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Australian Premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Open at Alex TheatreAustralian Premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Open at Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?Ellis Productions & Aleksandar Vass will present the Australian premiere of the epic adventure, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS adapted by Toby Hulse, based on the novel by Jules Verne and directed by Award-winning director Terence O'Connell. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS will commence on Tuesday 23rd August and continue through Sunday 4th September 2016 at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. (more...)

New Season Announced for New Victory TheaterNew Season Announced for New Victory Theater
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

As New York City's premier theater for kids and families, The New Victory Theater announces its 2016-17 season. From September 30, 2016 through May 21, 2017, the New Victory 2016-17 season will feature two world premieres, six U.S. premieres and six NY premieres among its 15 productions from 11 different countries around the world. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2107 am Landestheater Linz wird wieder funf Musicalpremieren beinhalten, darunter mit IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT EINE Urauffuhrung, mit PRELUDES eine europaische Erstauffuhrung direkt nach der kritisch-gefeierten New Yorker Off-Broadway Premiere, und eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung mit GHOST - NACHRICHT VON SAM. Ebenfalls auf dem Programm stehen der modere Musical-Hit THE FULL MONTY und der Bernstein-Klassiker ON THE TOWN. Der Vorverkauf ist bereits eroffnet. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces 2016 Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine ConceptsThe Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces 2016 Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine Concepts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced yesterday details of the dynamic new offerings from Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine for the 2016 summer season. Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine developed with the LA Phil, local restaurateurs James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne of The Lucques Group, and Sodexo Sports & Leisure will offer patrons a broad range of enticing new culinary experiences. The vision is brought to life by Goin and Styne, whose restaurants, Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern and the Larder, have defined Los Angeles culinary tastes since 1998. Executive Chef Jeff Rogers will execute Goin's creative concepts and continue to push the boundaries for this quintessential music and dining experience in Los Angeles over the next ten years. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin Joins Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 'ANNA AKHMATOVA' at BAMEllen McLaughlin Joins Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 'ANNA AKHMATOVA' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced additional cast members for its upcoming Anna Akhmatova: The Heart Is Not Made of Stone run at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Charms the Crowd at The AlleyBWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Charms the Crowd at The Alley
by Alexander Garza - Mar 28, 2016

The feel-good family friendly show is fast paced, well-performed, and will have you laughing out loud. The show is full of wit, quips, and charm. The show will close in less than a week, and it's one that you do not want to miss this season. Don't forget to bring the kiddos. The comedy was adapted by Playwright Mark Brown, based on the 1873 novel by Jules Verne, and the production is directed by Mark Shanahan. The story is about Phileas Fogg's attempt to circumnavigate the globe within eighty days as a result of a wager with members of the London-based aristocratic group, the Reform Club. (more...)

Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Present THE HEART IS NOT MADE OF STONE, 4/27Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Present THE HEART IS NOT MADE OF STONE, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York City, NY — Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this multi-media production examines the troubled relationship between artistic creation and totalitarianism through the perspective of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966). This tale of passion, love, political repression, and redemption is interwoven with music by Russian composers' Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. (more...)

Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Return to BAM with 'ANNA AKHMATOVA'Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Return to BAM with 'ANNA AKHMATOVA'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYSLong Beach Playhouse to Present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

In keeping with the tradition of spring break, the Long Beach Playhouse is taking audiences on the journey of a lifetime with their production of Around the World in 80 Days. Join Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon and a small troupe of actors on a global exploration of the world through the eyes of Jules Verne. (more...)

Pork Filled Productions to Present A HAND OF TALONSPork Filled Productions to Present A HAND OF TALONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

For generations, the Yao clan has ruled the criminal underworld in New Providence with an iron fist. But as the family empire threatens to crumble, Wilhelmina Yao must do whatever it takes to win at in a high-stakes game of power and betrayal. Descend into the hazy underground gambling den of the Fortuna Mews to explore the dark world of steampunk noir in this thrilling third installment of the New Providence series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director, Actor, and Writer Mark Shanahan On Directing AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At the AlleyBWW Interview: Director, Actor, and Writer Mark Shanahan On Directing AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At the Alley
by Katricia Lang - Mar 4, 2016

The Alley Theatre takes on Mark Brown's stage adaptation of Jules Verne's inventive novel. (more...)

Pork Filled Productions to Present A HAND OF TALONSPork Filled Productions to Present A HAND OF TALONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

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BWW Review: ROAD SHOW At Signature Theatre - Take the JourneyBWW Review: ROAD SHOW At Signature Theatre - Take the Journey
by Charles Shubow - Feb 25, 2016

Stephen Sondheim would be thrilled at this wonderful production. (more...)

THE WILL OF AN ECCENTRIC is ReleasedTHE WILL OF AN ECCENTRIC is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Jules Verne, the father of science fiction, was also the king of the travel adventure novel. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award WinnersWagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Mike Bencivenga of Astoria, Queens, N.Y., for his two-act play, 'Bad Hearts.' (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYSAlley Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Around the World in 80 Days, which runs March 4-April 3 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

HERE to Present CULTUREMART 2016 This MarchHERE to Present CULTUREMART 2016 This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2016, taking place March 2 - 12. (more...)

UPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist OrderUPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist Order
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The solo piece up of material from popular plays was ordered not to go on after a complaint from one of the playwrights. (more...)

PCA/ACA Names Brian Taves Winner of 2016 John G. Cawelti AwardPCA/ACA Names Brian Taves Winner of 2016 John G. Cawelti Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Lexington, KY—University Press of Kentucky author Brian Taves has been named the winner of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association's 2016 John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer in Popular Culture for his book Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen. It shares this year's award with Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images by Finis Dunaway. The PCA/ACA is a group of scholars and enthusiasts who study popular culture. The PCA/ACA offers a venue to come together and share ideas and interests about the field or about a particular subject within the field. (more...)

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