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Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to kick-off its 16th season with the 12th year of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, conceived and written by Chicago Public School students, adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members and directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan. Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the weekly collection of short sketches are equally entertaining for both adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote - so no two shows are ever the same. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/08/2013
by BWW - Sep 8, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/08/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Return This Fall, 9/9-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

Barrel of Monkeys will kick off its 16th season with the 12th year of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, conceived and written by Chicago Public School students, adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members and directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan. Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the weekly collection of short sketches are equally entertaining for both adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote - so no two shows are ever the same. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/08/2013
by BWW - Sep 8, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/08/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Center Stage to Present BACKSTAGE @ CENTER STAGE and THE CONTAINER at Baltimore Book Festival, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Baltimore Book Festival arrives in Mount Vernon on September 27, and Center Stage will participate all weekend long. On Saturday, September 28, the Theater will once again open its doors during the festival for Backstage @ Center Stage. Families can join Center Stage staff, artists, and volunteers for the annual, free open house that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Center Stage - Groucho is Full of Gusto
by Charles Shubow - Sep 23, 2013

The histrionics of the amazing Marx Brothers are brought back to life with Bruce Randolph Nelson playing Groucho. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bruce Randolph Nelson, Jonathan Brody, Brad Aldous & More in ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Center Stage officially kicks off the 2013-14 Season with Animal Crackers, the classic toe-tapping, knee-slapping Marx Brothers musical. Under the direction of BJ Jones, Animal Crackers will run through October 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/22/2013
by BWW - Sep 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/22/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory and More Join Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Ragtime, the sweeping musical which will kick off The Rep's 2013/14 60th Anniversary Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Center Stage's ANIMAL CRACKERS Is Right on the Marx
by Daniel Collins - Sep 16, 2013

It's 'Hooray for Captain Spaulding, The African Explorer!' and hooray for the entire cast of Animal Crackers who pay (and play) fitting homage to the Brothers Marx in this comedy music production at Baltimore's Center Stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/15/2013
by BWW - Sep 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/15/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Center Stage's ANIMAL CRACKERS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Tonight Center Stage officially kicks off the 2013-14 Season with the Opening Night of Animal Crackers, the classic toe-tapping, knee-slapping Marx Brothers musical. Under the direction of BJ Jones, Animal Crackers will run through October 13. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/01/2013
by BWW - Sep 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/01/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Everyman Theatre Extends RED Through 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce that an extra week of performances will be added to its production of the Tony Award-winning play, Red. The production will now run from November 6th through December 8th. The production features City Paper Best Actor Bruce Randolph Nelson as artist Mark Rothko and international performer Eric Berryman as his apprentice, Ken. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

BWW Reviews: Backstage @ Center Stage 2013
by Charles Shubow - Oct 3, 2013

Center Stage open house includes a Q and A with the cast of Animal Crackers cast and a sneak preview of the next play DANCE OF THE HOLY GHOSTS. (more...)

Jeremy Benton and More to Star in WHITE CHRISTMAS at Westchester Broadway Theatre, 11/7-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, based upon the Paramount Pictures film, featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by David Ives & Paul Blake, and directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner with musical direction by Andrew Smithson. The show runs November 7, 2013 - January 12, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Oct 12 - KINKY BOOTS Honors SOUL DOCTOR's Last Weekend on Broadway and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of SOUL DOCTOR, KINKY BOOTS, Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at Paper Mill, THE JUNGLE BOOK at Huntington, TOP HAT in the West End, THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS in Manila, Philippines, the national tours of ELVIS LIVES and HELLO, DOLLY! and more! (more...)

Jeremy Benton and More Star in WHITE CHRISTMAS at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, based upon the Paramount Pictures film, featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by David Ives & Paul Blake, and directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner with musical direction by Andrew Smithson. The show runs tonight, November 7, 2013 - January 12, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to join them by the imaginary hearth and celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL, featuring a festive array of holiday-themed favorites like Santa and Taco Bell, The Crazy Reindeer, Snowmen From Pluto, Santa's Mean Day and many more - all conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Post-Thanksgiving BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update 11/29 - Drown Catching Up to Knowlton!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Baltimore! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RED at Everyman Theatre - A Riveting Drama
by Charles Shubow - Nov 26, 2013

Bruce Randolph Nelson and Eric Berryman star in powerful play about artist Mark Rothko. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update 11/22 - Nelson, DeJulio in a Dead Tie!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Voting is now underway for Baltimore! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 9, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter is currently in previews on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street), following a critically acclaimed, sold-out World Premiere in San Francisco. An official opening night set for Sunday, January 12, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

American Classic's CHIC AND DELISHIOUS Set for Hampshire House, 2/28 & 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

American Classics presents Chic and Delishious A Culinary Cabaret on Feb. 28 and March 2 at 6:00pm at The Hampshire House. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys to Spring Into THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, 4/7-5/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to spring into THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, the newest iteration of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue, directed by Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from April 7 - May 12, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Shubow's Picks for Baltimore/Washington's Best Theater of 2013
by Charles Shubow - Jan 15, 2014

2013 was an incredible year of theater! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Opens Tonight - Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 12, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter opens TONIGHT at the Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. Below - meet the cast! (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

Maude Maggart Releases New Album, Set for Series of Shows at Cafe Carlyle, 2/25-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

MAUDE MAGGART - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as 'singular and arresting' by the New York Times, 'wonderful' by Business Week and 'ingenious' by the Village Voice - will make her debut at the Cafe Carlyle with a special engagement from February 25 to March 1. Her new show 'The Door Opened' will feature numbers by golden-age songwriters Irving Berlin ('I Used To Be Color Blind'), Harry Warren ('Serenade In Blue') and Dorothy Fields ('Blue Again'), in addition to rarely-heard songbook gems including 'Why Am I So Romantic?' (introduced in the legendary Marx Brothers film Animal Crackers) and 'I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful' (performed by Maude's grandmother). The evening will feature Music Director John Boswell on piano. She will preview the Carlyle run with two performances at the Gardenia in Los Angeles on February 14 and 15. (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys to Present THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BEHIND THE [MONKEY] MUSIC, 3/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Barrel of Monkeys will present THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Behind the [Monkey] Music, an all-musical revue featuring a full evening of student stories adapted into songs by Barrel of Monkeys talented team of composers, co-directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan, Company Member Erick Deshaun Dorris and Musical Director Gwen Tulin. This first-ever Behind the [Monkey] Music retrospective will include live interviews with composers who will discuss adaptation anecdotes and onstage antics that have become the signature delight of That's Weird, Grandma. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 2014 Season with THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Artistic Director Bill Rauch recently announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2014 playbill. (more...)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Perform A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD at Brooklyn Center, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring vocalist Deloris King Williams,on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to join them by the imaginary hearth and celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL, featuring a festive array of holiday-themed favorites like Santa and Taco Bell, The Crazy Reindeer, Snowmen From Pluto, Santa's Mean Day and many more - all conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update 12/6 - Knowlton Catching Drown!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Baltimore! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jessica Vacarro Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Baltimore! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Baltimore Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Shane Lowry Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Baltimore! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Baltimore Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - Stephen Nachamie Leads Choreography!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Baltimore! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Donald Corren Stars in JUDGMENT DAY Premiere at FringeNYC, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

RareMedia Productions has announced the world premiere of Judgment Day, a new comedy by Maria S. Schlatter, starring Donald Corren (Souvenir, Old Jews Telling Jokes) whom The New York Times calls 'a chameleonic wonder' as part of this summer's New York International Fringe Festival. Performances begin tonight, August 9th (playing through August 25th) at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). Michael Schwartz directs. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's BLOOD PLAY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced the opening of the seventh and final production of the 2013 season: Blood Play, the smash hit by the Obie Award-winning company The Debate Society, opens tonight on the Nikos Stage and plays through August 18, following tonight's preview performance. (more...)

Hannah Bos, Michael Cyril Creighton and More Star in Williamstown Theatre Festival's BLOOD PLAY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the full cast and creative team for the last production of the 2013 season: Blood Play, the smash hit by The Debate Society will be presented on the Nikos Stage from tonight, August 7 - 18, 2013 (opening Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m.). (more...)

Bruce Nelson, Brad Aldous & More to Lead Center Stage's ANIMAL CRACKERS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Rehearsals began Tuesday for Animal Crackers, the first production of Center Stage's 2013-14 Season. This classic American musical comedy is set to feature City Paper Best Actor Bruce Nelson as Groucho Marx playing the ineffable Captain Spaulding. Under the direction of Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones-who previously directed Center Stage's smash production of A Skull in Connemara-Animal Crackers begins previews on September 4 and runs through October 13. (more...)

Tickets for Denver Center Theatre Company's 2013-14 Season On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

The Denver Center Theatre Company will begin selling single tickets to the upcoming 2013/14 season today, August 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Opening Tonight at WTF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announces the opening of the sixth production of the 2013 Main Stage season: The World Premiere musical, The Bridges of Madison County, opens tonight and plays on the Main Stage through August 18, following preview performances that began August 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Williamstown Theatre Festival Staff 'Lip Dubs' Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now'
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2013

In honor of the conclusion of the 2013 Williamstown Theatre Festival, the staff, including interns, apprentices, and more crafted an elaborate 'Lip Dup' to the tune of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now.' Check it out below! (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Return This Fall, 9/9-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Barrel of Monkeys will kick off its 16th season with the 12th year of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, conceived and written by Chicago Public School students, adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members and directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan. Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the weekly collection of short sketches are equally entertaining for both adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote - so no two shows are ever the same. (more...)

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