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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Kwame Kwei-Armah Commission and More Highlight Baltimore Center Stage's 2017-18 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Kwame Kwei-Armah Commission and More Highlight Baltimore Center Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage has announced its 2017/18 Mainstage Season, which includes productions that focus on faith, love, family, the state of the nation, revolution, and a to-be-announced world premiere play with music. (more...)

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE to Fly Back to Southwark Playhouse This SummerKIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE to Fly Back to Southwark Playhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Kiki is back! Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out festive run at Southwark Playhouse, Kiki's Delivery Service returns to The Large for a limited summer season. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Gavin Witt to Speak at 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research SymposiumKwame Kwei-Armah and Gavin Witt to Speak at 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Villanova Theatre has announced the 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS), featuring a keynote address by renowned director Kwame Kwei-Armah and distinguished dramaturg Gavin Witt of Baltimore Center Stage, one of the leading regional theatres in the nation. (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day MessagesIsabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE LOVE, Birmingham Repertory TheatreBWW Review: ONE LOVE, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by Emma Cann - Mar 24, 2017

Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical. Written and directed by Kwame Kwei Armah, this brand new musical is so much more than a juke-box style tribute act. Set across a dramatic period in the music legend's life, we see Bob Marley caught in the cross-fire between opposing political parties, as his beloved homeland of Jamaica is on the brink of civil war. Torn between his family, religion and the duty he feels to unite his people with his music and his message, One Love is Bob Marley's coming of age story.  (more...)

The 2017 Online Auction Baltimore Center Stage Opens for Bidding 3/26The 2017 Online Auction Baltimore Center Stage Opens for Bidding 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 The 2017 Online Auction for Baltimore Center Stage will be open for bidding March 26 through April 2. Items can be previewed March 24-25. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage to Bring Soul Singer Donny Hathaway Back to the Stage in TWISTED MELODIESBaltimore Center Stage to Bring Soul Singer Donny Hathaway Back to the Stage in TWISTED MELODIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage will present, in association with Congo Square Theatre Company, Twisted Melodies. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This SpringCleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Observe a Show from Rehearsal to Opening Night with SDCF's 2017-18 Observership ProgramObserve a Show from Rehearsal to Opening Night with SDCF's 2017-18 Observership Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), is now accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 Observership Program. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage's Renovated Head Theatre is a DelightBWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage's Renovated Head Theatre is a Delight
by Charles Shubow - Mar 8, 2017

This is an auspicious beginning of a new era and grand reopening after a $28 million renovation. (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day MessagesIsabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (the Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2017. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Flavor to Serve Patrons at Baltimore Center StageFlavor to Serve Patrons at Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage has announced its new pre-show restaurant vendor will be Flavor. The Mount Vernon restaurant opened in mid-2015 on Centre Street, just a few blocks from the theater. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center StageCast and Creative Team Set for THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the cast and artistic team for The White Snake. (more...)

Center Stage Announces Name Change, New Logo, New WebsiteCenter Stage Announces Name Change, New Logo, New Website
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, has announced several changes in advance of its grand re-opening - an updated name, new logo and new website. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICALFull Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Center Stage and the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill Present  THE GROUND ON WHICH WE STAND: An Exploration of Black ExcellenceCenter Stage and the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill Present THE GROUND ON WHICH WE STAND: An Exploration of Black Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage are pleased to present The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. This one-time performance will feature music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history. (more...)

McCarter Announces Partnership with the 2017 Princeton and Slavery ProjectMcCarter Announces Partnership with the 2017 Princeton and Slavery Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its participation in a new partnership with Princeton University, commissioning seven professional playwrights to write short plays to be presented with the 2017 launch of the Princeton and Slavery Project. (more...)

Goethe-Institut's Transatlantic Theater Project Will Explore Privacy in a Digital AgeGoethe-Institut's Transatlantic Theater Project Will Explore Privacy in a Digital Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Goethe-Institut has announced The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5), a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" (more...)

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