmerman's On the Exhale July 25-August 4. First preview is July 25 at 2:00pm, and the opening is July 25 at 8:00pm. Written in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the play takes a unique look at the issues surrounding guns and gun violence in America. The production stars CTC Associate Artistic Director and Berkshire native Tara Franklin.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 22, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lion King film is on track to have the biggest opening for a Disney live action remake of an animated film!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company (Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director) has announced a limited engagement of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Under the direction of Nike Doukas, the production will feature H. Richard Greene in the title role, Mark Bramhall as Gloucester, Stephen Caffrey as Kent, and David Sussman as The Fool. Opening is set for Thursday, July 18, at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
A classic comedy is coming to Ephrata Performing Arts Center, September 5-14, 2019, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The production, directed by Kenneth Seigh (EPAC's DOUBT), will star EPAC Artistic Director Edward Fernandez in the role of Sheridan Whiteside, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Get a first look at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan. CORIOLANUS is running at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through Sunday, August 11.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2019/20 Season in advance of single tickets going on sale July 30, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
In our age of fake news, victim shaming and #metoo; and hot on the heels of recent documentaries It Happened One Night (Louis Theroux/ BBC) and Sex on Trial (Channel 4), Actually is an urgent exploration into our need for an absolute truth when faced with opposing versions; can we ever truly know what happened between two people behind closed doors?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Bristol Old Vic today announced the full cast for its major autumn production - Cyrano - directed by Tom Morris, in what amounts to a Bristol All-Stars line-up of the theatre's most charismatic actors from some of the best-loved productions of recent years, with six of the seven living in the South West.
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Celebrity presenters Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden announced the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards on July 16, 2019.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed by Christian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife team Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James reprising their roles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Getting Off: Lee Breuer on Performance with Stephen Nunns.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?" November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
John Simm and Dervla Kirwan lead the cast of Shakespeare's Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre from 21 September a?" 26 October, with a press night on 27 September. The full company joining them in Paul Miller's production are: Heider Ali (2nd Murderer), Michael Balogun (Macduff), David Burnett (1st Murderer/Menteith), Roseanna Frascona (Weird Sister), Leah Gayer (Weird Sister), Lauren Grace (Weird Sister), Stuart Laing (Banquo), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Ross), Avital Lvova (Lennox), Harry Peacock (Porter/Siward), Isabel Pollen (Lady Macduff), Christopher Ravenscroft (Duncan/Doctor), Beatriz Romilly (Malcolm) and Nathan Welsh (Donalbain), with Jacob Blazdell and Harvey McGuinness sharing the role of Fleance, and Noah Peirson and Matthew O'Shea that of Young Macduff.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 8, 2019
Jellicle cats, come one, come all! The long-awaited film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's classic musical Cats is coming to movie theaters this December, and we can barely contain our excitement to see Grizabella, Rum Tug Tugger, Old Deuteronomy, and more come to the big screen. To get you all ready to see the Jellicle Ball on screen and celebrate International Cat Day, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to behind-the-scenes info. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Waitress has today announced Andrew Boyer will join the smash hit West End musical in the role of Old Joe from 12 August. Boyer's previous credits include UK tours for Of Mice and Men and Shawshank Redemption, TV series Law & Orderand he has recently completed filming for HBO's upcoming series Avenue 5. He will take over the role from Shaun Prendergast, as previously seen as DC Holt in EastEnders and who will mark his final performance on 10 August.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.
by Christiana Rose - Aug 7, 2019
A family reunion to celebrate their late mother's birthday, unearths the truth surrounding the siblings' feelings of their past and hopes for the future.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
The opening subscription program of the New York Philharmonic's 2019a?"20 season a?" Jaap van Zweden's second season as Music Director a?" will feature Maestro van Zweden conducting the World Premiere of Philip Glass's King Lear Overture, the Philharmonic's first-ever commission of a work by Mr. Glass; Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with soprano Kelli O'Hara; and selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. The program will take place Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Lear: That Old Man I Used To Know, a new play based on Shakespeare's King Lear, will play A.R.T/New York Theatres (502 W. 53rd Street, between 10th and 11th) beginning September 5 for a limited engagement through September 22, it was announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Fresh off a run with Saratoga Shakespeare Company as the Earl of Kent in King Lear, award winning actress Vivian Nesbitt is back in rehearsal for the 10th anniversary celebration of United Solo Theatre Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Brandon Victor Dixon (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar - Emmy nominee) and Danny Hoch (a?oeShe's Gotta Have Ita??)  join the list of guest artists for REBEL VERSES, a two-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in New York City and beyond. Vineyard Theatre and Developing Artists partner again to present Developing Artists' REBEL VERSES beginning performances Thursday, August 8 through August 17 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street).   
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
A classic comedy is coming to Ephrata Performing Arts Center, September 5-14, 2019, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon.
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 6, 2019
 The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We're taking you inside the big night below!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 5, 2019
Today's top stories: Six will return to Chicago, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
One & Two Day Workshops in September and October Sponsored by Actors Movement Studio Conservatory in NYC and LA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
The aging patriarch of a royal family is beginning to show signs of dementia, and it does not bode well for his successors. Two of his daughters manipulate his affection for their own selfish ends. His youngest daughter, whose love for him is the most true, will not flatter him and will consequently be made to suffer. In the wake of his inability or unwillingness to rule as he must, two families will be thrown into turmoil that threatens to tear them apart.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Theater of War Productions today announced its 2019 fall/winter program of all-free events to be presented at diverse venues in all five boroughs of New York City and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Tony Award nominee and Elliot Norton Award winner John Douglas Thompson revives his Tony-nominated role in a staged reading of Jitney as a benefit for the Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston's newest Black theatre company. The reading will take place at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Monday, September 16 at 6:30pm. Single tickets are pay what you wish starting at $25 and can be purchased by visiting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre will kick off its 33rd Season by putting God centerstage in the sinfully funny An Act of God by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum. Seated at the staircase to Heaven, audiences will find national TV, film and comedy star Kim Wayans. The In Living Color alum, and a member of the famous Wayans family, will rule the universe in a new comedy penned by former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer Javerbaum. The play, which was a smash hit on Broadway, was based on Javerbaum's Twitter persona @TheTweetofGod, which now boasts six million followers. An Act of God is directed by BRT Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson. The show will run for 28 performances, from September 17 to October 13, 2019, with the press opening on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30pm. All performances are at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Tickets start at $43 and are available online at, at the theatre's box office, or over the phone at 215-785-0100.
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 BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Returning to its roots of staged readings, the San Diego Shakespeare Society will present William Shakespeare's tragedy 'King Lear' on September 22, 2019, directed by Thomas Haine.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Actress Vivian Nesbitt will perform her award winning solo play 'The Bark and The Tree' for The Best of the Fest Encore celebrating United Solo Festival's 10th Anniversary on Friday September 20th starting 7:30PM at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. 'The Bark & The Tree' received Best Documentary Play and Best Lighting Design for its New York premiere at United Solo in 2013. Lee Kitts directs Vivian's alternately humorous and profound journey during the play.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Tampa Repertory Theatre will inaugurate its ninth season with the Pulitzer-winning comedy-drama Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2019
Ian McKellen joined the UK tour of Les Miserables for one performance today.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents the world premiere of Buzz by Susan Ferrara, on stage September 4 a?' 15, 2019. Directed by Emmy Award-winning actor Carrie Preston, the provocative new play will be performed in an alternative space, ensuring that every performance is a unique experience for the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its Summer Music Fest series with a trip to the Great White Waya??BRT style. Back by popular demand, Broadway Summer Spectacular brings Broadway to Bristol in one sensational concert, August 15-25. It'll be an evening packed with Broadway's best from composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Leonard Bernstein. Led by Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, the program features BRT favorites Elyse Langley, Michele Sexton, Liam Snead, and Tasha Waters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Colm Feore will utter the first words on the Stratford Festival's newest stage, an echo of the inaugural performance in 1953, when Alec Guinness's opening speech in Richard III anticipated the a?oeglorious summera?? that was to come for Stratford. Feore, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor, is just one of a diverse company of accomplished actors who will present a repertory season of 15 productions in four remarkable theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Today the Award-Winning Titan Theatre Company announced that Alyssa Van Gorder will take over as the company's new Managing Director. Van Gorder will step in for Titan Co-Founder, Kevin Beebee, who will remain with the company as the President of the Advisory Board.