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11 Workshops to be Offered at the Sarasota Improv Festival11 Workshops to be Offered at the Sarasota Improv Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Festival fans will get the opportunity to explore their inner comedian alongside the professionals at this year's Sarasota Improv Festival. Techniques for musical improv, emotional recall, flashform, sketch writing for television, and more will be taught during a series of 11 different workshops. Taught by cast members from some of the hottest improv groups from the United States and even far away as Spain, workshops will be held on Saturday, July 11. All sessions are $29. Workshop tickets may be purchased online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-9000. (more...)

BWW reviews: THE EFFECT, Crucible Studio, June 30 2015BWW reviews: THE EFFECT, Crucible Studio, June 30 2015
by Ruth Deller - Jul 2, 2015

Lucy Prebble's 2012 play makes its regional debut in a must-see Sheffield Theatres production. (more...)

Tickets to Nashville Rep's 2015-16 Season Now on SaleTickets to Nashville Rep's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Single tickets are on sale now for Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 season. Producing Artistic Director Rene D. Copeland notes that the season will include, 'a hot Pulitzer Prize-nominated contemporary play, a famous classic, the world premiere of a new play, and a great American musical.' (more...)

DON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian StageDON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE KNIGHT ERRANT DON QUIXOTE by Brenda Withers, next Thursday, kicking off a four-week run of the play. (more...)

MEMPHIS, 'TWISTED TALES', Camps and More Among Aurora Theatre's July 2015 ProgramsMEMPHIS, 'TWISTED TALES', Camps and More Among Aurora Theatre's July 2015 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Jump into July with fun activities for the entire family! Aurora Theatre offers a plethora of theatrical pastimes for children and adults alike all month long. Whether it's laughing along at Aurora Comedy Nights, learning what it takes to put on a production with Aurora Theatre Academy's summer camps or enjoying one of the theatre's inspired productions, like the smash-hit musical Memphis, beat the summer heat with metro-Atlanta's premier theatre! (more...)

PANAMANIA to Stage Boundary-Breaking Theatre This SummerPANAMANIA to Stage Boundary-Breaking Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

For 35 days this summer, Toronto will be home to the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. As part of the Games, the arts and culture festival, PANAMANIA will present more than 250 unique commissioned performances and exhibitions, creating a cultural legacy that will make an everlasting impression on the international arts and culture stage. Scroll down for this year's theatre lineup! (more...)

FST Goes OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Beginning 7/22FST Goes OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Beginning 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

In the age of Skype and FaceTime, families are closer than ever, or are they? Find out this summer, with Florida Studio Theatre's third Mainstage show, Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Beginning July 22 in Gompertz Theatre, this funny family drama offers audiences a glimpse back to the days when Sunday family dinners were a regular tradition. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Powerhouse Museum to Offer Free Admission for Kids, June 27-28Powerhouse Museum to Offer Free Admission for Kids, June 27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Powerhouse Museum will open its doors 'free for all' on the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June to celebrate the NSW Government's commitment to ongoing free general admission for children under 16 and high school aged students. (more...)

NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2015-16 grant recipients, including the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, the 2015 Annual Commission, two Playwright Residencies, five Producer Residencies, and two Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnership between eight of its members on two productions. In all, NNPN committed over $125,000 to fourteen Core Member Theaters and nine Affiliated Artists. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the projects and collaborators for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival taking place October 9 - 11. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Swing Nights to Present ROCK THE DEPOT CONCERT, 6/18Aurora Theatre Swing Nights to Present ROCK THE DEPOT CONCERT, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Thrill to the music of the Big Band Era all the way to funk and rock classics of the 70s and 80s at Aurora Swing Nights: Rock the Depot concert on Thursday, June 18 at 8 p.m. A summertime tradition, this upbeat edition of the popular Swing Night concert series will feature a memorable array of rock 'n' roll songs that will allow every guest to groove to the beats of the past. (more...)

59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will the 2015/2016 5A Season with the New York premiere of THREESOME, written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Explains Why Stephen Sondheim is a Genius and Presents Him the Master Storyteller Award!STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Explains Why Stephen Sondheim is a Genius and Presents Him the Master Storyteller Award!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

The City of Philadelphia declared June 1st, Stephen Sondheim Day, when the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim was presented Arden Theatre Company inaugural Master Storyteller Award. Below, watch as fellow composer Jason Robert Brown presents the award to him! (more...)

THE PIANO MEN Coming to A Contemporary Theatre for Free Reading, 6/27-28THE PIANO MEN Coming to A Contemporary Theatre for Free Reading, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The 2015 ACT New Play Award recipient is Moby Pomerance, for The Piano Men, a true story of an American spy working on the Manhattan Project. In the 1950s, Americans believed they knew the identity of all the spies who worked on the atomic bomb: David Greenglass and Klaus Fuchs. They were wrong. There was one more, a young man of 18 named Ted Hall. (more...)

Momentum Venues to Launch for 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, Featuring USHERS, 'MARIONETTE CIRCUS' and MoreMomentum Venues to Launch for 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, Featuring USHERS, 'MARIONETTE CIRCUS' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Momentum Venues - a fresh venue for the Edinburgh Fringe announces its complete inaugural programme. (more...)

Actors Touring Company & Unicorn to Present UK Debut of MARTYR, Sept 16-Oct 10Actors Touring Company & Unicorn to Present UK Debut of MARTYR, Sept 16-Oct 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The UK premiere of MARTYR by Marius von Maybenburg will be directed by Ramin Gray at the Unicorn Theatre, September 16 to October 10. Press Night September 17, 2015. Actors Touring Company teams with Unicorn to present von Mayenburg's study of religious radicalisation in the classroom.  (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Summer EventsSummer Stages: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 1, 2015

Warm, dazzling sunshine and refreshing sea breezes signal the start of the summer arts season in Rhode Island. Once again, Ocean State performers have a busy season planned, as venues from Downcity to South County prepare to welcome stories and songs to their stages. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden TonightJason Robert Brown, Rob McClure Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Arden Theatre Company hosts its Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert tonight, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

Nashville Rep Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Ingram New Works PlaywrightsNashville Rep Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Ingram New Works Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Now through June 21, 2015, Nashville Repertory Theatre is accepting applications for playwrights for the 2015-16 Ingram New Works Project. (more...)

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