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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY STEVEN CARL MCCASLAND at The Clarion TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY STEVEN CARL MCCASLAND at The Clarion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Five plays by Steven Carl McCasland will be presented in repertory during a month-long celebration of the young playwright. Each play focuses on a different character from history, with a cast of 25 portraying such historical figures as Laurette Taylor, Rose Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Agatha Christie, Joseph Goebbels, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and John F. Kennedy. Performances begin May 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Selina Fillinger Wins 2015 Judith Barlow Prize; Kathleen Chalfant to Direct Play Reading, 5/3Selina Fillinger Wins 2015 Judith Barlow Prize; Kathleen Chalfant to Direct Play Reading, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, announced the winner of the 1st annual Judith Barlow Prize is Selina Fillinger, a student at Northwestern University, who wrote a one-act play inspired by Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal. Ms. Fillinger will receive $2,500, a trip to New York City and a staged reading of her play on Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm at Helen Mills Theater, 139 West 26th Street, NYC. Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will direct the reading which is free and open to the public. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

On the heels of its hit production of The Full Monty, Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 2015 season with LOVING REPEATING, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, LOVING REPEATING is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. (more...)

The Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina Dies at 88The Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

According to The New York Times, actor and director Judith Malina, who founded The Living Theatre with her husband, Julian Beck, passed away today, April 10, 2015 in Englewood, N.J. at the Lillian Booth Actors Home. She was 88. (more...)

Chantal Joffe Portraits to Fill Jewish Museum Lobby, Begin. 5/1Chantal Joffe Portraits to Fill Jewish Museum Lobby, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Beginning May 1, two walls of the Jewish Museum's lobby will be filled with over 30 new portraits by the London-based painter Chantal Joffe. This body of work explores Jewish women of the twentieth century, focusing on those who made major contributions to art, literature, philosophy, and politics - including Diane Arbus, Nancy Spero, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Susan Sontag, and Hannah Arendt. Portraits of these women and others will be hung salon-style across two walls of the lobby. Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Chantal Joffe will be on view from May 1 through October 18, 2015. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe & Warren Jones to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 5/15Stephanie Blythe & Warren Jones to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

On Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents celebrated mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe in recital with pianist Warren Jones in a program of popular songs by Poulenc, Ferré, Brel, Britten, and Coward. One of the most respected and versatile artists of her generation, Ms. Blythe recently starred as Gertrude Stein in the world premiere production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Twenty-Seven, an opera commissioned for her by the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In 2013, Innova Records released Ms. Blythe's first crossover album As Long as There are Songs, featuring selections from the Great American Songbook arranged together with pianist Craig Terry. Together Ms. Blythe and Mr. Jones have performed recitals in major concert halls across the United States. (more...)

Mass Live Arts Sets Third Annual Season, Kicking Off in JulyMass Live Arts Sets Third Annual Season, Kicking Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Boiling Point Players to Close Season with FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, Begin. 4/30Boiling Point Players to Close Season with FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, Begin. 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

After recently concluding its 2015 Cabaret Trilogy, Boiling Point Players Theatre prepares for its main stage production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder. This delicious drama, winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival for Best Overall Production, spotlights five fascinating females of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, a group of widows who together celebrate feminism and their united savor of quiche. When the sisters assemble in 1956 for their annual quiche-tasting competition, they encounter issues amongst and around themselves, challenging the foundations of their lives, their society, and the world as they know it. Bringing comedy, tragedy and excitement to the stage, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche promises a dynamic experience for its captive audiences. (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Present William Shumann's EN AVANT! During May FestivalBeautiful Soup to Present William Shumann's EN AVANT! During May Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Spend a mesmerizing night with one of our most cherished writers this March, when William Shuman's insightful, moving and award-winning solo show En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams will receive a special, one-night-only performance in Beautiful Soup Theater's play festival on May 25th at 7:00 pm at New York's Clarion Theatre. (more...)

ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

What ever happened to Abigail Williams? Combining a provocative parable of sin and redemption with a good, old-fashioned ghost story, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Fox's Glee) explores what might have come next for the real-life Puritan villainess at the center of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. ICT artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs the West Coast premiere of Abigail/1702, opening May 1 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for April 29 and 30. (more...)

Casting Set for Beautiful Soup's Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland, Beginning 5/6Casting Set for Beautiful Soup's Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland, Beginning 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kathleen Chalfant & Others Take Part in Theatre Women AwardsPhoto Coverage: Kathleen Chalfant & Others Take Part in Theatre Women Awards
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 17, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women honored actor Kathleen Chalfant and four other female artists at its annual awards ceremony. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Beautiful Soup's Festival Celebrating Playwright Steven Carl McCaslandPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of Beautiful Soup's Festival Celebrating Playwright Steven Carl McCasland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, Steven Carl McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rosemary Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company! (more...)

Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out NowOpera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

After a critically acclaimed run in St. Louis in June of 2014, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's opera "27" will now be available to audiences around the globe, with the release of the world premiere recording of the opera on Albany Records. Recorded live in performance throughout the run of the opera, the album is the first commercial recording of a commissioned world premiere from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. (more...)

Kaliyuga Arts to Present LARK EDEN, 3/13-15Kaliyuga Arts to Present LARK EDEN, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts presents Natalie Symon's acclaimed play LARK EDEN on Friday March 13 and Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm and on Sunday March 15 at 2:00pm at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. Directed by John Sowle, the production stars Lora Lee Ecobelli, Molly Parker-Myers, and Louise Pillai, and is being presented as a benefit for the building conversion fund of Bridge Street Theatre where Kaliyuga Arts is the resident theater company. (more...)

2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

On Monday, March 16, 2015, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of five outstanding women: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Rachel Dickstein, and Donyale Werle. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nederlands Dans Theatre IIBWW Reviews: Nederlands Dans Theatre II
by Jennifer Fried - Feb 9, 2015

As an emerging dancer entrance into Nederlands Dans Theatre II, the training company for one of the world's leading innovative contemporary is tantamount to an Ivy League acceptance. Having the chance to see the talented young artists perform works by resident choreographers Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, Johan Inger, and Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, reminded me that captivating contemporary choreography stems from using classical technique in innovative forms to convey concepts relevant to a modern audience. (more...)

Tickets to Beautiful Soup's May Festival Now on SaleTickets to Beautiful Soup's May Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Beautiful Soup's festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland. Priced $18 each, audiences also have the option to see all 5 plays at a reduced price. (more...)

RIC Mainstage Theatre to Present OUR TOWN, 2/18-22RIC Mainstage Theatre to Present OUR TOWN, 2/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Thornton Wilder's Our Town, winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will be presented by the RIC Mainstage Theatre Feb. 18-22 in the Helen Forman Theatre at Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. Show times are 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 18-21) and 2 p.m. (Feb. 21-22). Admission is $15. (more...)

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center to Reopen 1/30 with Susan Weil ExhibitionBlack Mountain College Museum + Arts Center to Reopen 1/30 with Susan Weil Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) celebrates the completion of the first phase of its renovation and expansion in downtown Asheville with the presentation of poemumbles: 30 years of Susan Weil's poem/images. Curated by Brian E. Butler, University of North Carolina Asheville Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, and Rachael Inch, Susan Weil Studio archivist and administrator, the exhibition is on view January 30 - May 23, and is accompanied by a roster of public programs. The exhibition includes over 60 of Weil's poemumbles made between 1984 and 2014. Additionally, several of her notebooks will be on display to provide a deeper look into her artistic process. (more...)

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