THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON Set for Ocean State Theatre, Today
(5/23/2015) - Ocean State Theatre Company has announced the second and final performance of OSTC's 2014-15 OSTeenCo. The company, which was created to provide an opportunity for teen actors to benefit from a professional theatre experience and performed Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, as part of OSTC's Family Fun Fest earlier this year, returns to the stage to perform The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon for one performance only today, March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am.
THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON Set for Ocean State Theatre, 5/23
(5/20/2015) - Ocean State Theatre Company has announced the second and final performance of OSTC's 2014-15 OSTeenCo. The company, which was created to provide an opportunity for teen actors to benefit from a professional theatre experience and performed Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, as part of OSTC's Family Fun Fest earlier this year, returns to the stage to perform The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon for one performance only on Saturday, March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am.
UPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement Released
(5/19/2015) - BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Phantom will soon return to America in the continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical. Love Never Dies is set to tour North America in 2017. This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. A German production is also set to open in Hamburg this fall.
Casting has not yet been announced.
BWW Reviews: Monsters Among Us at Mixed Magic Theatre's FRANKENSTEIN
(5/18/2015) - There is a very famous episode of the classic TV show The Twilight Zone called 'The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.' The episode dramatizes the concepts of how and why people might in fact turn into monsters. It demands that the viewer ask 'who are the real monsters?' and 'is it us?' These sorts of questions about monsters and how they are created have been around for many years. One of the most famous, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is now receiving a new and fascinating adaptation at Mixed Magic Theatre.
BWW Reviews: Family Dysfunction Brought to Life in Epic Theatre's ABSALOM
(5/18/2015) - Family dynamics and dysfunction are well-worn territory for writers, artists, singers and all other creative types. Themes that run through family dramas are among the most universal themes a writer can employ. They are the stories that we all experience, instantly recognizable and relatable. In her play Absalom, now being presented by EPIC Theatre Company, Zoe Kazan mines these stories and universal human experiences for a tale that is all too familiar, for better or worse.
Providence Mayor & FirstWorks Set PVD FESTIVAL Artist Lineup
(5/14/2015) - Today, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and FirstWorks Executive Artistic Director Kathleen Pletcher announced the artist roster of the PROVIDENCE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL set for June 13th, 2015, with extended events taking place June 11th-14th. In this first-ever signature event, arts and culture stage a friendly takeover of the city with 500 artists, 30 public art installations, 15 stages, 18 participating venues, 6 outdoor bars, 3 jaw dropping spectacles, and much more. The dramatic scale and scope of this marquee Festival in the 'Creative Capital' of Rhode Island is due to the public-private partnership forged between the City's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and FirstWorks, a Providence-based non-profit organization dedicated to building community through the arts. Festival lead sponsors include the National Endowment for the Arts, Providence Tourism Council, the Rhode Island Foundation, along with key support from IGT (formerly GTECH), and The Avenue Concept. All main Festival events are free and open to the public.
BWW Reviews: 2nd Story Offers Very ENTERTAINING MR. SLOAN
(5/14/2015) - ENTERTAING MR. SLOAN by Joe Orton, the latest entry in the grim comedy sweepstakes currently going on at 2nd Story Theater in Warren, is a funny plays made with gruesome ingredients. When the audience takes its seat, it is greeted by Trevor Elliot's set--a simple, orderly middle class living room, which suggests nothing of the chaos soon to take place. Like the characters Orton created in 1964, the set is not what it first appears to be: what the audience cannot see is that the orderly living room is in a house at the edge of a dump.
Amiee Turner and Chris Swan to Star in OSTC's GYPSY This Summer
(5/12/2015) - Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who made her Ocean State Theatre debut as the lone female writer, Carol Wyman, in last season's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and audience favorite Christopher Swan, who received rave reviews for his portrayal as the King in OSTC's Inaugural production of The King and I, will be starring opposite one another as Rose and Herbie in OSTC's upcoming summer production of the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy.