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BWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community TheatreBWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community Theatre
by Christina Hoth - Apr 25, 2017

Currently on stage at Lakeside is the Greek comedy: 'Lysistrata'.  Though written by Aristophanes eons ago, this play has many shockingly contemporary, relevant themes of women rising up to have their voices heard, while men consistently fight to prove who boasts the larger... ego.  As an audience member, Director Dale Moon's forward in the playbill gives solid insight into the culture of 411 BC:  'Ancient Athens was considered to be a 'phallocracy' because of the everyday emphasis on the penis.  It was a symbol of male power, of military strength, and, most importantly, fertility, both human and agricultural.'  Lysistrata is a Grecian matriarch, although such a thing would have been largely frowned upon in her day, whose simple aspiration is to end the Peloponnesian War through drastic measures.  She proposes that the women of her nation withhold sexual interaction with their men as a means to protest their continued battles.  In turn, she hopes that the men of the nation will opt for peace in a desperate attempt to relieve their own, intimate tensions. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at VassarNew Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

Two Old Broads Productions Presents RIPCORD by David Lindsay-AbaireTwo Old Broads Productions Presents RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Two Old Broads Productions presents the Arizona premier of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Hilarity trumps sensibility in this high-stakes comedy about two women locked in a no-holds barred battle over pride and territory. (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

La boheme is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only (more...)

Two Solo Comedies Will Play for Three Nights Only at The Actor's CompanyTwo Solo Comedies Will Play for Three Nights Only at The Actor's Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Critically acclaimed solo comedy The Gay Guide to Tinseltown, written and performed by Jon Manganello will pair with Power Play, a solo show written and performed by Madeline Sharton, for three performances only on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8pm, and Sunday, March 19 at 2pm at The Actors Company in West Hollywood. Both shows are directed by Casey Hanley. (more...)

Theater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In ResidenceTheater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Department of Cultural Affairs today named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the City's newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). (more...)

Announcing Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season!Announcing Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017 - 2018 Season of shows feature characters who are true Groundbreakers. They are faced with huge obstacles that force them to question their beliefs and the world around them. And in their quests to overcome their obstacles, we have the opportunity to ask ourselves what we would do in the same situation.  (more...)

2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Celebrate Global Independent Creative2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Celebrate Global Independent Creative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony, with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, range from sharp comedies to provocative and timely documentaries and represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Human stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Dina (U.S. Documentary), Last Men in Aleppo (World Documentary), I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (U.S. Dramatic) and The Nile Hilton Incident (World Dramatic). Chasing Coral, showcased in the Festival's environmental program The New Climate, won an Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category. (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 - Jan 20, 2017

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...)

BWW Review:  Boys to Baghdad - Rory SheriffBWW Review: Boys to Baghdad - Rory Sheriff
by Vickie Evans - Jan 18, 2017

Award-Winning Stage Play Boys To Baghdad, written by Rory D. Sheriff Gives A Glimpse Into Military Life From Basic Training To Desert Storm. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Director for MEASURE FOR MEASURECalifornia Shakespeare Theater Announces Director for MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater today announced that Tyne Rafaeli will direct Cal Shakes' final production of its 2017 season, the previously-announced Measure for Measure. This first-ever co-production between Cal Shakes and Santa Cruz Shakespeare will play at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 20 through October 15. (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in AtlantaBWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 9, 2016

If "satire is what closes on Saturday night" (according to the great playwright and wit George S. Kaufman), then contemporary opera is usually not far behind. That is, unless it's Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's prize-winning SILENT NIGHT, which actually opened on Saturday night (this past weekend) at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, in a moving new production by the company's General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun that doesn't go for the heart strings but gets there anyway. (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...)

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