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Quintessence Presents OTHELLO, Opening 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group opens its third season with Shakespeare's tragedy OTHELLO, directed by Alexander Burns. OTHELLO will begin previews on Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 13 at 8pm at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets, visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.877.238.5596. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Announces Pay-What-You-Can Performance of OTHELLO, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group opens its third season with Shakespeare's tragedy OTHELLO, directed by Alexander Burns. OTHELLO will begin previews on Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm with a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performance, and open on Saturday, October 13 at 8pm at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets, visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.877.238.5596. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Joins GODS OF EGYPT as 'Ra'
by Movies News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Geoffrey Rush has signed on to join Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler in the upcoming fantasy feature GODS OF EGYPT, directed by Alex Proyas for Summit. Proyas is writing the script with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazamat. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Quintessence to Present HAMLET & SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER in Rep, Begin. 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's HAMLET presented in rotating repertory with Goldmsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, directed by Alexander Burns. Quintessence's celebrated full throttle actor and text driven approach to the classics will be further enhanced by an Elizabethan Courtyard style staging, complete with groundlings, and a fast and furious two hour abridgement of HAMLET. HAMLET will begin previews on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 12 at 8pm. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER will begin previews on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visitwww.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush to Sign Copies of The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Actor Geoffrey Rush will be signing copies of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush at Arts Centre Melbourne at 2pm, Sunday 20 October. (more...)

Gate Theatre Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season Nuclear: A Season about the Family. The season opens with the world premiere of Nina Segal's In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), followed by the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon by Caroline Bird, Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra, Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and Chorus by Chris Thorpe. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Headlines FORUM in Australia as Pseudolus, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, which opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Q&A With the Australian Cast of Geoffrey Rush-Helmed FORUM
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, which opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. BroadwayWorld has a Q&A session with the cast. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Media Launch and More in Australia's FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, which opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. BroadwayWorld has a look at photos from the cast announcement and media launch. Check back soon for full production shots! (more...)

DIARY OF A MADMAN Arrives at American Theatre of Actors Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Ilia Volok's reimagined, one-man show based on Nikolai Gogol's dark piece, 'DIARY OF A MADMAN,' hits the New York stage next week for a limited engagement following a critically acclaimed run in Los Angeles. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Based on Hit Movie Comes to Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce casting for the Broadway Sacramento engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play Nov. 6 - 15 at the Community Center Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Geoffrey Rush Featured in New International Trailer for THE BOOK THIEF
by Movies News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new international trailer for director Brian Percival's THE BOOK THIEF. The film, starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse, will hit theaters November 15th. Check it out below! (more...)

DIARY OF A MADMAN to Arrive at American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Ilia Volok's reimagined, one-man show based on Nikolai Gogol's dark piece, 'DIARY OF A MADMAN,' hits the New York stage next week for a limited engagement following a critically acclaimed run in Los Angeles. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's HAMLET presented in rotating repertory with Goldmsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, directed by Alexander Burns. Quintessence's celebrated full throttle actor and text driven approach to the classics will be further enhanced by an Elizabethan Courtyard style staging, complete with groundlings, and a fast and furious two hour abridgement of HAMLET. HAMLET began previews on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm and opened on Saturday, October 12. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER will begin previews on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at HAMLET below! (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geoffrey Rush Featured in New Poster for THE BOOK THIEF!
by Movies News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new poster for director Brian Percival's THE BOOK THIEF. The film, starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse, will hit theaters November 15th. Check out the art below! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Kicks Off Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II - Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. AS YOU LIKE IT will begin previews today, October 1 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 4 at 8pm. RICHARD II will begin previews on Thursday, October 9 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Stars in KING LEAR, Beginning Tonight at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present KING LEAR by William Shakespeare tonight, November 24 through January 29, 2016. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Present THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, 12/11-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with its first family classic for the holiday season, Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett and directed by Alexander Burns. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will begin previews on Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 14 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Sheridan and More in Australian's FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Geoffrey Rush leads John Frost's production of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, which is currently running in Melbourne at Her Majesty's Theatre for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 27 - November 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 2, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Broadway goes dark due to Hurricane Sandy, Bette Midler hosts Annual Hulaween Gala,The Heiress celebrates opening night and so much more! (more...)

Gate Theatre's MEDEA, Starring Emma Beattie, Extends Through December 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Gate Theatre announces today that its critically acclaimed production of MEDEA will extend by an extra week.  The production, in association with Belvoir, Sydney and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks, will now run until Saturday 5 December.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of Geoffrey Rush-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Melbourne!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2012

Geoffrey Rush leads John Frost's production of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, which opened in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre and runs for twelve weeks. The show is directed by Simon Phillips. Watch the video below for highlights from the red carpet, curtain call and audience members' reactions to the show! (more...)

Mikhail Bulgakov's DEAD MAN'S DIARY: A Theatrical Novel Comes to Life on Stage 5/12- 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Arlekin Players Theatre presents a stage version of Mikhail Bulgakov's unfinished novel Dead Man's Diary: A Theatrical Novel, a memoir that focuses on the author's inexplicable, mysterious, and comical love of the world of theatre. Performances run from May 12 thru June 4 at Arlekin Players' home at 368 Hillside Avenue in Needham. Performances are in Russian with audio-translation in English. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's MACBETH Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Alexander Burns directs. Macbeth runs from tonight, March 5, 2015 - April 19, 2015, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Quintessence's THE THREE MUSKETEERS Begins 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Alexandre Dumas' THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Celebrating its fifth birthday, Quintessence has created a world premiere adaptation of Dumas' epic adventure directed by Quintessence Artistic Director, Alexander Burns. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne's 2013 Winter Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Arts Centre Melbourne's new Winter season offers an electrifying range of experiences to charge the senses in the middle of the year. From 26 July to 18 August, art, science and technology are celebrated in a spectacular fashion with several Art Centre Melbourne Australian exclusives. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush to Headline FORUM in Australia as Pseudolus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Geoffrey Rush will lead John Frost's production of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM when it opens in Melbourne Saturday, October 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre. The show will be directed by Simon Phillips and will feature a cast of Australian comedy actors, according to funnything.com.au. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to Present THE EXTRAORDINARY SHAPES OF GEOFFREY RUSH, 7/6-9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Curated and developed by Arts Centre Melbourne with the assistance of Geoffrey Rush, a new free exhibition in Gallery 1 from 6 July – 29 September 2013, The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey Rush will reflect on his many achievements to date and explore his ability to inhabit characters through a remarkable physical and verbal dexterity. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 6, 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: The original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' reunites in concert, HOLIDAY INN begins at The Muny and more! (more...)

Fratellanza to Present New Show STRING UP THE MOON at PuppetART & Jam Handy in Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

After last summer's sold-out show The Mute Quire, Fratellanza creates a new production for September 2013. String Up the Moon looks into the human heart and finds two men wrought by desire. A lowly government clerk lusts up the ladder of the Russian civil service. A brilliant musician murders his friend and idol, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and justifies his act on cosmic grounds. These tales meet to form a theatrical sonata of dreams and madness. (more...)

Quintessence Presents THE DIARY OF A MADMAN, Beginning 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its third season of progressive classical theatre with Gogol's The Diary of a Madman, directed by Alexander Burns. The Diary of a Madman will begin previews on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm and open on Saturday, February 16 at 8pm at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets, visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.877.238.5596. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Set to Play OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

According to Deadline, Geoffrey Rush has officially signed on to play OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in Vadim Jean's upcoming musical biopic CONSIDER YOURSELF. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush to Star in KING LEAR at Sydney Theatre Company, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present KING LEAR by William Shakespeare November 24 through January 29, 2016. (more...)

NATASHA'S DREAM Returns in English Translation at Arlekin Players Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

After two acclaimed Russian productions at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Arlekin Players' one-woman show NATASHA'S DREAM, featuring actress Darya Denisova returns in a translated run at the Arlekin Players Theatre, 268 Hillside Avenue in Needham, today, February 27 and tomorrow, February 28, 2016. Performances are at 7:00pm, and tickets ($25/$50) are available by calling (617) 942-0022, or online at www.arlekinplayers.com. This production is for mature audiences. (more...)

NATASHA'S DREAM to Return in English Translation at Arlekin Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

After two acclaimed Russian productions at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Arlekin Players' one-woman show NATASHA'S DREAM, featuring actress Darya Denisova is returning in a translated run at the Arlekin Players Theatre, 268 Hillside Avenue in Needham, February 27 and 28, 2016. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's MACBETH Begins 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Alexander Burns directs. Macbeth runs from March 5, 2015 - April 19, 2015, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Gate Theatre's MEDEA, Starring Emma Beattie, Extends Through December 5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Gate Theatre announces today that its critically acclaimed production of MEDEA will extend by an extra week.  The production, in association with Belvoir, Sydney and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks, will now run until Today 5 December.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with its first family classic for the holiday season, Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett and directed by Alexander Burns. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS runs at Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, Pa. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group's Upcoming Season to Include OTHELLO, ARMS AND THE MAN and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group announces its third season as it continues to build a home for progressive classical theatre in Philadelphia. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical Biopic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to begin this fall. (more...)

Quintessence's THE THREE MUSKETEERS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Alexandre Dumas' THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Celebrating its fifth birthday, Quintessence has created a world premiere adaptation of Dumas' epic adventure directed by Quintessence Artistic Director, Alexander Burns. (more...)

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