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Theater House of Black Presents Stage Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' 10/7-8Theater House of Black Presents Stage Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' 10/7-8
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 21, 2016

Theater House of Black, whose members recently staged the Filipino adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's 'The House of Bernarda Alba, ' seems to have a penchant for houses that are shrouded in mystery. Next off from the group is '#14 Leandro Road,' a Filipino theatrical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's most celebrated short story, 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' first published in 1839. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF USHER to Play The Hope Theatre This OctoberTHE HOUSE OF USHER to Play The Hope Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The House of Usher, created by Luke Adamson & Dan Bottomley, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, will play at The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RL. Press night: 7.45pm, Thursday 20th October 2016. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULAFirst Folio Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6, 2016, with previews October 5-7. (more...)

The Creative Team of Washington and Eisenstadt to Present NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POEThe Creative Team of Washington and Eisenstadt to Present NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

This Halloween weekend the creative team of Aaron Washington and Keith Eisenstadt will be providing audiences with a different style of haunting. On the evening of Saturday October 29th and afternoon of Sunday October 30th, Washington and Eisenstadt will present 'Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe'. The show will be a collaboration between directors; Aaron Washington, Keith Eisenstadt, and Lauren Rodriguez. To support literature and the arts in local classrooms, producers will be donating a portion of each ticket sold through DonorsChoose.org. Performances will be held in The Studio @ The Carrollwood Cultural Center. (more...)

The University of Texas at Austin Presents A SHADOW AMONG STRANGERS September 7-9The University of Texas at Austin Presents A SHADOW AMONG STRANGERS September 7-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The romance, passion and fears of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to life by actor Lucien Douglas in this dramatic, solo performance that includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, Eleonora, To Helen, selected letters, and more. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents A Shadow Among Strangers: Performing the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe September 7-9, 2016 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Admission is free. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This FallEDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez ParkDave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the very first performance of The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment's Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, July 29th, 2016, Dave Malloy, composer/playwright of the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, brings his award-winning chamber musical Ghost Quartet, a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky, to Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park for a very special outdoor performance at sunset. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMFPhoto Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Scholastic Announces Graphix Author-Artists ContestScholastic Announces Graphix Author-Artists Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has announced a contest to find talent to debut on its acclaimed Graphix imprint for children and teen readers. Graphix focuses on creator-driven books that bring exceptional art, rich content, and strong storytelling to realistic fiction, memoir, fantasy, and more. The Graphix imprint is committed to finding and championing new voices in the children's graphic novel space. This contest will seek submissions from debut comic artists who are U.S. residents, 18 years or older, and who are unpublished and not currently under contract to publish a book with another publisher. Up to five winning entries will be selected to receive an offer to publish their work with Graphix and a $15,000 advance. The full contest rules and submission requirements, including information about what the Graphix editorial team looks for in manuscript proposals, can be found at the contest's dedicated website: www.Scholastic.com/GraphixContest. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. (more...)

William Morrow/HarperCollins Announce Multi-Million Dollar Deal the the Rights to Two Novels From Author Don WinslowWilliam Morrow/HarperCollins Announce Multi-Million Dollar Deal the the Rights to Two Novels From Author Don Winslow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced it has acquired world rights in several languages to two books by New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow. (more...)

WICKED LIT 2016 Season Announced for the FallWICKED LIT 2016 Season Announced for the Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

From Beyond, Anansi and the Demons and The Shadowy Third, are the 28th, 29th and 30th  plays to receive their world premiere from Unbound Productions. Several of these plays have been produced by schools and theatre companies across the country and around the world including England, Scotland and Cameroon.October 1 - November 12, 2016, Limited engagement! (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical FestivalNine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

TALES OF POE Combines Classic Horror Stories and Iconic Scream Queens in New TrailerTALES OF POE Combines Classic Horror Stories and Iconic Scream Queens in New Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Wild Eye Releasing has unleashed a new trailer and artwork for the acclaimed indie anthology TALES OF POE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM OpensPhoto Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, which opened Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 14, 2016. Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author ofThe Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Musical Festival regularly attracts Broadway favorites, Tony nominees and even a legend or two. (more...)

Write Out Loud to Host 7th Annual TwainFest, 8/20Write Out Loud to Host 7th Annual TwainFest, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces the 7th Annual TwainFest to take place on Saturday, August 20th from 11am - 5pm in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego. TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud and sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes in association with Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. (more...)

Tim Arthur's DARKTALES Set for Edinburgh Festival FringeTim Arthur's DARKTALES Set for Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Horror-thriller Darktales is the scariest show at the Fringe! 21 years ago audience members gasped, screamed, fainted or had to leave the theatre. This chilling, creepy play explores the myths and the stories that scare us at night, and the two men who write them. The conversation becomes a sinister exchange, a dark rivalry - but the men are linked by more than their writing - there is a strong smell of sexual jealousy! And the mysterious Lucy looms over their stories. Confronting each other by demonstrating the power of each of their writing styles, slowly reveals a dark secret, leading to a terrifying conclusion. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lesli Margherita Offers Aspiring Performers Encouragement With Essay 'Here Is What I Know'TWITTER WATCH: Lesli Margherita Offers Aspiring Performers Encouragement With Essay 'Here Is What I Know'
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

The Olivier Award-winner warns of the danger of losing your confidence because of negative feedback. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre to Present NIGHT WATCH This SummerSpotlight Theatre to Present NIGHT WATCH This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Spotlight Theatre presents Night Watch a study in terror! by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Mari Geasair, running July 2 - August 13, 2016. (more...)

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