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Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage SAINT JOAN & DOCTOR FAUSTUS in RepQuintessence Theatre Group to Stage SAINT JOAN & DOCTOR FAUSTUS in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Quintessence concludes its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with the Devil and Saints Repertory: Shaw's SAINT JOAN presented in rotating repertory with Christopher Marlowe's DOCTOR FAUSTUS. An eleven actor repertory ensemble, comprised of Quintessence's best and lead by directors Rebecca Wright and Alexander Burns, will bring to life Shaw and Marlowe's masterworks and continue to establish Quintessence's brand of epic classic theatre for 21st century Philadelphians. SAINT JOAN begins previews on Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, March 19 at 8pm. DOCTOR FAUSTUS begins previews on Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, April 2 at 8pm. 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...)

Alwin Nikolais' Classics to Take the Stage at The Joyce Theater Next MonthAlwin Nikolais' Classics to Take the Stage at The Joyce Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Welcome to 2016 via 1950 at The Joyce Theater, February 9-14, when a series of the late choreographer's groundbreaking works-'Tensile Involvement,' 'Gallery,' 'Mechanical Organ III,' and 'Crucible' command the stage courtesy of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, the repository of 'Nik's' greatest hits. Alberto del Saz, director of the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, selected, staged and directed the season repertory. (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This SundayNew Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

New Collection PLAYS FOR THREE to Celebrate Release at Drama Book Shop Next WeekNew Collection PLAYS FOR THREE to Celebrate Release at Drama Book Shop Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Drama Book Shop will host Eric Lane and Nina Shengold, editors of the new collection, Plays For Three. The evening will feature readings, discussions and signings.† (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group's HANSEL & GRETEL Begins Next MonthQuintessence Theatre Group's HANSEL & GRETEL Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with an original stage adaptation of The Brothers Grimm's HANSEL & GRETEL. Last Christmas Quintessence took you down the rabbit hole with Alice. This year, we invite you to join us for a dark tale of ingenuity, survival and love, as Quintessence brings its special brand of imagination theatre for the whole family to the wild world of The Brothers Grimm. HANSEL & GRETEL begins previews on Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 12 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...)

LATW's DRACULA Comes to Valley Performing Arts Center TonightLATW's DRACULA Comes to Valley Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Bram Stoker's immortal story is coming to Valley Performing Arts Center for one night only tonight, October 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

LATW's DRACULA Comes to Valley Performing Arts Center Next WeekLATW's DRACULA Comes to Valley Performing Arts Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Bram Stoker's immortal story is coming to Valley Performing Arts Center for one night only on October 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Matthew Gasda's New Adaptation of THE BACCHAE Set for Run at SUNY Oswego TonightMatthew Gasda's New Adaptation of THE BACCHAE Set for Run at SUNY Oswego Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

SUNY Oswego Theater Department has commissioned rising young NYC playwright Matthew Gasda to re-conceive and write a new translation/adaptation of THE BACCHAE by Euripides for the contemporary stage.† (more...)

KODO Drummers to Launch New UK Tour in February 2016KODO Drummers to Launch New UK Tour in February 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

The phenomenal Japanese taiko drumming company KODO will return to the UK in February 2016 - its 35th anniversary -† with the thrilling new production 'MYSTERY', a dramatic mix of storytelling, music, dance and drama designed to reflect the beauty and mystery of Japanese traditions throughout the ages.† Featuring 15 of Kodo's highly trained Taiko (Japanese percussion instruments) performers, 'MYSTERY' is the second touring work to be directed by the company's Artistic Director, the celebrated Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 SeasonROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its sixth season of progressive classics. (more...)

Matthew Gasda's New Adaptation of THE BACCHAE Set for Run at SUNY Oswego Before NYCMatthew Gasda's New Adaptation of THE BACCHAE Set for Run at SUNY Oswego Before NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

SUNY Oswego Theater Department has commissioned rising young NYC playwright Matthew Gasda to re-conceive and write a new translation/adaptation of THE BACCHAE by Euripides for the contemporary stage.† (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to Play PACE CenterSINGIN' IN THE RAIN to Play PACE Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Singin' in the Rain is coming to the PACE Center Mainstage from September 25th through October 11th. This timeless classic is a show for the ages, and co-producers Parker Arts and Inspire Creative have kept the idea of time at the core of their production. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. †THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. 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...)

JoBeth Williams and Julian Sands Star in DEAR ELIZABETH, Beginning Tonight at LATWJoBeth Williams and Julian Sands Star in DEAR ELIZABETH, Beginning Tonight at LATW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Three decades of an intimate letter-writing friendship between two of America's most celebrated poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, are brought to life by JoBeth Williams and Julian Sands. (more...)

JoBeth Williams and Julian Sands to Star in DEAR ELIZABETH at LATW This MonthJoBeth Williams and Julian Sands to Star in DEAR ELIZABETH at LATW This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Three decades of an intimate letter-writing friendship between two of America's most celebrated poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, are brought to life by JoBeth Williams and Julian Sands. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 SeasonROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its sixth season of progressive classics. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works' THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Wins 2015 Audie AwardL.A. Theatre Works' THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Wins 2015 Audie Award
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works' audio production of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' beat out four other finalists to capture the 2015 Audie Award in the Audio Drama category. The sixth winfor the Los Angeles group was announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) yesterday at its 20th Audie Awards Gala in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LIAR in WestportBWW Reviews: THE LIAR in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 13, 2015

David Ives meets Pierre Corneille, William Shakespeare and David Hirson (more...)

Heights Players to Present KISS ME, KATEHeights Players to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Heights Players wraps up its "Season of Firsts" by presenting the glorious musical that won the first-ever Tony awarded for Best Musical, Kiss Me, Kate.† Considered to be one of Broadway's treasures, this musical has wit, charm and true Broadway energy, with much of the credit going to the brilliant score by Cole Porter.† Kiss Me, Kate opens Friday, May 15th at the Heights Players and will run through Sunday, May 31st. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works to Present YOU NEVER CAN TELLL.A. Theatre Works to Present YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

A rare performance of George Bernard Shaw's, 'You Never Can Tell,' is presented by L.A. Theatre Works at UCLA'S James Bridges Theater in mid-May for five performances only. (more...)

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