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Tunes from HAMILTON, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Set for WHO TELLS YOUR STORY? at The Shedd Tunes from HAMILTON, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Set for WHO TELLS YOUR STORY? at The Shedd
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Portland

'Who Tells Your Story?: The Contemporary Songbook Project IV': In its 4th edition, Evynne Hollens' Contemporary Songbook Project is a celebration of the best of the new generation of songwriters working in the world of post-modern musical theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of RODNEY KING BWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of RODNEY KING
by Krista Garver on April 25, 2017 in Portland

RODNEY KING is a powerful, highly relevant, piece of theatre/poetry written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. (more...)
Two New Plays About Hurricane Katrina Set for 2017 Vanport Mosaic Festival Two New Plays About Hurricane Katrina Set for 2017 Vanport Mosaic Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Portland

Two new plays about Hurricane Katrina will play the 2017 Vanport Mosaic Festival. (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Portland

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Portland

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Portland (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson-Inspired 'UniSon' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson-Inspired 'UniSon' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Portland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, this Sunday, April 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, for a run through October 28, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon' VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon'
by Stage Tube on April 21, 2017 in Portland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017. (more...)
Defunkt Theatre Presents Premiere of THAT PRETTY PRETTY Defunkt Theatre Presents Premiere of THAT PRETTY PRETTY
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Portland

A pair of radical feminist ex-strippers scour the USA on a murderous rampage against right-wing pro-life conservatives, documenting their exploits online in explicit detail. Meanwhile, a slacker screenwriter named Owen tries to bang out his magnum opus in a hotel room as his best friend holds forth on rape and other manly enterprises. Paul Angelo directs the Portland Premiere of this surreal, darkly comic play that The New Yorker describes as "variously a rant, a riff, a rumble - about our notions of naturalism, objectification, perversity, and beauty. " Also: Jane Fonda appears. With legwarmers. (more...)
Visions & Voices Student Showcase Features Staged Readings by Local Youth Visions & Voices Student Showcase Features Staged Readings by Local Youth
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Portland

The future of playwriting will be on display at The Armory during theVisions & Voices Showcase on May 15 and 16 at7:00 p.m. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Portland

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Portland

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Portland

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Milagro presents the Remount of SWIMMING WHILE DROWNING Milagro presents the Remount of SWIMMING WHILE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Portland

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodriguez and directed by Francisco Garcia, we are remounting this production with a simplified set for two nights only. This late night event is pay what you will. (more...)
Imago Theatre presents MEDEA Imago Theatre presents MEDEA
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Portland

Imago Theatre presents Medea by Euripides in a version by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. April 21 to May 20, Imago Theatre - 17 SE 8th Avenue. Thursdays at 7:00pm; Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: MARY'S WEDDING Opens this Friday at The Armory Photo Flash: MARY'S WEDDING Opens this Friday at The Armory
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Portland

Mary's Wedding, Stephen Massicotte's dream-centered love story set during World War One, opens in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio on April 21, with preview performances beginning April 15 and regular performances running through May 28. (more...)
BWW Review: A Poignant Search for Family in Andrea Stolowitz's Uber-Meta BERLIN DIARY at Hand2Mouth BWW Review: A Poignant Search for Family in Andrea Stolowitz's Uber-Meta BERLIN DIARY at Hand2Mouth
by Krista Garver on April 19, 2017 in Portland

BERLIN DIARY, currently being presented by Hand2Mouth in association with CoHo Productions, is a thoughtful and engrossing meditation on family. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Portland (more...)
'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season 'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Portland

CoHo Productions has announced #CoHoSeason22, featuring four artist-led co-productions of contemporary plays in the main subscription season for 2017-2018. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NW Children's Theater's ROBIN HOOD Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of NW Children's Theater's ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Portland

Get ready for justice, Sherwood Forest-style! Adventure awaits as Robin, Marian, and com- pany return to cross swords and match wits with the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham and the evil Prince John in this hilarious, heist-lled, original adaptation! This original production was a smash hit when it rst landed on NWCT's stage as a world premiere in 2011. This slapstick production feature a hilarious script by Portland native James Moore, and is lled to the brim with both swordplay and wordplay. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)
'UniSon' to Open This Month at Oregon Shakespeare Festival 'UniSon' to Open This Month at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Portland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Oregon Children's Theatre's ORPHANS Photo Flash: First Look at Oregon Children's Theatre's ORPHANS
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Portland

Suspenseful, bizarre, humorous, and intense! This Tony-nominated show tells the story of siblings - sensitive recluse, Phillip; and violent pickpocket, Treat. When Treat kidnaps a mysterious businessman, the tables are turned on the two siblings in a strange, hilarious, and moving way. (more...)
Milagro Announces Season 34 'Rise UP' Lineup Milagro Announces Season 34 'Rise UP' Lineup
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Portland

MILAGRO has announced the theme and productions of Season 34. Rise UP will be a passionate, narrative journey, rich in expression and consequence, exploring the power of the human spirit to overcome threats to life, identity, status, hope, and justice. (more...)
Theatre Vertigo Presents Rob Handel's A MAZE Theatre Vertigo Presents Rob Handel's A MAZE
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Portland

There are two kinds of mazes: the kind where you try to get through and out the other side, and the kind where you try to get to the center. (more...)
GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell and Local Favorite Dana Green to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Armory GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell and Local Favorite Dana Green to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Portland

Silas Weir Mitchell and Dana Green star in Constellations - playwright Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse - opening at The Armory on May 19, with preview performances beginning May 13, and regular performances running through June 11. (more...)