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BWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT is a Beautiful, but Distant Look at the Life of an OutsiderBWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT is a Beautiful, but Distant Look at the Life of an Outsider
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 2, 2016

In THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, running through November 6th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the world is full of chaos, and one special boy named Christopher is intent on figuring it out. With a dizzying assault of sights, sounds, and information that over stimulate both Christopher and the audience, the first National Tour of CURIOUS INCIDENT is a theatrical spectacle that theatre lovers won't want to miss. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gene Gillette Says CURIOUS INCIDENT is Unlike 'Anything You've Ever Seen Before'BWW Interview: Gene Gillette Says CURIOUS INCIDENT is Unlike 'Anything You've Ever Seen Before'
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 31, 2016

Tomorrow night, for the first time a straight play will open at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando series. However, this play is unlike nearly anything else you've ever seen before. Based on the 2003 book by Mark Haddon, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME dives deep into the mind of Christopher Boone, a special boy intent on getting to the bottom of a neighborhood mystery. With creative choreography, lights, and technology, the play takes on a life of its own. The show won five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Play, and last week, I spoke with Gene Gillette, who plays Christopher's father Ed while the tour was in Greenville, SC, to help explain why this play is so special in a theatrical world so focused on musicals.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Wows at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Wows at the Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Oct 10, 2016

Let's just get right down to it. In 2014, Simon Stephens' highly acclaimed and award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (based on Mark Haddon's novel of the same name) offered me one of my most memorable Broadway theatergoing experiences in years. Thus, I was most enthused by the news that it would tour, and play the Kennedy Center. While the cavernous Opera House may not be the most appropriate Kennedy Center space to view the play - especially from the rear orchestra where I was sitting - the current tour offers just as powerful of a theatergoing experience as my initial one. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Gets Ready for US Tour- Meet the Cast!Photo Coverage: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Gets Ready for US Tour- Meet the Cast!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 7, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, will soon launch its North American tour. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National TourAdam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormandBerkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Starry MACBETH Begins Performances in FebruaryBerkeley Rep's Starry MACBETH Begins Performances in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. Macbeth starts previews Friday, February 19, 2016 and runs through Sunday, April 10. Press night for Macbeth will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016. Individual tickets for Macbeth will go on sale at noon Wednesday, December 2. Individual tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by phone at 510 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE is SpectacularBWW Reviews: WAR HORSE is Spectacular
by David Clarke - May 28, 2014

On the heels of Memorial Day, Broadway Across America - Houston is presenting the First US National Tour of the acclaimed play WAR HORSE. The visually spectacular production first premiered on London's Off-West End in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre. It transferred to the West End's New London Theatre, where it is still running. It enjoyed Broadway success at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at New York City's Lincoln Center. It has since been produced in Canada, Australia, and Germany. After seeing this tour, it is no surprise that everywhere the play goes, it leaves tear-soaked audiences speechless and amazed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE Weaves a Spell of Sublime Storytelling in AustinBWW Reviews: WAR HORSE Weaves a Spell of Sublime Storytelling in Austin
by Michelle Hache - May 8, 2014

Based on the best-selling 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo and set in both rural Devon, England and war-torn France during World War I, War Horse is truly a perfect marriage of art, music, choreography and storytelling. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE at the Capitol Theatre is Epic and IntimateBWW Reviews: WAR HORSE at the Capitol Theatre is Epic and Intimate
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 23, 2014

The national tour of WAR HORSE, currently playing the Capitol Theatre, is moving and at once epic and intimate. It is deeply theatrical in its simple, cerebral staging, but it is also spectacular in its groundbreaking puppeteering and its effective, restrained use of projections and lighting effects. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WARHORSE Prances Onto the Stage of the Music Hall in Kansas CityBWW Reviews: WARHORSE Prances Onto the Stage of the Music Hall in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 2, 2014

With the smooth style and graceful stride of a thoroughbred, Warhorse pranced onto the stage of the Music Hall in Kansas City on Tuesday April 1. From the Broadway Across America series Warhorse is based on a book by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, and in association with Handspring Puppet Company. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Tale of Friendship, Love, War Gallops to the Stage in Tour of WAR HORSE at The BushnellBWW Reviews: A Tale of Friendship, Love, War Gallops to the Stage in Tour of WAR HORSE at The Bushnell
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 30, 2014

A sweeping tale of friendship and devotion amidst the horrors of war combines with spectacular puppetry to bring Michael Morpurgo's children's novel WAR HORSE, to life on stage. It reins in for a tour stop at The Bushnell through Sunday. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant WAR HORSE Returns to Los Angeles at the Pantages for One Week OnlyBWW Reviews: Brilliant WAR HORSE Returns to Los Angeles at the Pantages for One Week Only
by Don Grigware - Oct 9, 2013

War Horse/based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo/adapted by Nick Stafford/in association with Handspring Puppet Company/original co-direction by Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris/US tour directed by Bijan Sheibani/music by Adrian Sutton/Pantages Theatre/through October 13 only (more...)

Spleen Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE to Play Barge on Hudson River, 9/8-23Spleen Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE to Play Barge on Hudson River, 9/8-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-Prize winning Anna Christie, a timeless story of longing and redemption that unfolds on O'Neill's fictional "Simeon Winthrop" coal barge, will perform aboard the century-old Lehigh Valley Barge #79, docked in historic Red Hook along Brooklyn's Hudson River, beginning September 8 (preview September 7), presented by Spleen Theatre. The production is directed by Laura Tesman. (more...)

Spleen Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE Plays Barge on Hudson River, Now thru 9/23Spleen Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE Plays Barge on Hudson River, Now thru 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-Prize winning Anna Christie, a timeless story of longing and redemption that unfolds on O'Neill's fictional "Simeon Winthrop" coal barge, will perform aboard the century-old Lehigh Valley Barge #79, docked in historic Red Hook along Brooklyn's Hudson River, beginning tonight, September 8, presented by Spleen Theatre. The production is directed by Laura Tesman. (more...)

Spleen Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE to Play Barge on Hudson River, 9/8-23Spleen Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE to Play Barge on Hudson River, 9/8-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-Prize winning Anna Christie, a timeless story of longing and redemption that unfolds on O'Neill's fictional "Simeon Winthrop" coal barge, will perform aboard the century-old Lehigh Valley Barge #79, docked in historic Red Hook along Brooklyn's Hudson River, beginning September 8 (preview September 7), presented by Spleen Theatre. The production is directed by Laura Tesman. (more...)

Working Theatre Presents Reading of US Poet US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Tonight, 5/7Working Theatre Presents Reading of US Poet US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Tonight, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Working Theater previously announced a reading of the poetry of US Poet Laureate Philip Levine. Readers include Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides and performers André De Shields, Gene Gillette and Lisa Ramirez tonight, May 7th at 7pm at the SEIU 32BJ building at 25 West 18th Street, on the 5th floor. Reception with artists to follow. (more...)

Working Theatre Announces Reading of US Poet US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 5/7Working Theatre Announces Reading of US Poet US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Working Theater has announced a reading of the poetry of US Poet Laureate Philip Levine. Readers include Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides and performers André De Shields, Gene Gillette and Lisa Ramirez on May 7th at 7pm at the SEIU 32BJ building at 25 West 18th Street, on the 5th floor. Reception with artists to follow. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Co's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA ClosesThe Shakespeare Theatre Co's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

The Shakespeare Theatre Company welcomes former STC Associate Director PJ Paparelli who will direct and put a new twist on Shakespeare's earliest romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. (more...)

STC Presents The Two Gentlemen of VeronaSTC Presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2012

The Shakespeare Theatre Company welcomes former STC Associate Director PJ Paparelli who will direct and put a new twist on Shakespeare's earliest romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. (more...)

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