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BWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of MechanicsburgBWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - May 2, 2017

The world of theatre encompasses every issue under the sun; from war to small town drama, from orphans to puppets, theatre has seen it all. Using this logic, it makes sense that many plays and musicals often deal with the challenging topic of illness and death. Musicals such as NEXT TO NORMAL and HEATHERS take very different approaches to the subject of our own mortality, and there are a myriad of plays that attempt to tackle the issue. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg has chosen one such play, a drama entitled THE SHADOW BOX, and through this show continues to prove that they deserve a bigger spotlight than the small, tucked away world of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania can provide for them. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of MechanicsburgBWW Review: THE SHADOW BOX at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - May 2, 2017

The world of theatre encompasses every issue under the sun; from war to small town drama, from orphans to puppets, theatre has seen it all. Using this logic, it makes sense that many plays and musicals often deal with the challenging topic of illness and death. Musicals such as NEXT TO NORMAL and HEATHERS take very different approaches to the subject of our own mortality, and there are a myriad of plays that attempt to tackle the issue. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg has chosen one such play, a drama entitled THE SHADOW BOX, and through this show continues to prove that they deserve a bigger spotlight than the small, tucked away world of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania can provide for them. (more...)

BWW Review: HUMANA FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: HUMANA FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Apr 19, 2017

Playwrighting Awards and Ghostlight Project (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Washington National Opera's CHAMPION is a WinnerBWW Review: Washington National Opera's CHAMPION is a Winner
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 7, 2017

Who among us hasn't fought for acceptance and inner peace? That alone makes Champion a winner. (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play AwardUS Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

WNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPIONWNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016-2017 season with the company premieres of two modern American masterworks of opera: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking, February 25-March 11, 2017 in the Opera House, and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's Champion, March 4- 18, 2017 in the Opera House. Both operas explore the theme of social justice which is often associated with John F. Kennedy and are presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of President Kennedy's centennial. Using many of the same designers and scenic elements, the directors of each opera have worked collaboratively to create two distinct worlds in each new production to showcase the issues of Justice, Courage, and Freedom at the heart of these two compelling stories. An additional special event will continue the exploration of these themes: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will headline Justice at the Opera on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Opera House. (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre to Present THE SHADOW BOX 15/11Old Fitz Theatre to Present THE SHADOW BOX 15/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Dino Dimitriadis, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer at the Old Fitz Theatre from November 15. (more...)

WNO Announces New Don Giovanni Concert to Replace 'Stars of Tomorrow', 3/17WNO Announces New Don Giovanni Concert to Replace 'Stars of Tomorrow', 3/17
by Molly Tracy - Oct 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced a change to its 2016-2017 season programming: Don Giovanni in Concert will replace the previously scheduled Stars of Tomorrow concert on Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Instead of a traditional showcase featuring arias and scenes from different operas, members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will now present a semi-staged concert performance of Mozart's timeless drama, with the WNO Orchestra conducted by Michael Christie and featuring direction by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. (more...)

WNO Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 9/22-10/2WNO Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 9/22-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2016-2017 season with a new-to-Washington staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece of romantic comedy-The Marriage of Figaro, September 22-October 2, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. One of opera's most enduring and beloved classics, The Marriage of Figaro tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and ultimately, forgiveness, all set to some of the most sublime and memorable music ever written. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE MAN IN THE RINGPhoto Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile's humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny "Kid" Paret. When Benny challenges Emile's sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Man in the Ring is a story of violence, love, and life under the public eye-and one man's fight to get the world back in his corner. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court TheatreMAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court TheatreMAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Chicago Theaters to Stage Record Number of World Premieres This SeasonChicago Theaters to Stage Record Number of World Premieres This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Fall of 2016 will see Chicago bursting with new works and adaptations. Long regarded as the leader in the U.S. for producing new work, Chicago companies will stage a record number of new plays making their world premieres in Chicago. More than 250 companies of the Chicago theater community typically produce more than 100 world premieres each season.   (more...)

Court Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MAN IN THE RING, 9/15-10/16Court Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MAN IN THE RING, 9/15-10/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Man in the Ring runs September 15 - October 16, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Honors Ron Nyswaner and Philippe PetitWoodstock Film Festival Honors Ron Nyswaner and Philippe Petit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Woodstock Film Festival proudly honored two local luminaries -- Ron Nyswaner and Philippe Petit -- at its SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK CELEBRATION on June 4 in a beautiful estate overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 4/21-24Winthrop Playmakers to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 4/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers will present the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning play, 'The Shadow Box' by Michael Cristofer, April 21 - 24, 2016. As directed by Nicholas Raponi, this powerful production is being performed at Memorial Hall at Winthrop High School, which will be reconfigured to an intimate black box space onstage. The Winthrop Playmakers are also spotlighting three local organizations associated with topics faced by the families in the play: AIDS Action Committee, Survivors by the Sea, and the Winthrop Council on Aging/Senior Center. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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