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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...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Beautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of PlaysBeautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Additional casting has been announced for Beautiful Soup Theater's festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland. 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...)

DANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln CenterDANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Two short films from DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be screened on Saturday, January 31 at 6 p.m. as part of Lincoln Center's annual DANCE ON CAMERA film festival. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2, 2/3-8The Joyce Theater Presents NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2, 2/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director,proudly presents Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2), returning to the Joyce after five years, from February 3 – 8. The program will include three works by NDT2 house choreographers Paul Lightfoot, Sol León and Johan Inger, and one by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar of Israel. Tickets range in price from $10-$75 ($26-$37 for Joyce Theater members), and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Kick Off 24th Season with 'STEIN LAB' at The Bushwick Starr, 1/9Target Margin Theater to Kick Off 24th Season with 'STEIN LAB' at The Bushwick Starr, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Target Margin Theater kicks off its 24th season, dedicated to Gertrude Stein, at The Bushwick Starr in January with its TMT Stein Lab. Curated by TMT Artistic Producer John Del Gaudio, over 75 artists will contribute to seven original pieces and three special events. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

The Avenue Theater to Open 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE in JanuaryThe Avenue Theater to Open 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche assembles the members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, all self-described widows, in an unnamed middle-American town in 1956. (The members include all of us, by the way, and we have been given name tags to prove it.) (more...)

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