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Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
May 24, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow."
PLANET CONNECTIONS Changes the Landscape of New York Theater
May 2, 2017
Are you connected? Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year.
Shaina Taub's AS YOU LIKE IT Musical Adaptation to Bring Friends, Feuds and Romance to Public Works This Fall
Apr 19, 2017
The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Laurie Woolery, AS YOU LIKE IT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside equity actors. Now in its fifth season, this unforgettable Public Works musical adaptation about chance encounters and self-discovery, will run for five nights for free, September 1-5, at the Delacorte Theater.
Mobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT to Run for Free This Spring at The Public
Apr 17, 2017
The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's TWELFTH NIGHT on Monday, April 24. Directed by Saheem Ali, the sit-down run of Twelfth Night follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts.
TheatreWorks Brings Vegas to the Bay with BEDAZZLED Spring Fundraiser 5/20
Apr 12, 2017
For one night only TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's rehearsal space will shimmer with the glow of the Vegas strip as theatre supporters will be dazzled by its own version of this party hotspot. Incorporating all that Las Vegas has to offer from one-of-a-kind shopping, to luxurious food, fabulous entertainment, and a touch of Lady Luck, BeDazzled participants can savor America's Playground without the hassle of waiting for an available gaming table, flagging down a bartender, or boarding a plane. Food, drinks, auctions, and entertainment await on this special night, when what happens in Vegas stays on the Peninsula.  For tickets ($185-$350 for individuals and $3,000 to $5,000 for VIP lounges) visit https://theatreworks.org/special-events/bedazzled/ or call (650) 463-7112.
Theater Works Closes Season with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Apr 7, 2017
Theater Works presents the musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress on stage April 28 - May 14, 2017 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. "If you thought you knew the story of the Princess and the Pea you are in for a walloping surprise." Did you know, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again!
Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
Apr 5, 2017
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960.
BWW Interview: Sharda Harrison, Founder of Pink Gajah Theatre, Singapore
Mar 30, 2017
Miss Sharda Harrison is a local theatre performer and arts educator in Singapore. She graduated with a B.A (Hons) in Acting from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2009. Since then she has performed in a spectrum of theatre shows in Singapore as well as internationally. Sharda founded Pink Gajah Theatre in 2013. She uses Pink Gajah as a platform to showcase arts focused on social and environmental activism. In addition, she also runs an education wing which focuses on bringing movement, drama and balance to children, teenagers and adults. Miss Harrison's latest work, Temuan, a one woman piece starring herself, recently premiered at the prestigious Perth Fringe Festival in January 2017.
Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PAC
Mar 27, 2017
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 am. In their 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences -- bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States -- Pushcart continues their residency in the beautifully appointed historic theater in Rahway.
Theater Works Closes PuppetWorks Season With a Blacklight Under Sea Adventure
Mar 22, 2017
Theater Works concludes the 2016-17 PuppetWorks season with a revival of last season's underwater blacklight adventure SEA OF IMAGINATION.  Sammy the star falls from the sky and lands under the sea. His underwater adventures take him places he's never been and he meets new sea creatures. On his quest, he discovers that home is where the heart is. PuppetWorks Productions are performed in the black light style of puppetry causing the puppets, scenery and even the audience to glow. SEA OF IMAGINATION is on the Gyder stage with performances at 10:30am and noon on April 8, 15 and 22.
Sammy the Star Returns to PuppetWorks This April
Mar 20, 2017
PuppetWorks returns with the popular show Sea of Imagination April 8, 15 & 22. Sammy the star falls from the sky and lands far under the sea. Join him on his underwater adventure to discover that home is where the heart is.
Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere Stages
Mar 8, 2017
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at various locations this month throughout New Jersey as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's 20th Annual Stages Festival. Every March, The Stages Festival offers free and discounted performances, workshops, play readings, and behind-the-scenes events for all ages. Events are presented by professional Equity theatres; some take place at their theatres, and some take place in libraries, community centers, performing arts houses, senior centers and more.
TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
Mar 2, 2017
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York.
Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
Feb 13, 2017
Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali.
BWW Review: Encores!'s BIG RIVER Matches Mark Twain's Humor With Roger Miller's Melodies
Feb 12, 2017
One would assume that Mark Twain would have been amused that his 1884 novel condemning America's history of enslavement of Africans, 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' has occasionally been condemned itself as racist literature for its realistic use of a certain slur.
Pushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PAC
Feb 8, 2017
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup…and other stories" at 10:30 am today, February 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway NJ.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road! WIZARD OF OZ Skips Into Jersey City
Feb 6, 2017
Beginning February 12, families can follow the Yellow Brick Road in Jersey City.
BWW Interviews: TheaterWorks' Chris Hamby on SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE... Et Cetera
Feb 6, 2017
I am thrilled with how the production looks and sounds so far. We have a great team at the helm with Phillip Fazio and Steve Hilderbrand. These two have created some of the biggest hits at Theater Works in past few seasons. I think Phillip is a brilliant director and am always excited to see what he brings to life with a production. Steve Hilderbrand, is a foremost Sondheim enthusiast and I feel blessed to have such a well versed music director for this project. The design team is creating something quite unique and appropriate for our production.
Theatre Works Takes on Art Masterpiece in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Jan 29, 2017
Theater Works presents Stephen Sondheim's musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, a stunning masterpiece opening February 17, 2017. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George merges past and present, offering beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his modern heirs won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will be on stage in the Gyder Theater February 17 - March 5, 2017.
Imani Uzuri's LOVE STORY: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOSS AND RESILIENCE to Tour the Boroughs
Jan 17, 2017
Joe's Pub at The Public and The Public Theater's Mobile Unit present Imani Uzuri's Love Story: Songs of Laughter, Loss and Resilience, a concert of the composer's own music, as part of the programs' collaborative series, In Transit.

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