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BWW 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 Austin
by Michelle Hache - May 08, 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 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 City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 02, 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 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 Only
by Don Grigware - Oct 09, 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, 9/8-23
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 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 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, 9/8-23
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, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 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, 5/7
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 Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 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 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...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Co 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...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Co Presents THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 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 Verona
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 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 Verona
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2011

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...)

HONEY BROWN EYES Set For Off-B'way Run, Opens 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2011

HONEY BROWN EYES by Stefanie Zadravec - winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play in 2009 at Theater J in Washington, DC - will be given its New York premiere by Off-Broadway's Working Theater, with previews beginning January 9 prior to an official opening night January 16 at the Clurman Theatre (410 W. 42 St.) on Theater Row in Manhattan, it has been announced by Mark Plesent, Working Theater's Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Honey Brown Eyes At The Clurman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

HONEY BROWN EYES -- directed by Erica Schmidt -- is being given its NY premiere, in previews now prior to opening Sunday, January 16 Off-Broadway at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

HONEY BROWN EYES Set For Off-B'way Run Starting 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2011

HONEY BROWN EYES by Stefanie Zadravec - winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play in 2009 at Theater J in Washington, DC - will be given its New York premiere by Off-Broadway's Working Theater, with previews beginning January 9 prior to an official opening night January 16 at the Clurman Theatre (410 W. 42 St.) on Theater Row in Manhattan, it has been announced by Mark Plesent, Working Theater's Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

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