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by Roy Berko - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Steve Martin has written a thought-provoking, clever script which gets a less than stellar production at Cleveland's Blank Canvas. It's not bad, just not what it could be. (more...)

Mamai's 2017 Season at Playhouse Square to Continue with THE TESTAMENT OF MARYMamai's 2017 Season at Playhouse Square to Continue with THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Mamai's 2017 Season at Playhouse Square continues with the Regional Premiere of Colm Toibin's THE TESTAMENT OF MARY! (more...)

MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2017MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

In its eighteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company and Upcoming SeasonMamai Announces 2017 Acting Company and Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company - performing in a cabaret benefit, CSU's AHA! Festival, and a summer season at Playhouse Square. (more...)

'LIGHT THE LIGHTS' to Bring Off-Beat Holiday Spirit to Cleveland Public Theatre'LIGHT THE LIGHTS' to Bring Off-Beat Holiday Spirit to Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has announced the world premiere of Light the Lights, Ol' Moses CLE (A Wild Holiday Romp), originated and directed by Raymond Bobgan and Beth Wood, and featuring off-beat original holiday entertainment created by Bobgan and Wood, along with co-creators Molly Andrews-Hinders, John Busser, Eric Coble, Holly Holsinger, Caitlin Lewins, Blanca Iris Garcia Salva and Renee Schilling. (more...)

'LIGHT THE LIGHTS' to Bring Off-Beat Holiday Spirit to Cleveland Public Theatre'LIGHT THE LIGHTS' to Bring Off-Beat Holiday Spirit to Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has announced the world premiere of Light the Lights, Ol' Moses CLE (A Wild Holiday Romp), originated and directed by Raymond Bobgan and Beth Wood, and featuring off-beat original holiday entertainment created by Bobgan and Wood, along with co-creators Molly Andrews-Hinders, John Busser, Eric Coble, Holly Holsinger, Caitlin Lewins, Blanca Iris Garcia Salva and Renee Schilling. (more...)

BWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING at KarmaBWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING at Karma
by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2016

As the lights come up on Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING at Karamu, a shadow of a woman can be seen through the textured door window of a doctor's office. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Mamai Theatre Company announces its 2017 summer season will take place in downtown Cleveland at Playhouse Square in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre. Mamai Board of Directors President David Schiopota states, "The steady and unfaltering work of Co-Artistic Directors Bernadette Clemens and Christine McBurney to fulfill their vision and follow their artistic passions has enthused Northeast Ohio audiences and pushed the bounds of classical theatre in Cleveland. I am elated to announce that Mamai Theatre Company's next season will be presented at Playhouse Square." (more...)

BWW Review: SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL Confounds at convergence continuumBWW Review: SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL Confounds at convergence continuum
by Roy Berko - Aug 29, 2016

SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL, Christopher Johnston's new play, in world premiere at convergence-continuum (more...)

SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL to Open This Month at convergence-continuumSELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL to Open This Month at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

convergence-continuum continues its 2016 Season with the world premiere of local playwright Christopher Johnston's SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL. (more...)

SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL to Open This Month at convergence-continuumSELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL to Open This Month at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

convergence-continuum continues its 2016 Season with the world premiere of local playwright Christopher Johnston's SELFIES AT THE CLOWN MOTEL. (more...)

BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Exposes the Need for Connectedness at DobamaBWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Exposes the Need for Connectedness at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Mar 14, 2016

Social anthropologists offer that humans have four basic needs-survival, pleasure, security and territoriality. They also propose that we need to belong to some group or groups. Most commonly that of a family. Jesse Eisenberg in his play THE REVISIONIST hits on the needs and the desire for connectedness in his thought-provoking script. (more...)

OGP Kicks Off West Grandview Fringe Festival TodayOGP Kicks Off West Grandview Fringe Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

The West Grandview Fringe Festival, presented by O.G. Productions, is set for Jimmy V's Grandview, 1788 West 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 tonight, August 8, 2015 at 5 p.m. (more...)

OGP to Kick Off West Grandview Fringe Festival, 8/8OGP to Kick Off West Grandview Fringe Festival, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The West Grandview Fringe Festival, presented by O.G. Productions, is set for Jimmy V's Grandview, 1788 West 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 5 p.m. (more...)

Mamai Theatre Company to Preset A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREMamai Theatre Company to Preset A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Mamai Theatre Company continues its third season with new private and public funding grants, two new venues, and a production of Tennessee Williams' American classic, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Mitchell Fields. (more...)

MadLab Theatre Kicks Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014 TodayMadLab Theatre Kicks Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014 Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

MadLab Theatre to Kick Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014, 5/8MadLab Theatre to Kick Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PITMEN PAINTERS at Beck CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE PITMEN PAINTERS at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

Beck Center for the Arts presents THE PITMEN PAINTERS, a new play from the Tony Award-winning writer of 'Billy Elliot', Lee Hall, inspired by a book by William Feaver. Directed by Sarah May, the production runs now through July 7, 2013 at the Studio Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beck's THE PITMEN PAINTERS - Truth is Often More Meaningful Than FictionBWW Reviews: Beck's THE PITMEN PAINTERS - Truth is Often More Meaningful Than Fiction
by Roy Berko - Jun 2, 2013

Have you looked at a painting and asked, 'What does that mean?' What would the world be like without the arts? Does art have to have meaning? Does the learning of artistic technique thwart a painter's discovery and creativity? What happens when a group of uneducated, unsophisticated men are encouraged to let their emotions create their world? These and many more questions are confronted in Lee Hall's THE PITMEN PAINTERS, now on stage at Beck Center. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Following the critically acclaimed 'The Normal Heart' which opened its 33rd season, Ensemble Theatre presents MIRACLE & WONDER, a play by local Cleveland Heights playwright, Jonathan Wilhelm. The production will be directed by Ian Hinz with assistant director Layla Schwartz. (more...)

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