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BWW Reviews: Brilliant BENT Revival at TaperBWW Reviews: Brilliant BENT Revival at Taper
by Don Grigware - Jul 30, 2015

WhenBentfirst premiered in 1979 its persecution of gays in Nazi Germany was a real eye opener. This was before the onset of AIDS...in the first scene, the depiction of Max's (Patrick Heusinger)one night stand and his gay relationship with a dancer could have been taken right out of contemporary West Hollywood were it not for the fact that we are told up front that the play takes place in 1934-36. The violence against gays that follows is staggering and horrifying. Deep down we knew that being homosexual had built-in problems and tensions, but did we really think about it so seriously? Did we really know how ugly it all was back then? And what about now? In spite of marriage equality in the US, in Kenya and in other areas of the world, the struggle for sexual freedom unbelievably goes on...to this very day. In a rare revival, Moises Kaufman brilliantly directs this new production ofBentat the Mark Taper Forum, and you'd be a fool to miss it. The cast is extraordinary, and Martin Sherman's poignant lyricism is simultaneously funny, touching and thoroughly riveting from moment to moment. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2015

Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened onJuly 26 at theCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for 'Bent' will continue through August 23. (Previews started on July 15.) Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened last night, July 26at theCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for 'Bent' will continue through August 23. (Previews started on July 15.) Check out a look inside opening night below! (more...)

Martin Sherman's BENT to Open This Sunday in Los AngelesMartin Sherman's BENT to Open This Sunday in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Martin Sherman's "Bent," a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will open at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum next Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for "Bent" will continue through August 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charlie Hofheimer, Patrick Heusinger, Andy Mientus, Jake Shears and More in BENT at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Charlie Hofheimer, Patrick Heusinger, Andy Mientus, Jake Shears and More in BENT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, began previews onJuly 15 andopens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at theCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the actors onstage below! (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, August 4, 2015Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, August 4, 2015
by - Jul 17, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 4, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, August 4, 2015Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, August 4, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 4, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash! Sneak Peek At Mark Taper Forum's BENTPhoto Flash! Sneak Peek At Mark Taper Forum's BENT
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2015

Get a sneak peek of an edgy new production of BENT! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of BENT at the Taper - Hugo Armstrong, Tom Berklund, Ray Baker & More!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of BENT at the Taper - Hugo Armstrong, Tom Berklund, Ray Baker & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at theCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the TaperSTAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Below, watch Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) sing 'Streets of Berlin,' a song he wrote and performs in the play! (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media.To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

BOMBSHELL to Make a 'Smash' Onstage; BWW Looks Back on How It All BeganBOMBSHELL to Make a 'Smash' Onstage; BWW Looks Back on How It All Began
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 3, 2015

BWW has put together a SMASH retrospective, from inception to TV series to benefit concert to stage! Travel back in time with alook back on how it all began! (more...)

Relive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway RunRelive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway Run
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 1, 2015

The 'Song of Purple Summer' might be heard - and seen - once more on Broadway. (more...)

Broadway Reacts to Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality; Updating Live!Broadway Reacts to Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality; Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Below, check out how Broadway stars reacted to the historic ruling (more...)

Andy Mientus & More Join Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears in BENT at CTG/Mark Taper ForumAndy Mientus & More Join Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears in BENT at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Rehearsals have begun for Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions. Directed by Moise?s Kaufman, previews for 'Bent' begin July 15 and opening is set for July 26. Performances continue through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lea Michele Supports Deaf West's 'Inspiring' SPRING AWAKENING CastPhoto Flash: Lea Michele Supports Deaf West's 'Inspiring' SPRING AWAKENING Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

SPRING AWAKENING's original Wendla on Broadway, Lea Michele recently attended Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING and stopped by after the show to post for pictures with the cast. Check out pics below! (more...)

Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Heading to New York Next?Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Heading to New York Next?
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the highly-acclaimed production of SPRING AWAKENING currently running through June 14 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is in active talks for a transfer to New York City after the show's West Coast run. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Extends at The WallisDeaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Extends at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen announce Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of Spring Awakening has been extended for six additional performances through June 14. This eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27. The production has been playing to sold out audiences and critical acclaim since its opening last week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stage Vets Announce 2015 AWARESIE AWARD Winners!STAGE TUBE: Stage Vets Announce 2015 AWARESIE AWARD Winners!
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2015

Annoying Actor Friend enlisted a pack of theatre talent to present the inaugural AWARESIE AWARDS today, June 1. Click below to see them announce the winners (full list below)! The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, opening May 28. This production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

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