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OSF Closes its 2016 SeasonOSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

Joe Kinosian to Host Second IN THE WORKS Concert at the Duplex This MonthJoe Kinosian to Host Second IN THE WORKS Concert at the Duplex This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Honeck-Moss Productions will present "In The Works,' an exciting new series conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.   (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWOThe Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

United Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERSUnited Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents Soul of Pulchritude: A Night with Stephen Salters a one night only Benefit Boston concert from an internationally renowned baritone. Stephen Salters and Randolph Fuller are proud to partner with Union United Methodist Church for their 'Called to Serve' Campaign!  The updated program will be as follows: (more...)

AstonRep Theatre Company Presents 8th Annual WRITER'S SERIESAstonRep Theatre Company Presents 8th Annual WRITER'S SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to present its 8th annual WRITER'S SERIES, a daylong festival of staged readings of developmental works by local and regional writers. This year's series showcases three productions on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 12 pm - 5 pm at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. Patrons are invited to attend individual readings - or stay for the entire event. Reservations ($5 suggested donation) can be made at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. (more...)

HEXED, A FEMME ROCK MUSICAL IN CONCERT Plays Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowHEXED, A FEMME ROCK MUSICAL IN CONCERT Plays Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents HEXED: A FEMME ROCK MUSICAL tonight, October 27th, 2016. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCEThe Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Raw Sill Productions presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHERRaw Sill Productions presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

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Legendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade  to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER ITLegendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER IT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

For almost seven decades, Carmen de Lavallade has led an unparalleled career in dance, theater, film and television that began in her hometown of Los Angeles.  Now, Ms. de Lavallade returns to celebrate her 85th birthday onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with As I Remember It, an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film, music and her own personal writings. This one-night-only performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODEJ. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Raw Sill Productions presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHERRaw Sill Productions presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/7; THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, GHOSTS in Seattle and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/7; THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, GHOSTS in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 7, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Tallahassee, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, AS YOU LIKE IT in Tallahassee, and GHOSTS in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And BloodshedBWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And Bloodshed
by Justin J Sacramone - Oct 5, 2016

Now celebrating its 90th anniversary, The Plough and the Stars has been given a reimagined revival by The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre and is on tour at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA until October 9th. This Brechtian inspired production is as alien as it is fresh and reminds us of a plightful world outside of our current political climate. Parallels could easily be drawn from turn of the century Ireland to 2016 America, but that's not the story The Abbey Theatre or director Sean Holmes are interested in telling. Not everything on the American Stage needs a path back to us. The Abbey's approach is more vast and profound as evidenced in an early line 'There's no such thing as an Irishman, or an Englishman, or a German or a Turk; we're all only human bein's.' (more...)

HEXED, A FEMME ROCK MUSICAL IN CONCERT to Play Feinstein's/54 BelowHEXED, A FEMME ROCK MUSICAL IN CONCERT to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents HEXED: A FEMME ROCK MUSICAL on October 27th, 2016. (more...)

OSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National ImpactOSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National Impact
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's growing reputation as an incubator for some of the best new American plays continues this fall and winter, as commissions from the "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle" program and other new work will grace stages across the country. (more...)

AUDIO: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION Deals With The School-To-Prison PipelineAUDIO: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION Deals With The School-To-Prison Pipeline
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The performer/playwright's new piece is about how educational practices feed the prison system. (more...)

Corinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGESCorinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

Rob McClure Makes NYC Solo Concert Debut in SMILE at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightRob McClure Makes NYC Solo Concert Debut in SMILE at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rob McClure in 'Smile' tonight, July 1 and tomorrow, July 2. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

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