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Photo Coverage: Inside The Party - RAGTIME Celebrates Opening Night at Barrington Stage Co.Photo Coverage: Inside The Party - RAGTIME Celebrates Opening Night at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2017

Opening night theatre goers celebrated with the Elizabeth Stanley Darnell Abraham, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, David Harris, J. Anthony Crane, Zurin Villanueva, Cast, Creative, Lynn Ahrens, and the staff of Barrington Stage Co. last night and Broadwayworld was there for the festivities.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare on the Sound presents MACBETHPhoto Flash: Shakespeare on the Sound presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, Macbeth will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park (177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT) on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands to create an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth's journey will be their journey too.   (more...)

MACBETH Brings Something Wicked to Rowayton Tonight for Shakespeare on the SoundMACBETH Brings Something Wicked to Rowayton Tonight for Shakespeare on the Sound
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Performances begin tonight for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Opening Night is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MACBETH at Shakespeare on the SoundPerformances Begin Tonight for MACBETH at Shakespeare on the Sound
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the Shakespeare on the Sound's immersive production of Macbeth. Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, Macbeth will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park (177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT) on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands to create an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth's journey will be their journey too. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND Comes to RowatonSHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND Comes to Rowaton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, MACBETH will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands.  Kelly wants the production to be an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth's journey will be their journey too.   (more...)

TRAYF Opens Penguin's 2017 Season this FridayTRAYF Opens Penguin's 2017 Season this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Opens 40th Season with TRAYFPenguin Rep Theatre Opens 40th Season with TRAYF
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

Kevin McGuire Brings World Premiere of SOME PEOPLE HEAR THUNDER to Capital Repertory TheatreKevin McGuire Brings World Premiere of SOME PEOPLE HEAR THUNDER to Capital Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Some People Hear Thunder is a powerful musical love story-an uplifting tale of a young reporter, his true love in America, and Armenians fighting for dignity and survival in the face of brutality. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of DANIEL'S HUSBANDPhoto Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

In Michael McKeever's compelling new play, Daniel's Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHPhoto Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

BWW Review: THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH at Rubicon Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Feb 24, 2017

It's been 80 years since Bessie Smith, the celebrated Empress of the Blues, died a lonely death, after an auto accident on a desolate Mississippi road. Contrary to legend, Smith did not bleed to death after being refused admission to a white Southern hospital. That story was related to Down Beat magazine by Columbia Records impresario John Hammond, who later apologized, saying that it was all based on hearsay. But her injuries were severe enough so that when she was taken to the nearest hospital (which happened to be one that accepted blacks), that she was beyond saving, and died at the young age of 43. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArtsBroadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Capital Repertory TheatreBWW Review: CAMELOT at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Dec 7, 2016

Beautiful melodies fill Capital Repertory Theatre with director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill's staging of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot." The musical's score is composed of lush, romantic, and memorable tunes that help to move along the somewhat flawed book. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from About Face Theatre's I AM MY OWN WIFEPhoto Flash: New Shots from About Face Theatre's I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

About Face Theatre launches 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff's new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with three additional actors. I AM MY OWN WIFE will play now through December 10, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArtsBroadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

Photo Flash: About Face Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFEPhoto Flash: About Face Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff's new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with three additional actors. I AM MY OWN WIFE will play November 4 - December 10, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This FallAbout Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

BWW Review: RELATIVITY at TheaterWorksBWW Review: RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 31, 2016

Can a great man also be a good man? Is a person defined by the impact they make on the world or by the impact they make on those they love? Does the importance of a piece of art or a scientific breakthrough outweigh the personal actions of the artist/scientist? These are some of the questions that are tackled in the opening production of TheaterWorks 31st season, RELATIVITY by Mark St. Germain. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorksRichard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TheaterWorks presents RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. RELATIVITY is the first show of TheaterWorks 31st Season and will run tonight, October 7, through November 13, 2016. (more...)

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