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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Upstart Productions' WAITING FOR LEFTY by Clifford OdetsPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Upstart Productions' WAITING FOR LEFTY by Clifford Odets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Upstart Productions' upcoming production of Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, directed by David Meglino, run now through April 1, 2017, at Ash Studios. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

PICT Sets OEDIPUS REX in Mediterranean Africa for World Premiere AdaptationPICT Sets OEDIPUS REX in Mediterranean Africa for World Premiere Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On March 23rd, PICT Classic Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 Season at Union Project with Sophocles' classic Greek tragedy, OEDIPUS REX. (more...)

12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, A Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, A Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Announcing the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, a Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive for a dozen consecutive years, taking place Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share and other Ventura County area charities (please bring a food item to donate). Info: (805) 501-7122 or visit venturacountyblues.com/. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: ResilienceNew Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Featuring nine productions, New Rep's 2017-2018 season includes Ideation, a dark satirical comedy and Boston-area premiere; Oleanna, David Mamet's groundbreaking drama, featuring Johnny Lee Davenport; Man of La Mancha, a revival of the Tony award-winning musical, featuring Maurice Emmanuel Parent; Unveiled, a one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik and co-produced with Stoneham Theatre; Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, and engaging political drama by Athol Fugard; Lonely Planet, an evocative social drama by Steven Dietz; Ripe Frenzy, a site-specific drama and Boston-area premiere; The Bakelite Masterpiece, a riveting historical drama and Boston-area premiere; and Two Jews Walk into a War…, a hilarious existential comedy featuring Jeremiah Kissel. (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHTBWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 8, 2017

BRECHT ON BRECHT is the second in New Rep's series of Prophetic Portraits, following Johnny Lee Davenport's acclaimed portrayal in last month's THURGOOD. Brecht's art focuses on his experiences in Berlin, his flight from Nazism, and his life as an expatriate in America, where he faced accusation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The 90-minute show is a revue of words and music, arranged by George Tabori, with direction by Jim Petosa and music direction by Matthew Stern. (more...)

BWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Dallas Children's TheaterBWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Dallas Children's Theater
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 26, 2017

JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK might be intended as a lighthearted afternoon for elementary school students, but the lessons of honesty and friendship that are shared by the team at Dallas Children's Theater, however simple, are still meaningful and important for children today, and can even be a nice reminder for some adults. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Johnny Lee Davenport Measures Up in THURGOODBWW Review: Johnny Lee Davenport Measures Up in THURGOOD
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 12, 2017

Johnny Lee Davenport and Director Benny Sato Ambush collaborate for a powerful production of George Stevens, Jr.'s THURGOOD in its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown. Together, they create a humanized portrait of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, that is at once relatable and larger-than-life. It is also a reminder that one man can make a difference if he is determined and perseveres. (more...)

Carson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull TheaterCarson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday January 23rd (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): William Shakespeare's (we think) THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON, directed by Ben Prusiner and featuring Opal Alladin, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Johnny Lee Davenport, Dan de Jesus, Carson Elrod, Rebecca S'manga Frank, Adam Green, Andrus Nichols, Sarah Rice, David Ryan Smith, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weems, and more. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with the Dallas Debut of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOKRing in the New Year with the Dallas Debut of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) opens the second half of its 2016-2017 season with JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK, running from January 20-February 26, 2017 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts. (more...)

THURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This JanuaryTHURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Thurgood, January 7-February 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Sir Jr. A.K.A. Johnny Lee Releases CLASSIC SHORT STORIESSir Jr. A.K.A. Johnny Lee Releases CLASSIC SHORT STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Sir Jr. A.K.A. Johnny Lee, a retired State Parole Officer and serviceman in the United States Army, has completed his new book 'Classic Short Stories': a gripping and potent collection of short works by the author. (more...)

Johnny Lee, Charley Pride & More Set for December Episodes of REFLECTIONSJohnny Lee, Charley Pride & More Set for December Episodes of REFLECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Country legends will light up “Reflections” in December during the weekly half-hour interview show featuring Johnny Lee, Collin Raye, Charley Pride, Janie Fricke and Mark Chesnutt. (more...)


by Rishka Mehra - Nov 8, 2016

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SiriusXM to Launch Eight Holiday Music ChannelsSiriusXM to Launch Eight Holiday Music Channels
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Underground Railway Theater Presents WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMERUnderground Railway Theater Presents WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Underground Railway Theater is proud to present Cori Thomas' When January Feels Like Summer from October 20 - November 13, 2016. When January Feels Like Summer is directed by Benny Sato Ambush. The press performance isMonday, October 24 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: The African Company Presents RICHARD III Timidly Important work.BWW Review: The African Company Presents RICHARD III Timidly Important work.
by Scott Rawson - Sep 20, 2016

Did you know that there was an African Theater Company in 1821? We learn during American Players Theater production of 'THE AFRICAN THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III, that 6 years before New York abolished slavery and 20 years before the beginning of the Civil War, this company existed. (more...)

BWW Review: GENERATION ME Tackles Important Teen IssuesBWW Review: GENERATION ME Tackles Important Teen Issues
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 19, 2016

Two years ago this teen musical was one of the best new works to come through Hollywood. Its young writers Julie Soto, Ryan Warren, and composer Will Finan had found a way to tell a story about teen suicide that was relatable to both youth and adults alike. It's a parent's worst nightmare; the thought of your own child suffering in silence and one that also speaks to the isolation that persists among many adults as well. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 15, 2016

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's Immersive THE BAD YEARS in Brooklyn!Photo Flash: First Look at Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's Immersive THE BAD YEARS in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway storytelling meets immersive spectacle in the workshop of the innovative house party musical THE BAD YEARS by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk. THE BAD YEARS returns to Brooklyn after a sold-out 2015 run at Loft 172. The new workshop, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Jennifer Jancuska (BC Beat), follows sixteen twenty-somethings as they flirt, fight, and flip cup their way into adulthood. (more...)

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