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BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera HouseBWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York. (more...)

Victory Gardens Will Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTVictory Gardens Will Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce Victory Gardens Theater's participation in The Ghostlight Project, an evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country. (more...)

Jungle Theater Opens 2017 Season with Pulitzer Prize-Winning DramaJungle Theater Opens 2017 Season with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

As the cold weather continues in Minnesota, the Jungle Theater warms up with an award-winning drama set in hot, steamy Florida. Anna in the Tropics opens the Jungle's 2017 Season on February 11 and runs through March 12, 2017 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The tropical heat and the American dream prove a volatile combination in this poetic and poignant play written by Cuban-born Nilo Cruz and directed by Los Angeles-based Larissa Kokernot. (more...)

Borderlands Theater Proudly Presents GUERA: A Daring and Truthful ExperienceBorderlands Theater Proudly Presents GUERA: A Daring and Truthful Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Borderlands Theater proudly presents Guera written and performed by Lisandra Tena. International director Rebeca Mayorga directs. Guera runs February 1-12, 2017. (more...)

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera - recorded in Chicago last January - airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play DevelopmentMcCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is a recipient of an Art Works grant of $35,000 to aupport the McCarter LAB, a year-round creative incubator that provides key support to writers at all stages of their careers, cultivating meaningful artistic relationships and original works for McCarter's main stages and future co-productions. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major 2017 funding announcement. (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in RepMcCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Lyric's world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto - recorded in Chicago last January - will air nationally on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9pm CST on PBS (Check local listings). B (more...)

Erica Daniels Named Managing Director of Victory GardensErica Daniels Named Managing Director of Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Board President Steven Miller announce the appointment of the theater's new Managing Director, Erica Daniels.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

McCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday SeasonMcCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Street Friends Food Bank, in conjunction with McCarter's annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, running December 9 - 31 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.  (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOULVictory Gardens to Stage World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature BookstorePhotographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature Bookstore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The work of award-winning photographer Susan Johann has been featured in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States. (more...)

Victory Gardens Partners with QUEER, ILL + OKAY and More for World AIDS DayVictory Gardens Partners with QUEER, ILL + OKAY and More for World AIDS Day
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater, Art AIDS America Chicago and Center on Halsted announce the two-day World AIDS Day Celebration We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now, an HIV/AIDS Arts and Cultural Impact Panel and Performance is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30pmat Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street. (more...)

Pittsburgh Theatre Community to Host Town Hall on Author's Rights, Equitable CastingPittsburgh Theatre Community to Host Town Hall on Author's Rights, Equitable Casting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Dramatists Guild in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts, Bricolage Production Company, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Theater and Dance, and established performers, writers, and directors will host a Town Hall to address the issues of author's rights and equitable casting. The Town Hall is a call-to-action and a response to recent events nationally and locally. (more...)

5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR continue their acclaimed collaboration with The 5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

BWW Review: Whispered Memories: SOTTO VOCE at Portland StageBWW Review: Whispered Memories: SOTTO VOCE at Portland Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 6, 2016

Nilo Cruz's latest work, Sotto Voce (2014), is a delicate, haunting, poetic memory play that whispers and lulls its way into the hidden recesses of memory, as it slowly, gently, but heartrendingly reveals the characters' past lives, hopes, and dreams. Portland Stage's production directed by Liz Diamond is richly evocative and pitch perfect in tone and execution. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closing production of Karen Zacarias' a new play Into the Beautiful North, has extended and must close November 20 (originally scheduled to close Nov. 13). Central Works' first partnership with the National New Play Network was met with a tremendous response from the press and audiences alike. Described at its premiere as possessing the "alchemy of inspired satire, turned into a laugh-filled theatrical experience" and "never allowing the humor to blind us to the plight of its characters...".  Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi AwardsCelia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 14, 2016, to honor award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

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