An ambitious effort to hire contemporary playwrights to translate the Bard into modern English is about to deliver the goods.
Marc Blitzstein’s folk opera will see a return engagement Off Broadway, plus the theatre will present readings of Shakespeare’s plays translated into modern English.
After a quarter century at the helm of ACT, the classics-minded director/playwright is quitting while she’s ahead.
The lineup will feature the theatre’s first Tennessee Williams work and the first major revival of Oscar Hammerstein II’s ‘Carmen Jones.’
His minimalist aesthetic seems to mesh well with the character-driven work of the composer/lyricist. Next: ‘Pacific Overtures.’
The new artistic director will helm two works in the theatre’s season.
This week’s guest is Tonya Pinkins, who discusses why she quit the controversial ‘Mother Courage’ at Classic Stage Company. Plus: The editors catch up on some big entrances and exits.
Rehearsal room squabbles aside, the questions raised by Tonya Pinkins as she departed CSC’s ‘Mother Courage’ deserve a closer look.
The ‘Spring Awakening’ composer, who enjoyed working on Brecht’s thorny classic with director Brian Kulick and star Tonya Pinkins, weighs in on the show’s fortunes.
The Scottish director will assume the role at the conclusion of the 2015–16 season.