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BWW Review: MY SON THE WAITER:  A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre BWW Review: MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on May 29, 2017 in Atlanta

Funnyman Brad Zimmerman has come to 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta with his critically acclaimed one-man show, My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy.  Zimmerman calls the show a hybrid.  Part stand-up.  Part theatre.  And the stand-up part is funny.  Really funny. That's not surprising given that Zimmerman has spent much of his professional performance career opening for comedy giants like Joan Rivers and George Carlin.  As the title suggests, a good deal of the comedy hinges upon stereotypes of the overbearing Jewish mother, and Zimmerman has realized a sharply honed portrait of his own Jewish mother that generates an abundance of laughter.  But this isn't what earns the show its most substantive praise.  The theatre part is what's particularly worthy of note, and, setting aside a few moments that fall a bit too far from the carefully drawn thesis of the piece which maintains that the best life is the one in which fear has not been an inhibitor of running after one's dreams, Zimmerman achieves a level of truth-bearing intimacy that makes this piece feel like a beautifully executed motivational speech.  (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
BWW Previews: Summer Stages CABARET, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, & More Lead BWW'S Top Atlanta Theatre Picks for Summer BWW Previews: Summer Stages CABARET, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, & More Lead BWW'S Top Atlanta Theatre Picks for Summer
by Amy Zipperer on May 27, 2017 in Atlanta

The summer months usher in all the things we love about summer in Atlanta: visits to the Atlanta Zoo, Braves baseball, evening strolls through the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year, the summer months are also playing host to some of the best theatre offerings of the year, and there are so many that you might need help narrowing the playing field. (more...)
Play Me Again Pianos Installs Public Piano in Brookhaven Play Me Again Pianos Installs Public Piano in Brookhaven
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Atlanta

Play Me Again Pianos announced today its newest public piano will open in Brookhaven's Ashford Park, on Redding Road, Sunday, June 4th.  The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and join in the festivities at 1:30 p.m. (more...)
True Colors Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director True Colors Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Atlanta

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre have announced Jamil Jude will be joining True Colors Theatre Company in the position of Associate Artistic Director starting in September 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman of MY SON THE WAITER:  A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman of MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on May 25, 2017 in Atlanta

Brad Zimmerman is bringing his highly praised solo show My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy to 7 Stages Theatre from May 18-June 18.  (more...)
Capitol City Opera to Present 25th Annual ON THE LIGHT SIDE Indoor Picnic Fundraiser Capitol City Opera to Present 25th Annual ON THE LIGHT SIDE Indoor Picnic Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Atlanta

Capitol City Opera (CCOC), a company dedicated to supporting and promoting local talent and producing opera accessible to everyone, will be holding the 25th Annual On the Light Side, a musical 'indoor picnic fundraiser,' on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Highpoint Episcopal Community Churchin Sandy Springs. (more...)
Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival On Sale Now Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Atlanta

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2017 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Guests will be singing a tune with sing-a-long versions of Walt Disney's animated gem "Beauty and the Beast," as well as the Julie Andrews' timeless classic "Mary Poppins." Additionally, wizards and muggles alike will be mesmerized as all eight "Harry Potter" films will be showing at the Fox Theatre with triple- and double-headers throughout August. Fan favorite Saturday AM Cartoons will be returning, and in celebration of its 75th anniversary, "Casablanca" will have fans "playing it again" with Rick and Sam. (more...)
BWW Previews: EDGE FEST at Birdhouse Theatre BWW Previews: EDGE FEST at Birdhouse Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on May 22, 2017 in Atlanta

Need something to do while Freddie Freeman is on the DL? Want to add some oxygen to your air and spend the weekend in a place that doesn't need traffic copters? Look no further. Birdhouse Theatre in Milledgeville, GA is gearing up for EDGE Fest 2017. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams on May 20, 2017 in Atlanta

FINDING NEVERLAND travels to Atlanta with a revamped version since the show debuted on Broadway in 2015. (more...)
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards Theatrical Outfit $100,000 Grant for MARTA Partnership Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards Theatrical Outfit $100,000 Grant for MARTA Partnership
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia. Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second oldest, continuously-operating professional theatre company nestled in the heart of downtown, is pleased to announce that The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Theatrical Outfit to research the intersections between MARTA users and performing arts patrons by identifying barriers between patrons taking MARTA to performances and, alternatively, MARTA users attending arts and culture performances.  (more...)
Serenbe's ROBIN HOOD to Feature Immersive Sherwood Forest, Zip Line Serenbe's ROBIN HOOD to Feature Immersive Sherwood Forest, Zip Line
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present ROBIN HOOD, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway's Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke. (more...)
BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer on May 16, 2017 in Atlanta

When Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) premiered at The Public Theater in New York in 2014, The New York Times called it 'extraordinary' and Huffington Post declared it to be a 'triumphant' work with 'soaring language and provocative debate.' Now Actor's Express is bringing Parks's story to Atlanta audiences under the direction of Martin Damien Wilkins, and this new production, in addition to garnering the  'extraordinary' and 'triumphant' superlatives of its New York predecessor, is both simply rendered and breathtakingly powerful. (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Atlanta

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Atlanta

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of 'MST3K' to a city near you on the 'Watch Out for Snakes!' Tour. (more...)
Marietta Gets a Taste of the Spanish Heat with LA GRINGA Marietta Gets a Taste of the Spanish Heat with LA GRINGA
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Atlanta

Experience the heart of LA GRINGA at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square- the first minority-owned theatre in Marietta, GA. (more...)
BWW Previews: AURORA CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE SUMMER EDITION at Aurora Theatre BWW Previews: AURORA CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE SUMMER EDITION at Aurora Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on May 15, 2017 in Atlanta

It's a Saturday morning, and I'm at the Aurora Children's Playhouse at Aurora Theatre.  We're waiting for Wendy Bennett's interactive performance of Cinderella to begin.  That exciting electricity of patrons eagerly anticipating a show dances in the air.  Most of this morning's patrons are between the ages of 4 and 10.  And many are dressed like princesses.  I've counted two Jasmines, three Cinderellas, and a Belle.  Wendy Bennett, bouncy and bright, walks onto the stage and comments excitedly on the number of princesses in the audience.  One little girl in a white summer dress pops up from her chair and says, 'Look at me.'  Another little girl in the back who's wearing a blue tulle ballerina skirt won't be outdone.  She stands on her chair and shouts, 'Look at me!'  And those exchanges are perfectly indicative of the spirit of this fun presentation where, at any moment, children might become pumpkins or white mice or even Prince Rupert (who's giving a ball) all while Wendy Bennett sings songs and waltzes with puppets.  It's a morning of sheer delight.  (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre Atlanta BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre Atlanta
by Amy Zipperer on May 12, 2017 in Atlanta

The North American tour of Finding Neverland, the Broadway musical that tells the inspirational story of the creation of Peter Pan, is making its home at Atlanta's Fox atre from May 16 - 21, and it's bringing with it an extraordinary cast, including Christine Dwyer in the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Dwyers was gracious enough to share a little bit about her experience with the tour. (more...)
Photo Flash: 2017 Shuler Hensley Award Winners Announced; Parker Jennings & Ramone Nelson Heading to Nationals! Photo Flash: 2017 Shuler Hensley Award Winners Announced; Parker Jennings & Ramone Nelson Heading to Nationals!
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Atlanta

The 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - were held in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Photo Flash:  SPLIT IN THREE Brings Story of Historical Heart and Humanity to Aurora Theatre Photo Flash: SPLIT IN THREE Brings Story of Historical Heart and Humanity to Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in Atlanta

Filled with humor and heart, Split in Three is set to take the stage at Aurora Theatre May 4-28. Change can be exhilarating and excruciating at the same time. Written by Atlanta's own Daryl Lisa Fazio, this highly-anticipated comic drama looks at a quintet of people in the Mississippi Delta struggling with personal change during a time of great historic change: the Civil Rights movement in the late 60s. (more...)