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THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum to Display Woodcut Prints from Helen Hyde, Bertha LumZimmerli Art Museum to Display Woodcut Prints from Helen Hyde, Bertha Lum
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New Brunswick, NJ – The historic re-establishment of trade between Japan and Western nations in 1853 also greatly influenced art and culture throughout the second half of the 19th century. Exhibitions at museums and world's fairs introduced Asian artists and traditions in North America and Europe, where artists enthusiastically embraced subjects, compositions, and materials they rarely – if ever – had seen before. The Zimmerli Art Museum's new exhibition “Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color”:  Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum, on view through July 31, features 35 works by two American artists who, in turn, disseminated these artistic developments to audiences back home. Both artists spent considerable time living abroad in Asia and recognized the unique artistic possibilities for representing traditional aspects of life in an area of the world that was rapidly modernizing. They mastered complex color printing techniques and depicted aspects of Japanese and Chinese culture that essentially had been absent in the West. Because these artists generally are presented in survey exhibitions, this is a rare opportunity to view a significant group of works by either artist.“Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color” also complements other works on view from the Zimmerli's permanent collection, including examples of the Japonisme movement and a gallery that commemorates Rutgers' historic relationship with Japan.   (more...)

FWD Theatre Project to Stage Reading of COYOTE at Theater WitFWD Theatre Project to Stage Reading of COYOTE at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Monday, May 9th, FWD Theatre Project will present a staged concert reading of COYOTE, by Tim McCorry and Michael Aman. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts CenterAin Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum Announces Deadline for RUTGERS 250 Submissions, 5/15Zimmerli Art Museum Announces Deadline for RUTGERS 250 Submissions, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

New Brunswick, NJ – Over the last three months, the Zimmerli Art Museum's special exhibition galleries have filled up with nearly 1,400 photographs, as part of the HereNow: Rutgers 250 initiative to celebrate the university's milestone anniversary. Photos submitted by students, faculty, alumni, and visitors have fondly highlighted iconic scenes of student life and campus sights, uncovered hidden nooks, and captured treasured moments. Together, these images celebrate the Rutgers experience and create a dynamic, once-in-a-lifetime collage. As the final submission deadline for the museum's first ever crowdsourced exhibition approaches on May 15, we invite the global Rutgers community to share their photos, and support our vision to capture the past, present, and future of our university. Images can be submitted via the microsite herenow250.rutgers.edu, which launched last November, and will be added to the growing exhibition.  (more...)

BWW Review:  MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP is a True Gem at GSPBWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP is a True Gem at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 21, 2016

'My Name is Asher Lev' is a gem of a show now being performed at George Street Playhouse through May 1st. (more...)

BWW Interview: Modern Comedy at Old Opera House Proves Beauty is More Than SKIN DEEPBWW Interview: Modern Comedy at Old Opera House Proves Beauty is More Than SKIN DEEP
by Johnna Leary - Apr 20, 2016

Opening this Friday at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV, Skin Deep proves romance is based on more than just appearances and beauty is really much more than skin deep. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with George Street's MY NAME IS ASHER LEVSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with George Street's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs now through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. In the video below, director Jim Jack and actor Miles G. Jackson (Asher Lev) discuss the story and themes of the play, adapted from the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs now through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. Miles G. Jackson (4000 Miles) portrays the titular Jewish artist Asher Lev, who must be a painter despite his faith and the will of his family. Bob Ari (Frost/Nixon, GSP's Red) and Lena Kaminsky (Law & Order, GSP's The Pillowman) both return to George Street to round out the cast. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by George Street Playhouse Director of Education and Outreach, Jim Jack. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

 BWW Interview:  Bob Ari in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP BWW Interview: Bob Ari in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 6, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Bob Ari who will star in 'My Name is Asher Lev' at George Street Playhouse from April 12th to May 1st. The hit show is directed by Jim Jack and also starts Miles G. Jackson and Lena Kaminsky. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This WeekNathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On a bright autumn night in Manchester, a woman named Harper Regan walks away from her job, her home, her husband and her daughter.  The play named after her, 'Harper Regan' by English playwright Simon Stephens, stunningly reveals life on the cusp of the working class in modern British society. The author is the 2015 TONY Award-winner for best play ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time').  This 2008 play is a dramatic Odyssey navigating family, love and redemption.  T. Schreiber Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, will present the piece May 4 to June 4, directed by Terry Schreiber. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Mostly Sondheim, The Duplex's long-running Friday night open mic honoring the music of the theater, concludes its record-breaking 12 year run this Friday, April 1st at 11:30pm.  (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhouseHarriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWhoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Bell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 SeasonBell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company has just announced its 2016/17 season, with four plays and one musical that showcase work by some of the most exciting and provocative playwrights in America. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICTTony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

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