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Boston Court Announces 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival Boston Court Announces 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Boston

Boston Court, Pasadena's Intimate Home for the Performing Arts, today announced the full details of its 13th annual New Play Reading Festival. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. (more...)
Franklin School for the Performing Arts to Host July Open Houses Franklin School for the Performing Arts to Host July Open Houses
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Boston

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will host summer Open Houses on Wednesday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 38 Main Street in downtown Franklin. The community is invited to tour the facilities, observe classes and rehearsals, speak with faculty and staff, and learn more about FSPA programs in music, dance and drama. (more...)
Alley Cat Theater To Produce PLANK Alley Cat Theater To Produce PLANK
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Boston

Alley Cat Theater will present Plank, a new play by John Greiner-Ferris and directed by Megan Schy Gleeson. Plank will open on Saturday, August 26 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts where it will run until Saturday, September 16. (more...)
The Hanover Theatre Celebrates Don Phipps' 85th Birthday with Special Concert The Hanover Theatre Celebrates Don Phipps' 85th Birthday with Special Concert
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Boston

The Hanover Theatre celebrates Don Phipps' 85th birthday with a special concert, Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m., featuring the White Heat Swing Quartet and David Wickerham on The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. (more...)
Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Boston

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)
The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents John Cariani's CUL-DE-SAC, 7/6-9 The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents John Cariani's CUL-DE-SAC, 7/6-9
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

Under the direction of Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the Cape Cod Theatre Project has a long history of presenting some of America's best new plays. Audiences are invited to participate in the creation of new works for American theater, many of which go on to off-Broadway, Broadway, or regional engagements. (more...)
Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)
The Company Theatre presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID The Company Theatre presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

The award-winning Company Theatre presents an adult-cast production of Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 28 through August 20, at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Disney's The Little Mermaid music is by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, with book by Doug Wright. The show is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Steve Bass and choreography by Sally Forrest. (more...)
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL featuring Kathy St. George Comes to Stoneham Theatre MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL featuring Kathy St. George Comes to Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

???????GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Stoneham Theatre for 12 performances Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 16. (more...)
Artists From Suburbia's Summer Theatre Surge to Showcase New Works Artists From Suburbia's Summer Theatre Surge to Showcase New Works
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Boston

Artists from Suburbia, a leader in new and experimental community-based theatre on Boston's south shore, today announced their 2017 Suburban Summer Theatre Surge, the only theatre season on the south shore incorporating community involvement in new-play development. (more...)
Reggae Musician Shatta Wale to Arrive in Worcester This Summer Reggae Musician Shatta Wale to Arrive in Worcester This Summer
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

The Hanover Theatre invites audiences to join reggae musician Shatta Wale for a live concert, July 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)
TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative Announces New Sponsorships Across the U.S. TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative Announces New Sponsorships Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative (NOCI), which offers two-year partnerships with regional theatres and performing arts centers across the United States to sponsor open captioned performances, has announced the theatres that will receive their first year of sponsorship to help expand their access objectives during the 2017-18 season. (more...)
ImprovBoston presents AMERICAN CHARLATAN, A New Musical About America's Most Brazen Con Man ImprovBoston presents AMERICAN CHARLATAN, A New Musical About America's Most Brazen Con Man
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Boston

A con man built a brand around himself by exploiting new media to connect with his audience, made millions by defrauding the American people, embraced right-wing politics, and then ran for office. Nearly a century ago, real-life con man John R. Brinkley cheated his way into fame and political power when he insisted he could cure impotence by implanting goat testicles into men. In a world premiere of a new musical inspired by the accounts of Brinkley's improbable rise, ImprovBoston brings the story of America's most brazen con man to life - comedically recounted through song, dance and the occasional scalpel - every Friday in July. (more...)
Cast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon Cast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Children of a Lesser God runs from June 22 through July 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.      (more...)
Jon Kinzel to Perform New Work This Month at The Yard Jon Kinzel to Perform New Work This Month at The Yard
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Boston

With a cast of five, including four dancers and one sculptor, Jon Kinzel's untitled new work explores new performance material, dance vocabulary, humor, gravitas, and the connections between live art and object making. The piece reveals unadorned and deeply detailed kinetic, articulate, and visual language. A construction of a set will be built on site. (more...)
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Present THE POWER OF WIND Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Present THE POWER OF WIND
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Boston

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents The Power of Wind, on Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet. (more...)
Brown Box Theatre Project to Return for 7th Year of Free Shakespeare with HAMLET Brown Box Theatre Project to Return for 7th Year of Free Shakespeare with HAMLET
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Boston

Brown Box Theatre Project returns for a seventh year of Free Outdoor Shakespeare with their largest and most ambitious production yet. The troupe's much-anticipated presentation of Hamlet will enjoy a three-week tour to seven outdoor venues throughout Greater Boston August 11-27. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Boston

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Dance Teachers Learn Injury Prevention at Marblehead School of Ballet Dance Teachers Learn Injury Prevention at Marblehead School of Ballet
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Boston

Protecting the body from injury is important to a dancer.  Teachers Tanya T. Roberts and Melissa Desrosiers and director Ann Davison from The Bedford Youth Performing Company in Bedford, New Hampshire visited the Marblehead School of Ballet and attended a customized workshop presenting in-depth lessons on injury prevention techniques using proper alignment and core strength for dancers.  (more...)
THE VISIT Comes to Apollinaire in the Park 2017 THE VISIT Comes to Apollinaire in the Park 2017
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Boston

In Durrenmatt's tragic comedy, billionaire Claire Zachanassian returns to the destitute home town she left in disgrace 45 years ago, bent on exacting retribution on the true love who betrayed her. At first the indignant citizens reject her offer of cash for a corpse. They talk importantly of their town's cultural and humane traditions. But when they start buying new shoes, cognac, cars- and all on credit- there is only one way to meet the bills. (more...)
Huntington Announces Summer Workshop Readings 7/22 & 23 Huntington Announces Summer Workshop Readings 7/22 & 23
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Boston

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 11 and conclude in public readings of four new plays on July 22 and 23, 2017. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)
DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Coming to Worcester DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Coming to Worcester
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Boston

???????The legacy of the beloved "Mister Rogers" lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! coming to The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 7 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets (starting at $29) are now on sale at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester. Limited VIP meet and greet tickets are also available. (more...)
Selections from 24 GUN CONTROL PLAYS Get Benefit Reading at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Selections from 24 GUN CONTROL PLAYS Get Benefit Reading at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Boston

On June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater will present a curated evening of short plays addressing the topic of gun control in the United States, selected from 24 Gun Control Plays. The reading, a benefit for the For Alison Foundation and WHAT, is curated by Nathan Winkelstein and directed by Jeffry George. (more...)