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Dialogue with Three Chords Present Three New Plays, 3/27Dialogue with Three Chords Present Three New Plays, 3/27
Posted: Mar. 23, 2014


Black Box Series Resumes at The Lake Worth Playhouse with 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, 4/24-29Black Box Series Resumes at The Lake Worth Playhouse with 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, 4/24-29
Posted: Apr. 10, 2014


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Review Roundup: Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESSReview Roundup: Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS
Posted: Oct. 10, 2013


Russell Watson to Make West End Debut as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLESRussell Watson to Make West End Debut as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES
Posted: Oct. 8, 2013


Black Box Series Resumes at The Lake Worth Playhouse with 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, 4/24-29Black Box Series Resumes at The Lake Worth Playhouse with 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, 4/24-29
April 10, 2014

The Lake Worth Playhouse resumes it's Black Box Series with 4000 Miles a new, award winning drama from Pulitzer by Amy Herzog.
Dialogue with Three Chords Present Three New Plays, 3/27Dialogue with Three Chords Present Three New Plays, 3/27
March 23, 2014

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) presents new works that find characters at the start of the Great Depression, at the end of WWII, and sometime between the Easter Offensive and the Paris Peace Talks. The three brand new works revisit characters introduced in previous D3C performances, but also function as stand-alone pieces. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto these plays are a continuation 'Shipyard Souls & A Compass Rose," a full-length play presented in installments which began last August. The serialized works are presented as part of their residency at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street in Greenwich Village. The performance begins at 8pm on Thursday, March 27. Admission is free, with a $3 suggested donation.
Leigh Ann Larkin and Shayne Kennon Reprise Their Roles in LA Run of Barry Manilow's HARMONY; Opens TonightLeigh Ann Larkin and Shayne Kennon Reprise Their Roles in LA Run of Barry Manilow's HARMONY; Opens Tonight
March 4, 2014

In 2013, Leigh Ann Larkin and Shayne Kennon starred in the Atlanta production of Harmony. Today, March 4, they will get to reprise their roles at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in LA.
Matt Harrington Joins Cast of MATILDA as 'Mr. Wormwood' Tonight!Matt Harrington Joins Cast of MATILDA as 'Mr. Wormwood' Tonight!
March 4, 2014

Today, March 4, Matt Harrington joins the cast of Matilda. He will be playing the role of Mr. Wormwood, Matilda's father, and replacing Gabriel Ebert. Harrington recently appeared in Broadway's Twelfth Night and Richard III, which transferred from the Shakespeare's Globe in 2013.
Olivia Newton-John Signs on to Headline Las Vegas Show SUMMER NIGHTSOlivia Newton-John Signs on to Headline Las Vegas Show SUMMER NIGHTS
February 4, 2014

USA Today announced that Olivia Newton-John will be headlining in Las Vegas. Starting April 8, she will be performing at The Flamingo in The Donny & Marie Showroom. The actress and singer will be performing a grand total of 45 shows.
Tickets Go on Sale for World Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM on February 10Tickets Go on Sale for World Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM on February 10
February 4, 2014

Rehearsals are underway. Sequins are flying. Feet are pounding. Stars are about to be born. To celebrate all this activity and excitement new tickets for this hotly anticipated World Premiere musical will go on sale on Monday 10 February. New tickets are now available to the general public for performances up to Sunday 29 June 2014.
STAGE TUBE: Take a Look at Stage Door Inc's Production of SPAMALOTSTAGE TUBE: Take a Look at Stage Door Inc's Production of SPAMALOT
January 30, 2014

Stage Door Inc. presents Monty Python's Spamalot.
Ghostlight Releases MURDER FOR TWO Cast Recording TodayGhostlight Releases MURDER FOR TWO Cast Recording Today
January 14, 2014

The original cast recording of Murder for Two, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, will be released digitally today, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records.
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING, Now thru 2/15Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING, Now thru 2/15
January 9, 2014

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre devoted to the work of women theatre artists, announces the world premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, directed by Sandy Shinner. Rasheeda Speaking features RTE Artistic Director Tara Mallen and Steppenwolf Ensemble member Ora Jones and runs today, January 9 - February 15, 2014 at Rivendell's performance venue, 5779 N. Ridge.
Ghostlight to Release MURDER FOR TWO Cast Recording on 1/14Ghostlight to Release MURDER FOR TWO Cast Recording on 1/14
December 10, 2013

The original cast recording of MURDER FOR TWO, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, will be released digitally on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records. Produced by Joel Moss and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch, the album will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The physical CD features complete lyrics, never-before-seen photos, a show synopsis by creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair and an essay by Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Admission to the album release party is exclusive to ticket holders of the Monday, January 13, 2014performance of Murder For Two. Sign up to pre-order the original cast recording at www.sh-k-boom.com/murderfortwo.html.
Gallery Players Open EQUUS TonightGallery Players Open EQUUS Tonight
December 7, 2013

Boasting a magnificent slate of actors and highly original design, Gallery's Equus is stampeding on stage tonight, December 7th. Developing a reputation for high-production value among black box theatres, the story of Alan Strang, the boy who has explosively blinded six horses, sets a new standard. Equus is quite a part of the New Gallery, not your same old theatre.
LA Weekly to Cut Local Theater Coverage in 2014LA Weekly to Cut Local Theater Coverage in 2014
December 3, 2013

At the start of the new year, LA Weekly is cutting its current theater coverage and reviews from the average seven per week to a mere two.
UP Comedy Club Announces Winter Line-Up Including Jo Koy, Brian Posehn, Tom Papa, & MoreUP Comedy Club Announces Winter Line-Up Including Jo Koy, Brian Posehn, Tom Papa, & More
November 19, 2013

UP Comedy Club is known for bringing the best stand-up comedy talent in the country to Chicago. This winter's line-up features many of the best known names in comedy today, including Jo Koy, Godfrey, Brian Posehn, Tom Papa and Greg Fitzsimmons. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local emcee that hosts the evening. This winter, audiences can also enjoy The Second City's hilarious holiday revue, Miracle on Wells Street through December 31, 2013. Dinner will be available before and during the show.
Bloomberg Cuts Back on Arts Coverage; Lays Off Theater Critic Jeremy GerardBloomberg Cuts Back on Arts Coverage; Lays Off Theater Critic Jeremy Gerard
November 19, 2013

Bloomberg News, based in New York City, underwent a company-wide reorganization on Nov 18. After deciding that it needed to downsize, Bloomberg chose to shut down Muse, its section of arts and cultural related journalism. In doing so Jeremy Gerard found himself laid off.
Barry Humphries Names Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015Barry Humphries Names Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015
November 14, 2013

Adelaide Festival Centre's CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier announced that the Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2015 will be Barry Humphries. Barry Humphries needs no introduction: he is undoubtedly one of Australia's most loved comedians, satirists, artists, and authors. Best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, he is also a respected film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer and an accomplished landscape painter.
Sutton Foster Donates Original Painting to Theatre Lab of Dramatic Arts For Scholarship FundingSutton Foster Donates Original Painting to Theatre Lab of Dramatic Arts For Scholarship Funding
November 12, 2013

The Theatre Lab of Dramatic Arts has a mission of transforming lives through theatre. Every year they raise money to support programs which help accomplish this task. This year Sutton Foster and her agent Jen Lamy decided to get involved and help them raise more money than ever before. They donated an original painting by Sutton Foster the scholarship funding.
Huey Lewis and the News to Perform at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 6/20Huey Lewis and the News to Perform at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 6/20
October 31, 2013

On March 20, 2014, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome Grammy-winning American Rock and Roll band Huey Lewis and The News to the Strand Theatre. After 35 years together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends and is still as fresh today as ever. Tickets go on sale to Strand-Capitol members on Thursday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. and to the general public on Thursday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m.
RRazz Room Relocates to Bucks County; Celebrates Opening With Tony DeSare on 11/15-16RRazz Room Relocates to Bucks County; Celebrates Opening With Tony DeSare on 11/15-16
October 29, 2013

After spending ten years in San Fransicso, the RRazz Room has relocated to Bucks County in the heart of New Hope, PA. The RRazz room promises to continue their legacy. The RRazz Room 'promises to present to Bucks County the finest headliner performances from all genres of entertainment: Great American Songbook, Big Band, R&B, Funk, Blues, Traditional, Latin & Smooth Jazz, Rock & Pop, Doo-Wop, Comedy, Theatrical Drag, Performance Art, Las Vegas Spectacles and more.'
Frank Langella to Lead KING LEAR at BAM; Full 2013-14 Season AnnouncedFrank Langella to Lead KING LEAR at BAM; Full 2013-14 Season Announced
October 24, 2013

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2014 BAM Winter/Spring Season, which runs fromJanuary 7 through June 29 and features nine theater, opera, film, and dance productions.
Review Roundup: Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESSReview Roundup: Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS
October 10, 2013

Songwriter Tori Amos and playwright Samuel Adamson teamed up with director Marianne Elliot to bring a new musical to the stage. After five years, The Light Princess has come to the National Theatre. The musical opened last night, Oct 9, starring Rosalie Craig as Princess Athea. The Light Princess also stars Amy Booth-Steel as Piper, Nick Hendrix as Prince Digby, David Langham as Flowers, Hal Fowler as King Ignacio, Ben Thompson as Zephyrus, and Kane Oliver Parry as Llewelyn. The Light Princess was designed by Rae Smith, who also desgined War Horse.


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