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2015 Arizona Arts Congress Will Be Held on February 32015 Arizona Arts Congress Will Be Held on February 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

?Artists, arts-related organizations, advocates and business leaders representing tourism and economic development will gather at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., for the 29th annual Arizona Arts Congress from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Adds Performances to FIVE PRESIDENTS' RunArizona Theatre Company Adds Performances to FIVE PRESIDENTS' Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company has added two additional performances to the world premiere production of Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland's Five Presidents. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next MonthAmas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed byChristopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Is Two Hours Too LongBWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Is Two Hours Too Long
by Herbert Paine - Jan 5, 2015

Enduring Arizona Theatre Company's current production of Murder for Two is like watching two cute hamsters incessantly rolling on a wheel, keeping pace with its speed but going nowhere fast. It's curious, but, in the end, unsatisfying. While Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe make a great team and are, each in his own way, versatile and immensely talented performers, this murder mystery musical whodunnit s laborious. (more...)

Local Theatre Companies to Honor Tickets for Actors Theatre PatronsLocal Theatre Companies to Honor Tickets for Actors Theatre Patrons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Six Valley theatre companies will exchange tickets purchased for Actors Theatre productions before the 29-year old organization announced that it is ceasing operations. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Presents Free 30-Minute Taste of ATC's MURDER FOR TWO, 1/07Theatre in the Park Presents Free 30-Minute Taste of ATC's MURDER FOR TWO, 1/07
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

?Arizona Theatre Company's Theatre in the Park at Zazu Pannee, 1502 E. Osborn Road, presents a free 30-minute performance of selections from the zany musical comedy whodunit, Murder for Two, from Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF TodayPaper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf today, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

World Premiere of SHESH YAK Begins at Rattlestick Next MonthWorld Premiere of SHESH YAK Begins at Rattlestick Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights and LaiLou Productions have announced that the world premiere of Shesh Yak, written by Laith Nakli and directed by Bruce McCarty, will begin previews Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. The official opening night is set for Thursday, January 29, 2015. The production will play through Sunday, February 22, 2015. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for its holiday musical, Elf, for the week following Christmas. Expanded availability includes performances from December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf is directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf runs eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through January 4, 2015. Elf has been playing to many sold-out houses since November 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

ATC Sets New Year's Eve Dinner Packages for MURDER FOR TWOATC Sets New Year's Eve Dinner Packages for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) has put together a terrific New Year's Eve package that includes a choice of delicious dinner entrees at Arizona Center's Canyon Cafe and 1130 The Restaurant, tickets to Off-Broadway's zany musical comedy whodunit, Murder for Two, and a pre-show champagne-and chocolate reception at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from 6:30 to 7:30. The curtain goes up at 7:30. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

The Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This WeekendThe Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, this weekend, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Follows Protocol at Temple Of Music And ArtBWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Follows Protocol at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Dec 8, 2014

A cop who plays by the rules, dreaming of making detective, and his suspects deliver a full 90 minutes of a madcap fun evening of theatre -- and this is all pulled off by two actors. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Accepting Submissions for 2015 National Latino Playwriting AwardArizona Theatre Company Accepting Submissions for 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is now accepting submissions for the 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award from Latino playwrights currently living in the United States, its territories or in Mexico. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Receives NEA GrantArizona Theatre Company Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Arizona Theatre Company has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) for a multi-faceted initiative, Voices of a New America, that includes support for Spanish language mainstage performances, commissioning a new Latino work about border issues and support for ATC's long-running National Latino Playwrighting Award. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF, Dec 23Paper Mill Playhouse to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF, Dec 23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf on Tuesday, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 SeasonMURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The hit musical comedy Murder For Two will hit the road this fall, bringing its killer brand of humor to nine major cities across the US. (more...)

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