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BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American StageBWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2014

Two actors in top form capture the spirit of Rudolf Nureyev and Jamie Wyeth in a wonderfully intimate production that needs to be seen during its brief run. (more...)

POONIE'S Cabaret Presents World AIDS Day Performance of Dudley Saunders' IN THESE BOXES, 11/30POONIE'S Cabaret Presents World AIDS Day Performance of Dudley Saunders' IN THESE BOXES, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Dudley Saunders' IN THESE BOXES is an uncommon - and uncanny - mix of live music, transmedia, and video art that explores the human need to keep the dead from disappearing by holding on to their things. For the Chicago premiere of the show, Dudley asks the local community to contribute photos of objects they have inherited from loved ones and can't let go. He will incorporate these local images into the performance at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave.,Chicago, IL, 60618 on Sunday, November 30 at 7PM. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music's ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free "Music for the Spirit" concerts on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair and on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. (more...)

Dial M for Murder Opens 10/29 at Ocean State TheatreDial M for Murder Opens 10/29 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its third season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick will present Frederick Knott's intense and gripping thriller, Dial M for Murder. This brilliant dark tale, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, and additional support provided by Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, will enjoy a limited run at Ocean State Theatre from October 29 - November 16. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's Family TreeBWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's Family Tree
by National Theater Institute - Oct 13, 2014

As I was reading The O'Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater by Jeffrey Sweet and walking through Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a 50th anniversary exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, it became clear to me that the ideas, principles, and people that have shaped the O'Neill and the National Theater Institute are still so very evident and become a part of every student who studies with NTI. (more...)

Morgan Spurlock and Landmark Theatres to Offer WE THE ECONOMY for Free, 10/20Morgan Spurlock and Landmark Theatres to Offer WE THE ECONOMY for Free, 10/20
by Movies News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock's Cinelan in partnership with Landmark Theatres today announced a nationwide theatrical preview of the groundbreaking new film series WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss. The series uses innovative storytelling to cultivate a more informed public understanding of the U.S. economy. The one-night-only event will take place on October 20, 2014 at Landmark Theatres in 20 cities nationwide, and will be offered at no cost to the public. (more...)

La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present those merrymakers of whoopee, a fabulous musical throwback to days gone by, JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, live in concert! JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

Emi Forster and Benjamin Kamino to Lead Dancemakers' IPHEmi Forster and Benjamin Kamino to Lead Dancemakers' IPH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Board of Directors of Dancemakers has announced Emi Forster and Benjamin Kamino as the company's inaugural team of Co-Curators to lead the company in the implementation of the ground-breaking Incubation Production House model (IPH). (more...)

Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

An all-star, award-winning cast comes together to celebrate Israeli Stage's Fourth Birthday on November 2nd in Hanoch Levin's Make My Heart Flutter, directed by Israeli Stage's Founder Guy Ben-Aharon. The public performance will be followed by a 5PM private performance that will be held as a part of Israeli Stage's Inaugural Sabra Award Benefit honoring Arts Philanthropist Ted Cutler and President Lee Pelton of Emerson College. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company's 2014-15 Piano Bar Series Returns 10/3Ocean State Theatre Company's 2014-15 Piano Bar Series Returns 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently opened its third season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the kick off of this season's Piano Bar Series. "I Could Have Sung All Night!" will be held following select Friday and Saturday evening performances of the company's current production, My Fair Lady. (more...)

LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE to Run 10/24-11/16 at La Mirada TheatreLATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE to Run 10/24-11/16 at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the second show in its 2014-2015 season with everyone's favorite Sister returning in LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE, starring Maripat Donovan and directed by Mark Silvia. LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE will preview on Friday, October 24, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 25) and run through Sunday, November 16, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Coverage: China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management Holds WorkshopPhoto Coverage: China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management Holds Workshop
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 28, 2014

The Third Annual Workshop was held last week in Beijing for the China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management (CCICTAM). Theatre management leaders and experts from around the world gathered to exchange ideas and discuss future cooperation and collaboration. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts ManagementPhoto Flash: China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Third Annual Workshop was held last week in Beijing for the China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management (CCICTAM). Theatre management leaders and experts from around the world gathered to exchange ideas and discuss future cooperation and collaboration. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La JollaPatrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

D23 spoke with star of La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming produciton of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, about why he was drawn to the project and the role of 'Frollo' and what to expect from the premiere. Scroll down for some excerpts from the interview! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMELa Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Discover NTI's Moscow Art Theatre SemesterBWW Exclusive: Discover NTI's Moscow Art Theatre Semester
by National Theater Institute - Sep 22, 2014

The National Theater Institute has partnered with the Moscow Art Theatre for nearly 25 years and is the longest cultural and educational exchange between Russia and United States. NTI offers the only opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to train at the famed Moscow Art Theatre School. The 13-week, credit-earning program offered each fall allows students to study in the birthplace of modern theater. (more...)

Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson to Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/30Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson to Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

I HEAR VOICES: SONGS FOR PSYCHOSIS, a benefit concert with proceeds going to Medicinal Missions, produced by Kevin Field and Adam Kern with music direction by Kevin Field and Bryan Blaskie, is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & MoreMirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

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