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Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHPhoto Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

Christina Carlisi to Star in the West Coast Premiere of MARTHA, 3/12Christina Carlisi to Star in the West Coast Premiere of MARTHA, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Martha Graham simply refused to quit. Her influence on dance, which is often compared to Picasso's influence on modern art and the impact that Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture, has unequivocally transformed the art form. She pursued her vision with unwavering dedication in spite of the difficulties and challenges it brought to her life. Which were many. (more...)

KC Rep Rounds Out OriginKC with HOLY LAUGHTER and ON SHOULDERS NOWKC Rep Rounds Out OriginKC with HOLY LAUGHTER and ON SHOULDERS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Forwarding Kansas City as a major national center for the development and production of new works, KC Rep's OriginKC: New Works Program offers playwrights the financial, creative, and artistic resources required to develop vital, diverse, theatrical work. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' PlayhouseRodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Playwrights on Park Reading Series to Present Seth Rozin's HUMAN RITESPlaywrights on Park Reading Series to Present Seth Rozin's HUMAN RITES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm with Seth Rozin's HUMAN RITES. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 2/11New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Audiences of all ages will thrill to the adventures of a mischievous boy, hungry wolf, grumpy grandpa and collection of animal characters in Peter and the Wolf at New Jersey Symphony Orchestra family concerts on Saturday, February 11, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. In his famous musical fairytale, Prokofiev cleverly matches each character to an instrument and a musical theme so listeners can imagine the exciting tale as it unfolds. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol to Pull Back the Curtain on PRIVATE LIVESThe Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol to Pull Back the Curtain on PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Next month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will continue its inaugural season with Private Lives, the award-winning romantic comedy about two couples that are intertwined in more ways than one. (more...)

NCTC Presents West Coast Premiere of Acclaimed Drama, DANIEL'S HUSBANDNCTC Presents West Coast Premiere of Acclaimed Drama, DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In January, NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Daniel's Husband, the acclaimed drama by Michael McKeever, directed by Allen Sawyer. Daniel and Mitchell enjoy life as the perfect couple. Perfect house, perfect friends. What isn't perfect is Daniel longs to be married. Mitchell does not. As their love story unfolds in this 'work of profoundly moving art' (The Sun-Sentinel), these two men learn the consequences of their points of view. Proclaimed by the Miami Herald as 'beautifully crafted, powerfully realized and emotionally devastating,' Daniel's Husband takes an unflinching look at how we choose to tie the knot. Or not. (more...)

THURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This JanuaryTHURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Thurgood, January 7-February 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Real-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 BelowReal-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Broadway's most adorable, real-life couples will be joining forces on Valentine's Day to sing some of musical theatre's most romantic songs in Love! I Hear! (more...)

VIDEO: NJ Native Ben Rauch Debuts New Holiday Tune 'Jersey Christmas'VIDEO: NJ Native Ben Rauch Debuts New Holiday Tune 'Jersey Christmas'
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

'Jersey Christmas' is a brand spankin' new holiday classic. It's the pop/rock creation of New Jersey native singer/songwriter/actor Ben Rauch, who performs lead vocals and composed the music for the song which he co-wrote with songwriter Gaby Gold. The music video was shot entirely on location in New Jersey, and features Jersey Shore beaches along with the Asbury Park landmark 'The Stone Pony' (the historic rock club known for launching the careers of Jersey heroes Springsteen & Bon Jovi). Check it out below! (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARYCasting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCEThe Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Throughline Theatre Company Presents Suspenseful and Trenchant Thriller YANKEE TAVERNThroughline Theatre Company Presents Suspenseful and Trenchant Thriller YANKEE TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Things seem to going great for Adam and Janet. They are preparing to get married, they run a bar, and they enjoy listening to their friend, Ray, share crazy conspiracy theories. But are all these conspiracy theories really crazy? With the entrance of a mysterious character named Palmer, Adam and Janet are soon caught in a web of danger and unanswered questions. (more...)

NJSO Presents PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS Family Concerts at NJPACNJSO Presents PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS Family Concerts at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra takes concertgoers on a swashbuckling, sea-faring odyssey in "Pirates on the High Seas," its first family program of the season, with two performances on Saturday, November 26, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Featuring music from the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean, Rimsky-Korsakov'sScheherazade, Rodgers' Victory at Sea and more, this musical expedition explores how composers depict adventure and bravery on the high seas. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere Star in ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight in SeattleEllen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere Star in ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in SeattleEllen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated two-person casting for the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

Nashville Rep Announces 2016/17 Ingram New Works Lab PlaywrightNashville Rep Announces 2016/17 Ingram New Works Lab Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Ingram New Works Project is proud to announce its Ingram New Works Lab Playwrights for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Seattle Rep to Premiere Edgerton New Play Award-Winner ROZ AND RAYSeattle Rep to Premiere Edgerton New Play Award-Winner ROZ AND RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of the compelling new drama and recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Roz and Ray, the story of Ray, a single dad who believes he's found a miracle in Dr. Roz, until tragedy strikes. (more...)

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