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Alliance Theatre Launches New Free Ticketing Program Tickets for Teachers'Alliance Theatre Launches New Free Ticketing Program Tickets for Teachers'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Last night Atlanta's Tony Award® winning Alliance Theatre launched TICKETS FOR TEACHERS - a unique program that provides all educators with free tickets to select performances of Alliance Theatre productions.  TICKETS FOR TEACHERS is one more Alliance initiative designed to support the role of arts in education.  (more...)

Jireh Breon Holder's Civil Rights Work TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Gets Rolling World Premiere with RoundaboutJireh Breon Holder's Civil Rights Work TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Gets Rolling World Premiere with Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Trustees of The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, Inc. have announced that Too Heavy For Your Pocket by JIREH BREON HOLDER is recipient of the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson RougeNick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nick Blaemire (just off of Tick,Tick,...Boom! off-Broadway) is joining Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) in the cast of 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' for their second show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on January 22 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera HouseBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THINGAurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass TheatreCast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

2nd Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Seeks Submissions, Kicks Off in August2nd Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Seeks Submissions, Kicks Off in August
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Founder and Executive Artistic Director Benjamin Davis has announced that submissions are open and rolling in for the Second Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (AMTF), to be held in August in Atlanta. (more...)

Luan Stage to Present the World Premiere of INDIAN HEADLuan Stage to Present the World Premiere of INDIAN HEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Obie Award winner Nikkole Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Stage Exchange. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at 2Cents' Off-Kilter Production BRILLIANT TRACESPhoto Flash: Take a Look at 2Cents' Off-Kilter Production BRILLIANT TRACES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

2Cents Theatre presents BRILLIANT TRACES, written by Cindy Lou Johnson and directed by Kristen Boule.  BRILLIANT TRACES will preview on Saturday, January 7 at 8pm & Sunday, January 8 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 13 and run through Sunday, February 11 at the Underground Theatre, 1314 N. Wilton Place in Hollywood.   (more...)

Alliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting CompetitionAlliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Too Heavy for your Pocket, the 13th competition winner, will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 4 - 26, 2017.  Opening night is Thursday, February 9, 2017.  (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Dad's Garage Wants to Know U UP?Dad's Garage Wants to Know U UP?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Our new world premier show, 'U Up?,' examines dating, sex, and relationships in the age of social media. This two-person show, created by and starring Mark Kendall and Alison Hastings, uses comedy, drama, and movement in a fast-paced, sketch format. From first dates, to awkward music choices, to late-night bootie calls, to sexting- 'U Up?' Satirizes love in the digital age. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This WinterLife Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Excerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn's sharp and timely tale. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

FUN HOME Star Beth Malone to Perform at St. Louis Arts AwardsFUN HOME Star Beth Malone to Perform at St. Louis Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

???????Beth Malone, who created the role of "Alison" in the 2015 Tony Award winning Best Musical Fun Home, will perform at the 26th annual St. Louis Arts Awards on Mon., Jan. 23, at the Chase Park Plaza. For her work in Fun Home, Malone received a Tony Award nomination as Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company kicks off 2017 with the world premiere of Wendy Dann's poignant and poetic Birds of East Africa, directed by Rachel Lampert, January 29th-February 12th. Previews begin Sunday January 29th with Opening Night on February 2nd. (more...)

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