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Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/19-7/20/2014
by - Jul 20, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/20- PASSING STRANGE
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2014

Today in 2008, Passing Strange closed at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 165 performances. Passing Strange is a rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe, drawing on heavy elements of existentialism, metafictional comedy, and the Kunstlerroman. The musical's lyrics and book are by Stew with music and orchestrations by Heidi Rodewald and Stew. It was created in collaboration with director Annie Dorsen. The musical was developed at the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in 2004 and 2005, one of the only works there ever to be invited back for a second round of development. It had productions in Berkeley, California and Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway in 2008, garnering strong reviews and several awards. Spike Lee filmed the musical on Broadway as a documentary, premiering the film in 2009. (more...)

Stew and Heidi Rodewald's FAMILY ALBUM Opens at OSF, 7/1-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the world premiere of Family Album, with book and lyrics by Stew, music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, created with and directed by Joanna Settle. The opening performance is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5 in the Thomas Theatre; previews are July 1, 3 and 4. Family Album was commissioned by OSF with support from the Edgerton Foundation. The show runs through August 31. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSING STRANGE from Sidecountry Delivers the Poetic Beauty of a Rock and Roll Life
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2014

How do you put on an autobiographical show, known to be performed by its author, without that author? It's like "700 Sundays" without Billy Crystal or "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" without Elaine Stritch. Well, fledgling theater company Sidecountry Theatre has done just that with their production of "Passing Strange" by Stew and Heidi Rodewald without Stew narrating his own story. And while it's a little odd at first, narrator LeRoy Bell embraces the part and that oddness melts away as his charisma and talent takes center stage. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present PASSING STRANGE, 6/13-27
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Street Theatre Company brings Nashville yet another local premiere with the rock musical PASSING STRANGE. With book and lyrics by singer/songwriter/playwright Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, PASSING STRANGE tells the tale of a young African American man's journey to discover who he is and to find meaning in life. A charming mix of performance art, philosophical existentialism, comedy, and rock, this coming of age story will have audiences redefining what the American musical means to them. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, Todd Almond's THE WINTER'S TALE, New Musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE & More Set for Public Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

'The Public's commitment to make theater that matters is brilliantly reflected in the power and diversity of the 2014-15 season,' said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. 'Starting with the return of the thrilling Public Works Shakespeare at the Delacorte, and proceeding through three explosive new musicals and major new work by Suzan-Lori Parks and Young Jean Lee, this season is truly of, by and for the people. This is work that we have developed and nurtured, and the artists have responded with astounding bravery and creativity.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Rebecca Naomi Jones' AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 09, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured over the weekend was Rebecca Naomi Jones, and you can watch highlights from her concert below! (more...)

Abrons Art Center to Stage Tony Torn's UBU SINGS UBU, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translateengine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rebecca Naomi Jones' AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert Live at 8pm!
by Stage Tube - Apr 04, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured tonight, April 4 is Rebecca Naomi Jones, and you can tune in and watch it live at 8pm by clicking below! (more...)

CASA VALENTINA, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, THE SNOW GEESE, BRONX BOMBERS and More Among 2013-14 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,108,000, allow 39 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

Abrons Art Center to Stage Tony Torn's UBU SINGS UBU, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translateengine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Today night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

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