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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Portland (more...)
Review Roundup: CONSTELLATIONS at The Armory Review Roundup: CONSTELLATIONS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 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...)
BWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland Playhouse BWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland Playhouse
by Krista Garver on May 26, 2017 in Portland

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, the last show in Portland Playhouse's season, explores all of the ways language (spoken, written, nonverbal, even the language of food) both serves and fails us when it comes to human relationships. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
Boog City Presents THE PORTABLE BOOG READER 10 Boog City Presents THE PORTABLE BOOG READER 10
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Portland

Boog City presents THE PORTABLE BOOG READER 10 Portland, Ore. and N.Y.C. Release Party on Sun., June 11, 1:00 p.m. at Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn. (more...)
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL: AN AMERICAN MYTH to Premiere at New York Musical Festival MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL: AN AMERICAN MYTH to Premiere at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Portland

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL: AN AMERICAN MYTH  is an official selection of New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) 2017 Next Link Project.  (more...)
BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Provides a Good Dose of Welcome Frivolity, at Artists Rep BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Provides a Good Dose of Welcome Frivolity, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver on May 24, 2017 in Portland

With its all-female cast and spectacular hats, Artists Reps production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is just a heck of a lot of fun. (more...)
OUTwright Festival Presents SORDID LIVES This Spring OUTwright Festival Presents SORDID LIVES This Spring
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Portland

OUTwright Festival stages Sordid Lives: a black comedy about white trash..., running now through June 11, 2017. (more...)
Triangle Productions Honors Female Playwrights with THE BROWN PAPER BAG SERIES Triangle Productions Honors Female Playwrights with THE BROWN PAPER BAG SERIES
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Portland

triangle productions! honors female playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance with an evening of readings from its Outreach program THE BROWN PAPER BAG SERIES. (more...)
Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Portland

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)
BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS: Love in Every Universe, at Portland Center Stage BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS: Love in Every Universe, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver on May 23, 2017 in Portland

Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS is a smart, occasionally funny, and ultimately devastating play about love in the multiverse. (more...)
Dramatists Guild of America Comments on 'VIRGINIA WOOLF?' Casting Controversy in Oregon Dramatists Guild of America Comments on 'VIRGINIA WOOLF?' Casting Controversy in Oregon
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Portland

Controversy erupted last week over the casting of a black actor in a Portland, Oregon, production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter was asked by the Albee estate to re-cast the role with a white actor. He refused, and the estate pulled the rights. The Dramatists Guild is aware of the recent casting controversy and has just released the following statement. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Portland (more...)
Photo Flash: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Artists Rep Photo Flash: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Portland

 For the final production of its 2016/17 season, Artists Repertory Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Resident Artist Michael Mendelson.  Previews run May 16 through May 19, the play opens May 20 and runs through June 11 on the Alder Stage. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
CONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The Armory CONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The Armory
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 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. Portland Center Stage at The Armory's Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct this multifaceted love story. Silas Weir Mitchell, who starred as the beloved Blutbad Monroe in NBC's six-season series Grimm, will play the beekeeper Roland. Dana Green, who was last seen at The Armory in Great Expectations and was also featured on Grimm as the Wesen Mabel Kurlon in season four, will play Roland's love interest, the physicist Marianne. (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Portland

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Portland

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of 'MST3K' to a city near you on the 'Watch Out for Snakes!' Tour. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Portland (more...)
Milagro Receives $27,500 in Grant Funding Milagro Receives $27,500 in Grant Funding
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Portland

On March 14, 2017, Milagro received a $5,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation to support Teatro Milagro's UNIDAD Arts Education residency program in Clatsop and Baker counties, in conjunction with the touring production of El Payaso. Started in 1957, the Ford Family Foundation makes grants to charities and governmental entities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. For more information, visit www.tfff.org (more...)
Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Portland

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Returns to Portland Center Stage Photo Flash: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Returns to Portland Center Stage
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Portland

Grammy-nominated artist Mona Golabek will return to Portland Center Stage at The Armory for a limited engagement of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, adapted and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport; A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. (more...)
Photo Flash: Oregon Children's Theatre presents PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: Oregon Children's Theatre presents PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Portland

You are what you eat in this sweet musical treat about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes that she turns completely pink from head to toe. Doctor's orders say to stick to green foods only, but Pinkalicious just can't resist her beloved cupcakes! Dancing doctors, Broadway-style ballads, and a blues-singing little brother frost this musical with sweet delight! (more...)
Green Show Performances Return to OSF 6/16 Green Show Performances Return to OSF 6/16
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Portland

Free outdoor entertainment returns to the newly renovated "Bricks" June 16 when DanceAbility International takes the Courtyard Stage as the first Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show performers of the season. The Green Show begins with the official opening of the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre and continues through October 15, six nights a week at 6:45 p.m. The full schedule of free performances by local, national and international acts is available here. (more...)
Disciplinary Artist Samantha Shay to Return to Portland with VASALISA Premiere Disciplinary Artist Samantha Shay to Return to Portland with VASALISA Premiere
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Portland

World-renowned artist Marina Abramovic mentored one of her pieces, Of Light. One year after Bjork attended that same performance and after creating such an impact, Bjork listed her as one of her artistic inspirations in The Guardian. And now, after having performed internationally and received endorsements from such art geniuses, theater producer and director Samantha Shay returns to Portland with a new show 'Vasalisa', a raw folktale in collaboration with one of her spiritual mentors and localartist, teacher, and healer Gerri Ravyn Stanfield. (more...)