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BWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas TreatBWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas Treat
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 6, 2016

Washington Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, a beloved DC holiday tradition, has returned to the Warner Theatre in all its splendid glory. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Kicks off the New Year with World Premiere of MARCUS/EMMAInterAct Theatre Kicks off the New Year with World Premiere of MARCUS/EMMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What does it mean to be radical? InterAct Theatre Company presents a vision of two of America's wildest activist leaders, Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman, in Mary Tuomanen's poignant, twisted, and darkly funny MARCUS/EMMA.  This gripping play could not be more relevant, challenging the audience to relate Garvey's and Goldman's subversive ideas surrounding tensions of race, gender, sexuality, culture, capitalism and socialism to our current political climate.  Tuomanen's voice is fresh and exciting -- a luminary in Philadelphia's arts scene, she was recently rated Best Theatre Talent 2015, by Philadelphia Magazine. (more...)

Political Farce CANT Begins Tonight at The Brick TheaterPolitical Farce CANT Begins Tonight at The Brick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Gemini CollisionWorks present CANT, a new play by Ian W. Hill and Gemini CollisionWorks, written, designed, and directed by Ian W. Hill and assisted by Berit Johnson. (more...)

Political Farce CANT to Play The Brick Theater This FallPolitical Farce CANT to Play The Brick Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Gemini CollisionWorks present CANT, a new play by Ian W. Hill and Gemini CollisionWorks, written, designed, and directed by Ian W. Hill and assisted by Berit Johnson. (more...)

BWW Preview: LIZZIE at Out Of The Box Theatre CompanyBWW Preview: LIZZIE at Out Of The Box Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Oct 25, 2016

Teenage Riot: Out of the Box Brings the LIZZIE BORDEN murder to the Stage (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company U.S. Premiere of A LETTER TO MY NEPHEWBill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company U.S. Premiere of A LETTER TO MY NEPHEW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A Letter to My Nephew, MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts choreographer Bill T. Jones's latest work, makes its U.S. premiere at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Boston. Performances are Friday, November 11, 8 PM; Saturday, November 12, 8 PM; Sunday, November 13, 2 PM at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA. Tickets are $30 for ICA members and students, $40 for nonmembers. For tickets call 617.478.3103 or visit icaboston.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Talks Upcoming Role in PAL JOEY Reading and Ongoing Battle with CancerVIDEO: Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Talks Upcoming Role in PAL JOEY Reading and Ongoing Battle with Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Following her most recent stint on Broadway as Anna in the King & I, Marin Mazzie isn't slowing down any time soon. She's currently hard at work preparing for a production of Pal Joey directed by Tony Goldwyn, and she recently sat down with Pix 11 to talk about the new role, as well as her continued battle with ovarian cancer. (more...)

Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Starts Tonight at June Havoc TheatreRebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Starts Tonight at June Havoc Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace. (more...)

Life Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINSTLife Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

Hart House Theatre presents William Shakespeare's Popular Comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGHart House Theatre presents William Shakespeare's Popular Comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Opening November 4, Hart House Theatre is pleased to present William Shakespeare's widely adored battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by recent graduate of the National Theatre School, Carly Chamberlain, and starring a cast of trained, young performers, Much Ado About Nothing promises to deliver classic theatre with a youthful flair and the high calibre production style for which Hart House Theatre is known. (more...)

Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith & More Join BEST IN DRAG Show 2016Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith & More Join BEST IN DRAG Show 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Best In Drag Show - the fabulous and long-running annual fundraiser for Aid For AIDS, a program of Alliance for Healing and Housing - has announced that Emmy and Grammy Award winner Kathy Griffin will open this year's festivities. The celebrity judging panel will include Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith, Kathy Kinney ("The Drew Carey Show") and Rutina Wesley(OWN's "Queen Sugar"). Additional celebrity judges will be announced soon. Best in Drag Show will be held on October 2, 2016 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The pre-show party begins at 5:30pm and curtain is at 7:00pm. (more...)

WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Kicks Off Keegan's 20th Anniversary SeasonWHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Kicks Off Keegan's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Keegan Theatre opens its 20th season with the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against, a scathing, ferocious comedy about sexism in the workplace. Set in ahighly competitive architecture firm, What We're Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes and one woman's response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling. (more...)

Life Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINSTLife Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Slated for Fall at June Havoc TheatreTheresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Slated for Fall at June Havoc Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith & More Join BEST IN DRAG Show 2016Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith & More Join BEST IN DRAG Show 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Best In Drag Show - the fabulous and long-running annual fundraiser for Aid For AIDS, a program of Alliance for Healing and Housing - has announced that Emmy and Grammy Award winner Kathy Griffin will open this year's festivities. The celebrity judging panel will include Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith, Kathy Kinney ("The Drew Carey Show") and Rutina Wesley(OWN's "Queen Sugar"). Additional celebrity judges will be announced soon. Best in Drag Show will be held on October 2, 2016 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The pre-show party begins at 5:30pm and curtain is at 7:00pm. (more...)

WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Kicks Off Keegan's 20th Anniversary SeasonWHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Kicks Off Keegan's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Keegan Theatre opens its 20th season with the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against, a scathing, ferocious comedy about sexism in the workplace. Set in ahighly competitive architecture firm, What We're Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes and one woman's response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling. (more...)

Keegan Theatre Company Present Regional Premiere of WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINSTKeegan Theatre Company Present Regional Premiere of WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Keegan Theatre opens its 20th season with the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against, a scathing, ferocious comedy about sexism in the workplace. Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, What We're Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes and one woman's response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling. (more...)

BWW Review: BAJIRAO MASTANI at Bhansali ProductionsBWW Review: BAJIRAO MASTANI at Bhansali Productions
by Sayanvati Raysak - Aug 6, 2016

Maratha history gets the full-on Sanjay Leela Bhansali treatment in Bajirao Mastani. The overwrought but impressive extravaganza elevates the legendary 18th century warrior-hero determined to establish Hindu rule across the subcontinent to the level of a selfless crusader for love in a climate of hate and bigotry. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Presents MACBETH, Now thru 3/2Polarity Ensemble Theatre Presents MACBETH, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents William Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth. Adapted and directed by artistic director Richard Engling, Macbeth runs at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL, today, January 30 through March 2, 2014. Press opening is Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, 'Tis Better to be a Pirate Indeed!BWW Reviews: Oh, 'Tis Better to be a Pirate Indeed!
by Kristen Morale - Dec 29, 2013

What fun are the action filled battle scenes with their epic swashbuckling and wonderfully choreographed crew of strong men making their way across the stage to proudly proclaim their identities as pirates; with what grace do the dainty young ladies flit about and admire those same pirates who come and take them away with promises of marriage, almost too fantastical a concept to ever really work. How wonderful it is to watch two lovers remain together through the difficulties of a leap year birthday. Simply put, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' production of the infamous The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most remarkable shows a theatergoer will see before the near year rolls in. (more...)

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