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NJ Rep Announces Cast of STRUCKNJ Rep Announces Cast of STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the cast of the World Premiere, STRUCK by Sandy Rustin. (more...)

CAMP Rehoboth and Clear Space Theatre Company Team Up for THE LARAMIE PROJECTCAMP Rehoboth and Clear Space Theatre Company Team Up for THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Rehoboth's own Clear Space Theatre Company and CAMP Rehoboth are collaborating to present a reader's theatre production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT as a fundraiser for both organizations.  THE LARAMIE PROJECT tells the heartbreaking, but true, story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student who became the fatal victim of a heinous hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. After being kidnapped and severely beaten, Shepard was tied to a fence in the middle of a prairie and left for dead. Not discovered until the next day, he died several days later as a result of his injuries.  (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Perform at The Eccles Center, 2/13San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Perform at The Eccles Center, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Community. Activism. Compassion. Since 1978, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) has brought harmony - and endearing playfulness - to its audiences while launching the international LGBT choral movement as the world's first openly gay chorus. Blending poignancy, humor and signature SFGMC flair, the Chorus' 50-member touring ensemble will deliver warm, rich tones and show-stopping production numbers to The Eccles Center on February 13. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is in final preparations for its second 'Concert With The Stars,' January 16, 2016, at 8:00pm at The Lexington Opera House. This year's line-up of stars includes Jenni Barber (Wicked, Annie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Beauty & The Beast), Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony nominee for Chittty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, ABC's 'Nashville'), alongside collegiate and local talent - illustrating the mission of this new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. 'Concert With the Stars' is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Sacramento (more...)

Full Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of 'WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT' at SOPAC, 11/15Full Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of 'WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT' at SOPAC, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT ~ A TRANSATLANTIC FARCE, written by John Walch, with songs by Rachel Peters. (more...)

Midtown Direct Rep to Present WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT!Midtown Direct Rep to Present WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of What God Hath Wrought! ~ A Transatlantic Farce, written by John Walch, with songs by Rachel Peters. (more...)

BWW Review: Performing With Solid Partners--Tracy Stark and Maria Ottavia--in Separate Shows, Marcus Simeone Displays His Vocal Depth and RangeBWW Review: Performing With Solid Partners--Tracy Stark and Maria Ottavia--in Separate Shows, Marcus Simeone Displays His Vocal Depth and Range
by John Hoglund - Oct 28, 2015

Fourteen years since his debut at Don't Tell Mama, Marcus Simeone has evolved into a fearless singer who is able to climb inside any song and deliver it home with ease. Aside from eclectic solo work, he has also partnered with others over the years with mixed results. Currently, he has joined forces with two cabaret artists in two totally unrelated songwriter showcases running simultaneously in two different clubs. One salutes a controversial folk pioneer and the other pays homage to three Broadway icons. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CT Repertory Theatre's THE LARAMIE PROJECTPhoto Flash: First Look at CT Repertory Theatre's THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The 2015-2016 season for Connecticut Repertory Theatre will begin with a production of The Laramie Project, helmed by CRT's artistic director, Vincent J. Cardinal. The Laramie Project focuses on the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student, in Laramie, Wyoming. A collaborative effort amongst members of The Tectonic Theatre Project, spearheaded by Moises Kaufman, the play explores the reactions of a small town when faced with a gruesome event that triggered worldwide media attention. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

CT Repertory Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Now thru 10/18CT Repertory Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The 2015-2016 season for Connecticut Repertory Theatre will begin with a production of The Laramie Project, helmed by CRT's artistic director, Vincent J. Cardinal. The Laramie Project focuses on the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student, in Laramie, Wyoming. A collaborative effort amongst members of The Tectonic Theatre Project, spearheaded by Moises Kaufman, the play explores the reactions of a small town when faced with a gruesome event that triggered worldwide media attention. Performances of The Laramie Project begin tonight, October 8, and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Run 9/30-10/3 at McDaniel CollegeTHE LARAMIE PROJECT to Run 9/30-10/3 at McDaniel College
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in Moises Kaufman's explosive drama "The Laramie Project," originally developed with members of Tectonic Theatre Project after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Performances are Wednesday, September 30 - Today, October 3, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Begins Tonight at McDaniel CollegeTHE LARAMIE PROJECT Begins Tonight at McDaniel College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in Moises Kaufman's explosive drama 'The Laramie Project,' originally developed with members of Tectonic Theatre Project after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Performances are tonight, September 30 - Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Judith Light Talks WHO'S THE BOSS Co-Star Danny Pintauro's HIV RevelationVIDEO: Broadway's Judith Light Talks WHO'S THE BOSS Co-Star Danny Pintauro's HIV Revelation
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

In an interview with Fox 5 NY, Broadway star Judith Light, who portrayed Pintauro's mother Angela on the 1980's sitcom WHO'S THE BOSS, spoke about the revelation and shared that she has been advising him since he first publicly announced he was gay in 1997. (more...)

CT Repertory Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 10/8-18CT Repertory Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 10/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

The 2015-2016 season for Connecticut Repertory Theatre will begin with a production of The Laramie Project, helmed by CRT's artistic director, Vincent J. Cardinal.  The Laramie Project focuses on the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student, in Laramie, Wyoming.  A collaborative effort amongst members of The Tectonic Theatre Project, spearheaded by Moises Kaufman, the play explores the reactions of a small town when faced with a gruesome event that triggered worldwide media attention.  Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre.  Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/27/2015Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/27/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

CT Rep to Screen Documentary ACTRESSCT Rep to Screen Documentary ACTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre will hold a screening of Robert Greene's award-winning documentary film Actress, starring Brandy Burre. The film centers around Burre's steps to return to acting after a hiatus to FOCUS on motherhood. Burre was named 'Best Actress of 2014' by Richard Brody of The New Yorker for her work in the film. The screening will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the von der Mehden Recital Hall, followed by a Q&A with Burre. Tickets will be available at the door and cost five dollars for student tickets and ten dollars for general admission. CRT subscribers will receive free admission. Information is available at crt.uconn.edu or at (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BWW Fall Roundup: The Scoop on What Shows Not to Miss this Fall on Connecticut StagesBWW Fall Roundup: The Scoop on What Shows Not to Miss this Fall on Connecticut Stages
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 11, 2015

Summer is on its way out, but Connecticut theaters are heating up with some exciting offerings this fall. Theater lovers have the best of both worlds here in the Nutmeg State: Broadway is just down the road, but we never even have to leave home to see exceptional theater thanks to the bevy of professional theaters that call Connecticut home too. This season looks particularly exciting and I'll share with you what I am most looking forward to reviewing this fall. There are other great shows scheduled this fall as well as through the 2016 season, but in the interest of space, I will concentrate on top picks for this fall. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Run 9/30-10/3 at McDaniel CollegeTHE LARAMIE PROJECT to Run 9/30-10/3 at McDaniel College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in Moises Kaufman's explosive drama "The Laramie Project," originally developed with members of Tectonic Theatre Project after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Performances are Wednesday, September 30 - Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (more...)

Brandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECTBrandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO's The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project details the reaction in the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Shakespeare, Austen & More on Tap for CT Rep's 2015-16 SeasonShakespeare, Austen & More on Tap for CT Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal and Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese announced the 2015-16 Season.  The season features works that have been adapted from another medium.  These stories range from contemporary classics, musical comedy and original premieres.  Subscriptions are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 860-486-2113.  Single tickets go on sale on August 1.  (more...)

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