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by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

In 1860 Wagner went to Paris to arrange a performance of his new opera, Tannhauser at the Paris Opera.  While there he made the obligatory visits to the great composers living in and around the city.  His visit to Rossini was memorable as the older Bel Canto school composer had reportedly made some very disparaging remarks about Wagner's music, so Wagner went with more than a bit of trepidation.  These rumors proved to be false and what ensued was an afternoon of an exchange of musical ideas and reminiscences about their careers and accomplishments, in which they shared opinions on and cited influences of a number of the great composer of their era.  All this was recorded by the Parisian musician and journalist, Edmond Michotte. (more...)

WordStage Literary Concerts to Present GOREY STORIES and POE AND FIENDS for HalloweenWordStage Literary Concerts to Present GOREY STORIES and POE AND FIENDS for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Wordstage Literary Concerts presents two different performances in two different venues to celebrate the Halloween season. (more...)

WordStage Literary Concerts to Present GOREY STORIES and POE AND FIENDS for HalloweenWordStage Literary Concerts to Present GOREY STORIES and POE AND FIENDS for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Wordstage Literary Concerts presents two different performances in two different venues to celebrate the Halloween season. (more...)

WordStage Literary Concerts Presents HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND 9/30WordStage Literary Concerts Presents HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Shaw stated that, "Nothing in the theatre is staler than the situation of husband, wife and lover, or the fun of knockabout farce. I have taken both, and got an original play out of them, as anybody else can if only he will look about him for his material instead of plagiarizing Othello and the thousand plays that have proceeded on Othello's romantic assumptions and false point of honor." (more...)

WordStage Presents WINTER WORDS at the Aright ChapelWordStage Presents WINTER WORDS at the Aright Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

WordStage presents WINTER WORDS, playing at the Aright Chapel, on Dec. 4. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS - A Massive and Impressive Undertaking at DobamaBWW Reviews: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS - A Massive and Impressive Undertaking at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Dec 8, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel is noted for crafting play scripts which impact directly on the lives of people. A review of her works illustrates that she writes about issues that need to be expressed (AIDS, sexual abuse, prostitution, degradation of the individual), she favors writing about emotional circumstances which she expresses in narrative structures, and her works contain theatrical requirements that make for better viewing, than reading. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Compelling, Must See 12 ANGRY MEN at Blank CanvasBWW Reviews: Compelling, Must See 12 ANGRY MEN at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jul 15, 2013

Little did Artistic Director Pat Ciamacco realize when he elected to produce Reginald Rose's 12 ANGRY MEN that his selection would be fortuitous. How could he have known that the Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman trials would be the major news stories, with the latter being decided the day Blank Canvas's production opened. (more...)

WordStage Presents THE HOLLOW CROWN, 4/5 & 6WordStage Presents THE HOLLOW CROWN, 4/5 & 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

The fables, foibles and falls of the British Monarchy are delightfully exposed in WordStage's performances of John Barton's 'The Hollow Crown', running at 8:00pm tonight and Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2013. (more...)

WordStage Presents THE HOLLOW CROWN, 4/5 & 6WordStage Presents THE HOLLOW CROWN, 4/5 & 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

"The Hollow Crown" was devised for the Royal Shakespeare Company as a celebratory entertainment by and about the kings and queens of England, and its 'informative, yet lively and entertaining glimpses into British history and the private lives of the monarchs have delighted audiences from London to Broadway.' (more...)

WordStage to Present THE HOLLOW CROWN, 4/5 & 6WordStage to Present THE HOLLOW CROWN, 4/5 & 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The fables, foibles and falls of the British Monarchy are delightfully exposed in WordStage's performances of John Barton's 'The Hollow Crown', running at 8:00pm Friday and Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2013. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Following the critically acclaimed 'The Normal Heart' which opened its 33rd season, Ensemble Theatre presents MIRACLE & WONDER, a play by local Cleveland Heights playwright, Jonathan Wilhelm. The production will be directed by Ian Hinz with assistant director Layla Schwartz. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MIRCLE & WONDER - A Welcome Change From Usual Holiday FareBWW Reviews: MIRCLE & WONDER - A Welcome Change From Usual Holiday Fare
by Roy Berko - Nov 20, 2012

Ensemble's Stagewright's concept is an excellent means for local playwrights to try out their writing skills, get constructive feedback, and hopefully get their works staged. Congratulations to Jonathan Wilhelm for developing the often delightful MIRACLE & WONDER. Though it needs some refinements, and a more clearly directed concept, it is both entertaining and thought provoking and a change from the usual holiday theatre fare. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, Now thru 12/2Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, Now thru 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Following the critically acclaimed 'The Normal Heart' which opened its 33rd season, Ensemble Theatre presents MIRACLE & WONDER, a play by local Cleveland Heights playwright, Jonathan Wilhelm. The production will be directed by Ian Hinz with assistant director Layla Schwartz. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLE & WONDER, 11/15-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2012

Following the critically acclaimed 'The Normal Heart' which opened its 33rd season, Ensemble Theatre presents MIRACLE & WONDER, a play by local Cleveland Heights playwright, Jonathan Wilhelm. The production will be directed by Ian Hinz with assistant director Layla Schwartz. (more...)

WordStage Presents ECCENTRICITIES OF THE VELVET GENTLEMAN, 9/21-22WordStage Presents ECCENTRICITIES OF THE VELVET GENTLEMAN, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

Only decades after his death in 1925 was French composer Erik Satie hailed as a genius of contemporary classical music. His work was extremely simple in structure, yet innovative and marked by a characteristic wryness and wit. His reliance on unusual harmonic configurations was a reaction against the heavy, symbol-rich music of his era, a time when the works of Romantic European composers like Richard Wagner were still very much in vogue, and the highly decorated Impressionism of his friend, Claude Debussy, was ascendant. Satie left a relatively scarce body of work behind, most of it written for the piano. But his groundbreaking use of bitonal or polytonal notes and "broken" rhythms would become a benchmark of twentieth-century modernist music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beck Center Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATPhoto Flash: Beck Center Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2011

A humorous retelling of the biblical story of Joseph of Canaan. Center stage will be awash with a rainbow of colors in this rollicking musical, complete with an amazing light show, buoyant choreography, splashy costumes, and musical stylings that appeal to all tastes-from Marleyesque reggae to spur-slapping country western to an Elvis-channeling pharaoh. Preschoolers to their great-grandparents will delight in this entertaining extravaganza. (more...)