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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...)

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT Extends Through 1/4 at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE THE GREAT Extends Through 1/4 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Tamburlaine the Great starring John Douglas Thompson, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd into one fast-moving three-hour event with choreography by Sam Pinkleton and music composed by Arthur Solari, extends its broadly-acclaimed run for an additional two weeks through January 4 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. The original closing date was December 21. (more...)

Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Simon Reade's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Last Christmas Quintessence took you on an adventure across the English countryside and into the wild wood. This year we will venture down the rabbit hole. A theatrical event for the whole family, Quintessence's special brand of imagination theatre will take you on a whirlwind adventure with Alice and allow you to escape the holiday madness in Wonderland. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND will begin previews on Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

IN PERFORMANCE by JV Mercanti is Now AvailableIN PERFORMANCE by JV Mercanti is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Monologues and scenes are vital instruments in every actor's toolbox. During an audition, performing a monologue gives casting directors a sense of the actor's skill level and personality. But not every monologue fits every actor, and there is an ongoing need for a variety of material that actors in the modern world can relate and connect to. (more...)

Quintessence Extends AS YOU LIKE IT & RICHARD II Through 11/16Quintessence Extends AS YOU LIKE IT & RICHARD II Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group has launched its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. (more...)

The O'Shaughnessy to Present TU Dance, 11/21-23The O'Shaughnessy to Present TU Dance, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The O'Shaughnessy presents TU Dance as the celebrated dance company opens its 11th performance season with a world premiere work by renowned Icelandic choreographer Katrín Hall, commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning SITI Company Presents Aeschylus' PERSIANSBWW Reviews: Stunning SITI Company Presents Aeschylus' PERSIANS
by Don Grigware - Sep 5, 2014

Since high school I have found Greek tragedy a repetitious, tedious bore - lots of emoting with zero action and no laughs. As I watched the magnificent SITI Company from New York perform Aeschylus' very first tragedy Persians at the Getty Villa in Malibu, things took a different turn, I somehow became fascinated ... primarily by Anne Bogart's fluid staging and the company of 9 impeccably disciplined and graceful actors. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD IIQuintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This FallTHE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Film and Music Lineup for Sundance NEXT FESTSundance Institute Announces Film and Music Lineup for Sundance NEXT FEST
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the films and music acts that will headline the Sundance NEXT FEST summer festival August 7-10 in Los Angeles. (more...)

Flux Theatre Ensemble to Stage August Schulenburg's JANE THE PLAIN, 5/9-24Flux Theatre Ensemble to Stage August Schulenburg's JANE THE PLAIN, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Flux Theatre Ensemble will present the World Premiere of August Schulenburg's (Lesser Seductions of History; DEINDE) JANE THE PLAIN, May 9-24 at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The production will be directed by Kelly O'Donnell (NYIT Award nomination for Hearts Like Fists) with Assistant Director Emily Hartford (Co-founder, Rabbit Hole Ensemble) and will feature Becky Byers* (NYIT Award nomination for Hearts Like Fists), Sol Crespo (nytheatre.com 2012 Person of the Year; August Schulenburg's DEINDE), Chester Poon (Job at The Flea; Adam Szymkowicz's Hearts Like Fists), Alisha Spielmann* (Johnna Adams' Sans Merci), Isaiah Tanenbaum* (August Schulenburg's Honey Fist), and Chinaza Uche* (Indie Theatre Now 2013 Person of the Year; Ellen McLaughlin's Ajax in Iraq). The creative team will include Sound Design by Janie Bullard (2014 USITT/LDI Rising Star Award; Indie Theatre Now 2013 Person of the Year), Set Design by Will Lowry (Ajax in Iraq), Costume Design by Stephanie Levin (Hearts Like Fists), and Lighting Design by Kia Rogers (2012 nytheatre.com Person of the Year). The Production Stage Manager will be Jodi M. Witherell. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Quintessence to Present O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, 4/2-27Quintessence to Present O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with its first American masterpiece, Eugene O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA directed by Alexander Burns. MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA will begin previews on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30pm and open on Saturday, April 5 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...)

Harris Theater Presents Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica TonightHarris Theater Presents Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Due to the sudden death of guest vocalist Alexei Mochalov's wife, tonight's February 7 program of Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica at the Harris Theater has been changed. Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Concertino, Op. 42 and Benjamin Britten's Young Apollo, Op. 16 replaces the previously scheduled Antiformalist Rayok by Dmitri Shostakovich and Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10. With the addition of Concertino, Op. 42, audience members will have the extraordinary opportunity to hear two works featuring violinist Gidon Kremer. Kremer also leads Kremerata Baltica in Weinberg's Symphony No.10 for strings, Op.98, appearing onstage in three of the evening's four works. (more...)

Harris Theater Announces Change for Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, 2/7Harris Theater Announces Change for Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Due to the sudden death of guest vocalist Alexei Mochalov's wife, the Friday, February 7 program of Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica at the Harris Theater has been changed. Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Concertino, Op. 42 and Benjamin Britten's Young Apollo, Op. 16 replaces the previously scheduled Antiformalist Rayok by Dmitri Shostakovich and Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10. With the addition of Concertino, Op. 42, audience members will have the extraordinary opportunity to hear two works featuring violinist Gidon Kremer. Kremer also leads Kremerata Baltica in Weinberg's Symphony No.10 for strings, Op.98, appearing onstage in three of the evening's four works. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER Jogs SteadilyBWW Reviews: THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER Jogs Steadily
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2014

Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Allan Sillitoe's short story might be best appreciated by teenage audiences. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre & Evidence Room to Present PASSION PLAY, 1/25-3/16Odyssey Theatre & Evidence Room to Present PASSION PLAY, 1/25-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Religion, politics and theater collide when Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of Passion Play by Tony and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl, kicking off the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 45th Anniversary Season in a co-production with Evidence Room. Performances begin Jan. 25 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. and continue through March 16. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Present THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, 12/11-1/5Quintessence Theatre Group to Present THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, 12/11-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with its first family classic for the holiday season, Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett and directed by Alexander Burns. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will begin previews on Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 14 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...)

BWW Reviews: The Philadelphia Orchestra With Choral Beethoven and MuhlyBWW Reviews: The Philadelphia Orchestra With Choral Beethoven and Muhly
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 5, 2013

Yannick conducts the Orchestra, massed choirs, and soloists (including award-winner Shenyang) in Beethoven's Ninth and a mass by Muhly (more...)

Pace Presents Stages NY Premiere of SANNIDHI (SACRED SPACE) TonightPace Presents Stages NY Premiere of SANNIDHI (SACRED SPACE) Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Pace Presents is proud to announce the New York premiere of acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy's Sannidhi (Sacred Space) tonight, October 5 at 7:30pm at the Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts at Pace University. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center Announces 2013-14 Playwrights' Workshop FellowsLark Play Development Center Announces 2013-14 Playwrights' Workshop Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The Lark Play Development Center named five New York City-based playwrights as Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2013-14 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

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