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BWW Review:  STRUCK at NJ Rep is Engaging and IntriguingBWW Review: STRUCK at NJ Rep is Engaging and Intriguing
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 4, 2016

See 'STRUCK' at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch through July 31st. This intriguing show is written by Sandy Rustin, directed by Don Stephenson and features a stellar cast. (more...)

Marco Calvani's MASPETH Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity TomorrowMarco Calvani's MASPETH Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity helps close out Gay Pride Month with a reading of Marco Calvani's drama Maspeth, presented on Thursday, June 30 at 8pm at the Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street. The reading is directed by Shira-Lee Shalit, with a cast that includes Christina Toth, Evgeniya Radilova and Alexander Hodge. Joe Dolce, former editor in chief of Details and Star magazines and journalist for many of the world's leading publications, including The New York Times, is hosting a Talk Back session after the production. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing PlaceRandi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NJ Rep's STRUCKPhoto Flash: First Look at NJ Rep's STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The World Premiere of STRUCK by Sandy Rustin is just around the corner. Previews begin next Thursday at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orlando Theatre Community Blocks Westboro Protesters with Angel WingsSTAGE TUBE: Orlando Theatre Community Blocks Westboro Protesters with Angel Wings
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2016

When the infamous Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest the funerals of the victims of this month's shooting at the gay bar Pulse in Orlando, the local theatre community rallied. Partnering with Angel Action Wings, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and other volunteers wore linen wings to block Westboro's homophobic picketers from view while singing 'Amazing Grace.' Click below for a look at the counter-protest! (more...)

Malcontent Theatre Company to Stage Benefit Performance of THE LARAMIE PROJECT This FridayMalcontent Theatre Company to Stage Benefit Performance of THE LARAMIE PROJECT This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Malcontent Theatre Company is producing The Laramie Project, funded entirely by donations, with all proceeds supporting the victims of the Orlando shootings.  The show will be held on June 24th at 8:00 pm in the studio theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.  There will be a reception with the cast at 7:00 in the lobby.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/14/2016 - 6/21/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 6/14/2016 - 6/21/2016
by - Jun 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/14/2016 - 6/21/2016. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Builds 'Angel Wings' To Guard Pulse Funerals From Westboro Baptist ChurchOrlando Shakespeare Theater Builds 'Angel Wings' To Guard Pulse Funerals From Westboro Baptist Church
by Michael Dale - Jun 16, 2016

The strategy to block mourners from having to see hate speech signs was used at the trials for the killers of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Playwright Sandy Rustin and STRUCK at NJ RepBWW Interview: Playwright Sandy Rustin and STRUCK at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 14, 2016

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview playwright, Sandy Rustin about her career and the World Premiere of 'STRUCK' that will be on stage at New Jersey Repertory Company from June 30th to July 31st. (more...)

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...)

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