Contemporary Theatre News

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECKSydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

FST Extends OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER Through August 16FST Extends OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER Through August 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Held over by popular demand, Old Enough to Know Better runs through August 16 in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Assembled from over 100 hours of interviews, this inaugural Stage III Lab production explores the art of aging and what it really means to grow old. (more...)

Nashville Rep to Host Season Launch Party, 8/20Nashville Rep to Host Season Launch Party, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre is ready to get the 2015-16 season underway. And what better way to start things off than with a party at Emma Bistro on August 20, 2015. (more...)

Annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL Set for October; Preliminary Artists Announced!Annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL Set for October; Preliminary Artists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 7, 8, and 9 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). (more...)

The Happiness Project Set for Roundhouse Studio Theatre in NovemberThe Happiness Project Set for Roundhouse Studio Theatre in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is a brand new production that explores our understanding of happiness and well-being. It brings together a company of young artists aged 12-19 and six scientists and academics to create a piece of contemporary theatre. The performances will take place at the Roundhouse, 3rd - 14th November 2015, following a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. (more...)

MOVIN' ON UP 2015 Set for Aug 22 at CBCMOVIN' ON UP 2015 Set for Aug 22 at CBC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Staircase Theatre and CJSF Radio presents Movin' On Up-Staged Readings. In its second year, Movin' On Up will feature two new one act plays by local, emerging (and very talented!) playwrights, Christopher Cook and CJ McGillivray. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Heading to The Phoenix Theatre Next MonthSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Heading to The Phoenix Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Regional Premiere of Silence! The Musical opening August 13, 2015 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through September 13, 2015, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor.  (more...)

The 2015 OZASIA FESTIVAL Presents Contemporary Asia In An Explosion Of Colour And CultureThe 2015 OZASIA FESTIVAL Presents Contemporary Asia In An Explosion Of Colour And Culture
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2015

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed the new contemporary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 24 September - 4 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia. This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by artists at the cutting edge of contemporary Asia, with a focus on arts from Indonesia across the opening weekend followed by performances from countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea throughout the Festival. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp to Lead MEMORY HOUSE at Chester Theatre Company This SummerDebra Jo Rupp to Lead MEMORY HOUSE at Chester Theatre Company This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Chester Theatre Company will explore mother-daughter relationships in the 3rd play of its 26th Season, MEMORY HOUSE, by Kathleen Tolan. CTC veteran Debra Jo Rupp returns to CTC in this moving story about the complex issues raised by international child adoption. Performances will run from July 29-August 9. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/13/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/13/2015
by - Jul 13, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/13/2015. (more...)

Single Tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/3Single Tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Single tickets for all of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 3. This includes tickets for the Playhouse's beloved annual holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. (more...)

2015 OZASIA FESTIVAL Presents Contemporary Asia In An Explosion Of Colour And Culture2015 OZASIA FESTIVAL Presents Contemporary Asia In An Explosion Of Colour And Culture
by Barry Lenny - Jul 13, 2015

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed the new contemporary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 24 September - 4 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia. This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by artists at the cutting edge of contemporary Asia, with a focus on arts from Indonesia across the opening weekend followed by performances from countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea throughout the Festival. (more...)

DRACULA Extends at QPACDRACULA Extends at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Due to popular demand the multi-award winning team at shake & stir theatre co are coffin' up an extra performances and extending their season of Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece Dracula. (more...)

FST to Present The SwingaroosFST to Present The Swingaroos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Rounding out the Summer Cabaret Season, FST presents The Swingaroos by Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner, beginning in the Court Cabaret on August 18. Inspired by the sounds and imagery of vintage Soundies and Golden-Age films, The Swingaroos blend past and present through the sweet sound of the swing era. This energetic, six-piece group combines New Orleans hot jazz with comedic storytelling and down-home influences. Single tickets range from $32-$36 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

Two River Theater's 2015 CROSSING BORDERS Festival to Spotlight Cuban Writers; Lineup Announced!Two River Theater's 2015 CROSSING BORDERS Festival to Spotlight Cuban Writers; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup for its fifth annual Crossing Borders festival of new plays by Latino writers. (more...)

2015 OzAsia Festival to Open 24 September2015 OzAsia Festival to Open 24 September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed the new contemporary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 24 September - 4 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia.  This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by artists at the cutting edge of contemporary Asia, with a focus on arts from Indonesia across the opening weekend followed by performances from countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea throughout the Festival. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/6/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/6/2015
by - Jul 6, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/6/2015. (more...)

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...)

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