Lisa Harrow to Direct Portland Shakespeare Project's TWELFTH NIGHT Next Summer; 2015 Season Setby 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...)
James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15by 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 HEIRESSby 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...)
BWW Interviews: Pippa White and Her Upcoming 2014 UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL Performancesby 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...)
Victory Gardens to Stage the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, 11/14-12/14by 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...)
David Slavitt's Absurdist Novel, 'Walloomsac,' Has Been Released with Anaphoraby 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 Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway Theatreby Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 3, 2014
Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre through January 25, 2015, you can check out photos from opening night below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Group at SBCC's THE HEIRESSby 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...)
The Theatre Group at SBCC to Stage THE HEIRESS, Begin. 10/15by 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...)
This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/15/2014by - Sep 15, 2014
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Sierra Rep to Present A MURDER, A MYSTERY AND A MARRIAGE, 9/26-10/26by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014
Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park 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...)
Full Cast Announced for Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's THE TURN OF THE SCREWby BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014
Everyday Inferno Theatre Company announced the full cast for their production of 'The Turn of the Screw,' adapted from Henry James by Jamie Wylie. (more...)
This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/8/2014by - Sep 8, 2014
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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/1/2014by - Sep 1, 2014
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Classic Author-on-Author Insults Give Rise to Art Form - H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf and More!by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014
Huffington Post recently posted 19 author-on-author insults, proving that a true literary genius can turn their words into an art form. (more...)
SPEED THE PLOW, ON GOLDEN POND & More Set for Theatre Artists Studio's 2014-15 Seasonby BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014
The Studio has announced its 2014-2015 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates! (more...)
This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/25/2014by - Aug 25, 2014
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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/18/2014by - Aug 18, 2014
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