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BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Showcases Three Minimalist Masterpieces in 'Balanchine Black & White I'BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Showcases Three Minimalist Masterpieces in 'Balanchine Black & White I'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 6, 2015

The spring 2015 season of the New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center boasts not one but two programs featuring George Balanchine's minimalist masterpieces that are affectionately referred to as the "leotard ballets" by dancers and devotees alike. On the evening of May 1st, "Balanchine Black & White 1" proved once again that plotless ballets stripped of elaborate sets and costumes do indeed achieve Mr. B's goal of focusing on the movement and the music. What is so remarkable is that each of the three works on the bill, all of them with the dancers in practice clothes, is uniquely compelling. This feast of Mr. B's earliest neoclassical creations holds the audience in thrall from start to finish without ever becoming repetitious. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Fine Arts Center Gala, New TV Series PUBLIC MORALS, Williamstown Premiere Of PARADISE BLUE & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Fine Arts Center Gala, New TV Series PUBLIC MORALS, Williamstown Premiere Of PARADISE BLUE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning actor, playwright and director all about his many current and upcoming endeavors, the charismatic and versatile Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Besides working on both sides of the Footlights as an actor and director, Hudson also has several film and television projects in the ether and recently released - among them, 2015 Academy Award-winning film SELMA, a new TV series executive produced by Stephen Spielberg titled PUBLIC MORALS, a brand new follow-up to his acclaimed multi-award-winning play LACKAWANNA BLUES and more. Most importantly, Hudson shares details about presenting a special award to Phylicia Rashad at the Global Concepts Charter High School's Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center later this week and what the award signifies. Furthermore, Hudson reflects on his iconic collaborations with legendary playwright August Wilson and his ongoing work in keeping the legacy of Wilson's work alive through star-studded live performances of his many notable plays, including last year's unprecedented presentation of all 10 plays in Wilson's canonical century cycle. All of that and much, much more in this chat with a highly respected multimedia notable. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/31/2015Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/31/2015
by BWW - May 31, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/31/2015 for Louisville (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This JulyCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens on Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th , and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd , at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor/Singer BILL A. JONES Knocks 'Em Dead at the E-Spot LoungeBWW Reviews: Actor/Singer BILL A. JONES Knocks 'Em Dead at the E-Spot Lounge
by Don Grigware - May 26, 2015

On Saturday May 23 actor/singer Bill A. Jones, known to thousands of cheering fans as Rod Remington of Fox TV's Glee, brought his one-man show Frank, Bobby & Me to the E-Spot Lounge at Vitello's in Studio City. This man is not only handsome with an affable charm onstage, but can truly sing these old standards with a smooth delivery and the fine easy-going style that they deserve. The packed SRO crowd would surely agree. Backed by three stellar musicians, musical director Paul McDonald at the keys, Steve Pemberton on drums and Kurt Smith on bass - known as Paul McDonald the A Players - for 90 minutes the 'joint was really jumpin' '. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted ChapinBWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted Chapin
by National Theater Institute - May 26, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES, we hear from Ted Chapin (NTI Fall '70) who called his semester-away at NTI an 'extraordinary' 'experimental off-campus theater program.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/24/2015Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/24/2015
by BWW - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/24/2015 for Louisville (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

STUPID SONGS Set for Hollywood Fringe FestivalSTUPID SONGS Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Directed by Keri Safran, with Musical Direction by Dan Wessels, the Stupid Songs Troupe has been performing to packed houses at venues like Rockwell Table & Stage, The Groundlings, Miles Memorial Playhouse, et al, and is thrilled to bring their brand of funny to the Fringe. Most of the performers met while training at The Groundlings Comedy Theatre & School, and will be performing funny songs & parodies they have written, plus a few gems from up-and-coming composers. The band members also play regularly for Lost Moon Radio & Thirty Minute Musicals. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Welcomes Maureen O'Boyle Feldman as New Director of DevelopmentCabrillo Music Theatre Welcomes Maureen O'Boyle Feldman as New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre is proud to announce the newest member of the Cabrillo Family, as Maureen O'Boyle Feldman joins the team to serve as Director of Development. Ms. Feldman will oversee fundraising and sponsorship for Cabrillo Music Theatre, and will report directly to Cabrillo's Board of Directors. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Jeremy Duncan Pape and WOYZECK, FJFBWW Interviews: Jeremy Duncan Pape and WOYZECK, FJF
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 6, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Jeremy Duncan Pape about his career and Woyzeck, FJF that will be on stage at the New Ohio Theatre though March 21st. (more...)

Review Roundup: FISH IN THE DARK Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: FISH IN THE DARK Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE KISS, DOGFIGHT & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonSTAGE KISS, DOGFIGHT & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano announced selections today for the 2015-2016 Mainstage season. Three additional world premieres will be announced soon as part of their Sandbox Series of new plays. (more...)

Lucie Jones, Georgina Hagen to Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Next MonthLucie Jones, Georgina Hagen to Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Garry Lake and Jon Smith are delighted to announce that LIKE ME will be showcased at Waterloo East Theatre on Saturday 11th April at 2pm (£5 in advance from Box Office). This new musical comedy will star X-Factor Finalist and West End actress LUCIE JONES and TV and West End actress GEORGINA HAGEN. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Star in KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, Begin. TodayLarry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Star in KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Performances begin tonight, Friday, March 20 and run through Sunday, April 12. Press night is scheduled for Opening Night Friday, March 27. Appropriate for ages 17 +. As a concert production, there will be no live nudity, though documentary photographs of the original production will be projected. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tim Draxl presents a moving tribute to a talent lost too soon in FREEWAY – THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY.BWW Reviews: Tim Draxl presents a moving tribute to a talent lost too soon in FREEWAY – THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY.
by Jade Kops - Mar 19, 2015

Tim Draxl returns to the Cabaret Stage and reprises his beautiful tribute FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY with care and detail. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Extends ERIKRising Sun Performance Company Extends ERIK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Coming off their critically acclaimed, award winning production of DONKEY at Planet Connections Theatre Festival last year, frequent collaborators Rising Sun Performance Company & John Patrick Bray return with the world premiere of Bray's latest work 'ERIK'. Originally developed through readings with End Times Productions and Rising Sun Performance Company, Jerrod Bogard continues on with the project as director. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, Now thru 3/22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Patti LuPone Talks SHOWS FOR DAYS, Favorite Performers & MorePatti LuPone Talks SHOWS FOR DAYS, Favorite Performers & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 9, 2015

Patti LuPone is back on Broadway! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Launch CORNERSTONE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNCabrillo Music Theatre to Launch CORNERSTONE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Director of Development Maureen O'Boyle Feldman and Artistic Director Lewis Wilkenfeld proudly announce Cabrillo Music Theatre's first-ever Annual Campaign. Dubbed the CABRILLO CORNERSTONE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN, this drive will roll out over the next three months, culminating in a grand concert fundraiser that will become the 'place to be' for entertainment and support for the community. Along the way will be numerous events surrounding Cabrillo's summer production of OKLAHOMA!, plus the return of one of Cabrillo's most popular and successful events, the Cabrillo Dance Marathon. The CABRILLO CORNERSTONE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN takes place at various locations in Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas between now and August 29th, 2015. (more...)

54 Below to Raise a Glass to US Supreme Court Decision with PRIDE NIGHT Party54 Below to Raise a Glass to US Supreme Court Decision with PRIDE NIGHT Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club applauds The United States Supreme Court on today's historic decision. In the three years since its opening, 54 Below has become a favorite venue for the LGBT community on both sides of the Footlights, hosting numerous, LGBT-themed artists and performances, fundraisers, same-sex weddings, and even events to shine a spotlight on same-sex couples from states that had previously not recognized the rights of these couples to marry. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Still Impressive After All These YearsBWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Still Impressive After All These Years
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 23, 2015

Spectacle wins out in Cameron Mackintosh's latest tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Less reinvented than it is repackaged, the crowning glory of this production is its lavish costumes and sets (by Paul Brown and Maria Bjornson respectively), and the lush sounds of its 17-member orchestra (under the direction of Richard Carsey). (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, Now thru 7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run tonight, June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Preview: La Vie En Rose at the SB FRENCH FESTIVALBWW Preview: La Vie En Rose at the SB FRENCH FESTIVAL
by Maggie Yates - Jul 8, 2015

The French Festival means Absinthe in flasks at the thigh of your stocking, champagne flutes and big hats with tri-color garnish, and bushels of lavender large enough to spill out of barrels-and, le piece de resistance: the corset-clad, curly-haired, high-kicking can-can ladies of the annual French Festival Drag Review. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's CINDERELLABWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's CINDERELLA
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 6, 2015

When the Sadler's Wells (now the Royal Ballet) first performed "Cinderella" on its triumphant 1949 debut performance at the old Metropolitan Opera, John Martin, the eminent New York Times dance critic, was not engrossed. He wrote that it was difficult to be enthusiastic about it, but "if it were stripped of all its dead wood, both musical and choreographic, it would run considerably less than the two and a half hours it now undertakes to fill." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kentucky - Week of 7/05/2015Now Playing Onstage in Kentucky - Week of 7/05/2015
by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/05/2015 for Kentucky (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kentucky - Week of 7/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Kentucky - Week of 7/19/2015
by BWW - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/19/2015 for Kentucky (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Begins at TOPAC TodayCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Begins at TOPAC Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens tonight, Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th, and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next MonthTony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Julie Halston & Elizabeth Ashley Set for THEATER TALK This WeekendJulie Halston & Elizabeth Ashley Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK features two actresses giving broad, touching performances in the revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You - Elizabeth Ashley (as Russian Countess Olga Katrina, reduced to serving tables) and Julie Halston (as alcoholic actress Gay Wellington) - talking about their run in the play, continuing through Feb. 22 at the Longacre Theatre, and the sheer enjoyment they have being in a classic American comedy that brings gales of laughter over the Footlights. They also share tips on playing comedy and the Zen of applying stage makeup. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NITA WHITAKER: ALL THAT MATTERS Sparkles at Sterling'sBWW Reviews: NITA WHITAKER: ALL THAT MATTERS Sparkles at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Jan 20, 2015

On Sunday evening January 18 the beautiful songstress Nita Whitaker brought her inimitable style and warmth to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in a new show entitled All That Matters. Backed by musical director Nelson Kole at the piano and a three-piece combo, Whitaker spoke of the value of love and sang about it via a precious collection of songs both old and new. On hand were her two daughters Elyse and Skye LaFontaine, who joined their mother in a few of her original compositions. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens TonightWalnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 continues its season with David Mamet's comedy A Life in the Theatre. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the fifth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. A Life in the Theatre opens in Philadelphia tonight, January 15th and runs through February 1st in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Host Annual Spring Benefit in AprilLight Opera Works to Host Annual Spring Benefit in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Light Opera Works will host its annual spring benefit, 'A Salute to Movie Musicals,' at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois, celebrating the 35th year of the company. Proceeds will benefit Light Opera Works programming, including the 2015 season, the Musical Theater Summer Workshop, student half-price tickets and Family Talk Backs. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King LearBWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 23, 2015

Didn't get to Canada last year to see Feore play Lear? No problem, catch it in the cinema as the Stratford Festival launches film releases of its stage shows. (more...)

A Broken Umbrella Theatre's SEEN CHANGE! Continues thru Next Week at the Shubert TheatreA Broken Umbrella Theatre's SEEN CHANGE! Continues thru Next Week at the Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

New Haven's acclaimed A Broken Umbrella Theatre debuts its newest work, SEEN CHANGE!, at the Shubert Theatre in honor of the legendary theatre's 100th Anniversary. SEEN CHANGE! made its World Premiere at the Shubert on Thursday, February 19, with performances following tonight, Feb. 20 and Wednesday thru Saturday, February 25-28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MACDEATH by Cindy BrownBWW Reviews: MACDEATH by Cindy Brown
by Michael T. Mooney - Feb 2, 2015

Ask a theater lover what kind of music they like, and they will invariable say Sondheim or Andrew Lloyd Webber. Ask what they do for fun, and the answer will usually involve tickets to a play. Anyone who recognizes themselves as 'born in a trunk' will want to add Cindy Brown's new mystery novel, MACDEATH, to their reading list. As the title suggests, the light-hearted mystery thriller takes on the venerable Scottish play and the superstitions surrounding the time-worn tragedy. The book is billed as an 'Ivy Meadows Mystery' - the first of a series. Ivy is something akin to a modern day Nancy Drew - an eager young actress turned sleuth in modern-day Phoenix, Arizona. (more...)

ERIK Begins at FRIGID NY TonightERIK Begins at FRIGID NY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

This Winter, Rising Sun Performance Company is pleased to announce that they will be presenting ERIK, directed by Jerrod Bogard, as part of the FRIGID New York. The Festival will take place February 19th through March 8th at the Kraine & Under St Marks Theatres. (more...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Performs with the Houston Symphony TonightTony Winner Bernadette Peters Performs with the Houston Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut tonight, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Host 'Let's Go Fly a Kite' Event 3/8 at Carpenter ParkCabrillo Music Theatre to Host 'Let's Go Fly a Kite' Event 3/8 at Carpenter Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Family and Community combine with the arts when Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates their upcoming production of MARY POPPINS with LET'S GO FLY A KITE! Inspired by a key moment in the movie and stage versions of the show, LET'S GO FLY A KITE allows families (and individuals, too) to build and fly their own kites, learn crafts from local artists, and, most importantly, gather together as a community with city officials, community leaders and local businesses for a free afternoon of music, food and fun. LET'S GO FLY A KITE takes place on Sunday, March 8th, 2015, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, in Carpenter Park, directly outside Cabrillo Music Theatre's home venue, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Unspoken Acts to Receive DGA Footlights Reading, 4/10Unspoken Acts to Receive DGA Footlights Reading, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

A new play by acclaimed playwright Coni Koepfinger will receive a developmental reading at the Dramatist Guild of America's Friday Night Footlights Reading Series on April 10, 2015. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Strange Bedfellows Jacqui Dark & Kanen Breen to Bring UNDER THE COVERS to Adelaide, SydneyStrange Bedfellows Jacqui Dark & Kanen Breen to Bring UNDER THE COVERS to Adelaide, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award winners Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen detonate across the Footlights as the Strange Bedfellows, in a debauched and greasepaint-spattered riot of musical abandon, courageously accompanied by musical director Daryl Wallis. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes MitchellLincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Lincoln Center Education announces "A Conversation With Brian Stokes Mitchell," a new event in its Next Stage series which explores the role of education in an artist's creative and commercial work. Equally comfortable in front of TV cameras, a symphony orchestra, and Broadway Footlights, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins moderator Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein in the intimate Clark Studio Theater for a candid conversation about his career and the importance of arts education in his work. (more...)

Lucie Jones, Georgina Hagen Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East TodayLucie Jones, Georgina Hagen Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Garry Lake and Jon Smith are delighted to announce that LIKE ME will be showcased at Waterloo East Theatre today 11th April at 2pm (£5 in advance from Box Office). This new musical comedy will star X-Factor Finalist and West End actress LUCIE JONES and TV and West End actress GEORGINA HAGEN. (more...)

Unspoken Acts Receives DGA Footlights Reading TonightUnspoken Acts Receives DGA Footlights Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

A new play by acclaimed playwright Coni Koepfinger will receive a developmental reading at the Dramatist Guild of America's Friday Night Footlights Reading Series tonight, April 10, 2015. (more...)

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