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Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2017 Edgar Award Nominations; Gala to Take Place in NYC, 4/27Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2017 Edgar Award Nominations; Gala to Take Place in NYC, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mystery Writers of America celebrates the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by announcing the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Receives World Premiere at Texas State University; New Song and Music by Larry Grossman and Andrew Lippa, 2/14THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Receives World Premiere at Texas State University; New Song and Music by Larry Grossman and Andrew Lippa, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

The Sheen Center Sets Spring 2017 Classical Music SeriesThe Sheen Center Sets Spring 2017 Classical Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The NoHo/East Village based Sheen Center for Thought and Culture has announced its 2017 spring classical series made up of three unique concerts curated by Marc Kaplan of SubCulture, exploring the gamut of chamber music from the classical to the contemporary eras. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Celebration TourONE NIGHT ONLY! Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Celebration Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Boroughs of the Dead presents our fourth annual birthday edition of Edgar Allan Poe In Greenwich Village, a two-hour literary and historical walking tour that steps into the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, where Poe lived and worked at the height of his fame - before plunging irrevocably into the final, abysmal chapter of his short life. (more...)

Visit A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM: A Burlesque Tribute to the Works of Edgar Allan PoeVisit A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM: A Burlesque Tribute to the Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

'There is no exquisite beauty... without some strangeness in the proportion.' The exquisite, strange beauty Clara Coquette celebrates her birthday and the birthday of one of America's greatest writers, Edgar Allan Poe. Born in Boston on January 19th, Poe's short, dark life, strife with depression, poverty, and alcoholism, provided an influence for his ominous stories and poetry. Clara Coquette brings Poe's works of mystery and macabre to life with tributes to the literary classics of 'The Raven', 'The Masque of the Red Death', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', and many more tales. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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Submersive Productions to Present PLUNGE: AN EXPERIENTIAL STORYTELLING LABSubmersive Productions to Present PLUNGE: AN EXPERIENTIAL STORYTELLING LAB
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Submersive Productions, the Baltimore immersive theater company that presented critically acclaimed The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe and Broken Bone Bathtub, announces its latest production, Plunge: An Experiential Storytelling Lab, with performances Feb. 2 to 5 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Baltimore. (more...)

Inaugural Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest Launches in JanuaryInaugural Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest Launches in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The OrlandoFringe, Orlando's highest rated annual event, is about to cut the ribbon on their newest festival which will fill the void that many patrons have had since the 25th annual festival ended last May. The inaugural Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest will take place January 5-8th at venues within the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando FL, 32803. (more...)

Radiotheatre's GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST returns to NYC!Radiotheatre's GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST returns to NYC!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Come in, come in! Escape the blustery winds of winter...and enter into the spectral shadows of St.John's Sanctuary which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of historical Greenwich Village. But, now...lit by flickering candlelight, bathed in ghostly mist, the players at the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Radiotheatre hope to warm your cockles or maybe even chill the marrow in your bones as they continue a timeworn family tradition...the annual telling of yuletide hauntings rooted in the chronicles of downtown Manhattan! (more...)

Pianist And Composer Gregg Kallor Presents Edgar Allan Poe's TELL TALE HEART at Subculture, 1/15Pianist And Composer Gregg Kallor Presents Edgar Allan Poe's TELL TALE HEART at Subculture, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Pianist/composer Gregg Kallor brings his acclaimed setting of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, to SubCulture on January 14, 2017 with soprano Melody Moore and cellist Joshua Roman, featuring a semi-staging by Sarah Meyers. (more...)

Donald Trump to be Featured in Apocalyptic Novel Series, 'The Chronicles of Ara'Donald Trump to be Featured in Apocalyptic Novel Series, 'The Chronicles of Ara'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'Candidate' Donald Trump is the latest real-life figure portrayed in Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard's acclaimed alt-fantasy series, The Chronicles of Ara. Trump's arc begins with volume three in the series, subtitled Inferno. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOODFirst Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Saturday, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

FREEDOM RIDERS Among NYMF's 2016 Gala Award WinnersFREEDOM RIDERS Among NYMF's 2016 Gala Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Awards, given out at this year's Gala. (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Radiotheatre's GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST Returns!Radiotheatre's GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST Returns!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Come in, come in! Escape the blustery winds of winter...and enter into the spectral shadows of St.John's Sanctuary which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of historical Greenwich Village. (more...)

A SCYTHE OF TIME is 2016 Recipient of the Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing AwardA SCYTHE OF TIME is 2016 Recipient of the Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Stage Rights announced this week that A Scythe of Time is the recipient of the 2016 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award. Stage Rights presented the award to book writer Alan Harris and composer/lyricist Mark Swanson at Sunday night's star-studded gala. Stage Rights and The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) created the publishing award in 2013, and it is presented annually to one or more of the musicals taking part in the festival. Performance rights for A Scythe of Time will be available through Stage Rights in 2017. (more...)

Dragon Theatre Closes Out Its 2016 Season With Twisty Dramedy FictionDragon Theatre Closes Out Its 2016 Season With Twisty Dramedy Fiction
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

This notion is the driving force behind Fiction, a mind-bending work by PEN U.S.A. Award-winning playwright Steven Dietz, whose cunningly plotted play has been called a "mental Rubik's cube." Fiction creates and then destroys a seemingly conventional love triangle involving long-married writers Linda and Michael Waterman, and their mutual muse, Abby Drake. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Denver (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELSPegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

BWW Review: NEVERMORE Offers a Unique Poe-Inspired Bus Tour of Historic Places Along the Valley's Orange LineBWW Review: NEVERMORE Offers a Unique Poe-Inspired Bus Tour of Historic Places Along the Valley's Orange Line
by Shari Barrett - Nov 1, 2016

As a life-long fan of Edgar Allan Poe and site-specific theater, I jumped at the chance to attend NEVERMORE, a one-of-a-kind guided tour experience by Metro bus through the San Fernando Valley. Billed as a unique Halloween experience taking place only on Saturday, October 29 celebrating Edgar Allan Poe and the San Fernando Valley, audience members accompanied by a tour guide travelled along METRO's Orange Line each hour from 11am to 3pm. Each tour commenced at the Van Nuys Civic Plaza, and traversed through Laurel Canyon shops and the Eclectic Company Theatre, and culminated at North Hollywood Park. (more...)

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