The Players News

Photo Flash: First Look - Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEX, Now Playing Through 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre launches its 24th season with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey, playing through October 11, 2014 at its resident home, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press performance is Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical "Always…Patsy Cline" created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opens Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. "Always…Patsy Cline" features more than 25 of Cline's classic songs and will run for seven weeks closing Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 4 p.m. matinee. (more...)

MISSING: WYNTER to Premiere at Players' Ring, 9/19-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

New Theatre Works and Stoptime Productions presents the developmental premiere of the new musical, Missing: Wynter by Billy Butler (Gay Bride of Frankenstein). (more...)

Wimberley Players to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

When the Wimberley Players stage The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, September 12 - October 5, audiences can expect packed houses and a hilarious good time as only Mel Brooks can deliver. A spoof of classic horror films of the '30s and '40s (as seen in the 1974 movie of the same name), it is a rowdy, "bawd-villian" frolic of the Frankenstein story in the best tradition of Borscht-Belt comedy. (more...)

The 2014 Global Internet Education Entrepreneur Conference: a Quick Pass to Success for New Players in Education Industry in China
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

SHANGHAI, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 2014 Global Internet Education Entrepreneur Conference will take place in Shanghai on the 25th - 26th of September. By now over 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, educators and industry experts have confirmed to join, with backgrounds ranging from language to MOOC, educational mobile devices, publishers and so on. The conference is hosted by Hujiang, a pioneer and one of the biggest enterprises in Internet Education industry in China, is highly supported by Shanghai and Yangpu District government. Min Tang, Counselor of the State Council, has confirmed to join the conference andwill deliver a speech exclusively for this conference. (more...)

BWW Reviews: They Do Not Serve Who Only Stand And Wait - THE UNDERSTUDY at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 02, 2014

We come into life with a desire to do meaningful things, just as an understudy comes into the theater motivated to produce great thespian art. Yet if the understudy is our avatar, how discouraging is his example! For, as in Rebeck's play, the understudy's task is condemned to nearly certain futility. Particularly so on today's Broadway, where plays are too often packaged as vehicles for screen stars whom the audience pays a large premium to see, in productions with limited runs. The setup is almost guaranteed to incentivize producers to demand that the big screen stars appear at every performance, and to incentivize the stars to do so, affording no opportunity to the understudies. (more...)

Possum Point Players to Present BABY, 9/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Georgetown DE Excitement and anticipation grow as the due date for "Baby" at Possum Point Players nears! The Maltby and Shire musical opens Friday, Sept. 19, and continues Sept. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Along with "Baby," Possums deliver the popular annual dinner theatre. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner is served at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees offer dinner at 12:30 p.m. and show at 2 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Composer Sandy Wilson Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

According to published reports, composer Sandy Wilson passed away today, August 27. He was 90 years old. (more...)

Larry Phillips' SECONDARY PITCH to Play Bridge Theater, 10/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Randomly Specific Theatre presents Secondary Pitch, a new comedy by Larry Phillips. Matthew J. Nichols directs a cast of four, including Ryan Dusek, Larry Phillips, Phoebe Leonard, and Peter Buck Dettmann. Performances will be staged at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019 from October 9-25, 2014. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014


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by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

GIBRALTAR, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHE KILLS MONSTERS Slays Audiences
by Alan Katz - Aug 25, 2014

The catchy and clever script more than makes up for the drags during movement pieces, and that dragging might have been as much from my desire to get back to the story and its characters as from anything else. I was giggling throughout, and there were some nice moments of genuine tenderness. Most of the characters were lovable, and those that weren't were eminently hateable, which is just as useful and twice as hard. If you lived through the 1990's, and especially if you were young during that time, you'll recognize these characters instantly, and this production is made to tickle your nostalgia thoroughly (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage BIG FISH, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Palo Alto Players opens its 84th season with the West Coast premiere of the colorful and stirring musical, Big Fish (based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August). With music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August, this tender tribute to family and the magic of storytelling is a feast for the eyes, as well as the heart. Big Fish will play for 11 performances (September 12-28, 2014) at the Lucie Stern Theater, located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Very Chekhovian VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Shakespeare & Co
by Larry Murray - Aug 22, 2014

For those who think that Christopher Durang's popular VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is a strawhat comedy, this production proves it's goat real heart too, just as in any Chekhov play. (more...)

Dorks in Dungeons to Return to the Rep for Season 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Dorks in Dungeons, the critically acclaimed fantasy comedy improv show is returning to The Seacoast Rep on Sunday September 14th for its once monthly adventures. Now in its third year, Dorks in Dungeons has toured the country performing its unique long-form improv show based on role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. (more...)

2014 Sinquefield Cup to Become Strongest Chess Tournament in History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world's top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peninsula Players' BUTLER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere tonight, August 20, at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Carrie Underwood & 11 NFL Players Star in 'Waiting All Day' SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Opening Theme Song
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Eleven NFL players will join six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. (more...)

Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

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