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BWW Reviews: JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEADBWW Reviews: JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD
by Justin J Sacramone - Dec 21, 2014

As December steamrolls into the station, we are reminded, over and over again, with tv ads, a 7 mile radius of traffic surrounding the Mall at Millenia, and tepid temperatures that the holidays are here. Despite all that, what causes the most turmoil with the holidays is that terrifying F-word. Family. Families and the holidays go together like, well, drinking and the holidays. At the Mad Cow Theatre, you will find all of those things living and breathing full life in an oddly optimistic staging of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD that has enough energy onstage to put the Sun Rain storming by to shame. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2014 List of Lists Roundup- Updating Live!BroadwayWorld's 2014 List of Lists Roundup- Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2014

As we count down the last days of 2014, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics. Below, check out our roundup of 'Best of' lists for theatre this year. Be sure to check back later for new additions as they're released! (more...)

Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at BirdlandAlysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz will celebrate their new album, I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz with a concert at Birdland (315 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) on January 5, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are available now at www.birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

See the 'irresistible' Emma Stone in CABARET on Bway thru 2/1 onlySee the 'irresistible' Emma Stone in CABARET on Bway thru 2/1 only
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 18, 2014

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Review Roundup: POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opens tonight, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (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...)

Save over 40% on HONEYMOON IN VEGAS TicketsSave over 40% on HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Tickets
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 15, 2014

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CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Free Events at Theatre for a New Audience AddedCELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Free Events at Theatre for a New Audience Added
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience, which last week extended the run of Tamburlaine The Great, starring John Douglas Thompson, through January 4, has added four more events to 'Celebrating Christopher Marlowe' in conjunction with this epic production now on stage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, announced. (more...)

Annie Purcell, Jeremy Lawrence & More to Star in Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MENAnnie Purcell, Jeremy Lawrence & More to Star in Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Mint Theater today announced the cast for their next production, Fashions For Men by Ferenc Molnar: Mark Bedard, Joe Delafield, Jeremy Lawrence, Rachel Napoleon, Annie Purcell, Kurt Rhoads, Michael Schantz, Maren Searle, John Seidman, Jill Tanner, John Tufts, and Gabra Zackman. Performances begin February 3rd and continue through March 29th. Opening Night is set for Sunday March 1st (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). (more...)

STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE and THE TERRIBLE Join The New Colony's 2014-15 SeasonSTANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE and THE TERRIBLE Join The New Colony's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2014-15 main stage season at its new permanent home -- The Den Theatre's, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Joining the previously announced world premiere musical PLASTIC REVOLUTION, The New Colony will present two additional world premieres: the musical comedy STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE written and directed by Mr. Margaret Svetlove and the dark comedy THE TERRIBLE by Morgan McNaught, directed by Jesse Roth. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ELEPHANT MAN Starring Bradley Cooper Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE ELEPHANT MAN Starring Bradley Cooper Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 7, 2014

THE ELEPHANT MAN opens tonight, December 7, 2014 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). The limited engagement will play through Sunday, February 15, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: Emma Stone Makes Broadway Debut in CABARETReview Roundup: Emma Stone Makes Broadway Debut in CABARET
by Review Roundups - Dec 4, 2014

The Roundabout Theatre Company just welcomed Emma Stone in her Broadway debut as 'Sally Bowles'. Let's see what the critics had to say about her performance... (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz's 'I've Been Played' in 2015Yellow Sound Label to Release Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz's 'I've Been Played' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz will be released on Yellow Sound Label in January 2015, featuring the vocals of Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and original jazz songs and arrangements by Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz. Produced by Jeff Blumenkrantz and Michael Croiter, the album will be available via Amazon and iTunes beginning January 6, 2015. It is now available for pre-order at ?Amazon.com. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLSRattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

The Kitchen to Premiere New Tina Satter WorkThe Kitchen to Premiere New Tina Satter Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning writer and director Tina Satter, along with her company Half Straddle, re-imagine and re-invigorate cult pop and literary tropes in an effort to trouble and question language and identity. As company member Jess Barbagallo has written, 'Characters in Tina's plays are often on the precipice of a subversive self-discovery, and articulate a sad but liberating and intrinsically queer value: that the self is perhaps never to be discovered, but always to be made.' In Satter's meticulous landscapes, both actors and characters playfully embrace fluidity, feminine agency and subversion. Critics have marveled at Satter's theatricality. Ben Brantley in The New York Times called her work, 'enchanting,' and, 'so very refreshing' while Helen Shaw in Time Out New York declared, 'Satter's Half Straddle company is launching a particularly coordinated goal-line drive to a new feminist form.' (more...)

BWW Blog: A BALANCING ACT By MFF's Bernie MulvaneyBWW Blog: A BALANCING ACT By MFF's Bernie Mulvaney
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Nov 24, 2014

One of the most common things I hear from clients is a feeling of wanting more balance in their lives. But how do we measure balance? (more...)

A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens today, October 18and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, this is the West Coast premiere of the new McPherson adaptation, which had its U.S. premiere earlier this year in Chicago. In 2007, Ben Brantley of the New York Times called McPherson "quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation." The cast features Geoff Elliott* as Edgar, Susan Angelo* as Alice, and Eric Curtis Johnson* as Kurt.* Denotes member of Actors' Equity (more...)

Review Roundup: A DELICATE BALANCE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: A DELICATE BALANCE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, officially opens tonight, November 20, and runs through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

La MaMa to Continue 53rd Season with U.S. Premiere of Motus Theatre's NELLA TEMPESTALa MaMa to Continue 53rd Season with U.S. Premiere of Motus Theatre's NELLA TEMPESTA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex in the heart of New York City's East Village - celebrating its 53rd Season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," announced today that the third and final production of Tempest 3: The Tide is Rising will be the U.S. premiere of Nella Tempesta by Motus Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: PUNK ROCK Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: PUNK ROCK Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 17, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, to star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Punk Rock opens tonight, November 17, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) and will run through December 7, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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