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ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Bob Ost & Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, with generous support by Granite Hills Press and The Confucius Institute of San Diego University, are thrilled to announce that Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, will make its U.S. Premiere this fall. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 performances, beginning Thursday, September 14 at TADA! Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), with opening night scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Performances will take place according to the following schedule: Thursdays & Friday at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to present a limited run engagement of STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre written and performed by Paula Ewin*, Ginger Grace*, Mari Lyn Henry, Judy Rosenblatt*, and Sandhi Santini. Additional text is by Melody Brooks. The production runs May 19-22, 2017 at New Perspectives Studio, 458 W 37th Street (more...)

JCTC Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show on Civil Rights LeaderJCTC Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show on Civil Rights Leader
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

W.E.B. Du Bios - writer, scholar, and one of the earliest civil rights leaders - comes to life in the New Jersey premier of W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Time, presented by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) on May 12th. (more...)

Photo Flash: W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (using many of Du Bois own words), featuring Brian Richardson, with costumes by Terry Leong (Conan O'Brian Show), lighting by Joyce Liao (Pan Asian Rep. Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre, 59E59), sound by Louis Lopardi (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC, Boston Conservatory), and sets by Ruben Arana Downs (Faculty-SUNY, FAMU), will perform in the NY International Fringe Festival. BroadwayWorld has a look at Richardson onstage below! (more...)

'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (using many of Du Bois own words), featuring BrIan Richardson, with costumes by Terry Leong (Conan O'Brian Show), lighting by Joyce Liao (Pan Asian Rep. Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre, 59E59), sound by Louis Lopardi (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC, Boston Conservatory), and sets by Ruben Arana Downs (Faculty-SUNY, FAMU), will perform in the NY International Fringe Festival. Scroll down for a peek at the show! (more...)

Pulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYCPulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents W. E. B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (Artistic Director Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Founder/AD Harlem Summer Shakespeare) as part of FringeNYC. (more...)

Caribbean Offerings at New Perspectives Theatre CompanyCaribbean Offerings at New Perspectives Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Banana Boat Productions in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to announce Crossing Boundaries, two short plays from Trinidadian writers as part of OFF THE BOAT, a summer Caribbean Theatre Festival. Dueling Voices, by the prolific Zeno Obi Constance, is paired with Nice by Mustapha Matura (Playboy of the West Indies.) The production runs August 18 through 27th at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th Street, with performances Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Teen Academy's URINETOWN at Amas Musical TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Teen Academy's URINETOWN at Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre's The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, it is a side-splitting satire of greed, love and revolution...and musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review:  START DOWN at Centenary Stage through 4/24 is Entertaining and RelevantBWW Review: START DOWN at Centenary Stage through 4/24 is Entertaining and Relevant
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

'Start Down' written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Margo Whitcomb is being performed by Centenary Stage Company now through April 24th. This entertaining and relevant play addresses the intriguing subject of technology in education while taking a close look at the people behind the project. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy to Stage URINETOWN in MayAmas Musical Theatre's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy to Stage URINETOWN in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will presentUrinetown: The Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of CAREFULLY TAUGHT at Astoria Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: World Premiere of CAREFULLY TAUGHT at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to announce the world premiere production of CherylL. Davis's (2014 AUDELCO Playwriting Award winner for Maid's Door), CAREFULLY TAUGHT, directed by Pat Golden(Assistant Director on Emily Mann's Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams). Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center to Present World Premiere of CAREFULLY TAUGHTAstoria Performing Arts Center to Present World Premiere of CAREFULLY TAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Cheryl L. Davis's (2014 AUDELCO Playwriting Award winner for Maid's Door), CAREFULLY TAUGHT, directed by Pat Golden (Assistant Director on Emily Mann's Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams). (more...)

Harlem Summer Shakespeare Stages SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, Beginning TonightHarlem Summer Shakespeare Stages SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE, now in its 11th Season, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, written and directed by Alexa Kelly, at The Indoor Theatre, Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th Street). Performances are FREE and begin tonight, July24 , 8 pm.and continue through Sunday, August 23.   (more...)

Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Plays Final Week Off-BroadwayMasterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Plays Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tamilla Woodard, will end its first season this weekend, June 28, at 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Stage SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, 7/24-8/23Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Stage SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, 7/24-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE, now in its 11th Season, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, written and directed by Alexa Kelly, at The Indoor Theatre, Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th Street). Performances are FREE and begin Friday, July24 , 8 pm.and continue through Sunday, August 23.   (more...)

Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Offering Free Student Rush TicketsMasterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Offering Free Student Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce that for the remaining performances of their hit production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, they will offer free student rush 15 minutes to curtain with valid ID, in an effort to ensure that young people will have an opportunity to see this production. (more...)

Masterworks Theater Company Opens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightMasterworks Theater Company Opens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia and Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Cearley and More in Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Nick Cearley and More in Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania. A Midsummer Night's Dream is directed by Tamilla Woodard and began performances on June 5th, with an opening slated for tomorrow, June 11th at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below! (more...)

Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins TonightMasterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

?Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the complete cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream joining the previously announced cast of Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania are Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Fifth Planet From The Sun, Awake And Sing), Jan Leslie Harding (TV: 'The Boys That Brunch,' Broadway: The Green Bird), Emilio Paul Tirado (Web Series 'Black Arrow Fly!'), Jack Herholdt (National Tours: Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol), Lou Liberatore (Broadway: As Is, Burn This), Reynaldo Piniella (Honky), and Warren Jackson (National Tour: Macbeth). (more...)

Kevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMKevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

?Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the complete cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream joining the previously announced cast of Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania are Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Fifth Planet From The Sun, Awake And Sing), Jan Leslie Harding (TV: 'The Boys That Brunch,' Broadway: The Green Bird), Emilio Paul Tirado (Web Series 'Black Arrow Fly!'), Jack Herholdt (National Tours: Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol), Lou Liberatore (Broadway: As Is, Burn This), Reynaldo Piniella (Honky), and Warren Jackson (National Tour: Macbeth). (more...)

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