Unexpected Stage Company to Present ROMEO AND JULIET: LOVE KNOWS NO AGE
(5/22/2015) - As part of its sixth and most ambitious season to date, Unexpected Stage Company-the fast-growing, Washington, D.C.-area professional theater company-will present its first Shakespearean production this summer. Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age is a reimagining of Shakespeare's most famous play, in which the titular characters are in their 70s.The production will run from July 16 through August 9, 2015, at Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space).
Glass Mind's Play Festival Returns This Summer
(5/21/2015) - Glass Mind's flagship play festival returns! This year, inspired by the city's expression of unrest, 8 playwrights sat down for a week to put thoughts to paper, using a tweet as their inspiration. What came out the other side is a night filled with passion, anger, laughter and more. Brainstorm has always striven to be a platform for local artists to explore their craft, and this year we intend to engage Baltimore at-large to talk about the events in our city.
Sutton Foster to Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO Concerts in 2016
(5/21/2015) - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced today that Broadway starlet Sutton Foster will make her BSO debut in concerts February 18, 2016 at The Music Center at Strathmore and February 19-21, 2016 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. She replaces Mandy Patinkin, who has regrettably withdrawn from his previously scheduled performances of Mandy Patinkin: In Concert, due to a scheduling conflict.
SCT to Close 8th Season with BLIND FROM HERE, 6/5-28
(5/20/2015) - Single Carrot Theatre is closing out its 8th season with Blind From Here, by SCT Ensemble Member Alix Fenhagen. A world premiere, Blind From Here follows a 90s band on their quest for greatness, and the lead singer Elsa's personal journey of coming to terms with her own dreams in an uncertain future.
MET to Present The Lash Hurrah's GRADUATION SHOW
(5/20/2015) - On May 24th at 7 p.m. the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present The Last Hurrah's Graduation Show. This week the show will take a satirical look at graduations from the commencement address to the overuse of Pomp and Circumstance. Caps and Gowns will be made available for much more than they're worth but no one will question the investment because admission is free!
BORN YESTERDAY Opens 6/5 at Vagabond Players
(5/19/2015) - The final production of the Vagabond Players 99th Season, Born Yesterday, the 1940's screwball comedy by George Kanin, opens June 5 and runs through June 28. This wonderfully refreshing show is directed by Steve Goldklang.
MET to Present 'YOUNG OLYMPIANS,' 5/30-31
(5/19/2015) - Mythological mayhem is returning to Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) this May when the award winning fun-filled family musical for all ages, "The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever", takes to the stage for one weekend only. Olympians will play at MET, located at 31 W Patrick in downtown Frederick, on May 30 and 31 at 3:30pm.
UPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement Released
(5/19/2015) - BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Phantom will soon return to America in the continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical. Love Never Dies is set to tour North America in 2017. This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. A German production is also set to open in Hamburg this fall.
Casting has not yet been announced.
BWW Reviews: Solemn and Unusual: 1776 at Toby's
(5/18/2015) - There are times it's hard to credit that 1776 is even a musical. In this retelling of the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence, there is some singing and some dancing, and even some laughs, but little effort to follow the tried-and-true path to rousing musical success. This is fundamentally a tale of a group of men sitting in a room debating, and Peter Stone, author of the book, gives us - a group of men sitting in a room debating. And yet the work has considerable power and appeal, and it is not strange either that it won the Tony for Best Musical in 1969, or that Toby's has revived it.