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BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford StageBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

It's a story most of us have heard or witnessed before. Crotchety and greedy old Ebenezer Scrooge, complaining about the poor, turning down the invitation of his nephew to Christmas dinner, and begrudgingly giving Bob Cratchit the day off for Christmas. We fondly remember past portrayals of Scrooge face to face with the ghost of his ex-partner Jacob Marley, flying through the past and present with amiable spirits and having a change of heart after coming face to face with his own death. At Hartford Stage this season, the story comes to life with renewed excitement and joy in the form of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. The classic story by Charles Dickens and as adapted and originally directed by Michael Wilson is an annual tradition for Hartford Stage, but one that will be not be the same after this year's production. (more...)

BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.
by Gary Laird - Nov 26, 2016

It's hokey. It's manipulative. It's just plain corny. And it's the spirit of the season. (more...)

Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return for the HolidaysAlley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS, staged in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

CSC's NATHAN THE WISE, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, Opens TonightCSC's NATHAN THE WISE, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Classic Stage Company welcomes two-time Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Journey's End) and Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's NATHAN THE WISE. The production began performances on March 23 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by Brian Kulick and adapted by Edward Kemp, NATHAN THE WISE will have its official press opening tonight, April 13, and play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

Tony Nominee Stark Sands to Join F. Murray Abraham in CSC's NATHAN THE WISETony Nominee Stark Sands to Join F. Murray Abraham in CSC's NATHAN THE WISE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, announced today that two-time Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Journey's End) will join the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's NATHAN THE WISE, starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, beginning performances Wednesday, March 23 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by Brian Kulick and adapted by Edward Kemp, NATHAN THE WISE will have its official press opening Wednesday, April 13 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

CSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next WeekCSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage and Her Children will now resume performances Tuesday, Jan. 12 rather than tonight, Jan. 8. The delay grants Kecia Lewis 'additional time for memorization of the script and rehearsal,' after taking on the title role earlier this week for Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'
by Michael Dale - Jan 7, 2016

With less than a week's preparation, Lewis steps into a production her predecessor denounced as seen through 'the filter of the white gaze.' (more...)

Full Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This WinterFull Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, will begin performances Wednesday, December 9 for a limited engagement through January 24. MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik. The official press opening is Today, January 7. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Kecia Lewis, From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's 'Mama Will Provide' to CSC's MOTHER COURAGEVIDEO PROFILE: Kecia Lewis, From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's 'Mama Will Provide' to CSC's MOTHER COURAGE
by Michael Dale - Jan 4, 2016

An accomplished musical theatre supporting player takes on the title role in CSC's production of Brecht's classic drama. (more...)

Kecia Lewis to Assume Title Role in CSC's 'MOTHER COURAGE' Following Tonya Pinkins' ExitKecia Lewis to Assume Title Role in CSC's 'MOTHER COURAGE' Following Tonya Pinkins' Exit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Broadway veteran Kecia Lewis will assume the title role in their new production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children beginning this Friday, January 8 at Classic Stage Company, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

MOTHER COURAGE's Michael Potts Shares Insights into Rehearsal Process; Tonya Pinkins Departs TodayMOTHER COURAGE's Michael Potts Shares Insights into Rehearsal Process; Tonya Pinkins Departs Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

In today's update, cast member Michael Potts has shared his perspective on the issue in a very long Facebook post. (more...)

Larry Kramer Sounds Off on Tonya Pinkins' Exit from MOTHER COURAGE at Classic Stage CompanyLarry Kramer Sounds Off on Tonya Pinkins' Exit from MOTHER COURAGE at Classic Stage Company
by Sally Henry - Jan 2, 2016

Playwright Larry Kramer (THE NORMAL HEART) has come out in support of his friend Tonya Pinkins in a lengthy Facebook post. (more...)

Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

As of today, both Tonya Pinkins and director Brian Kulick have commented on the situation. Read Tonya's full statement (which was referenced in an earlier article) below! (more...)

Director Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENDirector Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Just in, BWW can now report director Brian Kulick's lengthy response to Tonya Pinkins' reasons for her departure. You can read his statement in full below! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins On Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'The Filter Of The White Gaze'Tonya Pinkins On Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'The Filter Of The White Gaze'
by Michael Dale - Dec 30, 2015

The Tony-winning actor calls the production's Congo setting 'a decorative motif.' (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Exit 'MOTHER COURAGE' Off-Broadway; Classic Stage Hunts for New LeadTonya Pinkins to Exit 'MOTHER COURAGE' Off-Broadway; Classic Stage Hunts for New Lead
by Jessica Khan - Dec 29, 2015

'MOTHER COURAGE' will soon be missing its off-Broadway matriarch. Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children began performances on December 9, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins. But now BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Pinkins will be leaving the show on January 5, before its originally slated opening night on January 7. That date will now be postponed as the production's creative team hunts for a replacement. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'MOTHER COURAGE', Beginning Tonight at Classic StageTonya Pinkins Stars in 'MOTHER COURAGE', Beginning Tonight at Classic Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, begins performances tonight, December 9 for a limited engagement through January 24. MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik. The official press opening is Thursday, January 7. (more...)

A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Returns Home For the Holidays to the Alley Theatre November 20 - December 28A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Returns Home For the Holidays to the Alley Theatre November 20 - December 28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for the theatre's 28th production of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, staged in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This WinterFull Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, will begin performances Wednesday, December 9 for a limited engagement through January 24. MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik. The official press opening is Thursday, January 7. (more...)

People's Light Showcases Local Region with 'Community Matters' New Play SeriesPeople's Light Showcases Local Region with 'Community Matters' New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Community Matters is a series of free events presented in partnership between People's Light and numerous local organizations to spark dialogue about vital issues in our community. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening. They are followed by a discussion with the artists, community partners, and special guests. (more...)

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