Contemporary Stage News

BWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On BroadwayBWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2017

When August Wilson's Jitney had its 1982 world premiere at Pittsburgh's Allegheny Repertory Theatre, there were no plans for it to serve as 1/10th of the greatest achievement in American drama. But by the time a revised version of that script opened Off-Broadway in 2000, six of the plays that would each represent a decade in his American Century Cycle had made it to Broadway and Wilson was firmly established as one the country's great playwrights. (more...)

Akvavit Theatre Announces  New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company MembersAkvavit Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Akvavit Theatre, Chicago's premier Nordic Theatre Company, will launch 2017 with new artistic leadership and an expanded ensemble. Five year Akvavit veterans Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch will serve as the company's new Co-Artistic Directors, succeeding Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman and Managing Artistic Director Bergen Anderson, who have served since 2009. Bergman and Anderson will remain with Akvavit as Founders and as part of the original company, which still includes Mark Litwicki and Matthew Isler. Additionally, Akvavit welcomes eight new Associate company members: Richard Gilbert, Joe Giovannetti, Sarah Giovannetti, Nigel Harsch, Paulette Hicks, Micah Kronlokken, Julie Mitre and Amber Robinson.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALESPhoto Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALESQuintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the GeffenICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Quintessence Theatre Group Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENPhoto Flash: Quintessence Theatre Group Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

TampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESESTampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present the Tampa premiere of Will Eno's award-winning Broadway play The Realistic Joneses on November 11-13 and November 15-20 at The Studio Theatre, Hillsborough Community College-Ybor, on the corner of E. Palm Ave. and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba), Tampa. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at QuintessenceJanis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at QuintessenceJanis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the GeffenICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at QuintessenceJanis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/11/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/11/2016
by BWW - Sep 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/11/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBERSan Francisco Opera Presents DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, with a libretto by the composer and David Henry Hwang, in six performances from September 10-29, 2016. Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, the work is a co-production with the Hong Kong Arts Festival and will be performed March 17-18, 2017 at the Grand Theatre in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre as part of its 45th annual festival. Based on one of the quintessential works of world literature, Sheng and Hwang's opera explores the characters at the heart of Chinese author Cao Xueqin's 18th-century novel and communicates their story as a vivid musical and theatrical experience.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Premieres Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER TonightSan Francisco Opera Premieres Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, with a libretto by the composer and David Henry Hwang, in six performances from tonight, September 10, through September 29, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/04/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/04/2016
by BWW - Sep 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/04/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

ANAIS: A DANCE OPERA at Greenway Court Theatre Beginning TodaythANAIS: A DANCE OPERA at Greenway Court Theatre Beginning Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

?Anais, A Dance Opera, created by composer/lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director/choreographer Janet Roston and produced by Mixed eMotion Theatrix, explodes on stage by incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anais Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. This contemporary stage production opens August 27, 2016 through September 18, 2016 for a four-week run at the Greenway Court Theatre 544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This WeekendSHE LOVES ME's Gavin Creel Heads to Provincetown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Two-time Tony Award Nominee and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will make his anticipated Provincetown return with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series this weekend, August 26 & 27, at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/21/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)


by Contests - Broadway - Aug 16, 2016

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ANAIS: A DANCE OPERA at Greenway Court Theatre Beginning August 27thANAIS: A DANCE OPERA at Greenway Court Theatre Beginning August 27th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?Anais, A Dance Opera, created by composer/lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director/choreographer Janet Roston and produced by Mixed eMotion Theatrix, explodes on stage by incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anais Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. This contemporary stage production opens August 27, 2016 through September 18, 2016 for a four-week run at the Greenway Court Theatre 544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (more...)

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