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Finborough Theatre Sets Spring Season: HARAJUKU GIRLS, PRINCESS IDA & MoreFinborough Theatre Sets Spring Season: HARAJUKU GIRLS, PRINCESS IDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Under multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson, the Spring Season at the Finborough Theatre continues its acclaimed artistic policy with new writing including four world premieres, controversial political theatre, classic rediscoveries which this season celebrate our local Victorian heritage, music theatre, productions linked to one current event (the general election) and two anniversaries (the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the Armenian Genocide), and the return of three of our occasional series - Celebrating British Music Theatre, TheGreatWar100 and FINBOROUGHFORUM which this season will be podcast for the first time. (more...)

John Cariani and Christopher Innvar Among Playwrights Set for Barrington Stage's '10X10' Festival, 2/12-3/1John Cariani and Christopher Innvar Among Playwrights Set for Barrington Stage's '10X10' Festival, 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the 10-minute plays for the 4th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2015 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: HBO Shares Teaser for Season 5 of GAME OF THRONESVIDEO: HBO Shares Teaser for Season 5 of GAME OF THRONES
by - Dec 16, 2014

Today, HBO shared an all-new teaser Season 5 of its hit drama series GAME OF THRONES, through its new promotional website ThreeEyedRaven.com. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lyric Music Theater Essays OLIVER! RevivalBWW Reviews: Lyric Music Theater Essays OLIVER! Revival
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 24, 2014

In this season of ubiquitous productions of A Christmas Carol, a production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! comes as a welcome Dickensian alternative. South Portland's Lyric Music Theater has mounted a very respectable revival of Bart's 1960 musical based on Oliver Twist. A curious but catchy melange of dark drama and vaudeville, Oliver! survives in its trio of principal characters, Fagin, Nancy, and Sykes, and the memorable music Bart has written for them. (more...)

Will Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Make It to Broadway in 2015?Will Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Make It to Broadway in 2015?
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2014

According to the New York Post, John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit, which has been long-rumored for a Broadway run might be on its way to New York in 2015. Michael Riedel writes that book writer Terrence McNally, whose IT'S ONLY A PLAY is currently selling out the Schoenfeld Theatre, might be in the position to acquire funding from the play's producers and a theatre from the Shubert Organization. (more...)

Viralheat and Influitive Social Media Management Webinar: 'Seven Steps to Identify and Activate Social Media Influencers'Viralheat and Influitive Social Media Management Webinar: 'Seven Steps to Identify and Activate Social Media Influencers'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Viralheat, the leader in social analytics and management, is hosting a free webinar for marketers and social media managers featuring Chris Newton, VP of business development at Influitive, and Eileen Bernardo, Viralheat's lead social media strategist. They will lead a discussion on 'The Power of Identifying and Activating Social Media Influencers.' (more...)

Reed Birney & Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading TonightReed Birney & Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Matthew-Lee Erlbach's new reading A NEIGHBOR IN THE AREA is being performed at the end of the month. Featuring Tony nominee Reed Birney, Heather Lind, Nick Westrate, Brad Bellamy, Charlotte Booker, and Devin Norik, the reading is being directed by Wes Grantom. (more...)

Reed Birney & Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading, 8/27Reed Birney & Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Matthew-Lee Erlbach's new reading A NEIGHBOR IN THE AREA is being performed at the end of the month. Featuring Tony nominee Reed Birney, Heather Lind, Nick Westrate, Brad Bellamy, Charlotte Booker, and Devin Norik, the reading is being directed by Wes Grantom. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chita Rivera Makes it Worth THE VISIT to Williamstown Theatre FestivalBWW Reviews: Chita Rivera Makes it Worth THE VISIT to Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 7, 2014

Broadway legend Chita Rivera makes her Williamstown Theatre Festival debut opposite Festival favorite and former Artistic Director Roger Rees in the newest incarnation of Kander and Ebb's THE VISIT, the musical based on the 1956 tragicomedy by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, with book by Terrence McNally. Director John Doyle has reimagined it as a one-act with a focus on the love story, and his collaboration with Choreographer Graciela Daniele results in a show that makes movement a vital component to convey elements of the narrative without words. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISITPhoto Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins TonightWilliamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2014: 'THE GRAND GALA'Photo Flash: Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2014: 'THE GRAND GALA'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The 280+ arts patrons who gathered May 30 at the Petroleum Club of Houston for Opera in the Heights' Bravissimo! 2014: 'The Grand Gala' got a delightful surprise during the seated dinner: Stirring performances by rising opera singers and musical theater talents Alicia Gianni and Chris Newcomer. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside School of Visual ARTS' 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation AwardsPhoto Flash: Inside School of Visual ARTS' 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

School of Visual Arts (SVA) announced the winners of its 2014 Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards, now in its 25th year, at an awards ceremony held May 13, 2014 at New York City's SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street). Highlighting the work of more than 100 filmmakers and animators graduating from the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments, the annual awards were bestowed at the invite-only event. This year's Dusty presenters included notables from the world of film, television and animation, including Ellen Barkin, Randall Emmett, Ralph Bakshi, Peter Berg, Thelma Schoonmaker, Peter LeDonne, Yvette Kaplan, Martin Abrahams, Howard Beckerman, Michael Cuesta, Frank Prinzi, Jose Rivera, Dan Schoenbrun, Chris Newman and Alexis Alexanian. The event was hosted by media personality Valerie Smaldone. Check out a look back below! (more...)

School of Visual Arts Proudly Announces Winners of 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation FestivalSchool of Visual Arts Proudly Announces Winners of 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ School of Visual Arts (SVA) proudly announced the winners of its 2014 Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards, now in its 25th year, at an awards ceremony held May 13, 2014 at New York City's SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street). Highlighting the work of more than 100 filmmakers and animators graduating from the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments, the annual awards were bestowed at the invite-only event. This year's Dusty presenters included notables from the world of film, television and animation, including Ellen Barkin, Randall Emmett, Ralph Bakshi, Peter Berg, Thelma Schoonmaker, Peter LeDonne, Yvette Kaplan, Martin Abrahams, Howard Beckerman, Michael Cuesta, Frank Prinzi, Jose Rivera, Dan Schoenbrun, Chris Newman and Alexis Alexanian. The event was hosted by media personality Valerie Smaldone. More info: http://dusty.sva.edu (more...)

Festive Parade Awaits Madison Avenue for Philippine Independence Day, 6/1Festive Parade Awaits Madison Avenue for Philippine Independence Day, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

First Filipina Miss World Megan Young; Original Philippine Music (OPM) Icons Kuh Ledesma, Cecile Azarcon, Edlyn Peregrina, and Ogie Alcasid; First Filipina Carnaval Queen in Brazil Bessie Badilla; Grand Marshals Drs. Emilio and Felicisima Quines; and Nearly 200 Filipino American Organizations to Lead Annual Festive Parade (more...)

Heartstring Quartet to Perform at Arts Centre Melbourne, 5/31Heartstring Quartet to Perform at Arts Centre Melbourne, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Two of the most important names in Irish music, legendary guitarist Arty McGlynn (Van Morrison band) and virtuoso fiddler Nollaig Casey (who has recorded with Elvis Costello, Rod Stewart and Enya) join forces with Maire Ni Chathasaigh, "the doyenne of Irish harpers" (Scotland on Sunday), and Britain's finest flatpicking guitarist Chris Newman in The Heartstring Quartet presented by Arts Centre Melbourne on May 31 8pm, 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. (more...)

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