BroadwayWorld Maine Newsroom


BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Some Theatre Company BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Some Theatre Company
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette on April 24, 2017 in Maine

Some Theatre Company Experiences a 'Spring Awakening' (more...)
Mad Horse Theatre Company to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Mad Horse Theatre Company to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Maine

When you think of post-apocalyptic heroes, Mad Max or Snake Plissken might immediately come to mind. But Bart and Homer Simpson? Ay, caramba! (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Maine

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Maine

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Maine

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Maine (more...)
Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Maine

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Maine

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Maine

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Summer Stages Maine:  A Sampling of Best Picks Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on April 20, 2017 in Maine

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Maine

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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Maine

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)
Maine State Music Theatre Tickets on Sale 4/26 Maine State Music Theatre Tickets on Sale 4/26
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Maine

Tickets for Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season will go on sale at midnight on April 26, 2017. Season subscribers are at an all-time high - breaking the record for the theatre's 59-year history - limiting availability of single tickets. Buying early is recommended. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Maine

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Maine (more...)
BWW Review: Genuine Voices and Situations in Portland Stage's STRING AROUND MY FINGER BWW Review: Genuine Voices and Situations in Portland Stage's STRING AROUND MY FINGER
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on April 16, 2017 in Maine

Portland Stage's latest production is an engaging staging of Brenda Withers' new play, String Around My Finger, which had won the 2015 Clauder Competition and then been developed through the theatre's Little Festival of the Unexpected. The four-character play, set entirely in a hospital where a young couple finds themselves coping with the miscarriage of their child, resonates with a genuineness of dialogue, character and situation. (more...)
Annual Maine Playwright's Festival Comes to Portland and Orono Annual Maine Playwright's Festival Comes to Portland and Orono
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2017 in Maine

Performances for the 2017 Maine Playwrights Festival, the state's most vibrant incubator for new plays by local playwrights, have been announced for April 27 through May 6 in Portland and May 7 in Orono.  This year's sixteenth annual festival features the world premiere performances of six new plays by Maine playwrights.  Public performances will be held in Portland at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater on Forest Avenue, and in Orono at the Cyrus Pavillion Theatre on the University of Maine campus.  Tickets are available now at www.acorn-productions.org. (more...)
Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage Team for THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage Team for THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Maine

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) in Brunswick and Portland Stage (PS) in Portland announce a second partnership and artistic collaboration that will continue to broaden the connection between the two communities and deepen the program offerings for both theatres' audiences.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 2017 in Maine

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 A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/09/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW on April 09, 2017 in Maine

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Maine (more...)
Theatre Prepares New Comedy About Dating Disasters And Dinner Theatre Prepares New Comedy About Dating Disasters And Dinner
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2017 in Maine

Penobscot Theatre Company proudly presents I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, a mouth-watering new comedy adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci. (more...)
BWW Interview: A Desire To Be the Absolute Best We Can: MSMT Launches Its 2017 Season BWW Interview: A Desire To Be the Absolute Best We Can: MSMT Launches Its 2017 Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold on April 06, 2017 in Maine

'At the end of last summer I told myself that we were not going to try to top the 2016 season. I was going to think of 2017 as a completely separate and unique adventure, but the end result is that we are already topping our previous metrics in terms of ticket sales.' The speaker, Curt Dale Clark, Maine State Music Theatre's energetic and charismatic Artistic Director, is reflecting on the sold out 2016 season which garnered the company lavish critical and audience acclaim and made an MSMT ticket one of the hottest items in the region. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 07, 2017 in Maine

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 in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Maine State Music Theatre Revs Up for Summer Season with FILM FRIDAYS Maine State Music Theatre Revs Up for Summer Season with FILM FRIDAYS
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2017 in Maine

In preparation for their 2017 summer season at the Pickard Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre will host three Film Fridays at Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library this May. Each screening will include a free showing of the movie versions of three of the theatre's summer main stage shows. Screenings will start at 6 PM and take place in the Morrell Meeting Room. (more...)
BWW Interview: Zack LaChance And Braden Foley of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Thornton Academy Auditorium BWW Interview: Zack LaChance And Braden Foley of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Thornton Academy Auditorium
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro on April 05, 2017 in Maine

One normal night is not what you'll get at Thornton Academy! I was invited to talk to the performers of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Thornton Academy Auditorium. I was able to speak with Zack LaChance and Braden Foley who play Gomez and Fester Addams, respectively. (more...)
'LADY DAY', BABETTE'S FEAST, ALL NIGHT STRUT! and More Set for Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season 'LADY DAY', BABETTE'S FEAST, ALL NIGHT STRUT! and More Set for Portland Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2017 in Maine

Portland Stage has announced its 2017-18 Mainstage Season! (more...)
Kids Get on the Main Stage at Hackmatack Camp Kids Get on the Main Stage at Hackmatack Camp
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2017 in Maine

Actors who aim to be on Hackmatack's main stage in Berwick, Maine, may be thrilled to get even a small part in ensemble. Young campers who attend in the Hack-ma-Camp, on the other hand, are assured of a significant role with plenty of songs, dances and lines. (more...)