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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECTSierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10, Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a reading of "THE LARAMIE PROJECT" as part of "Theater By The Book," a series of informal play readings for the community. Written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Sharon Winegar, "THE LARAMIE PROJECT" is the deeply moving reaction to the 1998 murder of university student Matthew Shepard outside of Laramie, Wyoming. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More! (more...)

Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents Conversation Starter THE LARAMIE PROJECTGreasepaint Youtheatre Presents Conversation Starter THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Greasepaint Youtheatre presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT, April 7 - 9, 2017, a dramatization of the aftermath of an infamous hate crime. This breathtaking theatrical collage explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Based on interviews with citizens of Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard, this play is a true and heartbreaking story. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, will perform the regional premiere of the nationally acclaimed concert-length oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who composed the work. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Tampa (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, will perform the regional premiere of the nationally acclaimed concert-length oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who composed the work. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Tampa (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PETER PAN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and More Set for Palo Alto Players' 2017-18 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PETER PAN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and More Set for Palo Alto Players' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 87th season - "The World Turned Upside Down" - featuring the Bay Area regional premiere of the Tony-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - For Matthew: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at GCITBWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - For Matthew: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at GCIT
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jan 25, 2017

The power of theatre is not only to entertain, but to heal, honor, and harbor the most pressing themes. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Attention Theatre Teachers and Students!BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Attention Theatre Teachers and Students!
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jan 13, 2017

As juniors & senior students from the School of Performing Arts at Gloucester County Institute of Technology and proud members of International Thespian Society Troupe 5480, we're embarking on a theatre advocacy project, and we need your help! (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This morning, The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, kicked off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on 'CBS This Morning. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on Trump's Health Policies, The Power of MusicProfNet Experts Available on Trump's Health Policies, The Power of Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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Moises Kaufman Receives Arena Stage's American Artist Award TonightMoises Kaufman Receives Arena Stage's American Artist Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony and Emmy Award-nominated director and playwright Moises Kaufman. The award will be presented tonight, November 10, 2016 as part of the opening night celebration for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

William Peace Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT This NovemberWilliam Peace Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Just weeks before Matthew Shepard would have celebrated his 40th birthday, William Peace Theatre honors his life and the struggle of LGBTQ Americans with a special production of The Laramie Project, November 10 - 20, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Celec of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Shenandoah UniversityBWW Interview: Sarah Celec of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Shenandoah University
by Christopher Castanho - Nov 9, 2016

In October of 1998 Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old University student was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die on a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The reason for his killing: he was gay. One of the first murders to be labeled a hate crime, it brought attention the lack of 'hate crime protection' several states possessed. Five weeks after his death, Moises Kaufman and other members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed its citizens for a whole year after the event. This is the true story of how residents in Laramie, Wyoming reacted to the murder of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE OpensOrlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

This season's PlayFest lineup will be dedicated to new works that have a direct correlation to themes relating to the Pulse shooting that took place in Orlando on June 12, 2016. The groundbreaking new works will include Israel Horovitz's The Day Before Yesterday, Karen Zacarias'Native Gardens, Allison Gregory's Motherland, Lee Blessing's Minneapolis/St. Paul, and John Biguenet's Ever After.   (more...)

William Peace Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT This NovemberWilliam Peace Theatre to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Just weeks before Matthew Shepard would have celebrated his 40th birthday, William Peace Theatre honors his life and the struggle of LGBTQ Americans with a special production of The Laramie Project, November 10 - 20, 2016. (more...)

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