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The Rivals - 2018 - Regional (US)

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Featuring glorious music and witty repartee, The Rivals follows the travails of Lydia Languish, a young lady in possession of a large fortune, who will lose two-thirds of that fortune if she marries without the consent of her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop. But, who needs money when you're in love? As Mrs. Malaprop would say, "It's a musical to delight the heart and tackle the funny bone."

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by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
Today, Baltimore Center Stage announced the dates for The Bridge Series, a new series of virtual gatherings from Baltimore Center Stage. The Bridge Series explores the interconnectedness of classic and contemporary theater through virtual play readings and conversations between artists and scholars. With discussions with leading theatermakers in Baltimore and around the country, Baltimore Center Stage will explore classic texts, reflect on the rich production history of BCS, and dive deeper into the elusive artistic process.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
A new spine-chilling ghost story, WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, will play a limited season, from 23 November to 12 December 2020, at The Union Theatre in London.  Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey and directed by Paul Morrissey, Will Barton will play John Blondel and Alex Phelps The Speaker.  The audience will be socially distanced.
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Oct 22, 2019
Seattle Shakespeare Theater gives THE TEMPEST a new edge and makes it sharper than ever. Filled with intrigue, love, revenge, plots, ploys, and magic, this show has something for everyone. With a fresh look and clever casting, Seattle Shakespeare makes this show its own.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Olivier Award nominee Patrick Ryecart (The Crown, Poldark, The King's Speech) will lead the cast of The Barn Theatre's reimagined actor-musician production of Charles Dickens' festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera presents the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen, music & lyrics by C. Michael Perry and directed by Alice Jankell in a limited engagement (November 1-16) at Theatre Two at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera, in association with Thunder Media Group, will present the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the premiere of Awake at Night, a virtual reading of modern takes on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Will Pomerantz, on Wednesday, October 21, at 8 p.m. at baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's first Writer-in-Residence, Debra Ann Byrd, is set to return to Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2019 with her new solo show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Frantic Assembly today announced the full casting for I Think We Are Alone, a major new play by Sally Abbott (The Coroner, Vera), co-directed by Kathy Burke (Lady Windermere's Fan, The Retreat) and Scott Graham (Fatherland, Things I Know to be True). The work will premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 3rd February and tour to venues including Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Lowry, Nuffield Southampton, Bristol Old Vic, and Leicester's Curve in Spring 2020. The production sits at the centre of a year of programming celebrating 25 years of Frantic Assembly.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Paines Plough have today announced casting for the transfer of Sam Steiner's YOU STUPID DARKNESS! to Southwark Playhouse, a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. An urgent play about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world, the production is directed by former Paines Plough co-Artistic Director James Grieve and the cast includes: Andrew Finnigan; Jenni Maitland; Lydia Larson; Andy Rush. The show opened at Theatre Royal Plymouth earlier this year and will run at Southwark Playhouse from 16 January - 22 February with a Press Night on Monday 20 January.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.
by Tim Sullivan - Nov 12, 2019
It may be an unfamiliar sport to most American audiences, but in Kate Attwell's ambitious new play Testmatch, cricket becomes a prism in which she explores the lasting legacy of British colonialism in the Commonwealth countries that regularly compete against their former rulers. Attempting to lob questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class across the centuries, it ultimately misses the wicket.
by TV Scoop - Nov 11, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELORETTE and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Tuesday, November 17, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2020
Extended by popular demand, the first production of North Coast Rep's Filmed Plays Online, Necessary Sacrifices written by Richard Hellesen and directed by Peter Ellenstein continues for nationwide streaming on showtix4U via the North Coast Rep website.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera, in association with Thunder Media Group, will present the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen, music & lyrics by C. Michael Perry and directed by Alice Jankell in a limited engagement (November 1-16) at Theatre Two at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
The Lehman Trilogy is officially in previews on Broadway! This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Written by Stefano Massini, directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) today announced its Season 36 (2020/21) lineup for theater enthusiasts and first-timers alike. The season includes back-to-back Obie and Tony award-winning plays, a Rhode Island premiere and a regional premiere of two contemporary, critically acclaimed plays, and the first Shakespeare production in The Gamm's Warwick home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
As rehearsals begin, the National Theatre announce the full casting for Jack Absolute Flies Again, which will play in repertoire in the Olivier from 15 April until 25 July.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund. The live performance can be viewed at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
Darlene Kaplan Entertainment announced today that the live virtual performance of Grace & Milt, a new play by Sheila Callaghan and Marcus Gardley, inspired by the photographs of Gail Albert-Halaban, has been postponed.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund. The live performance can be viewed at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
On Thursday, June 25 (8pm EDT), NY Classical Theatre, New York City's all-free Off-Broadway Equity theatre company, will present a free virtual zoom reading of William Shakespeare's King Lear as a fundraiser for an intended full production later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund. The live performance can be viewed at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual Will Present COLERIDGE INTERRUPTED, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Door Shakespeare, Producing Artistic Director Michael Stebbins, and Managing Director Amy Ensign, have announced their first virtual production: 'Rosalind,' by J.M. Barrie, running Wednesday, September 2 through Sunday, September 13. Shows are Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 5:00 and 7:30, and Sundays at 5:00. Tickets run from $7.50 to $16 and may be purchased online (doorshakespeare.com) or by phone: 920.854.7111.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Artistic Director Paul Hart and the team at Newbury's The Watermill Theatre have announced that, due to the progress with the government's phased roadmap towards theatres re-opening to the public, they are now in a position to present a summer season of work outdoors.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Duels, dandies, deceptions, and dudes with daddy issues stir up a comic frenzy in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's witty gem The Rivals at Seattle Shakespeare Company. George Mount directs the production which begins previews on Jan. 7, opens Jan. 10 and runs through Feb. 2 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2020
Kate Hamill's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (based on the novel by Jane Austen) runs at Playhouse on Park from February 19 a?" March 8. The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the presenting sponsor of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which runs at Theatre Royal Tuesday 24 - Saturday 29 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Swashbuckling sword fights and romance lie at the center of this thrilling take on Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers by Catherine Bush, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from February 5 - March 22, 2020. This bold production will run in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 33rd anniversary season by partnering with the renowned Bedlam Theatre, out of New York City, to present a modern look at a classic Shakespearean tragedy. Bedlam has a reputation for new, fresh, active environment storytelling that creates a kinetic experience of shared empathy. Lead by Bedlam's Artistic Director Eric Tucker, Bedlam brings its six-woman interpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear to the Philadelphia region and Bucks County. This exciting collaboration represents the first time Bristol Riverside Theatre has presented another theatre company on its stage.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2020
While viewing the opening night of Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's a?oeThe Rivalsa??, one old adage kept springing to mind. a?oeThrow it against the wall and see if it sticks.a?? Well, aside from a few standout performances, not much stuck. But that wasn't from lack of trying as director George Mount seemed to throw everything but the kitchen sink at that wall whether it fit within the play or not.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 25 a?" Saturday 29 February.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Imy Wyatt Corner today announces Jade Williams will perform Everywoman. The one-woman show, directed by Amelia Sears and written anonymously, opens on 18 February, with previews from 17 February and runs until 22 February.
by Alyson Eng - Feb 4, 2020
What has drama, comedy, and romance all in one show? What will make you laugh till tears come streaming out of your eyes? If you guessed NOISES OFF presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company, you definitely would be correct! I had the pleasure of seeing the show last week and I can honestly say it was one of the best productions I've seen from the Arts Club so far! Playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre in Vancouver from January 23rd to February 23rd, NOISES OFF is definitely worth the money to see!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
This March, one of the leading Shakespearean actors of his generation, Michael Pennington, is to play Prospero for the first time in Jermyn Street Theatre's staging of Shakespeare's final work The Tempest.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Full casting has been announced for NY Classical Theatre's staged reading of Carlyle Brown's drama The African Company Presents Richard III, which will be performed on two nights in March in Harlem and midtown.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
What if you met the person you've been waiting for your whole life, just as a nuclear apocalypse was heading your way? Worlds collide in a tiki bar at the edge of Kauai when an aimless Silicon Valley dropout meets the bar's brassy owner, who has a plan for all worst-case scenarios, except one... finding love.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The National Theatre today announces nine productions that will play on the South Bank in 2020-2021 alongside previously announced shows. These run alongside our international touring productions, three plays that will tour to multiple venues across the UK and a West End transfer. The NT also announces today that it will increase the quantity of low-price tickets on the South Bank by 25%, with 250,000 available across the year at £20 or less.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Amanda Boxer will star in the world premiere of MUM, a new play about love, loss and dementia by actress and comedian Juliet Cowan, directed by Yasmeen Arden, opening at the Playground Theatre on 18 April and playing until 4 April, with a press night on Friday 20 March. Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre will star as 'Roz', Lucille Findlay as 'Laurel' and completing the cast are Lilly Driscoll and Martin Edwards.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Seattle Shakespeare Company's free Wooden O productions for this summer will be The Comedy of Errors and Othello. Both shows will start performances on July 9 and will perform in park venues throughout the region through August 9. (please see attached schedule). Two summer Shakespeare veterans will make their Wooden O directing debuts.  Crystal Dawn Munkers will direct The Comedy of Errors and Reginald André Jackson will direct Othello.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse, presented January 3-19, 2020 in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. Skylight celebrates its long history of producing the works of W.S. Gilbert (book and lyrics) and Arthur Sullivan (music) with an imaginatively reinvigorated production of this classic gothic operetta. Ruddigore will be performed in a special, limited run in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Duels, dandies, deceptions, and dudes with daddy issues stir up a comic frenzy in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's witty gem The Rivals at Seattle Shakespeare Company. George Mount directs the production which begins previews on Jan. 7, opens Jan. 10 and runs through Feb. 2 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Riverside Studios today announces a screening of the British World War II drama Summerland and a live Q&A with award-winning director and writer Jessica Swale following its nationwide release on 31 July 2020.