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The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer- 'It Feels Like I'm on a Rocketship'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer- 'It Feels Like I'm on a Rocketship'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Steven Boyer, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play nominee for Hand to God. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, May 27 2015BWW Reviews: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, May 27 2015
by Gary Naylor - May 28, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a gender-flipped Taming of the Shrew that would benefit from further focus on its two lead lovers (and fighters). (more...)

Tony Nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega & Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical AMANDINETony Nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega & Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical AMANDINE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Amandine, featuring a book and lyrics by Winter Miller and music and lyrics by Lance Horne, will be presented on May 28, directed by Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Markus Potter. The evening will feature the talents of Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and Elizabeth A. Davis (Once), along with Nick Blaemire (Found), Erin Markey (Erin Markey at Joe's Pub with Kenny Mellman), John Kelly (James Joyce's The Dead), and Romain Fruge (Threepenny Opera). (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre to Present COCKLong Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre to Present COCK
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In 2009, British playwright Michael Bartlett received the prestigious Lawrence Olivier award for his play entitled Cock. In the play, John, having taken a break from his relationship with his somewhat controlling boyfriend, has managed to fall in love with someone else... a woman. The work examines relationships, sexual identity, commitment, self-knowledge and family obligations in a brand new way. (more...)

Summer Stages: HONG KONG and MACAOSummer Stages: HONG KONG and MACAO
by Bonny Loo - May 28, 2015

Various exciting shows have been lined up this summer to provide unique theatrical experiences to audiences in Hong Kong and Macao, including Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Ghost The Musical, Legally Blonde The Musical, [title of show], The Naked Magicians, La Soiree and Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
by Jennifer Perry - May 28, 2015

One of the fabulous things about living in the Washington, DC Metro Area is that opportunities to see theatre - and good theatre at that - exist throughout the year. The summer is no exception. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Summer Theatre Picks- Birmingham (Huge Variety Awaits)Summer Stages: BWW Top Summer Theatre Picks- Birmingham (Huge Variety Awaits)
by Marietta Lunceford - May 27, 2015

Memorial Day is behind us and we are all ready for the warm, relaxed days of summer. But don't forget to take some time to visit your local theatres and check out the abundance of talent and the diverse offerings available this season. Between vacations and time at the pool be sure to find a few nights to see as many of these shows as possible. (more...)

A.J. Shively & Jessica Janes to Lead FIRST DATE at TUTS Underground; Full Cast Announced!A.J. Shively & Jessica Janes to Lead FIRST DATE at TUTS Underground; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Get ready for the most fun you've ever had on a date, with a cast you can't help but fall for! TUTS Underground brings you First Date, the hilarious and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love. This uniquely charming show runs June 11 - 21 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. (more...)

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Start Investigations July 1 at FSTTHE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Start Investigations July 1 at FST
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Who let the hound out? This summer, Sherlock Holmes attempts to solve the mystery of the moor at Florida Studio Theatre. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, begins July 1 in Gompertz Theatre. This twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes tale makes for a funny, cunningly clever whodunit adventure. (more...)

Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY BRUNCH on 5/31Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY BRUNCH on 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

SpendSundaybrunch at the Vulture Festival this weekend! Broadway favorites will joinSusan Blackwellfor a morning of songs, debauchery and adult beverages, includingJefferson Mays(A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder),Sarah Stiles(Hand to God),Brad Oscar(Something Rotten),Christian Borle(Something Rotten),Scarlett Strallen(A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), andGeneva Carr(Hand to God). (more...)

InterACT to Present ALL AMERICAN GIRL, 7/3-26InterACT to Present ALL AMERICAN GIRL, 7/3-26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an 'all American girl' (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 SeasonSPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program announces its 5th season. Housed on Ryder Farm in picturesque Brewster, NY, SPACE will host over 150 artists as they develop 75 projects. (more...)

City Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next MonthCity Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

City Theatre announces the lineup for this year's two-day Momentum festival, featuring new works by returning favorites Jessica Dickey and Keith Reddin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SKYLIGHT RING Reinvents Wagner's Mythic Opera with Intimate StyleBWW Reviews: THE SKYLIGHT RING Reinvents Wagner's Mythic Opera with Intimate Style
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 21, 2015

Forget what might be known or understood regarding Richard Wagner's epic The Ring Cycle- a legendary series of four complete operas he composed over 26 years ( 1848-1874) that requires more than 18 hours to perform. Instead enjoy The Skylight Ring, Skylight Music Theatre's cheeky, slightly irreverent yetoh so entertaining two hour and four actor version on the Studio Stage at the Broadway Theatre Center. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces a final list of performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim,who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND! Returns by Popular Demand to Jimmy Ferraro's Studio TheatreAIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND! Returns by Popular Demand to Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

In Celebration of their ONE Year Anniversary, Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents the return engagement, (by Popular Demand!) of their Most Popular Musical, 'AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND!', by Playwright/Composer/ Lyricist, GIL PERLROTH. The HILARIOUS, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, 2 act musical stars PETE CLAPSIS, TRACIE CALLAHAN, VICTORIA STINNETT, and MATTHEW RULEY. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater presents the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson. The Who & the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Film & TV Stars to Perform THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Benefit V-Day This SummerFilm & TV Stars to Perform THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Benefit V-Day This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

A who's who of film and television stars will perform Eve Ensler'sThe Vagina Monologuesin an intimate theatrical setting for four benefit performances only, May 22 & 29 and June 5 & 13 at 8pm, at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

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