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New York City Shakespeare Exchange Announce Adaptation of THE RAPE OF LUCRECE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences in new and timely ways, dives deep into dangerous territory as it theatricalizes Shakespeare's epic poem "The Rape of Lucrece."   (more...)

Shakespeare's THE RAPE OF LUCRECE Debuts at Players this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

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Brian Doherty, Eleanor Worthington-Cox & More to Star in TOMCAT at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The winner of the seventh Papatango New Writing Prize, Tomcat by James Rushbrooke will receive a four week run at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 28 October (press night: Friday 30 October 8pm) to Saturday 21 Nov 2015. The director is 2014 JMK Award winner Kate Hewitt, who is currently Associate Director on Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End. (more...)

WILDE WITHOUT THE BOY Coming to Wyvern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Award-Winning Dramatisation of Passionate Oscar Wilde Love Letter Comes to Swindon after Edinburgh Festival Triumph. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Return to Irish Arts Center to Sing the Songs of Jacques Brel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Having played sold out runs in 2014 and 2016, the acclaimed Irish/French singer/actress Camille O'Sullivan returns to Irish Arts Center with an intimate five-show residency, October 18-22, where she'll perform the songs of Jacques Brel. (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Brings IPHIGENIA AT AULIS to the USS Olympia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

A nation on the brink of war. A family on the edge of collapse. An army poised to strike, but unable to sail - unless their great general sacrifices his daughter. The PAC (The Sea Plays, Creditors) returns to the Fringe aboard the historic USS Olympia to present Euripides' heartbreaking tragedy of human folly. (more...)

THE CAPTIVE Plays 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, Now thru 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

BWW interview: Theatre Life with Tonya Beckman and Joe Brack
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 30, 2016

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The Roundhouse to Open 2016 Music Programme with Camille O'Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Roundhouse opens its 2016 Music Programme with a brand new series of intimate performances staged in the round. Utilising its legendary Main Space in a rarely seen fully seated concert set-up and with a limited number of tickets available, In the Round will be a unique opportunity to see some of the world's leading artists perform up close within the venue's iconic architecture. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE LIAR Begins Tonight at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre will bring its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. (more...)

BWW Review: ShakesBEER Pub Crawl for a Great Time
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2017

Are you looking for a great time this weekend? Enjoy beer and The Bard together in the next 'ShakesBEER' pub crawl on Saturday, May 20th. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

29th Street Playwrights Join Nationwide THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL Celebrating Women at Bernie Wohl Center on 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, 7pm, the 29th Street Playwrights Collective and Goddard Riverside will join theaters, playwrights, directors and actors throughout the US and Canada who have united during Women's History Month to present THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL, a national series of staged readings and productions of 10-minute plays written by women of all backgrounds on the subject 'The Future is Female' and what that means to them. (more...)

Casting and Production Crew Announced for THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for The Liar, David Ives's "translaptation" of Pierre Corneille's 1643 farce of the same name, according to Ed Rutherford, the Promethean Theatre Ensemble artistic associate who is directing the production. The title character, Dorante, a charming young man who cannot tell the truth, will be played by Josh Hambrock. Dorante's love interest Clarice (who he believes to be named Lucrece, the name of her friend who will be played by Katherine Schwartz) will be played by ensemble member Meghann Tabor. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE LIAR at Black Box Arts Center
by Johnna Leary - Mar 3, 2017

If you enjoyed the movie Liar Liar, starring Jim Carey, then prepare for a hilarious evening of theater with a twist. The Liar, a comedy premiering at the Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, features a main character who cannot tell the truth! (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan Returning to Irish Arts Center, 4/6-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Having played a sold out run in the fall of 2014, the acclaimed Irish/French singer/actress Camille O'Sullivan will return to New York's intimate Irish Arts Center with an eight-show residency from April 6-16. Camille's dramatic, original interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, and love of narrative storytelling have critics around the world raving. "When she sings it's as though her breath is soaked in paraffin - one spark and the whole room would ignite," writes The Daily Telegraph. (more...)

David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' Begins Tonight at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from tonight, Mar 24, through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Nina Mehta Joins the Cast of THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????NINA MEHTA has joined the cast of the FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL, to be presented at Bernie Wohl Center, Wednesday, March 22, at 7pm. The popular actress has appeared in HBO's GIRLS, and Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and is a permanent ensemble member of The Collective NY (JACKSON HEIGHTS 3AM). (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Turn Off Your Brain (Mostly) and Enjoy (Thoroughly) THE LIAR at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Jun 6, 2015

Artists Rep's THE LIAR is a fun, fast-paced, rhyming comedy. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

The Public Theater Names New Director of New Work Development
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Jeanie O'Hare has been named the Director of New Work Development. O'Hare, who will start at The Public in September, has more than 20 years of experience, working with leading theater companies in Britain and most recently serving as the Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. (more...)

RED Opens Peterborough Players' 2015 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Peterborough Players 82nd annual summer theatre season will debut tonight, June 17th with John Logan's multi Tony Award winning play, RED. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Artists Rep's THE LIAR Company Performs 'A Note About the Verse'
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. Click below to watch a promo for the show, in which the company reads David Ives' 'A Note About the Verse', which preceeds the play! (more...)

RED to Open Peterborough Players' 2015 Season, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Peterborough Players 82nd annual summer theatre season will debut on Wednesday, June 17th with John Logan's multi Tony Award winning play, RED. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Bring THE CARNY DREAM to Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Award winning singer and actress Camille O'Sullivan returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her new show The Carny Dream. The French-Irish songstress is one of the Fringe's most successful artists and the will be performing at her perfect home, the Underbelly Circus Hub from the 4th to the 22nd August. (more...)

Dear Stone Theater Company Presents Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Dear Stone Theater Company presents 'Thom Pain (based on nothing)' playwright Will Eno, at the Heartland Studio, at 7016 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 7:30pm. Thom Pain (based on nothing), directed by Shawn Kronk and featuring Jake Baker, will preview on July 21, with a press opening on July 22, and will run every Thursdaythrough Sunday until closing night on August 6. For more information, visit dearstonetheater.org. (more...)

BWW Review: David Ives' Verse Comedy, THE LIAR, Offers Alternative Corneille
by Michael Dale - Jan 30, 2017

Press performances for David Ives' sharp and funny verse comedy THE LIAR began just around the time when political headlines were being made about the phrase 'alternative facts.' (more...)

The Five Irish Tenors Come to the MAC 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Direct from Dublin, The Five Irish Tenors bring their 'Salute to Ireland' to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. This concert is part of the first tour ever in North America of Ireland's most popular ensemble, and has been specially created for the United States and Canada. A MAC Chat precedes the concert at 1 p.m. In anticipation of the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, the MAC will be offering special Valentine's Day inspired cocktails and complimentary post-show chocolates in conjunction with this performance (more...)

NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street. (more...)

Escape from the January Chill with NYSX's ShakesBEER Pub Crawls
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

At a time New Yorkers will be thirsting for cathartic and uplifting social interaction, New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) stages its next "ShakesBEER" pub crawls, on the Todays book-ending the presidential inauguration. (more...)

Don Nigro Double Bill Set for the Players' Ring This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2016

EMOTION MEMORY and RAVISHED, two riveting one-act plays by Don Nigro, will take the stage at the Players' Ring. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Project Presents Sparkling Production of THE LIAR
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Feb 8, 2016

Brunswick's Theater Project has mounted a sparkling production of David Ives' version of Pierre Corneille's The Liar, offering the audience a rare treat to be able to enjoy this seventeenth century comedy in Ives' witty, linguistically rich "translaptation." Not only is the choice of such a sophisticated play to be applauded, but the professional company does the work proud! (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's THE LIAR: Effervescent and Groovy
by Amelia Reynolds - Feb 6, 2017

Modern adaptations of traditional texts are common, but mod adaptations of traditional texts are quite rare. Seattle Public Theater's 'The Liar' puts a 60s twist on a 17th-century farce, and it works. (more...)

NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starting Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, from tonight, February 17, through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Stage David Ives' Adaptation of THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training continues its 2015-16 season with Tony-nominated playwright David Ives' adaptation of Pierre Corneille's classic French farce THE LIAR. Known for his witty and edgy adaptations, including Venus in Fur and The School for Lies, David Ives' THE LIAR was praised by the Washington Examiner as 'astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences.' Directed by guest artist Justin Lucero, THE LIAR previews in the Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 29 at 7:30pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' officially opens on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:30pm, and runs through Sunday, January 17. (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Return to LA SOIREE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

La Soiree is thrilled to announce that cabaret darling Camille O'Sullivan will be returning to the little, red round stage this Christmas to perform in the show which catapulted her on her meteoric rise to stardom. (more...)

Escape from the January Chill with NYSX's ShakesBEER Pub Crawls
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

At a time New Yorkers will be thirsting for cathartic and uplifting social interaction, New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) stages its next "ShakesBEER" pub crawls, on the Saturdays book-ending the presidential inauguration. (more...)

Don Nigro Double Bill Set for the Players' Ring This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

EMOTION MEMORY and RAVISHED, two riveting one-act plays by Don Nigro, will take the stage at the Players' Ring. (more...)

Camille O'Sullivan to Bring THE CARNY DREAM to Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Award winning singer and actress Camille O'Sullivan returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her new show The Carny Dream. The French-Irish songstress is one of the Fringe's most successful artists and the will be performing at her perfect home, the Underbelly Circus Hub from the 4th to the 22nd August. (more...)

THE CAPTIVE to Play 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, 9/1-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

Fascination and Fun Flourish in Theater at Monmouth's WHAT'S NEXT FEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theater at Monmouth closes its 48th Summer Repertory Season August 20th, but don't fret, TAM's not done just yet. Right when the curtain falls, TAM is back at it again with the 'What's Next Fest', making old things new and new things classic. Join TAM for their debut week-long celebration of Theatre after a summer of astonishing acts by the 2017 Summer Company. (more...)

BWW Review: FIGHTING SHADOWS - An L.A. Story of Love and Redemption
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 20, 2016

We tell a lot of stories in the theatre. Here in Los Angeles, however, we don't often tell stories that are authentically home-grown. FIGHTING SHADOWS is that rare exception, a deeply personal story of a Mexican-American boy who grew up in east L.A., survived abuse, gangs, prison, and drugs, ultimately overcoming every bad card dealt him. It is an important story and an especially meaningful one told with unflinching honesty and hard-won humility. (more...)

Cast Complete for Reading of Romeo & Juliet Prequel LADY CAPULET in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective has announced full casting of the Shakespeare-inspired LADY CAPULET, a prequel to Romeo and Juliet, which will be presented as a staged reading as part of their New Works Series on Monday, May 1, at 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Andrea Goldman to Star in LADY CAPULET Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

IRNE-nominated actress ANDREA GOLDMAN (La Cueca, Drama Desk Award Nominated Frankenstein) has been cast in the title role of Lady Rose Capulet, in a staged reading of LADY CAPULET, a prequel to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

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