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BWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 OpeningsBWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 Openings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

With a new year comes a lot of new theater in Nashville and in 2015, area theater companies are heating up winter with some of the most compelling and challenging productions to grace local stages in quite some time. Already, Circle Players and Nashville Shakespeare Festival have upped the ante with their respective productions of Ragtime the Musical and Twelfth Night (NSF traditionally kicks off the dramatics with their winter production at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre), and in the coming weeks theater-goers will be treated to even more, top-notch, high-quality theatrics. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller, James Monroe Iglehart & More Join Scott Alan at 54 Below!Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller, James Monroe Iglehart & More Join Scott Alan at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the show's soundcheck! (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS to Cinemas in MarchNational Theatre Live to Bring BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS to Cinemas in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announcedan international broadcast of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo, directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (more...)

Jean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOISJean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 38th Season, has announced the cast for the East Coast premiere of FILM CHINOIS, an atmospheric noir mystery set in 1940s China written by Singaporean playwright Damon Chua and directed by Kaipo Schwab. The production will begin previews on January 17, 2015 and run until February 8, 2015 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Victory Gardens Stages the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, Now thru 12/14Victory Gardens Stages the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the Midwest Premiere of The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, directed by Dennis Za?ek and featuring Linda Reiter. The Testament of Mary runs tonight, November 14-December 14, 2014, with the press performance on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Lisa Harrow to Direct Portland Shakespeare Project's TWELFTH NIGHT Next Summer; 2015 Season SetLisa Harrow to Direct Portland Shakespeare Project's TWELFTH NIGHT Next Summer; 2015 Season Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Portland Shakespeare Project (PSP) announces Lisa Harrow will direct the summer mainstage production of Twelfth Night, along with an expanded 2015 season. The company's fifth season will include three additional shows in 2015. On March 9, PSP will hold a fundraising performance featuring Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Robin Nordli's one-person show Virgins to Villains. In repertory with Twelfth Night, a yet-to-be announced staged reading will accompany the mainstage summer production. In October, PSP will present Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, October 15 through November 1.Tickets for all four shows will go on sale January 5, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Moon Shines With WOMAN IN BLACKBWW Reviews: New Moon Shines With WOMAN IN BLACK
by Joseph Baker - Nov 10, 2014

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James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show) will direct the final show of its 2014-2015 Season, the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart. Rich Girl will play May 23 - June 21, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spit-Polishes THE HEIRESSBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spit-Polishes THE HEIRESS
by Joseph Baker - Oct 24, 2014

THE HEIRESS, Ruth and Augustus Goetz's 1947 adaptation of Henry James' WASHINGTON SQUARE and currently occupying the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis, has had a long and steady run on stages throughout the world - and why not? Tightly corseted, polite to a fault, and observing proprieties, this intelligently written script captures the essence of the James source material without the convoluted, complex sentences that, alas, repel many readers. As tautly drawn as the material on one of the samplers for which its heroine is noted, when one of the characters punctuates the prevailing politeness with a barbed or telling line of dialogue, it's as if a sharp and jagged blade suddenly ripped through the fabric of the needlework itself. All this play needs for a successful run is a handsome set, period costumes - and four or five gifted players. (more...)

Joseph L. Andrews Announces LITERARY CONCORD UNCOVEREDJoseph L. Andrews Announces LITERARY CONCORD UNCOVERED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

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BWW Interviews:  Pippa White and Her Upcoming 2014 UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL PerformancesBWW Interviews: Pippa White and Her Upcoming 2014 UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL Performances
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 22, 2014

Pippa White will be performing 'Voices From the Resistance' on 10/27 and 'Voices from Ellis Island: on 10/30 at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. We had the opportunity to interview White before her two shows. (more...)

OSIRIS AND ISIS Opens at UChicago's Oriental Institute TonightOSIRIS AND ISIS Opens at UChicago's Oriental Institute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago presents a preview showing of Osiris and Isis, a new evening-length story-ballet choreographed by Chicagoan Ron De Jesus and performed by his namesake company, Ron De Jesus Dance, inspired by the ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris, the god who was murdered by his brother, Seth, and resurrected by his loving wife, Isis. The preview is presented one night only in the Yelda Khorsabad Court of the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street in Hyde Park, tonight, October 17 at 7 pm. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, 11/14-12/14Victory Gardens to Stage the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, 11/14-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the Midwest Premiere of The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, directed by Dennis Za?ek and featuring Linda Reiter. The Testament of Mary runs November 14-December 14, 2014, with the press performance on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Stages THE HEIRESS, Beginning TonightThe Theatre Group at SBCC Stages THE HEIRESS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 2014-2015 season with the stirring drama, THE HEIRESS, tonight, October 15-November 1, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Group at SBCC's THE HEIRESSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Group at SBCC's THE HEIRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the emotional drama, THE HEIRESS, by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, and directed by Judy Garey, October 15-November 1, 2014 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

David Slavitt's Absurdist Novel, 'Walloomsac,' Has Been Released with AnaphoraDavid Slavitt's Absurdist Novel, 'Walloomsac,' Has Been Released with Anaphora
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Walloomsac: A Roman Fleuve: ($20, ISBN: 978-1-937536-90-9, LCCN: 2014952145, 176pp, 6X9', October 2014; purchase on: CreateSpace, and Amazon; Kindle Edition: $2.99): If a novel is a work of prose of some length, this is a novel-but different in that it is more like life, which has no plots and does not reward virtue or punish vice, and in which characters appear and then, if the author doesn't kill them off, remain to the end. Life is messier than Tolstoy and Henry James were willing to admit. Here, in David R. Slavitt's farrago, one thing leads to another but without discernible direction until, at the end, there is a kind of resolution, a vision, however unreliable and approximate, of what the life of the speaker has been. It is a deeply thoughtful book but also laugh-out-loud funny. Like life, if we're lucky. David R. Slavitt: educated at Andover, Yale, and Columbia, is the author of more than 115 books-novels, poetry, reportage, and translations. He was the movie reviewer for Newsweek in the sixties and was co-editor of the "Johns Hopkins Complete Roman Drama" as well as the "Penn Complete Greek Drama." Among his recent publications: "The Sonnets and Short Poems of Francesco Petrarch "(2012, Harvard University Press), Civil Wars (2013, Louisiana State University Press), "The Four Other Plays of Sophocles" (2013 Johns Hopkins University Press), and "The Crooning Wind: Three Greenlandic Poets" (New American Press 2013), and "Shiksa" (C&L Press). His version of "The Mahabharata" will be published in the spring by Northwestern University Press. 'David Slavitt has (herein) written a book about or for which it is impossible simply to write a blurb-a word, it might interest you to know, coined in 1907 by Gelett Burgess. (Did you think of a purple cow, just then?) The text itself is indescribably (deliciously?) itself. Like the Waloomsac River, it just keeps rolling along, taking the reader irresponsibly with it-laughing out loud again and again and again; marveling at its rapid wit (white water?), the wide breadths of its erudition, the dangerous shallows of its overt and covert cheekiness; marking the vertiginous depths of its, yes, wisdom. To make a long blurb short, I haven't had this kind of significant fun since I stayed up 'til dawn one night in 1962 breathlessly reading Pale Fire for the very first time.' ?R. H. W. Dillard on Walloomsac: A Week on the River $20, Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1937536904 $2.99, Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4FRIXE The Anaphora Literary Press was started as an academic press with the publication of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal (PLJ) in 2009. In the Winter of 2010, Anaphora began accepting book-length submissions. Anaphora has now published over 90 creative and non-fiction books. John Paul Jaramillo's collection of short stories received an honorable mention for the Latino Literacy Now's Mariposa Award Best First Fiction Book Award. Professors have taught from a few Anaphora books. Many Anaphora writers have scheduled readings at major bookstores. Anaphora books have also had several articles published about them in regional newspapers. PLJ has featured interviews with best-selling writers like Larry Niven, and Cinda Williams Chima, as well as interviews with the winners of the Sundance and Brooklyn Film festivals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Group at SBCC's THE HEIRESSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Group at SBCC's THE HEIRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the emotional drama, THE HEIRESS, by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, and directed by Judy Garey, October 15-November 1, 2014 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Sierra Rep Presents A MURDER, A MYSTERY AND A MARRIAGE, Now thru 10/26Sierra Rep Presents A MURDER, A MYSTERY AND A MARRIAGE, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park today, September 26 - October 26 with Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage. Set in Deerlick, Missouri, the musical fits Columbia's historic feeling and should delight audiences seeking a taste of the wit of legendary humorist Mark Twain. (more...)

OSIRIS AND ISIS Opens at UChicago's Oriental Institute, 10/17OSIRIS AND ISIS Opens at UChicago's Oriental Institute, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

CHICAGO (September 17, 2014) -The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago presents a preview showing of Osiris and Isis, a new evening-length story-ballet choreographed by Chicagoan Ron De Jesus and performed by his namesake company, Ron De Jesus Dance, inspired by the ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris, the god who was murdered by his brother, Seth, and resurrected by his loving wife, Isis. The preview is presented one night only in the Yelda Khorsabad Court of the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street in Hyde Park, Friday, October 17 at 7 pm. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC to Stage THE HEIRESS, Begin. 10/15The Theatre Group at SBCC to Stage THE HEIRESS, Begin. 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 2014-2015 season with the stirring drama, THE HEIRESS, October 15-November 1, 2014. (more...)

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