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by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly opens its 2019/20 Mainstage season with Nambi E. Kelley's powerful and heart-stopping adaptation of Richard Wright's âNative Sonâ. Directed by Colette Robert, and featuring original music by G. Clausen, the production runs from September 11 to 29, 2019.Â
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019
Take a trip back to the Renaissance with the regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, previewing Wednesday, August 28th, opening Thursday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m., and closing Sunday, October 20th. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, this hilarious smash hit tells the tale of two playwright brothers who are desperate to outshine Shakespeare and end up producing the first ever musical! Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein (Murder for Two and Shrek at Marriott Theatre; National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet) returns to the Marriott Theatre to direct, along with musical direction by Jeff Award winnerRyan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.
Review: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Offers Songs of Love and Laughter in the Beautiful Woods at Theatricum Botanicum
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2019
William Shakespeare's rollicking and ever-popular comedy of mistaken identity, TWELFTH NIGHT, brings its magical combination of mischief, madness and romance into the outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum this summer where it plays in rep through September 28. Written in 1601 and first seen in the Inns of Court shortly after Christmas (hence, the title), the holiday was celebrated as a festival during which everything was made delightfully topsy-turvy, much like the world of the play's Illyria. And you could not ask for a more ideal cast of characters to bring The Bard's non-stop, high energy hijinks to life.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Mischief, madness and romance are in the air this summer when Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presentsÂ William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy,Â Twelfth Night,Â in its magical, outdoor Topanga amphitheater.Â Twelfth NightÂ opens Theatricum's summer repertory season onSaturday,Â June 1Â atÂ 8 p.m., where performances will continue through Sept. 28.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Maxine PeakeÂ is to star in Julia Leigh's adaptation of her powerful memoir,Â Avalanche: A Love Story, at the Barbican from Saturday 27 April-Sunday 12 May. A prolific theatre, television and film actress Maxine Peake's career highlights includeÂ Black Mirror,Â Funny Cow,Red Riding,Â The Devil's Whore,Â The Theory of Everything,Â Peterloo,Â The Falling,Â ShamelessÂ and an extensive list of dramas for the BBC includingÂ The Village,Â Silk,Â Criminal Justice,Â Three GirlsÂ and most recently,Â The Bisexual.Â Â Constantly looking for new challenges and surprising audiences she has played a range of provocative and award-winning characters, notably the title role inÂ HamletÂ at the Manchester Royal Exchange. As a writer, she has retold fascinating stories of women in British history who achieved greatness, or faced adversity, though her plays,Â Beryl,Â The Last Testament of Lillian BiloccaÂ andÂ Queens of the Coal Age.Â Avalanche: A Love StoryÂ marks her debut at the Barbican Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2019
Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 21st "Coming of Age" season with the hilarious and harrowing, politically incorrect comedy FUDDY MEERS by playwright DAVID-LINDSAY-ABAIRE. In this outrageously funny roller-coaster ride of a play, Claire, an amnesiac. wakes up each day having forgotten the details of her life. This morning, like all mornings, her seemingly devoted husband Richard greets her with a cup of coffee and a scrapbook of memories. But when he steps away, a limping, lisping man claiming to be Claire's brother pops out from under her bed and says he is there to save her. He takes her to her mother's home in the country, where Claire meets a naive man with a foul-mouthed puppet, discovers her husband and son have kidnapped an aggressive lady cop, and comes face-to-face with her past.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Critics and audiences are raving about Henrik Ibsen'sÂ An Enemy of the PeopleÂ at Centenary Stage Company, which continues its run now through March 3 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.Â "The complicated plot is expertly brought to life by a superb cast... the translation by John Alan Wyatt, the rhetoric is eloquent and fast-paced." (Jane Primerano, NJ Arts Maven) Adapted by John Alan Wyatt and directed by Anne Occhiogrosso, the production stars Randall Duk Kim as Doctor Thomas Stockmann. The full-scale production marks the culmination of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?"
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's production of Henrik Ibsen'sÂ An Enemy of the People, February 15 through March 3 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. Adapted by John Alan Wyatt and directed by Anne Occhiogrosso, the production will feature Randall Duk Kim as Doctor Thomas Stockmann supported by an acting company of professional and local talent from the tri-state area and Centenary University. The full-scale production marks the culmination of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?" To purchase tickets, call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 0900 or visitÂ centenarystageco.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Get a first look at Arthur Miller's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE running at the Union Theatre until 2nd February. The play is based on Ibsen's drama of free speech and fake news, adapted from a play by Henrik Ibsen. The cast includes Darren Ruston, Janaki Gerard, Jed Shardlow, Angelo Leal, Mary Stewart, David Mildon, Emily Byrt, Seamus Newham, and Mark Grindrod. It is directed by Phil Willmott.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Gabriel Gbadamosi's Stop and Search. Artistic Director of the Arcola Mehmet Ergen directs Munashe Chirisa (Akim), Tyler Luke Cunningham (Lee), David Kirkbride (Tone), Shaun Mason (Tel) and Jessye Romeo (Bev). The production opens on 14 January, with previews from 9 January, and runs until 9 February.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a contemporary twist based on a beloved classic in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 13 - December 16, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Rifco Theatre Company, in a co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre, presents the UK tour of the world premiere production of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Dishoom!. Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar directs, and, after working with Rifco Theatre Company over the last year, 17-year-old Bilal Khan makes his professional stage debut in the lead role of Simon.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Hartford Stage Artistic DirectorÂ Darko Tresnjakand Managing DirectorÂ Michael StottsÂ presentÂ the world premiere of The Age of Innocence.
BWW Exclusive Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Wheelhouse Theater Company's Revival of Kurt Vonnegut's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, announced that the company will stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. The play offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world often polarized by its moral and political outrageâ¦or lack thereof. Jeffrey Wise will direct the production that will run through Saturday, April 28th The official opening is set for Saturday, April 14th at 7PM. For more information, visit http://www.wheelhouse.theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
On the heels of Artistic Director Robert Falls' world premiere production ofÂ Blind DateÂ comes his new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen'sÂ AnÂ EnemyÂ of theÂ People. Nearly 150 years after Ibsen's masterpiece first thrilledÂ audiences, it "is startling how current the play's ideas feel' (The New York Times) as it examines the complexities of corruption, greed and destruction of the environment and remains "a playÂ so necessary, so exhilarating to experience.' (The Village Voice) When a water contamination crisis puts their community in peril, two brothers-Philip Earl JohnsonÂ as Thomas Stockmann, doctor and chief medical officer of the baths andÂ Scott JaeckÂ as Peter Stockmann, Thomas' older brother and town mayor-face off in a battle of political ambitions and moral integrity.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Classical Theatre Company returns to the great Henrik Ibsen for the first time since their critically-acclaimed 2016 production of A Doll's House. Ibsen is known for his no-holds-barred critique of the world - in particular, society - around him, and An Enemy of the People follows that same course.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
A Red Orchid Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Season with the World Premiere of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveuand directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of 'The Cake' by Carolina alum Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This is Us writer/producer), on stage from Sept.13 to Oct. 1 at the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. The production is directed by Carolina alumnus Jeffrey Meanza, who returns to PlayMakers to make his main stage directorial debut.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Julia Gibson in the regional premiere of "The Cake" by Carolina alum Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This is Us writer/producer), on stage from Sept.13 to Oct. 1 at the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road.