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MWA Reveals 2015 Grand Masters, Raven and Ellery Queen Award WinnersMWA Reveals 2015 Grand Masters, Raven and Ellery Queen Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Lois Duncan and James Ellroy have been chosen as the 2015 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Ms. Duncan and Mr. Ellroy will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNA'S AMERICANA Provides a Glimpse Into Anna Sokolow's Investigation of the Human ConditionBWW Reviews: ANNA'S AMERICANA Provides a Glimpse Into Anna Sokolow's Investigation of the Human Condition
by Melia Kraus-har - Dec 10, 2014

Anna's Americana by the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble on December 4th provided a glimpse into Anna Sokolow's investigation of the human condition in the intimate space of The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Alan Danielson's Are We There Yet (2000) accompanied three works by Sokolow, Preludes (1984), Homage to Edgar Allan Poe (1993), and Frida (1997). Directed by longtime Sokolow dancer and Bessie recipient Jim May, the program underscored the focus of Sokolow's voice through the decades of her work. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre22's THE HOURS OF LIFE Lacks Focus, Structure and CoherenceBWW Reviews: Theatre22's THE HOURS OF LIFE Lacks Focus, Structure and Coherence
by Jay Irwin - Dec 8, 2014

Considering the notes in the program say they have been working on Theatre22's World Premiere musical "The Hours of Life" for four years, I can only assume there have been a number of workshops of the piece. But in all that time did no one let the author, Paul Lewis, know that the framework for the show doesn't make sense? And that's just one of the many issues I had with this show that needs so much help I'm not sure it could be worth salvaging. (more...)

Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble to Present Works by Anna Sokolow at 14th Street Y, 12/3-7Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble to Present Works by Anna Sokolow at 14th Street Y, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble will present three works by Anna Sokolow (1910-2000), international pioneer of American Modern Dance, December 3-7 at the Theater of the 14th Street Y. (more...)

MustSee Art and Travel Guide App Maker Builds Culture Vulture Sharing CommunityMustSee Art and Travel Guide App Maker Builds Culture Vulture Sharing Community
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The New York City tech startup, Arete Media, is expanding. The MustSee guides mobile app creators are hosting regularly scheduled creator community meetings for sharing insight into building mobile digital guides. MustSee guides provide a platform for people to self-publish their own multimedia mobile guides to share or sell at no cost to the creator. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Opens 12/5 at TheatreWorks New MilfordTHE GAME'S AFOOT Opens 12/5 at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On Friday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m., TheatreWorks New Milford will proudly present the hilarious Holiday whodunit, THE GAME'S AFOOT OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Ken Ludwig. The show opens for a five-week run. (more...)

Photo Flash: Edgar Allen Poe Musical Play NEVERMORE to Open at New World Stages this WinterPhoto Flash: Edgar Allen Poe Musical Play NEVERMORE to Open at New World Stages this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe,a unique theatrical experience combining haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), will begin performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, with an official opening night scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE Haunts Adams MorganBWW Reviews: NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE Haunts Adams Morgan
by Keith Tittermary - Nov 14, 2014

The Washington, DC metro area is full of small risk taking theaters and one of the standouts in this crowd is Molotov Theatre Group. Self-proclaimed as "America's Second Oldest Theatre of Grand Guignol" this little in size, but big in execution theatre is probably the best in the Theatre of Grand Guignol niche. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Robertson Makes BIG GAY ITALIAN Debut - In The CityBWW Interviews: Robertson Makes BIG GAY ITALIAN Debut - In The City
by Todd Zeigler - Nov 14, 2014

The old adage goes: It doesn't matter who is in the audience. Give the same performance every time. That rule paid dividends for Louisville native Neill Robertson as he reprised the role of Maurizio LeGrande, the flamboyant and militantly efficient event planner, in Pandora Productions' September production of "My Big Gay Italian Funeral." (more...)

Bushwick Starr and Alphabet Arts to Host 4th Annual Puppets & Poets FestivalBushwick Starr and Alphabet Arts to Host 4th Annual Puppets & Poets Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Diverse artists and audiences will explore the relationship between two of the world's oldest and most diversely practiced art forms at Puppets & Poets. The fourth annual festival features puppeteers, poets, musicians, actors, and other artists from NYC and beyond in a cabaret program for mature audiences and a matinee program for all ages. (more...)

theatreWashington's showTunes & Cocktails Begin 11/3theatreWashington's showTunes & Cocktails Begin 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

theatreWashington heats up the pre-holiday season with its popular showTunes & Cocktails on Mondays, November 3 and December 8, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Beacon Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island, NW in Washington DC. Happy-hour prices and a pay-what-you-can admission policy add extra incentives for an event that's sure to make theatre lovers and Broadway aficionados start the week on a high note. (more...)

Molotov's NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE Opens 11/6Molotov's NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE Opens 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Molotov Theatre Group's latest production, "Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe," by Eric Coble, opens November 6. Opening weekend features several additional Molotov activities to kick off the company's new Season of the Supernatural - including beer from Baltimore's Raven Beer brewery opening night and the prize-laden Hellraiser Fundraiser the following night, November 7. (more...)

BWW Recap: THE ORIGINALS Host a Dinner With Mommie DearestBWW Recap: THE ORIGINALS Host a Dinner With Mommie Dearest
by Jennifer McHugh - Oct 21, 2014

'But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, and the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?”' The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014This Weeks New Movies - 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
by BWW - Oct 19, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mystery of Poet's Death Unresolved in POEBWW Reviews: Mystery of Poet's Death Unresolved in POE
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 13, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the world premiere of POE by Eric Hill at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, imagining the last days of the writer before his untimely death in Baltimore in 1849. In the title role, David Adkins breathes life into the man, but the play needs life support. Kate Maguire mesmerizes with her recitation of 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' showing that Poe's own words can best provide the necessary drama. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mildred's Umbrella Artistic Director Jennifer Decker Talks RED DEATHBWW Interviews: Mildred's Umbrella Artistic Director Jennifer Decker Talks RED DEATH
by Katricia Lang - Oct 10, 2014

Award-winning theatre company Mildred's Umbrella is producing RED DEATH, an absurd black comedy inspired by Raymond Chandler, Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, and Edgar Allan Poe. As if that isn't enough, the cast and crew read like a who's who of Houston theatre. With all this talent, this production is bound to be good. Expect deft direction from Jennifer Decker, quality acting from Bree Bridger, Karen Schlag, and Christie Guidry Stryk, exquisite costume and set design from Jodi Bobrovsky, and a sexy, thrilling, and smart play written by Houston favorite Lisa D'Amour. And that's just who I could remember off the top of my head. (more...)

Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit at the Grolier Club Now On View Through 11/22Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit at the Grolier Club Now On View Through 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Fall season at the Grolier Club opens with the public exhibition Evermore: The Persistence of Poe devoted to one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century and the chilling master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. On view through November 22, 2014, Evermore showcases an extraordinary array of approximately 200 printed materials and objects drawn from Grolier member Susan Jaffe Tane's personal holdings, widely recognized as the finest Poe collection in private hands. (more...)

Warp Graphics Presents Reading of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: A MUSICAL THRILLERWarp Graphics Presents Reading of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: A MUSICAL THRILLER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Warp Graphics has announced a world premiere industry reading of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: A MUSICAL THRILLER with book and lyrics by Wendy Pini, music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Calvin Remsberg, on Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in OctoberKING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

Los Angeles Zoo to Host NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO Halloween Bash, 10/24Los Angeles Zoo to Host NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO Halloween Bash, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

For a howling good time this Halloween season, claw your way to the Los Angeles Zoo on Friday, October 24, 7 to 11 pm, for NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO, a 'to die for' costume bash open to ages 18 and up. (more...)

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