Art Theatre News

The Box Toronto to Kick Off ONE MORE NIGHT FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Box Toronto presents the second annual One More Night Festival. It is one more chance to see 9 of the most in-demand and successful productions from the GTA, and beyond. It is a theatre bonus for everyone to enjoy! From "Patron's Pick' and "Critic's Choice,' to Sold-Out houses and rave reviews, these 9 shows are red hot and ready to perform one more night of magic at The Box Toronto! (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents AVENUE Q, 9/12-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The South Bend Civic Theatre Presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical, 'Avenue Q' from September 12th through the 28th. (more...)

Greg Weber Named Tulsa Opera Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Tulsa Opera today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Greg Weber to the position of Managing Director. Currently Director of Production at San Francisco Opera, Weber brings more than 28 years of experience in arts management. He was hired after a nationwide executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group. Weber will assume his duties as Managing Director this October. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/13 in Kitchener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday September 13 at 10:00am in Kitchener (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Offer ASL Performance of ZORRO, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

On Friday, August 22 at 8:30p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Zorro!' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company. (more...)

Revamped Eternity Playhouse Now Booking Shows and Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Eternity Playhouse is Sydney's newest state-of-the-Art Theatre and events venue in the heart of Darlinghurst, on the eastern fringes of the CBD. The heritage listed 127-year-old Baptist Tabernacle on Burton Street, has been renovated and restored into a 200 seat state-of-the-Art Theatre. Award winning architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer have successfully fused contemporary design with the building's historical features to create a truly unique, stylish and welcoming event space. The refurbishment recently won the Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. (more...)

Kate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More to Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY this Fall; Jackson Gay to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere production of Kingdom City, by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jackson Gay. The production runs September 4 - October 5 (press opening on Friday, September 12 at 8pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, and tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

ILLUSIONS, CHALK AND SOOT, Phyllis Chen World Premiere and More Highlight Fall 2014 at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Fall 2014 performance season, which runs September 17 to December 18. The BAC Presents series will feature the World, U.S., and New York Premieres of contemporary theater, dance, music, and multimedia works that have either been commissioned by BAC or created by artists who have been in residence at BAC. The season lineup also includes BAC Space 2014 -- a new initiative of BAC's Residency Program -- which reflects BAC's core mission to support artists at various stages of their artistic development, and expose audiences to innovative, contemporary new work. (more...)

ONE Festival's MAMI CONFESSIONS by Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes Set for 7/30-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Caicedo Productions Corp in Association with TTO Entertainment presents The ONE Festival's MAMI CONFESSIONS, written & performed by LORRAINE RODRÍGUEZ-REYES, from July 30 - August 3, 2014, at Teatro Circulo. Directed by Susan G. Reid & Dramaturged by Jane Barnette, MAMI CONFESSIONS is the winner of the 2014 ONE Festival, resulting in this AEA Approved Showcase Production. (more...)

OSTC's Piano Bar Series to Continue on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its second summer season in its state-of-the-Art Theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the continuation of their Piano Bar Series. 'Broadway Music and Comedy' will be held following select evening performances of the company's current production, the popular Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host ZORRO Post-Show Q&A, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's "Zorro!" at the opening night after-show party at the Washington Inn on July 23, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 1 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask actors, director, and technical team such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how do they do it?" (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Screen Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a high definition screening of Matthew Bourne's legendary reimagining of SWAN LAKE, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne and broadcast for one screening only on Sunday, August 10 at 2pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

47th Annual National Critics Institute Kicks Off at the O'Neill Center With Chris Jones, Michael Riedel, Linda Winer and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

With new leadership, extensive new financial support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and a curriculum retooled to reflect the new realities of arts journalism, the Eugene O'Neill Center's venerable National Critics Institute (NCI) is underway for its 47th summer. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company presents the world premiere ZORRO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's next production is a swashbuckler: the world premiere of 'Zorro!' based on Johnston McCulley's 'The Curse of Capistrano' (1919) adapted by James Rana. Spanish for 'fox,' Zorro fought the oppressive colonial government in Spanish California with a quick sword and wit. Wearing a mask, he kept his identity secret, even to the woman he loved. In 1939, Bob Kane and Bill Finger gave credit to McCulley's masked avenger, with his dual identity, as their inspiration for 'Batman.' Like Bruce Wayne and Batman, Don Diego and Zorro are never seen together at the same time. (more...)

First-Ever Yorkshire Festival Celebrates 100 Amazing Days
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The first ever Yorkshire Festival 2014 captured the imaginations of artists and public alike, attracting over 750,000 people to 1,400 performances of the headline events, which involved 7,000 participants and took place in the 100 days running up to Yorkshire's Tour de France Grand Depart. (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

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