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Long Wharf Theatre to Kick Off 50th Season With OUR TOWN, Feb 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Using a cast entirely comprised of alumni and members of the community, Long Wharf Theatre begins its 50th anniversary season with Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from October 8 through November 2, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)

Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces 2014/2015 Commemoration Events to Honor 25th Anniversary of Composer's Death
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced a robust worldwide celebration of Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). A champion of American music and arguably America's greatest composer-critic, Thomson is being memorialized throughout 2013-15 by some of today's top opera companies, orchestras, and record labels. (more...)

The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Worldwide Celebration of Pulitzer Prize Winner Virgil Thomson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced a robust worldwide celebration of Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson (1896-1989). A champion of American music and arguably America's greatest composer-critic, Thomson is being memorialized throughout 2013-15 by some of today's top opera companies, orchestras, and record labels. See below for a complete schedule. (more...)

Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! Set for the Bushwick Starr, 9/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. (more...)

Cherry Lane to Open 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE, Running 9/9-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - will begin its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to commence previews September 9 prior to an official opening night September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the company's Founding Artistic Director. The production runs through October 4. (more...)

BWW Review: OMG You Guys, LEGALLY BLONDE Is Playing at Ephrata Pertorming Arts Center!
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 29, 2014

OMG, like, Elle Woods is back, and she's turning Ephrata pink! (more...)

Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! to Play Bushwick Starr, 9/4-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. A performance event as vast as the cosmos, this is the second installment in The POP Trilogy from award-winning artist collective Theater Plastique (Gertrude Stein SAINTS!). Following a workshop performance at The Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater in San Francisco in July 2014, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE returns to her native coast this September at The Bushwick Starr. Over the course of 72 continuous hours, the doors of the theater will remain open for a performance event featuring 88 singers, dancers, and musicians wherein Theater Plastique invites the vastness of Dickinson's poetry to again build a universe within a single room. (more...)

Peculiar Works Project to Present 3CHRISTS, Opening 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Peculiar Works Project has announced the world premiere of their next site-specific theatrical event, 3CHRISTS, written by SM Dale & Barry Rowell, and directed by Kelly O'Donnell. Based on The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, a psychological study by Milton Rokeach, 3CHRISTS will be performed in the sanctuary of Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, at Thompson St.). Performances begin on Friday, September 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 28. Opening Night is Sunday, September 7 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday - Sunday at 7 PM. Tickets, which are $18, are available by calling 866-811-4111 or online www.peculiarworks.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

Symphony Space to Present VIRGIL THOMSON & FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 pm, in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE Creates Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

universitiesHISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the creation of the Judith Barlow Prize which will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied. In addition, a $1000 prize will be awarded to the runner up and a $500 prize will be awarded to the winning student's professor who participated in the One Play at a Time initiative. HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past in high schools, colleges, universities and theatres throughout the country and encourages responses to those plays from contemporary women playwrights. (more...)

DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, July 29-Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London's West End. Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards and been nominated for Grammys, Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTSL's '27' Opens to Ovations
by Steve Callahan - Jun 18, 2014

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has just opened a new commissioned work entitled simply '27'. With music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Royce Vavrek, it brings us into the world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. (more...)

Chicago Commercial Collective Extends 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Chicago Commercial Collective announces the extended performance schedule of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at Chicago's Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, now through June 29, 2014. This serves as the FINAL CLOSING date for 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. (more...)

GERTRUDE STEIN SAINTS Opens Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

After winning two FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards last summer, Theater Plastique returns to New York with an updated production of its acclaimed musical Gertrude Stein SAINTS! Preview performances of this limited Off-Broadway engagement begin June 12 at Abrons Arts Center with opening slated for June 17. (more...)

This is Not a Theatre Company to Present A SERIOUS BANQUET, 6/2-19
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Cubism comes to life at a dinner party that is also a theatre performance this June with This is Not a Theatre Company's A Serious Banquet, helmed by the dynamic female duo of director Erin Mee and playwright Jessie Bear. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Set for Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that Klea Blackburst, actress, singer and comedienne best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 25th, 2014. The benefit will take place at 7:00 PM in a spacious penthouse with panoramic views at 66 Leonard Street. (more...)

Brave New World Repertory Theatre to Present PINK MELON JOY, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents Gertrude Stein's Pink Melon Joy, marking the first time this work, written 100 years ago, will be produced professionally in New York City. (more...)

Chicago Commercial Collective Extends 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Through 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Chicago Commercial Collective announces the extended performance schedule of "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" at Chicago's Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division) now through June 22, 2014. The critically-acclaimed creation by The New Colony is presented by the Chicago Commercial Collective featuring the original off-Broadway cast. Tickets ($15 - $40) are on sale now for the hilarious send-up of 1950s cold war repression and kitsch culture and are available at 5lesbianseatingaquiche.com or at (773) 404-7336. (more...)

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