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This British Theater Company Is Changing the Game on Broadway - Playful Productions thrives with an unusual business model. Playful Productions has brought to the stage two of the more successful plays now on Broadway: top-grossing The Audience starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and the two-play production of Hilary Mantel’s Tudor England novels Wolf Hall Parts One & Two and Bring Up the Bodies. But Playful doesn’t even have an office in New York. Playful’s secret to making money…


In Praise of Repertory Theater: Macbeth at the Matinee, Miller at Night

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals bring…

from WSJ

The Broad Appeal of Theater About Theater

The Broad Appeal of Theater About Theater - The playwrights of 3 current Broadway plays within plays—Tom Stoppard, Terrence McNally & Donald Margulies—discuss why these insider shows draw big audiences

How Patrick Dooley steered a scrappy theater company to 'The Coast of Utopia' - Over the last 22 years, cheeky impresario Patrick Dooley has steered the Shotgun Players from the basement of a pizzeria to the front ranks of the Bay Area theater scene.

You Think Hamlet Is Long? This Play Will Last 24 Years. On a rainy afternoon in a drafty rehearsal space in Kensington, members of Team Sunshine Performance Corporation were working through some of the more difficult emotional scenes in their new...

Canadian Theatre to Bring Large-Scale Festival Off-Broadway - Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company will make its U.S. debut with a festival of new plays & musicals next summer — it is expected to be the largest assemblage of Canadian artists in America during its sesquicentennial celebration. The festival, titled Soulpepper on 42nd Street: Canada Crosses the Border, is scheduled to play June 29, 2017, at the Pershing Square Signature Center, and has a total budget of $3 million.


Ship’s Reclassification Could Leave Floating Theater Group Without Venue

Ship’s Reclassification Could Leave Floating Theater Group Without Venue - Now members of the Canada-based theater company say they feel as if they have been thrust into one of their own plot lines, clashing with Canadian authorities over the status of the Amara Zee, which is registered in Canada.

Our Shrinking Repertoire New plays are fine (when they're fine), but what about the great plays? Several NY theater companies, such as Classic Stage Company, have made it their mission to stage lesser-known, classic plays. Above: F. Murray Abraham will star in the title role of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1783 play Nathan the Wise this spring at CSC. A play with greatness in it attains the force and resonance of a myth; you feel it taking over you while you watch. One of the best…

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Al Pacino Will Return To Broadway in New Mamet Play

Al Pacino Will Return To Broadway in New Mamet Play. The two-character play, ”China Doll,” is about a billionaire and his assistant.