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BWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway CensorshipBWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway Censorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2017

Passion, as it applies to the need to create and communicate through artistic endeavors, is a word that can be overused. Certainly countless numbers derive immense pleasure from their participation in the arts, and may even feel an uncontrollable need for it. But to continue on despite the risk of losing your freedom, or even being killed for it... that is a display of passion. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. presents THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY: OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE FIRST FOLIOCentenary Stage Co. presents THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY: OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE FIRST FOLIO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Honoring the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, Centenary Stage Company is pleased to present classical theatre giants Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in, The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio, an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades on Sunday, April 23  at 3:00pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Connecticut-Based Independent Film Premieres at Bridgeport's Bijou 12/28Connecticut-Based Independent Film Premieres at Bridgeport's Bijou 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

An independent action feature filmed in-state with more than 40 Connecticut actors is to be premiered Dec. 28 (Wednesday night) at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre (275 Fairfield Ave.). (more...)

Alice Cooper Drummer Neal Smith Stars in New Movie 'DESOLATION ANGELS'Alice Cooper Drummer Neal Smith Stars in New Movie 'DESOLATION ANGELS'
by Movies News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

"Desolation Angels" is the theme song written, arranged and orchestrated by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper group, Neal Smith, for the movie "Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS.' Neal also stars in the lead role as the ruthless Russian mob boss, Yury Streinkov. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANYRandall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

UW/Madison's Union Theatre and Shannon Hall presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in 'The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades, at 7:00 PM on October 21 at UW/Madison's Union Theatre / Shannon Hall. The 2-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for this occasion, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces which celebrate Shakespeare's contribution to world literature. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: The Bootleg Theater Presents THE STAND-INPHOTO FLASH: The Bootleg Theater Presents THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the world premiere of THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

UMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's  O BEAUTIFULUMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's O BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

UMKC Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the explosive satirical play, O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck. Co-directed by Stephanie Roberts and Theodore Swetz, O Beautiful will preview October 14, 15, 17, 18, open October 19, and run selected dates through October 23 at the Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, on the UMKC campus. (more...)

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-INBootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews today, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANYRandall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UW/Madison's Union Theatre and Shannon Hall presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in 'The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades, at 7:00 PM on October 21 at UW/Madison's Union Theatre / Shannon Hall. The 2-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for this occasion, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces which celebrate Shakespeare's contribution to world literature. (more...)

UMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's  O BEAUTIFULUMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's O BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

UMKC Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the explosive satirical play, O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck. Co-directed by Stephanie Roberts and Theodore Swetz, O Beautiful will preview October 14, 15, 17, 18, open October 19, and run selected dates through October 23 at the Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, on the UMKC campus. (more...)

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-INBootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Historian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community TheatreHistorian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present 1776 the musical, to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. Performances will be held at GCT Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm July 15-31, 2016. GCT only seats 80. Limited Reserved Seating Tickets are $18 plus tax/fees of the Gettysburg Borough Amusement Tax. Tickets can be ordered online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 for group sales of 20 or more or visit the box office during box office hours 5-7pm Mondays-Thursdays at GCT. Opening night will include a complimentary wine reception with the cast and crew after the performance. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep Presents Reading of Banned Lesbian Romance, GOD OF VENGEANCENew Yiddish Rep Presents Reading of Banned Lesbian Romance, GOD OF VENGEANCE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

The play that was censored from Broadway in 1923 was the subject of Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's drama, INDECENT. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of TheatreBWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'
by Michael Dale - Mar 18, 2016

The great composer of Cabaret, Chicago and so many beloved Broadway songs turns 89 today. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins Tonight at the Unicorn TheatreMR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins Tonight at the Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, TodayUnicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This DecemberMR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

AWAKE & SING to Run 9/26-11/29 at Odyssey TheatreAWAKE & SING to Run 9/26-11/29 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking, Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere by the Group Theatre. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with a 20th anniversary revival of the smash Odyssey production that ran for nine months in 1994-95. Also returning from that production are Richard Fancy and Dennis Madden; the three will be joined onstage by David Agranov, Robert Lesser, Allan Miller, James Morosini, Melissa Paladino and Gary Patent. Awake and Sing! opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 26. (more...)

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