Art Theatre News

THE CHRISTIANS Are Coming to Cockroach TheatreTHE CHRISTIANS Are Coming to Cockroach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

What happens when good people disagree about their shared theology? Cockroach Theatre will explore how small differences among people of the same faith can drive wedges between them when it presents "The Christians" by Lucas Hnath at the Art Square Theatre May 18-June 4.                 (more...)

Asheville Creative Arts and Hood Huggers International Announce a Second Conversation as Part of the National Ghostlight ProjectAsheville Creative Arts and Hood Huggers International Announce a Second Conversation as Part of the National Ghostlight Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre and Hood Huggers International, which offers sustainable strategies for building support pillars for resilient historically African American neighborhoods, announce they will be co-hosting a second conversation with NC Stage Company, and a list-in-formation of other participating local theatres and artists, around the values and action items outlined by The Ghostlight Project, held at Hood Hugger's Burton Street Community Peace Garden (47 Bryant Street), on Sunday May 7, from 3-4pm, rain or shine. This free event will feature a moderated discussion about the role of the arts and not-for-profit theatre companies in supporting and being responsive to the communities they serve in the years to come. Light refreshments to be served. Reservations encouraged but not required by emailing info@ashevillecreativearts.org. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This JuneDavis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at AbingdonCast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors ProjectThe Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt AwardLegendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher YoustraBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 14, 2017

Today's subjects, Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra, are currently living their theatre lives as the orchestrator and musical director, respectively, for the Ford's Theatre production of Ragtime. The show continues through May 20th. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICESBAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAMBrooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer SeasonGraham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE's Nondumiso Lwazi MsimangaBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE's Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga
by David Fick - Apr 14, 2017

Although she is a successful writer, theatre-maker, academic and lecturer, Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga's work as a gender activist is arguably the defining feature of her work. Her current project, THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, opened at the POPArt Performing Arts Centre last night. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABALSergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Breach Theatre to Bring TANK to HOME Manchester This SpringBreach Theatre to Bring TANK to HOME Manchester This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Breach Theatre follows up The Beanfield with Tank, which runs for three nights at HOME in Manchester, after its string of four-star reviews at last year's Edinburgh Festival. Performances will play Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 May 2017. (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Sets 2017 NUWORKS SeasonPan Asian Repertory Theatre Sets 2017 NUWORKS Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, continues the Rep's 40th Milestone Season in 2017 by lighting a beacon to pave the way for multicultural artists with NUWORKS 2017 in a diverse range of short new works exploring different genres and techniques. (more...)

National Theatre's MY COUNTRY Coming to HOME This SpringNational Theatre's MY COUNTRY Coming to HOME This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The National Theatre has collaborated with eight UK arts organisations to create a new play inspired by the recent EU Referendum, presented on stage at HOME as part of a UK tour following its current run at the NT's Dorfman Theatre in London. (more...)

Native Earth Indigenous Dance Begins 3/30Native Earth Indigenous Dance Begins 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Native Earth Performing Arts is proud to present Niimi'iwe, their 2nd annual Indigenous Dance Double Bill. An Ojibwe word meaning 'to host dance,' Niimi'iwe is a three-night dance series featuring powerful contemporary Indigenous dance works - and a world premiere - from Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 in Aki Studio. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark PayhouseTHE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LITTLE MERMAID with a Big Heart at Literally Alive TheatrePhoto Flash: THE LITTLE MERMAID with a Big Heart at Literally Alive Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In 1837 Hans Christian Anderson wrote his most beloved tale "The Little Mermaid".  180 years later she is still swimming her way into the hearts of young and old.  On February 26th, Literally Alive Theatre opened their Off-Broadway musical adaptation of this classic tale with books and lyrics by Brenda Bell and music by Michael Sgouros at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd) in Manhattan.  Their adaptation is true to the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, unlike the Disney version, which has a different ending.  "We tell the story in its original form" says Artistic Director Brenda Bell, "We believe that the true ending shows children that every wish has a price and that love comes with many sacrifices." (more...)

Sh!t Theatre to Bring LETTERS TO WINDSOR to HOME Manchester This AprilSh!t Theatre to Bring LETTERS TO WINDSOR to HOME Manchester This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Letters to Windsor House (no, not that one) is the latest show from multi award- winning duo Sh!t Theatre, comprising Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit, whose last appearance at HOME was in Women's Hour in HOME'S ORBIT Festival in autumn 2016. Letters to Windsor House plays at HOME for four performances, Wed 19 - Fri 21 April 2017. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This SpringSomething's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

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