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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks InWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks In
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 18, 2014

Today's spotlight falls upon Chambers Stevens, who defines the word "multi-hyphenate." (Seriously, look in a dictionary-they still make dictionaries, don't they?-and you'll find his headshot next to the word.) He is an actor-director-playwright-acting coach-producer-consultant-husband-and-father. And in 2012, he was recognized as a First Night Honoree for the role he has played in the development of theater in Tennessee. (more...)

Celebrating Christmas Onstage: What's Your Favorite Show?Celebrating Christmas Onstage: What's Your Favorite Show?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2014

Inspired by all the seasonal festivities that abound, we asked people in the theater community to share their favorite things to see onstage during the run-up to Christmas… (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Mark DelabarreWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Mark Delabarre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2014

More importantly, perhaps, since I know where the bodies are buried-both literally and figuratively-I am provided a unique perspective on the personalities that have shaped theater in Tennessee for at least the past 30 years (I was five years old when I started in this gig). Today you will be introduced to one of the finest actors to ever walk onto a Tennessee stage via our brand new feature series…WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Our first subject is Mark Delabarre, who who spoke with us from his home in New York City. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Open Season with THE FOREIGNER, 10/26-11/9Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Open Season with THE FOREIGNER, 10/26-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

What do you do when someone new and different comes to visit? Do you underestimate their power to shake things up? (more...)

BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park PlayhouseBWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sonia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sonia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the award-winning Broadway musical comedy, They're Playing Our Song, September 12 through October 4, 2014. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday and select Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and select Wednesday, Thursday and Friday matinees at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is September 25 at 7:30 pm. The preview performance is Thursday September 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play Florida Repertory Theatre, 1/7-29ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play Florida Repertory Theatre, 1/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of the beloved American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, a comedy that kills with kindness. Made famous on the silver screen starring Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace plays at Florida Rep January 10 through 29 with four nearly sold out discounted previews January 7, 8, and 9. (more...)

Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Invention of Wings' Named OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2.0's Third SelectionSue Monk Kidd's 'The Invention of Wings' Named OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2.0's Third Selection
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com announced today the newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection, 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking). (more...)

Florida Rep to Present MY THREE ANGELS, 12/3-22Florida Rep to Present MY THREE ANGELS, 12/3-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

This hilarious and touching story is perfect for the whole family and plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre Dec. 6-22 with four nearly sold out preview performances on Dec. 3-5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEKYLL AND HYDE, The Southwark Playhouse, September 27 2013BWW Reviews: JEKYLL AND HYDE, The Southwark Playhouse, September 27 2013
by Alice Chappell - Sep 28, 2013

Flipping the Bird's striking take on a classic is an eerie, surreal production, swinging effectively from snuffed-up and abstract to the palpably mundane. Jekyll and Hyde will run at the Southwark Playhouse until October 19 2013. (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse's I LOVE YOU...NOW CHANGE a Familiar Story Full of Heart, FunWinter Park Playhouse's I LOVE YOU...NOW CHANGE a Familiar Story Full of Heart, Fun
by Matthew Allen - Sep 17, 2013

There are few things as reassuring as a familiar story; be it a favorite bedtime story, the story of your first date, or the story you tell your friends about your first date; and for theatre fans in Central Florida, there are few things as familiar as 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' at the Winter Park Playhouse. (more...)

Keeley Hawes, Lee Evans & Sheila Hancock Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's Theatre, Opening TodayKeeley Hawes, Lee Evans & Sheila Hancock Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's Theatre, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Clive Exton's new comedy Barking In Essex, starring Keeley Hawes, Sheila Hancock, and Lee Evans opens at Wyndham's Theatre, today, Monday 16 September 2013. (more...)

Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock to Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 September 2013Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock to Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 September 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

Clive Exton's new comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock, will premiere at Wyndham's Theatre today 16 September 2013, following previews from 6 September. (more...)

American Stage Theatre to Present Yasmina Reza's Comedy ART, Begin. 8/7American Stage Theatre to Present Yasmina Reza's Comedy ART, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company has announced the last production of their 2012-2013 Season on the Mainstage: ART by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. This production won a Tony Award for "Best Play" and the Olivier Award for "Best Comedy". Previews are August 7 & 8. Opening Night is August 9 and the production runs through September 8. (more...)

Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre, Beg. TonightLee Evans and Sheila Hancock Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by Patrick Nugent - Sep 6, 2013

Clive Exton's new comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock, will premiere at Wyndham's Theatre on Monday 16 September 2013, following previews beginning tonight 6 September. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE, Assembly Roxy, August 10 2013EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE, Assembly Roxy, August 10 2013
by Adrian Bradley - Aug 11, 2013

The story of JEKYLL & HYDE has been reworked and reinterpreted many times since Stevenson's original novella. The text offers so much to sink your teeth into its no surprise that directors keep on coming back to it. Flipping the Bird's production keeps the key themes intact - the mad scientist, the search for perfection, the beast within - and all the while using it to explore ideas way ahead of its time. (more...)

American Stage Theatre's Yasmina Reza's Comedy ART Begins TonightAmerican Stage Theatre's Yasmina Reza's Comedy ART Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company has announced the last production of their 2012-2013 Season on the Mainstage: ART by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. This production won a Tony Award for 'Best Play' and the Olivier Award for 'Best Comedy'. Previews are tonight and tomorrow, August 7 & 8. Opening Night is August 9 and the production runs through September 8. (more...)

American Stage Theatre to Present Yasmina Reza's Comedy ART, Begin. 8/7American Stage Theatre to Present Yasmina Reza's Comedy ART, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company has announced the last production of their 2012-2013 Season on the Mainstage: ART by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. This production won a Tony Award for "Best Play" and the Olivier Award for "Best Comedy". Previews are August 7 & 8. Opening Night is August 9 and the production runs through September 8. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (a Chef's Fable) - a MENU for REVENGEBWW Reviews: WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (a Chef's Fable) - a MENU for REVENGE
by Jimmy Ferraro - Apr 16, 2013

Director Todd Olson, staged the poetic dialogue with a masterful hand. Mr. Olsen's addition of haunting, instumental melodies at the most reverent moments, further enhanced the sensationalism of the scenes. In 'WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (a Chef's Fable)', Todd Olson has once again, created a work of ART. (more...)

Keeley Hawes Joins Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's TheatreKeeley Hawes Joins Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Keeley Hawes will join Sheila Hancock and Lee Evans in Clive Exton's new comedy Barking In Essex at Wyndham's Theatre, premiering Monday 16 September 2013, following previews from 6 September. Hawes will play 'Chrissie', Evans' wife and Hancock's daughter-in-law, in the production. (more...)

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