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The Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 SeasonThe Stunning Tour-de-Force Production of SEULS Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Newly appointed Artistic Director of France's La Colline - national theatre, Wajdi Mouawad comes to Philadelphia with his internally acclaimed performance. (more...)

E-Town Theatre Division Performs Edgy MusicalE-Town Theatre Division Performs Edgy Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Banned for decades in Germany, 'Spring Awakening' tells the story of a group of young teens from a small town wrestling with their changing bodies and minds. The adult figures in these children's lives neglect to teach them about their developing bodies. Both parents and teens must face the terrible consequences of their actions. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah ConservatoryBWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Andrew Burrill - Oct 5, 2016

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory, a brilliant and commanding journey that engages from beginning to end. (more...)

Works by James Lecesne, Anne Bogart and More Set for Abingdon's 24th SeasonWorks by James Lecesne, Anne Bogart and More Set for Abingdon's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company will present two world-premiere plays and a new musical in the June Havoc Theatre as part of its 2016-2017 Season of new works by established and emerging writers, marking the first full season programmed by Artistic Director Tony Speciale. (more...)

Shenandoah Conservatory Presents: SPRING AWAKENINGShenandoah Conservatory Presents: SPRING AWAKENING
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 29, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Spring Awakening runs this weekend only, from Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik's Tony award-winning musical led by two Broadway veterans and now Shenandoah educators: Kevin Covert (Direction and Choreography) and Rick Edinger (Music Direction). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Riding the successful wave of last year's festivities, the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival continues to provide a unique proposition to theatre makers by embracing the development of some of the best Melbourne-based independent artists to present the premiere of four ambitious new works over five weeks from 8 November – 11 December 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah ConservatoryBWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia will be mounting the award-winning rock musical: SPRING AWAKENING this September, directed by Broadway veteran and new musical theatre program coordinator Kevin Covert. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin, hear about his experience at Shenandoah so far and learn about his process working on the rock musical with current theatre students. (more...)

Oil is the New Hot, Bubbling Topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! 'Crude'  at Shed 36Oil is the New Hot, Bubbling Topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! 'Crude' at Shed 36
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Oil is the new hot topic in UK & Scottish Theatre! Grid Iron Announce 'Crude' by Ben Harrison at Shed 36, Port of Dundee, 11-23rd October (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In SchoolTop 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

BWW Review: Effortful SPRING AWAKENING at 12th Ave Arts Suffers From Technical DifficultiesBWW Review: Effortful SPRING AWAKENING at 12th Ave Arts Suffers From Technical Difficulties
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 27, 2016

'Spring Awakening' is a tough musical to take on: all of the performers need to be exceptional singers and dancers, while also finding that sweet spot of giving their character emotional honesty in its darkly funny narrative. On top of it all, most of the actors have to be (or at least pass as) middle schoolers. Any misssteps-especially when adapted for a small stage-are painfully apparent, even when the production has a lot to offer. Basement Theatrics' production of 'Spring Awakening' suffers from these very misfortunes, and despite the show having a number of impressive vocal performances and cool, abstract choreographic choices, the technical and pacing issues made the show feel a hair out of its league. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 7/24/2016Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/24/2016 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 7/17/2016Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/17/2016 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/10/2016Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/10/2016 for Jacksonville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/03/2016Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/03/2016
by BWW - Jul 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/03/2016 for Jacksonville (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016, ROBYN ARCHER - DANCING ON THE VOLCANO Goes To The Heart Of CabaretBWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016, ROBYN ARCHER - DANCING ON THE VOLCANO Goes To The Heart Of Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2016

Once again, Archer played to a full house of very enthusiastic and appreciative cabaret lovers. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th SeasonMARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Runway Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Runway Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

SPRING AWAKENING, with Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater & Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, runs May 20 - June 12, 2016 at Runway Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Runway Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Runway Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

SPRING AWAKENING, with Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater & Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, runs May 20 - June 12, 2016 at Runway Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

BWW Review:  Teenage Thirst for Knowledge About Sex, Love And Relationships Plays Out In SPRING AWAKENINGBWW Review: Teenage Thirst for Knowledge About Sex, Love And Relationships Plays Out In SPRING AWAKENING
by Jade Kops - May 6, 2016

SPRING AWAKENING proves that the issues of sexuality, relationships and the need for knowledge that challenged teenagers in the 19th Century are still as relevant in the 21st Century. (more...)

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