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BWW Review: Quirky MACHINE MAKES MAN Extends Tradition of Science Fiction on Stage at Cape Town FringeBWW Review: Quirky MACHINE MAKES MAN Extends Tradition of Science Fiction on Stage at Cape Town Fringe
by David Fick - Sep 23, 2016

Dealing with the concepts of technological singularity and transhumanism, Adina and Michael Verson-McQuilken's MACHINE MAKES MAN navigates its way through the traditions of science fiction, ultimately emerging as a poignant reflection on the nature of humanity, with some broadly comic entertainment along the way. (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS  - Non-Stop Hi-jinks With Some Very Entertaining BitsBWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - Non-Stop Hi-jinks With Some Very Entertaining Bits
by Gil Kaan - Sep 12, 2016

Those nostalgic for Three Stooges slapstick or old-time vaudeville will thoroughly enjoy playwright Mark Brown's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The very committed cast of five enact 30+ different characters, sometimes within the same scene. Allison Bibicoff directs her talented cast in a relentless pace, never stopping in between the barrage of some funny physical comedy bits and clever sight gags with the available props. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Launches Season with THE LEGENDARY TALE ROBIN HOODCincinnati Playhouse in the Park Launches Season with THE LEGENDARY TALE ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park breathes life into three classic stories from literature in fun, innovative and fresh ways for this season's Off the Hill Series. ROBIN HOOD, which chronicles the exploits of the legendary outlaw, will launch the popular family-friendly series this fall, touring to community centers throughout Greater Cincinnati from Sept. 24 through Oct. 30. (more...)

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next WeekAsolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season single ticket sales begin September 8 for subscribers and donors and October 1 for the general public. (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS or a Comical Victorian Era Amazing Race?BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS or a Comical Victorian Era Amazing Race?
by Victoria Beal - Sep 1, 2016

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Asolo Rep Announces Final Production of 2016-17 Season:  TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAAsolo Rep Announces Final Production of 2016-17 Season: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

 Asolo Rep proudly announces the final production of its 2016-17 season: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,  the stunning new theatrical re-imagination of Jules Verne's classic deep sea tale created by Craig Francis and Rick Miller, who will direct Asolo Rep's production, and presented by Canada's family-focused entertainment production company Kidoons and WYRD Productions. (more...)

New Victory to Open 2016-17 Season with TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEANew Victory to Open 2016-17 Season with TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Astonishing sea creatures! Colossal battleships! Uncharted undersea worlds! Get swept away by this wildly inventive reimagining of a classic tale. (more...)

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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