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BWW Review: 'Daring to Be Happy' THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein is a Thrilling Exploration of IdentityBWW Review: 'Daring to Be Happy' THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein is a Thrilling Exploration of Identity
by Amy Oestreicher - May 20, 2017

'There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.' -Gertrude Stein (more...)

BWW Review: The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein Is A Bag of MarvelsBWW Review: The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein Is A Bag of Marvels
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2017

With much pretending at being someone who may or may not have been there - and tons of fun puns in this toiling word-play of a French farce - our minds are sent into a dizzying dervish of delight as the four main characters battle it out over who was a true genius and what the meaning of meaning amounts to once those geniuses have left the room. (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the GoodmanPAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

BWW Review: New Company Prime Productions Debuts with LITTLE WARSBWW Review: New Company Prime Productions Debuts with LITTLE WARS
by Karen Bovard - May 15, 2017

There's a brand new professional theater company in the theater-rich Twin Cities. Called Prime Productions, they've got a clear sense of mission: to present work with roles for women over 50, both on and off-stage. LITTLE WARS, by Steven Carl McCasland, imagines a dinner party that never happened. It's 1940 in France, just as that nation falls under Nazi occupation. (more...)

BWW Review: Monumental Theatre Co.'s FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is Anything but MonumentalBWW Review: Monumental Theatre Co.'s FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is Anything but Monumental
by Elliot Lanes - May 12, 2017

At one point in Monumental Theatre Co's current production of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, one of the actors asks, “What would happen if a bomb were to go off?” If you are brave enough to attend this show, you will get your answer first hand. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Celebrate Music Legend Patsy Cline This JuneMaine State Music Theatre to Celebrate Music Legend Patsy Cline This June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The nationally regarded Maine State Music Theatre celebrates music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, June 7 - 24. The touching true story, Always… Patsy Cline combines humor, heartache and 27 of Patsy's most unforgettable hits, such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," and more. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews May in New York TheatreThe Maxamoo Podcast Previews May in New York Theatre
by Maxamoo - May 3, 2017

Jack, Jose, and Lindsay discuss what they're looking forward to this month at the theater beyond Broadway, including SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, THE LUCKY ONE, ARLINGTON, 3/FIFTHS, SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN, and more. (more...)

Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's ReturnDance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 44th season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry LaneJocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Due to strong advance sales, Cherry Lane Theatre will add three performances to Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, the final presentation of its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT.  (more...)

PRIME Productions' Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARS Begins 5/5PRIME Productions' Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARS Begins 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

PRIME Productions will launch their new theater company with the regional premiere of Little Wars at Mixed Blood Theatre, May 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents First Major US Exhibition Devoted To Florine StettheimerJewish Museum Presents First Major US Exhibition Devoted To Florine Stettheimer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on Florine Stettheimer opens at the Jewish Museum on May 5, 2017, and will remain on view through September 24, 2017. Painting Poetry showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs...placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture. (more...)

Miller Theatre and Opera Omaha Join Forces to Present PROVING UPMiller Theatre and Opera Omaha Join Forces to Present PROVING UP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Launching Miller Theatre's new Chamber Opera Commissioning Initiative  Miller Theatre at Columbia University and Nebraska's Opera Omaha announced today their plans for the New York premiere of Proving Up, a new opera from the Brooklyn-based creative team of composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, two of the most important new talents in American music. (more...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINEFulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

Ethel Friend Premieres Original OperaEthel Friend Premieres Original Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ethelyn Friend, whose solo show 'Songs My Grandmothers Taught Me' was listed as one of the top ten shows of the decade 2000-2010 by The Daily Camera, brings a new music-theatre performance to Colorado audiences, joined by an ensemble of 5 actors. (more...)

Actors Co-Op presents Ahrens and Flaherty's LUCKY STIFFActors Co-Op presents Ahrens and Flaherty's LUCKY STIFF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) presents the fifth and final show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the killer musical from the writers of Ragtime and Once On This Island, LUCKY STIFF, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Taylor Stephenson and directed by Stephen Van Dorn.  LUCKY STIFF will preview on Wednesday, May 10 & Thursday, May 11 at 8pm and will open on Friday, May 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 18 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Poet Mike WolfBWW Interview: Poet Mike Wolf
by Mark C. Lloyd - Apr 11, 2017

BWW Interview: POET MIKE WOLF (more...)

PRIME Productions to Stage Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARSPRIME Productions to Stage Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

PRIME Productions, a new professional theater company in the Twin Cities, seeks to explore, illuminate and support women over 50 and their stories through the creative voice of performance. Their first production launches with the regional premiere of Little Wars at Mixed Blood Theatre, May 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry LaneTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS to Close Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project SeasonJocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS to Close Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre will end its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 season with Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, directed by Saheem Ali and mentored by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

New Play Reading Podcast Releases April Episodes with Cast Members from Waitress, Bonnie & Clyde and More!New Play Reading Podcast Releases April Episodes with Cast Members from Waitress, Bonnie & Clyde and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its April play, Little Wars by Steven Carl McCasland. Directed by Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical), and co-hosted by Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore), the episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

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