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by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced further details today for the Shakespearean centerpiece to the 2018 Epic Season, The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a monumental evening of theater spanning four history plays-the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Presented as an action-packed evening, The War of the Roses will deliver a fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families-the Lancasters and the Yorks-and their decades-long fight for the English throne. Political unrest and power grabs collide with weak leadership and civil strife as the country fights against the threat of tyranny.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of Everybody, a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play The Summoning of Everyman byÂ Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whom the New York Times calls 'one of this country's most original and illuminating writers.' A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Everybody is Cal Shakes' second official offering under the New Classics Initiative (NCI), exploring what it means to be a classical theater in the 21st century, and to allow living writers to expand our classical canon. Directed byÂ Nataki GarrettÂ making her Cal Shakes debut,
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 19, 2018
Gingold Theatrical Group's 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy, continued on June 18th with Buoyant Billions, one of Shaw's wittiest and least known plays.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 18, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorÂ David Staller, continuedÂ its 12th Season when it presents its 122nd concert presentation with Shaw's 1897 romantic comedy of errors You Never Can Tell last night, April 17 at 7pm, atÂ Symphony Space'sÂ Leonard NimoyÂ Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017
Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by MoisÃ©s Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).Â 33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016
Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, asÂ First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31stÂ St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere ofÂ DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA,Â opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6,Â 2016, with previews October 5-7. This sinful and spooky adaptation by Joseph Zettelmaier isÂ directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author ofÂ The Madness of Edgar Allan PoeÂ and composer, adaptor, and lyricist ofÂ Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016
Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016
California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015
Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writerÂ Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, theworld premiereÂ ofÂ Cafe Society, presented byÂ Theatre PlannersÂ and directed byTerri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at theÂ Odyssey TheatreÂ onÂ August 22.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015
Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on August 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2015
Jackie Maxwell, the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director, states, 'I have always found that theatre is at its best when the audience spans several generations - a guarantee that the story being told on stage is being taken in and reacted to in a variety of ways, enriching the experience for all.'
by Roy Berko - Aug 6, 2014
'By the time the show is over, you will have been taken on a journey more compelling and magical than you could have imagined. For this, I think, is our principal function-as we delight, provoke and entertain, we must always surprise.' These are Jackie Maxwell, the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director, hopes for those who attend one or more of the theatre offerings.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2014
Heartbreak House, one of Shaw most admired of curious comedies, is packed full of extraordinary roles. Each member of the cast gets to take a bite out of this rarely produced and provocative piece. Set just before WWI, the action of the play takes place in and around the Shotover home, built like a ship on top of a hill on the English countryside. In the course of the play, everyone learns to face the future, however tumultuous it may be.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014
Raven's revival of this later play by Tennessee Williams that was 'rediscovered' in acclaimed productions in London and New York is autobiographical play that Williams first began writing around the time he started The Glass Menagerie. It concerns a young writer who in 1938 moves to a ramshackle French Quarter rooming house that's home to an assortment of desperate and eccentric characters. The New York Times said Vieux Carre is, along with The Glass Menagerie, Williams' other autobiographical memory play, one of two 'critical bookends' to Williams' career. Scroll down to see some pictures of the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014
Main Street Theater presents George Bernard Shaw's bracing farce, HEARTBREAK HOUSE. With previews May 3, 4, and 7, Heartbreak House opens May 8 and runs through June 1 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below!
Photo Flash: Bryce Pinkham, George S. Irving, Charlotte Parry and More in Project Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014
Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presented George Bernard Shaw's 1894 comedy, Arms and the Man, on Monday, January 27 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St). BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013
What does J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls, a play set in England in 1912, have to say to a modern-day American audience? A lot. Remy Bumppo will present this Tony and Olivier Award-winning masterpiece as the second production of its 17th season. An Inspector Calls plays almost constantly in England, but this is a rare opportunity to see it on an American professional stage. Press Opening is Monday, December 9, at 7:00 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 26, 2013
Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director, David Staller, presented George Bernard Shaw's 1895 comedy, Candida, yesterday, November 25, at Symphony Space's Leonard NimoyThalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). Directed by David Staller, Candida featured Tony Award nominees Judy Kuhn (Candida) and Douglas Sills (Morell), with Brandon J. Vukovic (a recent Brown/Trinity grad) as Marchbanks, Alison Cimmet (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Prossy, Bill Kux (The Trip to Bountiful) as Burgess, Jordan Coughtry (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Our Town) as Lexy. Check out photos of the event below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 12, 2013
Gingold Theatrical Group's SHAW NEW YORK 2013 festival concludes on Sunday October 13th. It has been highlighted by GTG's co-production of Shaw's You Never Can Tell with and at The Pearl Theatre Company. This production, which was filmed for the New York Library for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center archives, is ending its limited run on Sunday October 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013
On Monday, September 23, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, presented Otherland by David Cote, as a part of Shaw New York 2013, the annual Shaw-based festival in New York City, with events now through October 13 at The Pearl Theatre Company's 555 West 42nd Street home.