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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...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' ConcertFran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Center Stage to Receive $50,000 Grant from National Endowment for the ArtsCenter Stage to Receive $50,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. (more...)

E.R. Braithwaite, Author of TO SIR, WITH LOVE, Dies at Age 104E.R. Braithwaite, Author of TO SIR, WITH LOVE, Dies at Age 104
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese-born United States novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat, who was best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people, has died at the age of 104. He was the author of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into a 1967 British drama film of the same title, starring Sidney Poitier and singer Lulu. (more...)

BWW Review: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 SeasonBWW Review: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 Season
by Charles Shubow - Dec 9, 2016

It's a battle of the sexes that takes place in circa 1782 France. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRUBWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRU
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2016

This country is in political and social turmoil. There is a President-elect who appears will win the Electoral College endorsement, while losing the election by a reported 2-million plus votes. There is a rise of xenophobia, the Alt-right, the presence of hate groups, possible destruction of the health care system, while the liberal-left pleads for protection against sexual imposition, women and gay rights, and clean air. (more...)

Center Stage Welcomes New Director of EducationCenter Stage Welcomes New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Center Stage has announced Michael Wiggins will join the theater's leadership team as Director of Education. Wiggins is a veteran teaching artist, administrator, curriculum writer and program developer. (more...)

THE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team UpdatesTHE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team Updates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A woman alone in a Samaritan helpline centre takes a call. A voice in the distance. A bomb warning. Or is it a cry for help? (more...)

Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black TheatreGuest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black Theatre
by Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands - Nov 17, 2016

It didn't quite make Word of the Year, but the expression 'throwing shade' has found its way into the latest edition of the Collins Dictionary. The significance of this development is somewhat shaded (see what I did there?) by the general bemusement that it took Collins so long to 'discover' the phrase, and that anyone pays attention to dictionaries anymore, except in their online guises as useful tools for students and other plagiarists. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring SeasonDonmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today the Power Season at the Donmar Warehouse.  (more...)

Center Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic TeamCenter Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

 Center Stage is pleased to announce the cast and artistic team for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, its first production of the 2016/17 Season. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)

Richard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92YRichard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ASSISTED LOVING: A SPECIAL READING BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY BOB MORRIS is among the theater events coming up this November and December at 92Y.  Featuring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Alix Korey and Quinn Mattfield, the reading will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and will be held on Monday, November 7 at 8 pm (free - registration required). (more...)

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