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Photo Flash: THE RAINMAKER, An American Classic, Opens at Gloucester StagePhoto Flash: THE RAINMAKER, An American Classic, Opens at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classic The Rainmaker from July 14 through August 5 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America, The Rainmaker tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, The Rainmaker cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas. N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play, The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version of The Rainmaker, entitled 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963. (more...)

Edward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO Coming to BTG's Unicorn Theatre This MonthEdward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO Coming to BTG's Unicorn Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee's (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?), At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story), directed by Eric Hill (BTG: The Homecoming, Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), and featuring David Adkins (BTG: Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie; BTG: The Homecoming) and Tara Franklin (BTG: The Homecoming, Lion in Winter, Equus). At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) runs from July 19 through August 26 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 22. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Awarded $20,000 NEA Grant for Next World PremiereSarasota Opera Awarded $20,000 NEA Grant for Next World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $20,000 to the Sarasota Opera in support of the commissioning and world premiere of Rootabaga Country, a new opera by composer by Rachel J. Peters which will mark the company's 6th world premiere. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania ShakespeareKen Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

LA MAUPIN to Premiere at 2017 Fresh Fruit FestivalLA MAUPIN to Premiere at 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

La Maupin is an official selection of the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. Written by native New Jersey brother-and-sister writing team (Book and lyrics by Jessie Field; music by Jared Field), La Maupin will be presented for the first time as a full production on Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30pm Friday, July 21 at 6:30pm, and Saturday, July 22 at 2pm at The Wild Project in downtown Manhattan. (more...)

Buddy Holly Brings the Story and Music of Rock N' Roll to HackmatackBuddy Holly Brings the Story and Music of Rock N' Roll to Hackmatack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Everybody's heard of Buddy Holly, but not everyone knows the 1950s rock and roll star was one of the strongest inspirations for rock stars to come. Or that he was a pioneering figure in bridging racial barriers in the music world. (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City PlayhouseCasting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

Lydian String Quartet Performs Festival Debut at Cape Cod Chamber Music FestivalLydian String Quartet Performs Festival Debut at Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents The Virtuosic Quartet performed by Lydian String Quartet on Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 pm at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans.  (more...)

Campbell Directs Rebeck's THE WATER'S EDGE For KB ProductionsCampbell Directs Rebeck's THE WATER'S EDGE For KB Productions
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017

Jaymes Campbell directs the latest from Nashville-based KB Productions - The Water's Edge by Theresa Rebeck - running Friday, June 30 through July 8 at The Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

Stoneham Theatre presents I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTIStoneham Theatre presents I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stoneham Theatre concludes its 17th Season with the mouth-watering new comedy I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, starring Kerri Jill Garbis and directed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. Adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci, performances of this one-woman show run from June 8 - 25, 2017. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm. (more...)

IN THE WORKS Opens at the Duplex Sunday 5/21IN THE WORKS Opens at the Duplex Sunday 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On Sunday May 21st at 9:30pm, Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  This exciting monthly series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 SeasonNew England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp to Lead Nora Theatre's THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL FIFTIETH REUNION World PremiereEmmy Winner Gordon Clapp to Lead Nora Theatre's THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL FIFTIETH REUNION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Alan Brody's The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion from June 1 - July 2, 2017. The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, June 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

U.S. Pavilion Opens With Mark Bradford's Tomorrow Is Another DayU.S. Pavilion Opens With Mark Bradford's Tomorrow Is Another Day
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Tomorrow  Is Another Day, featuring new work by Mark Bradford, is presented by the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition. (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENTNew York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

The Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICALThe Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

Wombat Security Hosts Third Consecutive Security Awareness Conference, Wombat Wisdom, September 13-14 in PittsburghWombat Security Hosts Third Consecutive Security Awareness Conference, Wombat Wisdom, September 13-14 in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Cantata Singers concludes 53rd Season Honegger's KING DAVID, 5/12Cantata Singers concludes 53rd Season Honegger's KING DAVID, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Cantata Singers concludes its season with a program exploring Jewish history, culture, and music on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm in Jordan Hall. Paired with Arthur Honegger's dramatic psalm King David, Cantata Singers will present Yehudi Wyner's Torah Service alongside Yiddish art songs and choruses by his father, Lazar Weiner, works rarely heard on the concert stage. (more...)

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