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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...)

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...)

Rising Sun to Present Immersive Event SHHH... IT'S A SPEAKEASY This SeptemberRising Sun to Present Immersive Event SHHH... IT'S A SPEAKEASY This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company announced today that they will be presenting a one night immersive theatrical event & experience, 'Shhh...It's a speakeasy' today September 10th at 7:30 PM (doors at 7). (more...)

Rising Sun to Present Immersive Event SHHH... IT'S A SPEAKEASY This SeptemberRising Sun to Present Immersive Event SHHH... IT'S A SPEAKEASY This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company announced today that they will be presenting a one night immersive theatrical event & experience, 'Shhh...It's a speakeasy' on Saturday September 10th at 7:30 PM (doors at 7). (more...)

THE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER at FringeNYCTHE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Rhapsody Collective is proud to present The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Written by Michael Bradley (The Girls In White at Feinstein's/54) and Directed by Chris Goodrich, The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer will be presented on 8/13 at 9:30pm, 8/16 at 5:00pm, 8/22 at 4:45pm, 8/24 at 7:00pm, and 8/27 at 1:30pm at Venue #1: Teatro Sea (107 Suffolk Street). (more...)

Author Bill Craig Pens New Thriller, PAPA'S LEGACYAuthor Bill Craig Pens New Thriller, PAPA'S LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Bill Craig's bestselling Marlow mysteries are set in Key West, the southernmost point in the continental US. An end-of-the-road town, it is closer to Havana than to Miami. Key West has been a literary haven for many well-known authors from Tennessee Williams to Robert Stone, John Ciardi to Annie Dillard, Shel Silverstein to Hunter S. Thompson, Judy Blume to Stuart Woods. Perhaps most notably, it was a home to Ernest Hemingway. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota FringeThe Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

L.A.'s The Hollow Trees 'Hello Friend' to Be Released TodayL.A.'s The Hollow Trees 'Hello Friend' to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Acclaimed for their high-energy, acoustic Americana music played with passion, skill, and humor, the Los Angeles-based band The Hollow Trees is set to launch their fourth album of upbeat, top-tapping folk music for families, Hello Friend, on July 1. (more...)

L.A.'s The Hollow Trees 'Hello Friend' to Be Released 7/1L.A.'s The Hollow Trees 'Hello Friend' to Be Released 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed for their high-energy, acoustic Americana music played with passion, skill, and humor, the Los Angeles-based band The Hollow Trees is set to launch their fourth album of upbeat, top-tapping folk music for families, Hello Friend, on July 1. (more...)

Shel Silverstein's THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM Comes to the Stage in PortlandShel Silverstein's THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM Comes to the Stage in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. (more...)

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