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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in Houston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Houston (more...)
Houston Doctor Makes Rounds With New Theater Company Houston Doctor Makes Rounds With New Theater Company
by BWW News Desk on May 27, 2017 in Houston

The Caduceus Theater Arts Company presents its first show, 'Don't Dress For Dinner,' a two-act comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon. Similar to Camoletti's 'Boeing-Boeing,' this play contains secret lovers, mistresses, and mistaken identities. (more...)
July Performances Announced at The Grand 1894 Opera House July Performances Announced at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Houston

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Riders in the Sky in a Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)
The Grand 1894 Opera House presents pianist EZRA CHARLES AND THE STORY OF BOOGIE WOOGIE The Grand 1894 Opera House presents pianist EZRA CHARLES AND THE STORY OF BOOGIE WOOGIE
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Houston

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents pianist Ezra Charles and The Story of Boogie Woogie,  Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 3 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)
RED to Ask the Question, 'What Is Art?' at COM Community Theatre RED to Ask the Question, 'What Is Art?' at COM Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Houston

The two-man drama RED, winner of six Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards, is showing through June 4 at College of the Mainland Community Theatre. (more...)
Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Houston

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of PIPPIN.   (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Houston

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Houston

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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
SPA Extends 2017 Ballet Hispanico Summer Dance Intensive Registration SPA Extends 2017 Ballet Hispanico Summer Dance Intensive Registration
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Houston

Society for the Performing Arts presents the 2017 Ballet Hispanico Summer Dance Intensive June 6-16 at Episcopal High School, with registration extended through May 26. (more...)
Rec Room Arts presents Modern Adaptation of Iconic Ballet, THE RITE OF SPRING Rec Room Arts presents Modern Adaptation of Iconic Ballet, THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Houston

Rec Room Arts (Artistic Director, Matt Hune; Executive Director, Stephanie Wittels Wachs) announces the cast and creative team for THE RITE OF SPRING. The production previews Wednesday, June 14th, opens on Thursday, June 15th, and runs through Saturday, July 8, 2017 in the 600 sq. ft. Back Room at Rec Room. (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Houston

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)
Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Houston

Unity Theatre brings you the hilarious comedy, Leading Ladies, on the Main Stage from June 1 - June 18, 2017. (more...)
BWW Interview: National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki is Living the Sweet Life BWW Interview: National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki is Living the Sweet Life
by Katricia Lang on May 23, 2017 in Houston

Ahead of his lecture at Houston's Jones Hall, tonight at 7:30 p.m., climber and explorer Mike Libecki talked to BroadwayWorld, giving us some insight on himself, his travails, and his popular presentation CLIMBING DREAMS. (more...)
Vincent Victoria's AUNTIE SHAMEKA! to Rock Houston This Summer Vincent Victoria's AUNTIE SHAMEKA! to Rock Houston This Summer
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Houston

Vincent Victoria Presents will be mounting the play 'Auntie Shameka!,' an irreverent satirical comedy, loosely based on the hit Broadway play 'Auntie Mame.' (more...)
Climber and National Geographic Explorer Shares Anecdotes From Expeditions Around the World Climber and National Geographic Explorer Shares Anecdotes From Expeditions Around the World
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Houston

The Houston Symphony and National Geographic Live present Climbing Dreams, the last event in a dynamic four-part speaker series featuring some of the world's most fascinating explorers, scientists, filmmakers and adventurers. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Jones Hall. (more...)
BWW Interview: Actress Jennafer Newberry Talks FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley BWW Interview: Actress Jennafer Newberry Talks FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley
by Audrey Morabito on May 22, 2017 in Houston

Houston's Alley Theatre will open a new musical comedy, FREAKY FRIDAY, on June 2 to will play through July 2. A co-production by La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, and Alley Theatre, directed by Christopher Ashley, this wild classic has been translated into a contemporary musical comedy based on Mary Rodger's novel of the same name, with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and   Brian Yorkey of Next to Normal and If/Then. I spoke with Jennifer Newberry, Houston native and avid performer about her performance past growing up in Houston and the striking similarity she has to her character in FREAKY FRIDAY, Gretchen. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Houston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Houston (more...)
Kids Interactive Theater, GARBAGE ISLAND Returns for Third Episode Kids Interactive Theater, GARBAGE ISLAND Returns for Third Episode
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Houston

Just in time to get you out of the summer heat, Rec Room is pleased to announce GARBAGE ISLAND 3.0, the only original live sketch show for children ages 2 - 6, in Houston. GARBAGE ISLAND premiered in February and ran to sold-out crowds for 4 weeks straight. The response was so fantastic, it returned with a second episode in April, again selling out every show. Houston parents lined up out the door to give their children the opportunity to enjoy the wacky characters and sustainability-themed 30-minute performance, while they enjoyed a break…and a mimosa. (more...)
BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
by Natalie de la Garza on May 18, 2017 in Houston

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Houston

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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company  to Produce Ninth Annual Museum of Dysfunction Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company to Produce Ninth Annual Museum of Dysfunction
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Houston

For the ninth year running, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company (MU) will produce two weekends of new works at the annual Museum of Dysfunction short play festival. The festival has become a staple of the summer theatre calendar featuring local talent and plays that probe the dark and funny edges of the everyday. Nineteen short plays were selected from over 100 entries by emerging and established writers nationwide, with nine spots held exclusively for high school and college students as a way to encourage their craft and build their portfolio. The festival will run over two consecutive weekends: June 29-July 1 and July 6-8, 2017 at Studio 101 in Spring Street Studios, located minutes from downtown Houston in Historic First Ward. (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The Stars BWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The Stars
by Brett Cullum on May 18, 2017 in Houston

It's a deeply emotional musical telling the story of a lesbian girl as she navigates her way through life with a closeted gay father. The Broadway Production won the Tony in 2015 for Best Musical as well as top honors for its book and score. It is a handsome show, acted expertly, and it will move anyone lucky enough to connect with its take on what it is like to be queer in the world. (more...)
Photo Flash: Society for the Performing Arts Hosts Piano Master Class with The 5 Browns Photo Flash: Society for the Performing Arts Hosts Piano Master Class with The 5 Browns
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Houston

The Society for the Performing Arts recently presented a piano master class with The 5 Browns and students from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, as part of its education initiative. Held at the Steinway Selection Center downtown, about 25 students participated in the event. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Houston

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   (more...)
Momentum Indoor Climbing and REI Launch REI Co-op Climb in Houston Gyms Momentum Indoor Climbing and REI Launch REI Co-op Climb in Houston Gyms
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Houston

Momentum Indoor Climbing and national outdoor co-op REI announce the launch of REI Co-op Climb, a destination for the best climbing gear, programming and events at each of Momentum's new gyms. REI Co-op Climb will debut inside Momentum Katy when the 36,000 square foot gym opens its doors on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Momentum Silver Street will also feature an REI Co-op Climb; the 40,000 square foot bouldering gym near downtown Houston is slated to open later this year. (more...)