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SPLIT IN THREE Brings Story of Historical Heart and Humanity to Aurora Theatre SPLIT IN THREE Brings Story of Historical Heart and Humanity to Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 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...)
Photo Flash: SIMPLY SIMONE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE Continues Theatrical Outfit's 40th Season Photo Flash: SIMPLY SIMONE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE Continues Theatrical Outfit's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta audiences are invited into the spellbinding life and legend of 20th century diva and icon, Nina Simone with Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone, directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris whose Fly at Theatrical Outfit mesmerized patrons a few seasons back. This revealing musical memoir plays March 23-April 15, 2017 continuing Theatrical Outfit's 40th Anniversary Season of Hope!   (more...)
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages Theatre MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

Brad Zimmerman will star in the Atlanta debut of his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedyat 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points May 18 - June 18, 2017. My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical and all parts uproarious, the production has garnered rave reviews, including sold out runs at the Northshore Theatre in Skokie, Ill.; George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J.; Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.; Regent Theater in Boston, Mass.; Thousand Oaks PAC in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and San Diego Rep in San Diego, Calif. (more...)
Atlanta Botanical Garden to Offer 'Gardens for Connoisseurs' Tour Atlanta Botanical Garden to Offer 'Gardens for Connoisseurs' Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

For celebrating Mother's Day, there's no better place to explore than the 10 breathtaking gardens featured on the annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 13 - 14. (more...)
Acting Troupe of Lambert to Stage Gleefully Gruesome LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Acting Troupe of Lambert to Stage Gleefully Gruesome LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

The Acting Troupe of Lambert is dying to debut the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)
BWW Interview: Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR BWW Interview: Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR
by Justin Cole Adams on March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

The leads from STATE FAIR at Agape Players talk about the show and about the creative process. (more...)
GTA's RAVEN AND THE NIGHTINGALE Artfully Explores Greek Seer's Struggle to Change the Future GTA's RAVEN AND THE NIGHTINGALE Artfully Explores Greek Seer's Struggle to Change the Future
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

In an ancient world rocked with the horrors of destruction and the wrath of the Gods, the remarkable women of the Trojan War fight off madness to save their home and family. The GTA Discovery Series brings to life a lesser known but powerful story of this mythic conflict with The Raven and the Nightingale, an original Greek tragedy by Gay H. Hammond. The production opens April 6-9 at Brenau's Theatre on the Square, 301 Main St. SE, Gainesville. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Broadway Smash-Hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open at Georgia Ensemble Theatre Broadway Smash-Hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Atlanta

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will finish up its 24thseason with Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Based on a true event, the production runs April 6th through 23rd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Chris Damiano, as both Director and Music Director is at the helm of this fast-paced Broadway musical that serves up all the hits we know and love. Million Dollar Quartet is graciously sponsored by The Malon D. Mimms Company and Synovus/The Bank of North Georgia and is a co-production with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. (more...)
Escape to the Tropical World of ORCHID DAZE at Atlanta Botanical Garden Escape to the Tropical World of ORCHID DAZE at Atlanta Botanical Garden
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Atlanta

Step into a warm, fragrant tropical oasis of flowers now through April 9 during Orchid Daze, the Atlanta Botanical Garden's annual orchid extravaganza. (more...)
Announcing the Winners of Synchronicity Theatre's New Arts Incubator Project, STRIPPED BARE Announcing the Winners of Synchronicity Theatre's New Arts Incubator Project, STRIPPED BARE
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Atlanta

On January 30, 2017, Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre launched a test-run of Stripped Bare, a new arts incubator project that gives artists a space to create and produce new work. Designed for early-career artists, Stripped Bare focuses on projects that emphasize words and ideas, with minimal technical elements. For this first year, the program was available by invitation only. Invitations were sent to Atlanta-based artists who had at least one paid professional credit, but had not originated or created more than five professional projects. They were asked to submit proposals. Two winning projects were selected: (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at CINDERELLA AND FELLA, Opening Tonight at Alliance Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at CINDERELLA AND FELLA, Opening Tonight at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre presents present Cinderella and Fella, a contemporary musical spin on the Cinderella fairytale. Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, directs this family friendly one-act production. Cinderella and Fella will run twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays,  now through April, 2017. Opening night is tonight, March 21, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Berry College Theatre Company Presents THE TEMPEST Berry College Theatre Company Presents THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Atlanta

On April 4-9, the Berry College Theatre Company (BCTC) will perform William Shakespeare's The Tempest in Blackstone Hall on Berry College's campus. (more...)
Alliance Theatre presents CINDERELLA AND FELLA Alliance Theatre presents CINDERELLA AND FELLA
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre is pleased to present Cinderella and Fella, a contemporary musical spin on the Cinderella fairytale.  Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, directs this family friendly one-act production.  Cinderella and Fella will run twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays, March 19 - April, 2017.  Opening night is Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m.  (more...)
BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square
by Amy Zipperer on March 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Smoke on the Mountain, a homespun musical conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Connie Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Carver and Mark Hardwick, has enjoyed long runs in numerous theatres worldwide since its premiere in 1988.  And it's also racked up some fairly significant critical praise.  While both of these facts should be surprising given that the dental floss-thin plot and the Southern caricature-characters are nothing more than conduits for the long catalogue of gospel hymns that make up the bulk of the show, there's something infectious about it that leaves us willing to tap our toes and clap our hands.  That's certainly true for the audience at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square on Saturday evening where patrons clapped, shouted, and offered up eager, full-bodied 'Amens' in response to Emil Thomas's lively and earnest staging of the musical.  (more...)
The Michael O'Neal Singers and Georgia Philharmonic Present BEYOND IMPRESSIONISM this Weekend The Michael O'Neal Singers and Georgia Philharmonic Present BEYOND IMPRESSIONISM this Weekend
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Atlanta

The Michael O'Neal Singers and Georgia Philharmonic present Beyond Impressionism: Debussy and Vaughan Williams on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Lassiter Concert Hall. (more...)
BWW Review: ANNIE at Fox Theatre BWW Review: ANNIE at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams on March 20, 2017 in Atlanta

11-year-old Tori Bates shows us that anything is possible in the national tour of ANNIE. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
The Alliance presents THE MAGIC NEGRO AND OTHER BLACKITY BLACKNESS AS TOLD BY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK The Alliance presents THE MAGIC NEGRO AND OTHER BLACKITY BLACKNESS AS TOLD BY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Atlanta

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming sketch comedy show The Magic Negro and Other Blackity Blackness as told by an African-American man who also happens to be Black, by and starring Mark Kendall.  The Magic Negro is a hilarious one-man show that looks at representations of the African-American experience in the media.  It will run on the Hertz Stage from March 24 - April 15, 2017.  Opening night is Wednesday, March 29.  (more...)
THE CHRISTIANS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE FLOWER ROOM and More Set for Season 30 at Actor's Express THE CHRISTIANS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE FLOWER ROOM and More Set for Season 30 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Atlanta

Actor's Express announces its 30th Anniversary Season with one of its most ambitious seasons to date, plus the return of one of the most iconic musicals in its history. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 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 RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opening In April at Atlanta Lyric Theatre! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opening In April at Atlanta Lyric Theatre!
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta Lyric Theatre is thrilled to bring one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular musicals to Marietta April 7-23, 2017. With music by Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a global phenomenon that has been stunning audiences for over 40 years! Jesus Christ Superstar performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.AtlantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948. (more...)
BWW Interview: Atlanta Girl Mackenzie Perpich Talks Returning Home as the ANNIE Tour Plays the Fox Theatre BWW Interview: Atlanta Girl Mackenzie Perpich Talks Returning Home as the ANNIE Tour Plays the Fox Theatre
by Sally Henry on March 16, 2017 in Atlanta

With her passion for theatre coming full circle, Mackenzie could not be happier about coming home to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Note: a written medium cannot possibly convey the enthusiasm she naturally radiates, so make sure to read this in the most lively voice ever. (more...)
DICK'S Sporting Goods Launches New Store in Atlanta DICK'S Sporting Goods Launches New Store in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Atlanta

DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will celebrate the opening of a new DICK'S Sporting Goods on Friday, March 31 at Perimeter Pointe in Atlanta, GA. (more...)
Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre Brings to Life THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre Brings to Life THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Atlanta

Prepare to be swept away by one of the most endearing love stories of all time! Aurora Theatre will dazzle audiences with its production of the timeless tale The Bridges of Madison County, on stage through April 16. (more...)