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Musical Adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, THE HUMANS and More Slated for Seattle Rep in 2017-18Musical Adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, THE HUMANS and More Slated for Seattle Rep in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's new nine-play 2017/2018 Season, which kicks off with a massive, community-driven musical adaptation, and continues with a theatrical take on a Jane Austen favorite, the launch of a  Broadway National Tour of a Tony Award-winning play, an August Wilson masterpiece, and much more. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre ClubCOST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

L ynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark). (more...)

BWW Review: Jungle Theater's Hilarious and Heart-breaking LONE STAR SPIRITS Smartly Examines Small Town Life, Regrets, and FamilyBWW Review: Jungle Theater's Hilarious and Heart-breaking LONE STAR SPIRITS Smartly Examines Small Town Life, Regrets, and Family
by Jill Schafer - Apr 12, 2017

Y'all, Jungle Theater's LONE STAR SPIRITS got me feeling all the feels! Hilarious and heart-breaking, it's one of the best plays I've seen this year. Brought to us by wife/husband director/playwright team Sarah Rasmussen and Josh Tobiessen, it features crisply drawn characters beautifully brought to life by a brilliant five-person cast, an incredibly detailed and realistic set, family drama, a poignant exploration of small town life, ghosts, country music, and accidental gunshots. I was laughing throughout the show and wiping away tears at the end, which is pretty much my favorite kind of play. Friends, you'd be wise to get on down to the Jungle between now and May 7 to experience this practically perfect 90 minutes of theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Harris Talks Sam Shepard at Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala ArrivalsVIDEO: Ed Harris Talks Sam Shepard at Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Arrivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Magic Theatre's 50th anniversary gala fundraiser was held on Friday, April 7, at the Minnesota Street Project and celebrated 50 years of artistic trailblazing by honoring the theatre's previous Artistic Directors (including founder John Lion and successors Harvey Seifter, Larry Eilenberg, Mame Hunt, Chris Smith and current Artistic Director Loretta Greco). Hear what Ed Harris and others had to say during the arrivals for the event in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ed Harris, Taylor Mac and More Celebrate Magic Theatre's 50th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Ed Harris, Taylor Mac and More Celebrate Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Magic Theatre's 50th anniversary gala fundraiser was held on Friday, April 7, at the Minnesota Street Project and celebrated 50 years of artistic trailblazing by honoring the theatre's previous Artistic Directors (including founder John Lion and successors Harvey Seifter, Larry Eilenberg, Mame Hunt, Chris Smith and current Artistic Director Loretta Greco). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTUREThe Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

In honor of its 60th Season, The Dallas Opera is elated to present Celebrate 60: Past, Present, and Future, a week of public performances and special events designed to pay tribute to the company's founding and illustrious history, to celebrate six decades on the national and international stage, and to demonstrate TDO's commitment to the highest levels of artistic excellence and innovation. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves. (more...)

San Diego REP Announces 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival LineupSan Diego REP Announces 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) hosts the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival from May 21 through July 9, 2017. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The PublicJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that three final performances have been added to the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by Tony Taccone, this fiercely funny, satirical one-man show was inspired by Leguizamo's observation that Latinos are essentially invisible in the standard American history curriculum. (more...)

Latino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATCLatino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a Latino Theater Company production presented in association with The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16.  (more...)

The Source Theatre Company & Su Teatro Present the 3rd Ever WORDFESTThe Source Theatre Company & Su Teatro Present the 3rd Ever WORDFEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The SOURCE Theatre Company and Su Teatro present the 3rd EVER WordFest on April 18 - 29, 2017 and plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; and Sunday April 23 at 2:00 pm at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 80202. Tickets are $10 - $20 and available online at suteatro.org or by calling (303)296-0219. (more...)

BWW Review:  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 is a Must-See DramaBWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 is a Must-See Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 16, 2017

White Guy on the Bus is now being performed at 59e59 Theaters through April 16th. Written by Bruce Graham, directed by Bud Martin and featuring an outstanding cast, this is a brilliant, poignant production. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Latino Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with THE CRUISEPhoto Flash: The Latino Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with THE CRUISE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 The Latino Theater Company kicks off its 2017 season exploring themes of identity and its relationship to history with a new socio-political comedy set on board a luxury ocean liner. The world premiere of The Cruise by Jonathan Ceniceroz opens March 16 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Low-priced previews continue March 14 and March 15. (more...)

BWW Review: A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON, Park TheatreBWW Review: A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON, Park Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 14, 2017

Stewart Permutt's two-hander is the latest piece to run in Park Theatre's Park90 performance space, running alongside Action To The Word's A Clockwork Orange in Park200. As the play begins it looks like it will be a study on religious intolerance and culture clash, but as it goes on it tries to deal with the weighty topic of mental health. This lack of focus is one of the play's biggest failings. (more...)

SaSaSaS Announce Worldwide TourSaSaSaS Announce Worldwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following a monumental year, from competing at the Red Bull Culture Clash to playing some of the UK's biggest festivals, grime and MC group SASASAS have been pushing their way to the forefront of the UK bass scene since their inception. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHATHuntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

 The Huntington Theatre Company will present the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Milk Like Sugar, Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and by popular demand the production has been extended through May 7, 2017 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

Magic Theatre's 2017 Gala to Honor Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel and Taylor MacMagic Theatre's 2017 Gala to Honor Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel and Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Magic Theatre announced today that the theatre's 50thanniversary gala fundraiser will be held at the Minnesota Street Project on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre's Fourth Annual TAKEOVER Sees Expansion To Six Partner Venues Across BrentTricycle Theatre's Fourth Annual TAKEOVER Sees Expansion To Six Partner Venues Across Brent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today the Tricycle Theatre announces initial programming for its fourth Takeover. Six venues across the borough will host more than 25 free events, screenings, performances and masterclasses across a 13 day period in April. During the Takeover, young people from across London will be invited to get involved as audiences, workshop participants and performers. (more...)

North Korean Refugee Story to Make Philadelphia Premiere at InterAct Theatre CompanyNorth Korean Refugee Story to Make Philadelphia Premiere at InterAct Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Why would you run from the "greatest country in the world"? InterAct Theatre Company presents Mia Chung's expressionistic and intensely relevant story of two sisters' perilous journey as they flee oppression in North Korea. You for Me for You is a harrowing, poetic, and satirical tale that creates metaphorical context for larger questions of immigration, assimilation, and human connection, casting a light on the culture clash between American values and North Korea's notoriously inscrutable regime.  (more...)

Jane S. Creason Releases 'All the Right Pieces'Jane S. Creason Releases 'All the Right Pieces'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Jane S. Creason's coming-of-age novel 'All the Right Pieces' (published by Trafford Publishing) involves a culture clash. In this sequel to 'The Heron Stayed,' the main character, 16-year-old Chap, finds himself in a noisy, crowded metropolitan area-far from the Indiana woods he loved. The title symbolizes Chap's search for all the lost pieces of his old life that he hopes to find in this new one. (more...)

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