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BWW Interview: Devin Finn and Nick Kier of Theatre SynesthesiaBWW Interview: Devin Finn and Nick Kier of Theatre Synesthesia
by Frank Benge - Jun 28, 2017

One of Austin's most innovative theatre companies is Theatre Synesthesia, which has been recently recognized with awards from both BroadwayWorld and the Austin Critic's Table. We had an opportunity to sit down with two of the company founders, Devin Finn and Nick Kier to find out more about this company that, of late, has been creating so much buzz in the Austin theatre community. (more...)

Sylvia Milo to Chat THE OTHER MOZART on KPFK's ARTS IN REVIEW TodaySylvia Milo to Chat THE OTHER MOZART on KPFK's ARTS IN REVIEW Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Today, June 9, creator/writer/performer Sylvia Milo discusses her one-woman play, The Other Mozart, revealing the life and talent of Wolfgang's older sister, Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed 'Nannerl'). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE OTHER MOZART To Tell the UntoldPhoto Flash: THE OTHER MOZART To Tell the Untold
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

- The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. (more...)

BWW Review: BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME is a One Of A Kind Sensory ExperienceBWW Review: BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME is a One Of A Kind Sensory Experience
by Frank Benge - May 30, 2017

NYC theatre company Aztec Economy teams with Austin theatre company Theatre Synesthesia to present Casey Wimpee's play BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME in this Austin premiere production. Directed by Leah Bonvissuto, who directed the original NY production, the play is a seventy five minute sensory experience about five coal miners who are trapped in a cave in. Set in 1973, West Virginia, BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME, is a startling look at the male psyche-in-crisis.  As these five coal miners struggle to overcome a dwindling supply of oxygen and the lack of food and water, it becomes clear that the biggest obstacles they face are their own competing natures. Director Bonvissuto has done a masterful job here of creating an immersive event. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZARTRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

BWW Review: THE OTHER MOZART at SHEA'S 710 THEATREBWW Review: THE OTHER MOZART at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 5, 2017

HIGH ART RETURNS IN 'THE OTHER MOZART' Child prodigies may be rare, but not necessarily that rare if you grew up in the Mozart family of Salzburg. The unknown and until now mostly untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's older sister, Maria Anna (Nannerl), is equally as fascinating as that of her infamous brother. Thanks to creator, author, and performer Sylvia Milo, Nannerl's story is given it's due in her ethereal THE OTHER MOZART now playing at Shea's 710 Theatre. (more...)

NYC and Austin Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COMENYC and Austin Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THEATRE SYNESTHESIA is pleased to announce the Austin premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. (more...)

Theatre 4the People to Premiere Haley Rice's LOU at The Paradise FactoryTheatre 4the People to Premiere Haley Rice's LOU at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice's LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater). (more...)

THE OTHER MOZART Comes to Eisemann Center 3/23-25THE OTHER MOZART Comes to Eisemann Center 3/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus ? a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Written by and starring Sylvia Milo, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska). Directed by Isaac Byrne, The Other Mozart is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters. This riveting story comes to life at the Eisemann Center in Richardson with five performances Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25, 2017.  (more...)

Theatre 4 the People Presents ARTISTS: STAND THE @#$% UPTheatre 4 the People Presents ARTISTS: STAND THE @#$% UP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Award-winning company THEATRE 4th PEOPLE is excited to announce an open mic night of artistry and community, of coming together to express, to vent, to share and to heal. (more...)

Theatre 4 the People Presents ARTISTS: STAND THE @#$% UPTheatre 4 the People Presents ARTISTS: STAND THE @#$% UP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Award-winning company THEATRE 4th PEOPLE is excited to announce an open mic night of artistry and community, of coming together to express, to vent, to share and to heal. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Close 2016-17 Fringe Festival with THE OTHER MOZARTCentenary Stage Company to Close 2016-17 Fringe Festival with THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's 2016 - 17 Fringe Festival closes with Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart November 17 through 20 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Close 2016-17 Fringe Festival with THE OTHER MOZARTCentenary Stage Company to Close 2016-17 Fringe Festival with THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's 2016 - 17 Fringe Festival closes with Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart November 17 through 20 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

THE OTHER MOZART Starts Again Off-Broadway TonightTHE OTHER MOZART Starts Again Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns Off Broadway this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE OTHER MOZART - 'a world of outsized beauty and delight'Photo Flash: THE OTHER MOZART - 'a world of outsized beauty and delight'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Based on the life of Mozart's genius -- and forgotten -- sister, The Other Mozart is a multi-sensory experience that transports audiences to a world of outsized beauty and delight. (more...)

Jody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This SeasonJody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns to Off Broadway this season. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Company's 2016 -2017 Mainstage Season STORIES THAT MATTERRubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Company's 2016 -2017 Mainstage Season STORIES THAT MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2016-2017 Season was publicly announced today at a special event hosted by Joe Spano(Emmy Award and L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning veteran of stage and screen) and Peter Van Norden (whose numerous credits include five Broadway shows, regional theatre, film and television). The two actors star as Marley and Scrooge, respectively, in the company's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which was a Critic's Choice in the L.A. Times and will be reprised this December under the direction of Brian McDonald. The season also features the third play in Arlene Hutton's celebrated Nibroc Trilogy, Gulf View Drive, helmed by London-based director Katharine Farmer; Miche Braden reprising her Off-Broadway performance in The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith written by Angelo Parra and directed by Joe Brancato of Penguin Rep; the return of the most popular comedy in Rubicon history, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin; direct from Off-Broadway, The Other Mozart written by and starring Silvia Milo and directed by Isaac Byrne, about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's equally remarkable sister Nannerl; Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness' riveting tale based on a true story about three hostages held in Beirut in1986, directed by Katharine Farmer; and King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by James O'Neil. (more...)

2016 New York Innovative Theatre Nominees Announced!2016 New York Innovative Theatre Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On Monday, August 8, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party, celebrating 12 years and thousands of nominees at 42West. Scroll down for the full list of nominations! (more...)

Aztec Economy to Present Limited Engagement of Casey Wimpee's BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COMEAztec Economy to Present Limited Engagement of Casey Wimpee's BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Aztec Economy will be re-mounted for a limited engagement, 4 invited performances of Butcher Holler Here We Come as a part of Spit & Vigor's IRT 3B Residency. Details below... (more...)

Theatre 4the People to Stage Erika Phoebus' KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER at The New Ohio, 5/28-6/18Theatre 4the People to Stage Erika Phoebus' KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER at The New Ohio, 5/28-6/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Theatre 4the People (NYIT Award for Outstanding Production of a New Play for In Vestments) will present Erika Phoebus' KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart) at The New Ohio (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), May 28-June 18 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm with additional performances on Saturday, June 11 & 18 at 3pm and Monday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30pm. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can. Reserve a seat at www.newohiotheatre.org. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

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