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BWW Review: THE FLICK is an Envelope-Pushing Must-See for All Serious Orlando Theatre FansBWW Review: THE FLICK is an Envelope-Pushing Must-See for All Serious Orlando Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 25, 2015

The vast majority of theatre, even straight plays, has an intrinsic musicality that has become an engrained part of the art form; characters speak with an expected rhythm familiar to regular theatre viewers, dialogue is paced with a conventional choreography to which the audience has grown accustomed. While most playwrights strive for a heightened level of lyrical poetry from their scripts, Annie Baker's THE FLICK, by design, has no rhythm, nor choreography, nor poetry; what it has is uncomfortable reality. Since its debut in 2013, THE FLICK, presented at The Dr. Phillips Center through July 12th by Gen Y Productions, has amassed a devoted following and a Pulitzer Prize, but has also drawn the ire of many theatre-goers, who, frustrated by its unorthodoxy, leave the theater before the show is over. While THE FLICK, directed here by Tony-winning producer Kenny Howard, does have the occasional profanity and risque topics, it is nothing compared to that of theatre greats like David Mamet or Tracy Letts; no, the objection to THE FLICK is not because of its content, but because of how its content is presented. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Tracy Letts and More Sign on for WIENER DOG Indie FilmEllen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Tracy Letts and More Sign on for WIENER DOG Indie Film
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter writes that a slew of stage and screen vets have joined the ensemble cast of Todd Solondz's upcoming indie film WIENER DOG. (more...)

Pear Avenue Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE MOUNTAINTOP , AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & MorePear Avenue Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE MOUNTAINTOP , AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Last night the home of Artistic Director and founder Diane Tasca buzzed with excited supporters and theatre enthusiasts as Pear Avenue Theatre announced the details of its new home, new name, and 2015-16 season. The Pear's highly anticipated new state-of-the-art theatre, designed by San Jose architect John Duquette, more than doubles the company's square footage from its current 1500 to more than 4,000 sf, and will be located at 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View. With its new home, the company will take on a new name, Pear Theatre, as a continuing nod to its original location on Pear Avenue in Mountain View. The Pear will move into the space at La Avenida this fall in time for its upcoming season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Theatricum BotanicumPhoto Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum continues its 2015 "Americana" season with August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Mary Jo DuPrey directs for a June 20 opening. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Tracy Letts & Linda Edmond Join Cast of INDIGNATIONDanny Burstein, Tracy Letts & Linda Edmond Join Cast of INDIGNATION
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Broadway's Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have signed on to the cast of INDIGNATION, based on the best selling novel by Philip Roth. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Holds Mainstage Season Preview at VoltMaryland Ensemble Holds Mainstage Season Preview at Volt
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

On June 10, Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) held its annual Mainstage Season Preview in the scenic courtyard at Volt Restaurant in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland.  The evening was a great success with a packed house enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and perfect early summer evening weather as they took in a sneak peak at MET's upcoming offerings.   (more...)

MET Sets 2015-16 Mainstage Season: 'TWO GUVNORS,' TRIBES & MoreMET Sets 2015-16 Mainstage Season: 'TWO GUVNORS,' TRIBES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 Mainstage season. MET's 18th Mainstage season will run from September of 2015 through June of 2016 and will feature a cheeky English comedy, an original twist on a horror classic, a traditional holiday musical, and contemporary crowd pleasers. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 11, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of August: Osage County, Nunsense, The Last Five Years, Heathers the Musical, Smoke/Spirit and The Music Man. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Vs. Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOESVs. Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Vs. Theatre Company ('Best of the Decade' - LA Weekly) is thrilled to announce that its critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, World Premiere production of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES, written and directed by Ron Klier is EXTENDING through THURSDAY, JUNE 25 at Vs. Theatre Company. 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville and Tennessee 6/4/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville and Tennessee 6/4/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 4, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of American Idiot, August: Osage County, The Last Five Years, Heathers the Musical and The Music Man. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. This is planned as a regular feature and we invite you to send your audition announcements to Jeffrey Ellis, senior contributing editor, at jeffreyellis37215@att.net for inclusion in this column. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to Run 6/20-9/27Theatricum Botanicum's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to Run 6/20-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum continues its 2015 'Americana' season with August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Mary Jo DuPrey directs for a June 20 opening. (more...)

Random Acts Announces MONKEYS CastRandom Acts Announces MONKEYS Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Artistic Director Bryan Renaud is proud to announce the cast of Random Acts' second production, Monkeys by James Comtois. The Chicago Premiere will be directed by Dennis Henry and will play at Let Them Eat Chocolate, 5306 N. Damen Ave on July 31st and August 1st at 7:30pm. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company completes its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and July 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 30, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FLICK at The Barrow Street TheatrePhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FLICK at The Barrow Street Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 19, 2015

Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick, returns to Off-Broadway this month, directed once again by Sam Gold and featuring Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten, reprising their acclaimed performances. Previews began on May 5 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, corner of Seventh Avenue), and the show will play a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, August 30. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Annie Baker's THE FLICK Opens Off-Broadway TonightAnnie Baker's THE FLICK Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick, returns to Off-Broadway this month, directed once again by Sam Gold and featuring Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten, reprising their acclaimed performances. Previews began on May 5, with opening night set for tonight, May 18 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, corner of Seventh Avenue), and the show will play a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, August 30. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive DirectorGotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate Director. (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Evening Star Productions & Sol Children Theatre Set 2015-16 Season: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 'DROOD' & MoreEvening Star Productions & Sol Children Theatre Set 2015-16 Season: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 'DROOD' & More
by Carol Kassie - May 5, 2015

The first half of Evening Star Productions' second season concluded on May 3rd after a sold out weekend of The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. Their production of The Last Five Years will run at Sol from July 16 - August 2nd, and Bug by Tracy Letts will run from August 12th - 29th at Infinite Abyss in Ft. Lauderdale. And Sol Children Theatre, also housed at Sol Theatre, will present the innovative musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood (June 12-28); Thumbelina (August 27 - September 6) will close out their season. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Returns Off-Broadway TonightPulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Returns Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick, returns to Off-Broadway this month, directed once again by Sam Gold and featuring Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten, reprising their acclaimed performances. Previews begin tonight, May 5, with opening night set for Monday, May 18 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, corner of Seventh Avenue), and the show will play a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, August 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller and More at 2015 Sarah Siddons Society's SO BEAUTIFUL! Tribute in ChicagoPhoto Flash: Jessie Mueller and More at 2015 Sarah Siddons Society's SO BEAUTIFUL! Tribute in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Sarah Siddons Society's Artistic Director, Dominic Missimi, bestowed on Jessie Mueller the organization's prestigious Actress of the Year Award in a tribute entitled SO BEAUTIFUL! last Monday, April 27 at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Mueller won a Tony award in 2014 for her performance as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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