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BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD Descends at the Alley BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD Descends at the Alley
by Gary Laird on March 27, 2017 in Houston

For those of you who may have been wondering about God's whereabouts, or worrying about his well-being, I can now report that he's alive and well and doing stand-up at the Alley Theatre. (more...)
BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza on March 27, 2017 in Houston

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in Houston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Houston (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Houston

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Diverseworks presents Wura-Natasha Ogunji's HOUSE OF WAHALA Diverseworks presents Wura-Natasha Ogunji's HOUSE OF WAHALA
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Houston

With a global art market valued at $63.8 billion and artists receiving the lowest amount of their earned income from the market…it's time to reinvent the art auction! (more...)
TUTS Inclusive Arts Showcase Highlights the Artistic Talents of Students from The River and HSMT TUTS Inclusive Arts Showcase Highlights the Artistic Talents of Students from The River and HSMT
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Houston

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presented the Inclusive Arts Showcase to a packed house on Wednesday evening at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Zilkha Hall. (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 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 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...)
Photo Flash: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Spins Timeless Story on A.D. Players' Stage Photo Flash: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Spins Timeless Story on A.D. Players' Stage
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Houston

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest professional theater companies, is proud to present Charlotte's Web as its first children's theater performance at the new Jeannette and L.M. George Theater (George Theater). Charlotte's Web runs March 15 through April 1 with matinee performances only, catering to Houston-area families and school groups. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Theatre Southwest Presents BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz Theatre Southwest Presents BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Houston

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage-with no prospects for change on the horizon. (more...)
Rec Room Arts' Hit Kids Show Premieres All New Second Episode: GARBAGE ISLAND Episode 2 Opens April 8th Rec Room Arts' Hit Kids Show Premieres All New Second Episode: GARBAGE ISLAND Episode 2 Opens April 8th
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Houston

Parents, we heard you loud and clear: You want more GARBAGE ISLAND! Rec Room Arts' newest, original production, GARBAGE ISLAND, an original live sketch show for children ages 2 - 6, opened in February and ran to sold-out crowds for 4 weeks straight. The response was fantastic! 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 Blog: Michael Raabe - Confessions of a Sports Loving Theatre Nerd BWW Blog: Michael Raabe - Confessions of a Sports Loving Theatre Nerd
by Guest Blogger: Michael Raabe on March 22, 2017 in Houston

Michael Raabe is a theater lover who loves sports. Deal with it. (more...)
Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Houston

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Asia Society Texas Center To Hold Panel On Race And Representation In Houston Grand Opera, 3/31 Asia Society Texas Center To Hold Panel On Race And Representation In Houston Grand Opera, 3/31
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Houston

Asia Society Texas Center will host Representation and 21 st Century Responsibilities in the Performing Arts, a free panel discussion and public forum in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera (HGO) on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Houston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Houston (more...)
BWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDS BWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDS
by Gary Laird on March 18, 2017 in Houston

Houston Ballet's program of three contemporary ballets, running now at THE WORTHAM CENTER, is breath-taking. This is the first of many adjectives I will reach for in this review. I may run out, but you'll get the drift. (more...)
BCCM to Honor The Ensemble Theatre's Artistic Director BCCM to Honor The Ensemble Theatre's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in Houston

Bayou City Concert Musicals will present the 2017 Kim Hupp Award to Eileen J. Morris, artistic director of The Ensemble Theatre. The award will be presented on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., on the Main Stage of The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main. The event, Serenading Eileen, will consist of a concert featuring some of the honoree's favorite songs and a reception immediately following the concert. Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bayou City Concert Musicals. (more...)
Main Street Theater presents the Regional Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE Main Street Theater presents the Regional Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Houston

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 2016 - 2017 MainStage season with the regional premiere of Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck.  The production opens April 1 and runs through April 30 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd.  Performances are on Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.  Tickets are $36 - $45, depending on date and section, and are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com.  (more...)
CRYBABY to Play Encore Theatre This May CRYBABY to Play Encore Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Houston

We all like to be entertained. Art, TV, theatre, music . . . it's easy to strike up a conversation about these things. Some conversations are not as easy. (more...)
Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Houston

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. (more...)
Photo Flash: Obsidian Theater Presents ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Photo Flash: Obsidian Theater Presents ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Houston

A love story that transcends the ages. A master of the Roman Empire risks everything for the love of one of history's most fascinating women. As Rome plunges into war, Mark Antony, one of Rome's greatest champions and political leaders, is torn between his duty to his country and his love for Cleopatra, Egypt's firey queen. (more...)
Next Iteration Theater Company Presents TURQUOISE by Deb Margolin Next Iteration Theater Company Presents TURQUOISE by Deb Margolin
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Houston

???????Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) presents a workshop production of Turquoise, three plays in one, by Obie Award winning playwright, Deb Margolin. (more...)
Da Camera Presents Rising International Star Pianist Llyr Williams At The Menil Collection Da Camera Presents Rising International Star Pianist Llyr Williams At The Menil Collection
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Houston

On Thursday, April 4, 2017, Da Camera of Houston presents the Houston recital debut of renowned Welsh pianist, BCC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust Winner Llr Williams at the Menil Collection. Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence and the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. Right on the cusp of a major international career, he has received elated praise and acclaim from critics for his performances and recordings. (more...)
TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Houston

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 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 RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?' BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'
by Gary Laird on March 16, 2017 in Houston

The latest iteration of the production on tour is crafted with care and performed with verve. It's an 'old-fashioned' Broadway staple, and it never wears out its welcome. It unabashedly tugs at the heartstrings, tickles the funny bone and jerks the tears, just as it did when it opened 66 years ago this month. Few musicals achieve this kind of longevity, and more than a few of those are from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)