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Girl Be Heard presents BLURRED LINESGirl Be Heard presents BLURRED LINES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The award-winning ensemble Girl Be Heard (girlbeheard.org), a nonprofit theatre company that amplifies the stories of young women, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BLURRED LINES, a revolutionary new show about the normalization of rape culture in contemporary society at HERE (145 6th Ave, one block south of Spring St, enter on Dominick St) February 9-19. Ticket information is available at here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Running time is 60 minutes with no intermission, plus a 20-minute post-show talkback. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Florida Premiere of THE LOVE NOTE at Rise Above Performing ArtsFull Cast Announced for Florida Premiere of THE LOVE NOTE at Rise Above Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Rise Above Performing Arts will present The Florida Premiere of The Love Note this February at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center in Sarasota Florida. The musical that features book, music and lyrics by Gail Phaneuf made its Off Broadway debut in November 2014 at The Actors Temple Theatre. (more...)

Girl Be Heard to Examine Rape Culture in BLURRED LINES Premiere at HEREGirl Be Heard to Examine Rape Culture in BLURRED LINES Premiere at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The award-winning ensemble Girl Be Heard, a nonprofit theatre company that amplifies the stories of young women, will present the World Premiere of BLURRED LINES, a revolutionary new show about the normalization of rape culture in contemporary society at HERE (145 6th Avenue, one block south of Spring St., enter on Dominick St.) February 9-19. (more...)

Girl Be Heard to Present BLURRED LINES at HEREGirl Be Heard to Present BLURRED LINES at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The award-winning ensemble Girl Be Heard (girlbeheard.org) a nonprofit theatre company that amplifies the stories of young women, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BLURRED LINES, a revolutionary new show about the normalization of rape culture in contemporary society at HERE (145 6th Avenue, one block south of Spring St., enter on Dominick St.) February 9-19. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced for the Florida Premiere of THE LOVE NOTEPrincipal Casting Announced for the Florida Premiere of THE LOVE NOTE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Rise Above Performing Arts, a new up and coming performing arts theatre for young performers will present The Florida Premiere of The Love Note this February at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida. (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo RepJosh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: LBJ Historidrama Compels at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: LBJ Historidrama Compels at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Sep 26, 2016

Our nation is in the midst of a national election, and local theatres have responded with a series of plays that examine various foibles and stories of political intrigue. Ensemble is staging former County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones' THE BLOODLESS JUNGLE (September 15-October 2) about a rising idealistic political star running for a pivotal Congressional seat. The Musical Theater Project is featuring THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (September 21 & September 25), a play about Unionism with political undertones. Cleveland Public Theatre is presenting 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS (October 6-29), which showcases the life and times of the 44 Presidents of the United States, featuring an all-female cast. And, Cleveland Play House just opened ALL THE WAY (September 17-October 9), a Tony-Award winning drama that examines the power of one person to transform a country. (more...)

Track Group Strengthens Leadership Team with Strategic Appointments, Positioning Company for Further GrowthTrack Group Strengthens Leadership Team with Strategic Appointments, Positioning Company for Further Growth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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Soul-Funk-Blues Band The GroovaLottos Top Nominees for 2016 Native American Music AwardsSoul-Funk-Blues Band The GroovaLottos Top Nominees for 2016 Native American Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, the Native American Music Association announced that The GroovaLottos are top nominees for 'Best Pop Recording' with their E.P. 'Do You Mind...?' (more...)

Isaiah Johnson & Lora Nicolas to Lead Reading of REGINALD: FROM BALTIMORE TO BILLIONAIREIsaiah Johnson & Lora Nicolas to Lead Reading of REGINALD: FROM BALTIMORE TO BILLIONAIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Isaiah Johnson and Lora Nicolas will lead the upcoming first reading of Reginald: from Baltimore to Billionaire, based on the life of the first Black Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis by Kevin Ray Johnson (Playwright - The Unpredictable Times; Off Broadway - Before it got 'Unpredictable': Short Plays by Kevin Ray Johnson) Monday August 15th, 7:00 pm at Shetler Studios Penthouse 2.   (more...)

Lora Nicolas Will Lead First Reading of 'Reginald: from Baltimore to Billionaire'Lora Nicolas Will Lead First Reading of 'Reginald: from Baltimore to Billionaire'
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

Lora Nicolas will lead the upcoming first reading of Reginald: from Baltimore to Billionaire, based on the life of the first Black Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis by Kevin Ray Johnson (Playwright - The Unpredictable Times, Off Broadway - Before it got 'Unpredictable': Short Plays by Kevin Ray Johnson) Monday August 15th, 7:00 pm at Shetler Studios Penthouse 2.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/4/2016
by - Jun 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/4/2016. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Will Set Sail at Lyric Stage in JuneANYTHING GOES Will Set Sail at Lyric Stage in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Although it has been revived in New York three times - twice on Broadway and once Off-Broadway - and is frequently produced by community and school groups, ANYTHING GOES has not been seen in its original form since it closed on Broadway in 1935.  The original 1934 version of ANYTHING GOES will set sail at Lyric Stage June 17-26, 2016 in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall.  Tickets are available online @ www.lyricstage.org or by calling 972-252-2787.  (more...)

New BVP Cyber Index Reveals 2X Outperformance of Security Sector, Driven by Data BreachesNew BVP Cyber Index Reveals 2X Outperformance of Security Sector, Driven by Data Breaches
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Remy Zaken and More Set for Short Play Readings by Kevin Ray JohnsonDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Remy Zaken and More Set for Short Play Readings by Kevin Ray Johnson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Kevin Ray Johnson (Playwright of The Unpredictable Times) will be bringing three of his short plays in staged readings Off-Broadway to the Davenport Theatre, June 5th at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm. (more...)

CARRIE THE MUSICAL, Starring Jenna Dallacco, Returns to New York at Westchester Sandbox Theatre TonightCARRIE THE MUSICAL, Starring Jenna Dallacco, Returns to New York at Westchester Sandbox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Complete casting has been announced for the Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of CARRIE The Musical running October 2nd-11th, 2015 at the Mamaroneck venue. Based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Footloose & Fame), and music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame). (more...)

CARRIE THE MUSICAL, Starring Jenna Dallacco, Returns to New York at Westchester Sandbox TheatreCARRIE THE MUSICAL, Starring Jenna Dallacco, Returns to New York at Westchester Sandbox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Complete casting has been announced for the Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of CARRIE The Musical running October 2nd-11th, 2015 at the Mamaroneck venue. Based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Footloose & Fame), and music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame). (more...)

Matt Shingledecker and Brian Charles Johnson Set for Reading, THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMESMatt Shingledecker and Brian Charles Johnson Set for Reading, THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Matt Shingledecker (Currently playing Fiyero in Wicked, West Side Story, Spring Awakening) and Brian Charles Johnson (OBC of Spring Awakening and American Idiot) will star in the upcoming reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Love Note Off Broadway) 'The Unpredictable Times' on Sunday August 30th, 7:30 pm at Shetler Studios Penthouse 1. (more...)

APAC Sets Cast for Upcoming Production of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGAPAC Sets Cast for Upcoming Production of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), will be presenting Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The musical will be choreographed by Misha Shields, musical directed by Ming Aldrich-Gan and directed by APAC's Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The musical begins on Thursday, April 30, 2015 and continues through Saturday, May 23, 2015. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

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