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Rising Sun Performance Company to Present THE GLORY OF LIVING at Planet Connections This SummerRising Sun Performance Company to Present THE GLORY OF LIVING at Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company has announced that they will be presenting a Revival of 'The Glory of Living' By Rebecca Gilman, to take place at the 9th annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festival will take place June 12th through July 9th at the Clemente. (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEARDrama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR A New Musical, from April 29 - May 21, 2017.  Based on the original concept by GARY BAGLEY, NEW YORK, NEW YEAR has book by CHRISTINA FRANKLIN, music by MICHAEL MULDER & lyrics by GARY BAGLEY, with additional lyrics by MATTHEW GREGORY. (more...)

Rising Sun's CHILD'S PLAY to Make NYC Premiere at the Kraine This SpringRising Sun's CHILD'S PLAY to Make NYC Premiere at the Kraine This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company and Founding Artistic Director Akia present Child's Play by Kevin D. Ferguson, directed by Brock H. Hill. Child's Play opens April 13th for a strictly limited run, with only 9 performances at the storied Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street NYC). (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASHBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
by Herbert Paine - Apr 9, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company's production of RING OF FIRE is a a highly entertaining and upbeat tribute to the 'man in black' with a first-class cast that does its best when it is kicking up its heels and delivering every song with gusto. Featuring solid performances by Michael Monroe Goodman, Brian Mathis, Trenna Barnes, Allison Briner-Dardenne and a great band of musicians. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreTony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Freshwater Theatre presents MY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY (AN AUTISTIC MAN'S JOURNEY)Freshwater Theatre presents MY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY (AN AUTISTIC MAN'S JOURNEY)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Freshwater Theatre Company makes its debut in the new Crane Theater with a brand new play by local theatre artist Dylan Ward: My Life Through History (An Autistic Man's Journey)  (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company to Stage NYC Premiere of CHILD'S PLAYRising Sun Performance Company to Stage NYC Premiere of CHILD'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Founding Artistic Director, Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company will be presenting the NYC premiere of 'Child's Play' By Kevin D. Ferguson, opening April 13th, 2017 and running for nine performances through April 23rd at the storied Kraine Theatre. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena StageCast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Announces 2017 EnsembleRising Sun Performance Company Announces 2017 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Founding Artistic Director Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company recently concluded its ensemble auditions. Having held auditions over the course of 3 days, and seeing 100+ applicants for the coveted and limited 20 spots within the Ensemble. (more...)

HarperCollins Children's Books to Publish RUNNY BABBIT RETURNSHarperCollins Children's Books to Publish RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today HarperCollins Children's Books announced the publication of RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, a never-before-published book of spoonerism poems by the legendary Shel Silverstein and follow-up to the 2005 publication, RUNNY BABBIT. Antonia Markiet, Senior Executive Editor at HarperCollins, acquired U.S. and Canada rights, and publication is scheduled for September 19, 2017. (more...)

18th Annual Animation Show of Shows Comes to Jaffrey's River Street Theatre18th Annual Animation Show of Shows Comes to Jaffrey's River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The new River Street Theatre in Jaffrey will present the 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows from Friday, January 13th through Sunday, January 15th. (more...)

Chicago Dance Crash Presents AND NOW FOR THE DANCING PANTS!Chicago Dance Crash Presents AND NOW FOR THE DANCING PANTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Chicago Dance Crash (CDC) and Artistic Director Jessica Deahr are proud to regain their sense of humor with the world premiere of And Now for the Dancing Pants!, fit for all ages, playing at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Ave., Dec. 2-10. Opening Night is Friday, December 2nd at 8pm. Dancing Pants! is conceived by Deahr with choreography by Belle Jensen, Adam McGaw, Richard Ashworth, Stephanie Paul, and CDC Senior Company Member Kaitlin Webster. The show also features an original recording of Silverstein's works narrated by local rapper Al Tamper and a live introduction by local emcee Mr. Mattrick Swayze. Performances are Fridays and Todays at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children, and may be purchased at www.chicagodancecrash.com. (more...)

Chicago Dance Crash Presents AND NOW FOR THE DANCING PANTS!Chicago Dance Crash Presents AND NOW FOR THE DANCING PANTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Chicago Dance Crash (CDC) and Artistic Director Jessica Deahr are proud to regain their sense of humor with the world premiere of And Now for the Dancing Pants!, fit for all ages, playing at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Ave., Dec. 2-10. Opening Night is Today, December 2nd at 8pm. Dancing Pants! is conceived by Deahr with choreography by Belle Jensen, Adam McGaw, Richard Ashworth, Stephanie Paul, and CDC Senior Company Member Kaitlin Webster. The show also features an original recording of Silverstein's works narrated by local rapper Al Tamper and a live introduction by local emcee Mr. Mattrick Swayze. Performances are Todays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children, and may be purchased at www.chicagodancecrash.com. (more...)

Rising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This NovemberRising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Now in their 15th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company and their ensemble brings an ongoing Late Night Variety Show to UNDER St Marks starting November 4th, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Dance Crash Presents AND NOW FOR THE DANCING PANTS!Chicago Dance Crash Presents AND NOW FOR THE DANCING PANTS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Chicago Dance Crash (CDC) and Artistic Director Jessica Deahr are proud to regain their sense of humor with the world premiere of And Now for the Dancing Pants!, fit for all ages, playing at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Ave., Dec. 2-10. Opening Night is Friday, December 2nd at 8pm. Dancing Pants! is conceived by Deahr with choreography by Belle Jensen, Adam McGaw, Richard Ashworth, Stephanie Paul, and CDC Senior Company Member Kaitlin Webster. The show also features an original recording of Silverstein's works narrated by local rapper Al Tamper and a live introduction by local emcee Mr. Mattrick Swayze. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children, and may be purchased at www.chicagodancecrash.com. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Celebrates Season 15 This WeekendRising Sun Performance Company Celebrates Season 15 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company has announced that they are celebrating their 15th Anniversary Season this Winter 2016/2017 and are hosting a Gala evening to gather past performers, patrons and guests for revelry, announcements and to Fund Raise for their April 2017 Main Stage Production. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company to Celebrate Season 15 Next WeekendRising Sun Performance Company to Celebrate Season 15 Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company has announced that they are celebrating their 15th Anniversary Season this Winter 2016/2017 and are hosting a Gala evening to gather past performers, patrons and guests for revelry, announcements and to Fund Raise for their April 2017 Main Stage Production. (more...)

Rising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This NovemberRising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Now in their 15th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company and their ensemble brings an ongoing Late Night Variety Show to UNDER St Marks starting November 4th, 2016. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Celebrates 15th AnniversaryRising Sun Performance Company Celebrates 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company started out in a tiny coffee shop on 50th street, in 2001 with myself and two friends- David Anthony and Danielle Montezinos and a big idea.  The great big 'What If' - What if we created a place where we as performers were generating the work, selecting the work and casting ourselves? What if we created a place where we worked with people we loved, in a respectful and fun environment?  What if when a show was over we didn't have to say goodbye to all of the fabulous creative relationships we made during this show?  What if we just did this ourselves?  (more...)

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