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THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre and Aurora Theatre Lead Suzi Bass Awards Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2016-2017 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 18, to patrons and industry artists. (more...)

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

Denton Community Theatre to Present RICHARD III This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

'Now is the winter of our discontent...' Denton Community Theatre (DCT) will present Richard III, by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starting Tonight in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD III at STNJ is Powerful and Enthralling
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 14, 2016

An enthralling production of William Shakespeare's 'Richard III' is onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Directed by Paul Mullins and featuring a stellar cast, the show will be performed through Sunday, November 6th. (more...)

Stone Soup Shakespeare Opens 8th Season with Staged Reading of THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Stone Soup Shakespeare starts its 8th Season with a staged reading of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Richard III on Wednesday, October 11. (more...)

BBC Documentary Series ON STAGE to Feature the Curve Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Curve takes centre stage this evening in a major new BBC documentary series. The half hour programme, which airs tonight 9th November at 7.30pm on BBC One East Midlands, will run as part of BBC's ON STAGE - a special season of programmes that celebrates British theatre and particularly focuses on the success of some of the UK's key regional theatres. (more...)

The 2017 Suzi Bass Awards Winners Announced- Full List!
by Sarah Fitts - Nov 6, 2017

The winners of the 13th Annual Suzi Bass Awards have been decided! (more...)

Naked Shakespeare Presents OATH BREAKERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Whether it be in love or war, Shakespeare's characters will promise the moon, and in their next breath take it back again. Audience members are invited to decide for themselves whether karmic justice is served when notable liars in the canon go back on their sworn words. Drawn from several plays, this Naked Shakespeare production brings together a collection of characters notoriously bending and twisting their oaths in order to suit their own personal needs. Director Michael Levine intertwines text selections from three tragedies and one comedy in this fast-moving evening of entertainment in which characters are literally shackled by their words by hooded figures moving about a shadowy dungeon-like world. Eight actors play multiple characters in an evening that visually demonstrates the rewards offered by those who are untrue. 'Oath Breakers' performs twice on Friday and Saturday on the first weekend in December in the Ballroom at Mechanics Hall. Both performances begin at 7pm. The First Friday performance is free, and Saturday's show is $10 for all ages. Visit Acorn's website at www.acorn-productions.org for more information or to order tickets. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason, in Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

Denton Community Theatre to Present RICHARD III This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

'Now is the winter of our discontent...' Denton Community Theatre (DCT) will present Richard III, by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Review Roundup: KING CHARLES III Opens on Broadway- ALL the Reviews
by Review Roundups - Nov 1, 2015

The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, is set to open on November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). Check out the reviews from the show below! (more...)

ARMS AND THE MAN Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, helmed by celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

REBATEnsemble and Theatre Off Jackson presents RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Directed by Elizabeth Wu, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III (more...)

BWW Blogs: Reactions to the 50th Anniversary Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Nominations
by David Fick - Mar 8, 2015

The Fleur du Cap nominations are out! Here are some thoughts about the nominees in each of the categories. (more...)

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF ROSES Gets Blu-ray, DVD Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The highly anticipated sequel to the BAFTA winning historical series, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of The Roses comes to Blu-ray and DVD June 21, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Coinciding with the 400 th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the three part sequel series features star-studded adaptations of Shakespeare's most celebrated plays, which have captivated audiences with their gripping tales of power and politics. (more...)

Check Out Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Weekend Update
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Below, check out highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che from the March 28th broadcast: (more...)

New Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

King Richard III was finally laid to rest this month with suitable pomp and majesty in Leicester Cathedral. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Read Original Poem at Reinterment Service of King Richard III
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Oscar nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is believed to be a distant relative of the royal, will read a specially-written poem for the event. (more...)

Curve Community Groups to Perform as Part of Richard III Reinternment at Leicester Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

On Friday 27 March, more than 70 performers from the local community will celebrate the reinterment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, by performing an original piece of theatre devised by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and choreographer Mel Knott, as part of the Service of Reveal of the Tomb and Celebration for King Richard III. (more...)

Synetic Theater Announces 18/19 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Synetic Theater Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili unveils the 2018/19 Season, continuing the successful installation of 'Synetic Family Theater' and 'New Voice Series,' while producing two popular Shakespeare plays. Theater That Moves promises to move audiences young and old while showcasing Synetic's powerhouse visual storytelling. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/30/2016 - Vineyard Luncheon, Idina on THE TALK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

Today's big news: Colman Domingo hosts today's Emerging Artists Luncheon at the Vineyard, and Idina Menzel co-hosts on THE TALK! (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directs And Adapts A New Stage Version Of Shakespeare's Greatest Villain In WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. The production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTH'S RICHARD III - Gloriously Reborn
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 18, 2018

Recreated from John Wilkes Booth's personal prompt book, The Hidden Room in conjunction with The Harry Ransom Center present a hybrid version of RICHARD III that hasn't been seen on stage since 1864. Gloriously reborn from the pages of history, this is the villain king like you've never seen him before. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY VI: THE WARS OF THE ROSES, PART 2 at Cincinnati Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Official: SUNSET BOULEVARD, SCROOGE Coming to the Curve in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Following Curve's most successful Christmas season on record, with Grease and The Twits entertaining over 65,000 people to date, we are delighted to announce two new Made at Curve productions for Autumn & Winter 2017 : Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black & Christopher Hampton's Sunset Boulevard 16 - 30 September 2017 and Leslie Bricusse's family musical Scrooge 18 November 2017 - 7 January 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Starz Original Limited Series THE WHITE PRINCESS
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated STARZ Original Limited Series  THE WHITE PRINCESS – a follow-up to the Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries “The White Queen” (more...)

Prestigious 50th Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Announces Nominees of the 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The nominees for the prestigious 50th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, to be presented at a glamorous function on Sunday 15 March at 18:00 at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town, have been announced in Stellenbosch today. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Horse Trade Kicks Off 9th Annual FRIGID Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Horse Trade Theater Group will present the 9th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) andUNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) today, February 18-March 8. (more...)

2015 FRIGID New York Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 2/18-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

FRIGID New York at Horse Trade will present the 9th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 18 - March 8. (more...)

Miranda Hart To Make West End Stage Debut As Miss Hannigan In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017.  Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to its Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

Stage Harbor and IRT Theater Present THIS ENGLAND: COMPLETE KINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Who is the rightful king of England? Eight actors perform over 40 roles in a condensed adaptation of Shakespeare's play cycle chronicling over a hundred years of war, murder, seduction, and betrayal as one family tries to answer the most hotly contested political question of the middle ages. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE THIRD - A New Take That Doesn't Completely Work
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 6, 2016

William Shakespeare's THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE THIRD, currently presented at The Curtain Theatre produced by The Baron's Men, written around 1592 and has been debated in historical circles as often as it has been performed. There has been even more discussion about the iconic play and it's controversial plot since King Richard III's physical remains were discovered under a car park in Leicester, England in August 2012 and reinterred with royal honor in March of last year. When Shakespeare wrote his play, 100 years after Richard's death and the rise of the House of Tudor to power, it was incumbent upon the playwright to cast the ancestor of Elizabeth I (Henry VII) in the role of heroic savior and the old regime shown in as bad a light as possible. The Elizabethan audience would have equated evil with physical deformity, so the hunchbacked villain was born. After intense study of the recovered remains of the king, including a positive DNA identity test, we now know that Richard suffered from a severe spinal curvature but he did not have any other disability. We know that he was also a well seasoned battlefield general who, from an early age lead the forces of his older brother, Edward IV, to put down rebellion across the length and breadth of England during the waning years of the War of the Roses. The play features twelve murders attributed to Richard in the five acts, including ghosts of his victims who haunt his dreams. Historians have outright dismissed many of them as Elizabethan propaganda and have cast serious doubt on the remainder. Shakespeare endures where history fails and the fictional plots, plans and murders make for a gripping story, entertaining audiences for 400 years. I will admit to being a bit of a 'Ricardian', (a believer in the redemption of Richard III as a man) and have devoted years of study to the subject. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 25th, 2017 - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Outer Critics Circle Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, starring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins, opens tonight on Broadway, and Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski announce the 2017 Outer Critics Circle nominees this morning! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

Hugh Dennis Leads Killer Cast For TRIAL OF RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Shakespeare's King Richard III is standing trial for the murder of heirs, rivals, friends and wives, and you're invited to join the jury for what promises to be a landmark case in UK history. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Starz Original Limited Series THE WHITE PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated STARZ Original Limited Series  THE WHITE PRINCESS – a follow-up to the Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries “The White Queen” (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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