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WordStage Literary Concerts Presents The Literary Legacy of the Beat GenerationWordStage Literary Concerts Presents The Literary Legacy of the Beat Generation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Like the French Impressionist artists of Paris, the Beat writers were a small group of close friends first, and a movement later. The term "Beat Generation" gradually came to represent an entire period in time, but the entire original Beat Generation in literature was small enough to have fit into a couple of cars. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts presents a special Talk-Back immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of A Great Wilderness on Friday, March 31 in the Studio Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Controversial, Thought-Provoking A GREAT WILDERNESS at Beck Center for the ArtsBWW Review: Controversial, Thought-Provoking A GREAT WILDERNESS at Beck Center for the Arts
by Roy Berko - Mar 7, 2017

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Photo Flash: Beck Center for the Arts presents A GREAT WILDERNESSPhoto Flash: Beck Center for the Arts presents A GREAT WILDERNESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts proudly presents the regional premiere of A Great Wilderness March 3 through April 9, 2017 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Written by 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter, A Great Wilderness begins with Walt as he prepares for a reluctant retirement. (more...)

A GREAT WILDERNESS Touches on Timely Themes at Beck CenterA GREAT WILDERNESS Touches on Timely Themes at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts proudly presents the regional premiere of A Great Wilderness March 3 through April 9, 2017 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Todays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: NATURE to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by March 2. (more...)

A GREAT WILDERNESS Touches on Timely Themes at Beck CenterA GREAT WILDERNESS Touches on Timely Themes at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts proudly presents the regional premiere of A Great Wilderness March 3 through April 9, 2017 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: NATURE to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by March 2. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 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...)


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...)

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