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NYC's Hip Hop Improv Comedy Team North Coast to Perform at ImprovBoston NYC's Hip Hop Improv Comedy Team North Coast to Perform at ImprovBoston
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Boston

Named one of the 'Top Ten Best Comedy Shows' by Time Out New York, New York City's premier hip hop improv comedy team North Coast seamlessly melds comedic timing with high-energy, freestyle rapping. They'll bring their 'comedy show meets concert' to ImprovBoston on April 2nd. (more...)
2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones 2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Boston

The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced that the 35th annual Elliot Norton Awards will feature the theme ALTERNATIVE ACTS, celebrating the Boston area's theater community, future artists, and the importance of the arts in our country. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the Guest of Honor at the much-anticipated annual event, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region's next generation of artists. (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 Boston

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...)
Chorus Pro Musica presents the Gershwins' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical OF THEE I SING Chorus Pro Musica presents the Gershwins' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical OF THEE I SING
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Boston

Chorus pro Musica, directed by Jamie Kirsch, will present a semi-staged concert version of George and Ira Gershwin's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Of Thee I Sing" on May 13 at 8 p.m. at Robbins Memorial Town Hall Auditorium in Arlington, Massachusetts. (more...)
Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events! Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Boston

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at New Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center With Mark H. Dold VIDEO: First Look at New Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center With Mark H. Dold
by Stage Tube on March 22, 2017 in Boston

Take a peek into the newly renovated Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center with tour guide and BSC favorite Mark H. Dold! (more...)
FPTC Announces 10th Anniversary and Live Arts Boston Grant FPTC Announces 10th Anniversary and Live Arts Boston Grant
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Boston

Fort Point Theater Channel today announced its tenth anniversary plans, beginning with Dhalgren Sunrise in June. This scripted/improvisational, interactive, multimedia performance project is based on Dhalgren, a groundbreaking work of American magical realism by the noted African-American science-fiction writer Samuel R. Delany. (more...)
BWW Review: MRS. PACKARD: Nevertheless, She Persisted BWW Review: MRS. PACKARD: Nevertheless, She Persisted
by Nancy Grossman on March 21, 2017 in Boston

Before Senator Elizabeth Warren, another Elizabeth spoke out, despite being warned and threatened with commitment to an insane asylum. Bridge Repertory Theater, in a co-production with Playhouse Creatures, presents Emily Mann's MRS. PACKARD, a drama inspired by true events, chronicling one woman's fight for the right to freely express her opinion, even if it differed from that of her husband. Under the direction of Emily Ranii, a cast of eighteen actors, lead by Olivia D'Ambrosio, Joseph Rodriguez, and Steven Barkhimer, stages a vivid and compelling interpretation of Mann's play. (more...)
Cape Cod Theatre Company to Stage SISTER ACT This Spring Cape Cod Theatre Company to Stage SISTER ACT This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Boston

Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of Harwich Jr. Theatre, will present SISTER ACT March 30 - April 23, 2017/ (more...)
Solid Sound Comedy Line Up for This Year's Festival Revealed Solid Sound Comedy Line Up for This Year's Festival Revealed
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Boston

Solid Sound has revealed its comedy lineup via a video announcement from comedian John Hodgman for this year's festival, which takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA June 23-25. (more...)
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival and Texas Tech Announce New Co-Production Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival and Texas Tech Announce New Co-Production
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Boston

???????The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University (TTU) are pleased to announce a co-production of the Tennessee Williams play The Gnadiges Fraulein as part of the 12th-annual Festival this September. (more...)
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7 Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Boston

In Barbecue, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister.  They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. (more...)
Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Boston

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)
THE COLOR PURPLE, THE HUMANS and More Set for Boch Center's 2017-18 Season THE COLOR PURPLE, THE HUMANS and More Set for Boch Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Boston

???????The Boch Center announced today that THE COLOR PURPLE, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, THE HUMANS, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, the holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, and THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, a holiday mash-up for the entire family, will anchor its upcoming 2017-18 show season at the Shubert Theatre. (more...)
Brown Box Launches Free Outdoor Musical at Boston Landmarks and Beyond Brown Box Launches Free Outdoor Musical at Boston Landmarks and Beyond
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Boston

Brown Box Theatre Project is set to tackle their most ambitious production to date with an outdoor presentation of Jason Robert Brown's beloved musical, Songs for a New World, May 5-14. Featuring a dazzling cast of new and familiar talent, Brown Box has teamed up with venues throughout Massachusetts to bring this free event to underserved communities and Boston landmarks alike. (more...)
BWW Review: Haitink Captivates Boston - Again BWW Review: Haitink Captivates Boston - Again
by Erica Miner on March 20, 2017 in Boston

Boston Symphony Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink has sustained a mutually respectful relationship with the BSO and its audiences for over 40 years (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Boston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Boston (more...)
Un-Common Theatre Offers Two Scholarships for High School Seniors Un-Common Theatre Offers Two Scholarships for High School Seniors
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in Boston

The Un-Common Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for two $500 college scholarships.  (more...)
Un-Common Theatre Co. Continues IMPROV SOUP Un-Common Theatre Co. Continues IMPROV SOUP
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in Boston

The Un-Common Theatre Co. is delighted to continue its 18th season of Improv Soup with a performance on Friday, March 24th at 7:30pm at the Burrell School in Foxboro.  (more...)
WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL to Weigh in at Regent Theatre This Spring WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL to Weigh in at Regent Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Boston

Playhouse Productions' producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 - June 25. (more...)
Young Pianist Peter Bryan Performs at Carnegie Hall Young Pianist Peter Bryan Performs at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Boston

Franklin's Peter Bryan, 11, performed at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 18, at the invitation of The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program in recognition of his achieving First Class Honors in his piano music assessment. Peter, a piano student of Ida Zelman at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), performed Little Red Wagon, by T. Richert, in the Celebration of Excellence Awards recital, held at Carnegie's Weill Hall. (more...)
BWW Review: World Premiere of Homegrown FINISH LINE BWW Review: World Premiere of Homegrown FINISH LINE
by Nancy Grossman on March 16, 2017 in Boston

FINISH LINE, a documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon, focuses on the people whose lives were impacted by the bombings, allowing their voices to be heard on the stage of the Boch Center Shubert Theatre. The world premiere production features a dozen actors who represent survivors, runners, doctors, rescuers, and media. Co-creators Joey Frangieh and Lisa Rafferty have taken great care to frame the play as a love letter to the Boston Marathon, the City of Boston, and her people. (more...)
ROMEO AND JULIET to Explore Teenage Impulsiveness This Month at WHAT ROMEO AND JULIET to Explore Teenage Impulsiveness This Month at WHAT
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Boston

In light of its well-received production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2016, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater again opens their season with Shakespeare. Opening March 25, Romeo and Juliet is adapted by Psittacus Productions, associated with Lincoln Center's Education Department. (more...)
Will Berkshire Theatre Group's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Arrive on Broadway? Will Berkshire Theatre Group's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Arrive on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Boston

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Opens Next Week at Happy Medium Theatre THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Opens Next Week at Happy Medium Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Boston

A new venture awaits lauded fringe actor, Audrey Lynn Sylvia, former co-founder of Happy Medium Theatre. Take Your Pick Productions, a new and daring company, picks up after Happy Medium Theatre. HMT amicably and secretively closed its doors after a successful run of Ronan Noone's Brendan.   (more...)