Contemporary Theatre News

force/collision Presents JARMAN (ALL THIS MADDENING BEAUTY), Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

force/collision announces its current performance project, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will be livestreamed on HowlRound TV on April 20th at 4:00pm. Inspired by queer avant-garde artist, activist and filmmaker, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) invades the mind and artistic aesthetic of Derek Jarman (The Last of England, Sebastiane, The Tempest) to create a poetic and visually dynamic mash-up of video and live performance. This project will premiere in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Jarman's death. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Stages Rock Musical SPUN, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces Spun. Opening tonight, April 17, 2014 in the Livia and Steve Russell Theatre at the Phoenix, this show runs through May 11, 2014 and will be directed by Bloomington Playwrights Project Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz. (more...)

FST Announces 2014 Young Playwrights Festival Winners; Ceremony Set for 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The plays are here! Florida Studio Theatre's 2014 Young Playwrights Festival has begun. Plays from over 3,000 playwrights were received from all over Florida and across the globe. FST is proud to announce that the winning plays of the Under Six and Seven Up programs have been selected. The winning playwrights will be honored on Saturday, May 10th at the Young Playwrights Festival awards ceremony. (more...)

Tickets to THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Opening Night Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

A limited number of Opening Night tickets are now on sale for THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, "Roseanne") and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, "24") at Broadway's Booth Theatre. The new 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble and directed by Molly Smith began performances on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, April 21, 2014 for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere of THE UNCANNY VALLEY at Boise Contemporary Theatre
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 14, 2014

knew that the play was set in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. That is all I knew aside from the title. I have not done any further research into what the play was about. What I saw was not what I was expecting. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Seattle (more...)

hotINK at the Lark to Feature DEBACLES, ALPENVORLAND and LOS ASESINOS, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

hotINK at the Lark is proud to present three play readings, written by playwrights who hail from outside of the United States: DEBACLES by Marion Aubert (France), translated by Kimberly Jannarone and Erik Butler; ALPENVORLAND by Thomas Arzt (Austria), translated by Neil Blackadder; LOS ASESINOS by David Olguin (Mexico), translated by Daniel Jaquez. (more...)

Registration for NCShakes' SummerStage Theatre Camps Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

NCShakes announces its SummerStage theatre camps for youth, ages 5-17. Designed for particular age groups and interest levels, each camp offers personalized coaching and specific training in acting techniques. Camps are designed to reach students of all experience levels. Young people who would like to see if they are interested in drama and performance will find SummerStage to be a safe place to explore, while more serious young performers will benefit from the guidance and instruction of skilled professionals in the theatre industry. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents THE TEMPEST REPLICA Created by Choreographer Crystal Pite, 5/7-11
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 11, 2014

Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite (Dark Matters, The You Show) returns to Toronto with her newest work, The Tempest Replica. Presented byCanadian Stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre for five performances only from May 7 to 11, Pite's critically acclaimed company Kidd Pivot transforms one of Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest, into an innovative dance creation. (more...)

Free Reading of SHOSTAKOVICH Set for ACT, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre's New Play Award recipient: Shostakovich by Jason Grote. Best known for his play 1001 (a deconstruction of Arabian Nights) and Maria/Stuart, Jason Grote's newest work focuses on the life and work of celebrated Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Commissioned through the New Works for the American Stage initiative in 2010, Shostakovich chronicles the tumultuous career of a brilliant musician striving to make art and survive the regime of Joseph Stalin. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents World Premiere of TOM JONES, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces the opening of the WORLD PREMIERE of TOM JONES, by Mark Brown. The show will open in the Gompertz Theatre today, April 11 and run through June 1, 2014. (more...)

LIFT Takes Dmitry Krymov's OPUS NO7 on UK Tour, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

One of Russia's most original Contemporary Theatre directors, Dmitry Krymov, will bring his remarkable Opus No7 to the UK this summer in a national tour, breathing exhilarating emotional life into stories of Soviet oppression and censorship. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Blanca Aguero in Aurora Theatre's MARIELA IN THE DESERT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre continues the 2013-2014 Harvel Lab Series with a Teatro del Sol production, Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias. It is 1950 and artists Mariela and Jose are living an isolated existence in the desert of Northern Mexico, haunted by the ghost of their young son. Jose is very ill and Mariela sends a telegram to their daughter encouraging her to come home. Where once the walls were beautifully decorated, now only one painting remains, and it is shrouded in mystery. This play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. This production features an amazing cast including the stunning Blanca Aguero in the title role of Mariela and Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez as her husband, the ailing artist Jose. Scroll down to see some pictures of Blanca Aguero from the show! (more...)

Contemporary Theater Of Dallas to Bring LONE STAR and LANDRY & BOURBON to NYC, 7/5-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas will make its New York debut in July 2014 with LONE STAR and LAUNDRY & BOURBON. The two one-acts by the widely-produced late playwright James McLure give a flavorful slice of life in rural Texas. Now in its 13th season, the celebrated regional theater company has been named 'Best Theatre Company' by the Dallas Observer. Their productions are regularly selected in the 'Top 10 Shows of the Year' from the Dallas Voice. LONE STAR and LAUNDRY & BOURBON, directed by Cynthia Hestand, will be performed at The Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) from July 5 to July 26. (more...)

Segal Centre to Close Season with TOP GIRLS, 4/27-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to close its 2013-2014 English Theatre season with Caryl Churchill's influential British play Top Girls, directed by Micheline Chevrier and featuring an all-female cast led by Laura Condlln and Leni Parker. Presented in the Segal Theatre from April 27th - May 18th, 2014. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents World Premiere of TOM JONES, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre presents the World Premiere of Tom Jones, as the fourth show. The show will open in the Gompertz Theatre today, April 9 and run through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Florida Studio Theatre's 2014 PoetryLife Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

FST has officially opened 2014's PoetryLife Weekend for sale with tickets available for the events on May 2 and 3. All proceeds go to benefit The PoetryLife Fund, a support for educators teaching poetry in the community. Tickets for all events can be purchased through the Florida Studio Theatre box office at 941-366-9000, online at, or in person at 1241 N. Palm Avenue. (more...)

Bookworks' May Events Include A WORD WITH WRITERS with George RR Martin & Diana Gabaldon, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

May events with Bookworks include two important literary fundraisers. May 10 is the premier of a new literary series, A Word With Writers, where Bookworks collaborates with the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation to bring two renowned writers to the KiMo Theater. George RR Martin, author of the Game of Thrones series, and Diana Gabaldon, the creator of the Outlander series, will be in conversation discussing their respective popular series. The band Reviva will perform. This evening of entertainment is $7 for general admission and $20 for priority seating and signing, with all proceeds going to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Seattle (more...)

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