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BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Mesmerizes at The AlleyBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Mesmerizes at The Alley
by Katricia Lang - Dec 13, 2014

You'll still find atmospheric Victorian sets by scenic designer Tony Straiges, Alejo Vietti's elaborate ornate costumes, and dramatic sound design by John Gromada. The plot change does not unfairly ground or overly explicate this ghost drama. That's what I'm here for. (more...)

Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens TonightAlley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season at the University of Houston November 21 to December 24, the third production in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. (more...)

New Costumes and Special Effects Set for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford StageNew Costumes and Special Effects Set for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Hartford Stage will intensify the magic and merriment of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas with dazzling new costumes and awe-inspiring special effects for its 17th annual production of Charles Dickens' masterpiece from November 28 to December 28. (more...)

Alley Theatre Favorites to Appear in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/21-12/24Alley Theatre Favorites to Appear in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/21-12/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season at the University of Houston November 21 to December 24, the third production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. (more...)

Casting Announced for Seventh and Eighth Weeks of AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S 2014 Spring SeasonCasting Announced for Seventh and Eighth Weeks of AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S 2014 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2014 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Announces New Play CommissionsPeople's Light & Theatre Announces New Play Commissions
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

People's Light is proud to announce new play commissions for Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Kate Fodor, Karen Hartman, Dominique Morisseau, and Kathryn Petersen. These six playwrights are the first participants in our New Play Frontiers residency program. New Play Frontiers is an initiative to conceive, develop, and produce new plays that explore our American identity through stories of deep meaning to specific populations in the five-county region that surround our theatre. (more...)

American Ballet at the MET Opera House Announces 2014 Spring Season, Box Office Opens 3/30American Ballet at the MET Opera House Announces 2014 Spring Season, Box Office Opens 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's 2014 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 12-July 5, will be highlighted by the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Cinderella and a Shakespeare Celebration to include Ashton's The Dream and Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest. Season revivals include Leonide Massine's Gaite Parisienne and Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 30 at Noon. (more...)

New Lighting, Costumes and Special Effects to Bring Magic to A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage, Now thru 12/28New Lighting, Costumes and Special Effects to Bring Magic to A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Hartford Stage will intensify the magic and merriment of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas with state-of-the-art lighting, new costumes, and awe-inspiring special effects for its 16th annual production of the Charles Dickens' masterpiece, for only four weeks, from tonight, November 29 to December 28. (more...)

New Lighting, Costumes and Special Effects to Bring Magic to A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage, 11/29-12/28New Lighting, Costumes and Special Effects to Bring Magic to A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage, 11/29-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Hartford Stage will intensify the magic and merriment of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas with state-of-the-art lighting, new costumes, and awe-inspiring special effects for its 16th annual production of the Charles Dickens' masterpiece, for only four weeks, from November 29 to December 28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS is Hauntingly Delightful and HeartwarmingBWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS is Hauntingly Delightful and Heartwarming
by Kristina Nungaray - Nov 18, 2013

While Thanksgiving is right around the corner, holiday festivities are commencing in full force. For many Houston theater goers, the highlight of the holiday season is the Alley Theatre's infamous production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. Michael Wilson's imaginative stage adaptation of the Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, is celebrating its 24th year and continues to be a spectacle that is hauntingly delightful and heartwarming. With family-friendly thrills, chills, and a hearty dose of laughter, this festive production remains a holiday favorite. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean & John Feltch Set for Alley Theatre's Stage's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY CHRISTMASJeffrey Bean & John Feltch Set for Alley Theatre's Stage's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season downtown on the Hubbard Stage November 15 to December 26. (more...)

CINDERELLA, THE TEMPEST and More Set for ABT's 2014 Spring Season at the MetCINDERELLA, THE TEMPEST and More Set for ABT's 2014 Spring Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's 2014 season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will be highlighted by the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, and a Shakespeare Celebration to include Ashton's The Dream and Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest. Season revivals include Leonide Massine's Gaîté Parisienne and Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. (more...)

People's Light to Present NOISES OFF, 7/10-8/4People's Light to Present NOISES OFF, 7/10-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

People's Light & Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Noises Off running July 10-August 4, 2013 on the Main Stage. Pete Pryor directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

People's Light Presents NOISES OFF, Now thru 8/4People's Light Presents NOISES OFF, Now thru 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

People's Light & Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Noises Off running today, July 10-August 4, 2013 on the Main Stage. Pete Pryor directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

Classic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Closes TonightClassic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Closes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, featuring Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), directed by Brian Kulick (who directed Brecht's Galileo last season), and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), closes today, June 23, after a two-week extension. (more...)

People's Light to Present NOISES OFF, 7/10-8/4People's Light to Present NOISES OFF, 7/10-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

People's Light & Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Noises Off running July 10-August 4, 2013 on the Main Stage. Pete Pryor directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

Review - The Caucasian Chalk CircleReview - The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Michael Dale - Jun 3, 2013

Director Brian Kulick sets Classic Stage Company's interesting and spirited new production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle during the fall of the Soviet Union, 'when the hammer and sickle were replaced by the Coca-Cola bottle.'  The production's Playbill cover depicts a satisfied looking Christopher Lloyd scribbling over that iconic communist emblem with a piece of chalk.  This is certainly an unusual take for a play that, when it premiered in 1948, was intended to depict the fairness to be found in Soviet leadership. (more...)

Classic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Will Feature Elizabeth A. Davis, Mary Testa and MoreClassic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Will Feature Elizabeth A. Davis, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present a new production of Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE featuring Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), directed by Brian Kulick (who directed Brecht's Galileo last season), and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE will begin performances Friday, May 3 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 9. The official opening is Thursday, May 30. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Review - The Giacomo VariationsReview - The Giacomo Variations
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2013

If I were a classical music critic I might describe The Giacomo Variations as an ambitious exploration of common themes expressed in the three operas Mozart composed with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. (more...)

Classic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Starring Christopher Lloyd, Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayClassic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Starring Christopher Lloyd, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, presents Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE featuring Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), directed by Brian Kulick (who directed Brecht's Galileo last season), and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). The show was recently extended for two additional weeks through Sunday, June 23. The official opening is tonight, May 30.? (more...)

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