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BWW Reviews: Austin Opera's Star-Crossed Lovers Shine in ROMEO & JULIETBWW Reviews: Austin Opera's Star-Crossed Lovers Shine in ROMEO & JULIET
by Michelle Hache - Jan 31, 2015

Without a doubt, Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET is one of Austin Opera's finest productions, and they have assembled a cast of the highest caliber. Paired with a gorgeous set, costumes and staging, this is not a production that one would want to miss. 'If music be the food of love, play on.' (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Debuts HAMLYNFells Point Corner Theatre Debuts HAMLYN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

In the search for truth, whom do you trust? Hamlyn is a beautiful city that glitters by day-but at night the rats emerge. A wealthy citizen is accused of buying sexual favors from a young, disadvantaged boy. However as the plot unravels, it becomes increasingly difficult to discover the reality of what actually happened in Hamlyn. (more...)

OSF Awarded $125K Grant for Lynn Nottage CommissionsOSF Awarded $125K Grant for Lynn Nottage Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The ?Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is the recipient of a generous grant of $125,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through the foundation's new Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative. The grant will support the production of playwright Lynn Nottage's Sweat and a future commission by Ms. Nottage. Sweat is commissioned through OSF's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and will premiere at OSF on August 2, 2015 and run through October 31. (more...)

NYC Litigator Launches New Book, DIY CONFLICT RESOLUTIONNYC Litigator Launches New Book, DIY CONFLICT RESOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

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Canada Water Culture Space Sets Spring LineupCanada Water Culture Space Sets Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Canada Water Culture Space is an intimate theatre tucked away behind the bookshelves of the Canada Water Library. Curated by the Albany, South East London's leading arts centre, this Spring Canada Water Culture Space presents a season bursting with theatre, comedy, music, and great family shows. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, January 28, 2015Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, January 28, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, January 28, 2015! (more...)

Disney Junior Announces February Programming HighlightsDisney Junior Announces February Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Disney Channel announces February 2014 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

BWW Recap: LOOKING Has a Top to Bottom SleepoverBWW Recap: LOOKING Has a Top to Bottom Sleepover
by Misha Davenport - Jan 25, 2015

Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and Kevin (Russell Tovey) play house for the weekend while Kevin's boyfriend is away, Dom (Murray Bartlett) joins rugby (but only for the showers), Augustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) continues to bear-crush on Eddie (Daniel Franzese) and Doris (Lauren Weedman) continues to lack any sense of a social filter. Let's take a glance back at this week's episode of LOOKING, 'Top to Bottom.' (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Street Playhouse's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at George Street Playhouse's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015. Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Lynn Nottage's RUINED to Play Everyman Theatre, 2/4-3/8Lynn Nottage's RUINED to Play Everyman Theatre, 2/4-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize winning drama Ruined by Lynn Nottage makes its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre this winter. The epic play features a cast of 17, led by Everyman Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula, who was seen last season as Vera Stark in Nottage's comedic drama By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. The production is directed by internationally acclaimed director Tazewell Thompson and will run from February 4th through March 8th. (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This SummerMTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock will begin previews Tuesday, June 2 and open Tuesday, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City CenterLeigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBOTony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Wednesday, February 4, 2015Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Wednesday, February 4, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 16, 2015

Get all the scoop on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 4, 2015! (more...)

Pacific Theatre Presents THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/27-3/21Pacific Theatre Presents THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/27-3/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

As the war ends, the struggle begins. The Civil War has come to a bloody end. On the eve of Passover, Caleb DeLeon (played by Giovanni Mocibob), a critically wounded Jewish Confederate soldier, returns to his Ruined home where two family slaves, wait. The three men are left to sort through the tangled history of slavery, race, and religion in Pacific Theatre's production of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Clare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle TheatreClare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the cast for her production of the world premiere of John Hollingworth's Multitudes - Clare Calbraith (Natalie), Navin Chowdhry (Kash), Salma Hoque (Khadira), Asif Khan (Julian/Shabir/Shafiq), Jacqueline King (Lyn), and Maya Sondhi(Rukhsana/Sam/Harpreet). (more...)

MTC's CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway TonightMTC's CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair;' BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opens on Broadway tonight, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

MTC's CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway TomorrowMTC's CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's "The Affair;" BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated "Luther"), opens on Broadway tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Recap: The GIRLS Are Back In Town for Season FourBWW Recap: The GIRLS Are Back In Town for Season Four
by Samantha Reichstein - Jan 11, 2015

Opening with a congratulatory dinner for Hannah's soon-to-be Iowa send-off, the same uncomfortable vibes from her parents form around the table, though this time Hannah handles it with a newfound poise and control. Wondering if all it took was an acceptance letter to prove herself to the world, we can't help but feel happy seeing Hannah content and collected. Of course Adam just has to show up late, proving from his thirty-second scene that change is far from him. Still making Hannah's parents uncomfortable, still bitching about his recent career choice of acting, and still unable to show his true feelings about really anything dealing with Hannah's success. (more...)

BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL is Great Show with a Spirit of ExcellenceBWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL is Great Show with a Spirit of Excellence
by Guest Blogger: Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 9, 2015

I want to applaud the theatre companies who pay homage to black playwrights. We're allowed to examine the psyche and social situations from the black perspective through these theatrical masterpieces. I had the pleasure of seeing The Pearl Theater's production of INTIMATE APPAREL written by Lynn Nottage, and I was moved by the seamless writing and performances by the cast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Women's Fate in War: RUINED at EverymanBWW Reviews: Women's Fate in War: RUINED at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 9, 2015

There is much more to the play than Mama's turn as a sort of Auntie Mame-of-the-Ituri-rainforest. It is also the unflinching story of how, in the words of Salima, men wage war "on [women's] bodies." Particularly in contemporary warfare rape is a form of combat, aimed at destroying societies. The scene in Act Two where Salima describes what happened to her is not only uncomfortable, it is a display of raw theatrical power and a tutorial about the mechanics of social destruction in the wake of rape. (more...)

BWW Recap: The GIRLS and Their Apologies (or Non-Apology-Apologies)BWW Recap: The GIRLS and Their Apologies (or Non-Apology-Apologies)
by Samantha Reichstein - Feb 8, 2015

This week's episode, “Cubbies”, highlights how each girl is functioning in her new, rather calm, role. Whether it be experiencing gruesome interviews, figuring out the romantic and platonic side of a duet partner, struggling to find true passion, or just being an honest, AA member; Shoshanna, Marnie, Hannah, and Jessa seem to be growing up (in their own way) and (surprisingly) accepting the plot twists. (more...)

SouthWest Rural Theatre Project to Bring Victorian Melodrama to Albuquerque, Santa FeSouthWest Rural Theatre Project to Bring Victorian Melodrama to Albuquerque, Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The SouthWest Rural Theatre Project (SWRTP) announces its newest original Melodrama, written and directed by Leslie Joy Coleman, I Do, I Do, Too-Doo or The Heart House Home for Gals, which will be presented at both Albuquerque and Santa Fe venues in March, 2015. (more...)

Felicia Fields, Chic Street Man & Sugaray Rayford to Star in Milwaukee Rep's LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES, 3/20-5/24Felicia Fields, Chic Street Man & Sugaray Rayford to Star in Milwaukee Rep's LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES, 3/20-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Award-winning, multi-talented performers, Felicia Fields, Chic Street Man and Sugaray Rayford, will be heating up The Rep's Stackner Cabaret this March in Low Down Dirty Blues. Audiences will forget about the cold weather when they come see these powerhouse entertainers belt out the blues. Directed by Randal Myler, the production is set to begin performances in The Rep's Stackner Cabaret March 20, 2015 and runs through May 24, 2015. Opening night is Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFEBWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfieldand directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City CenterStage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the company! (more...)

MOTHERS & SONS, THE UNDERSTUDY & More Set for Artists Rep's 2015-16 SeasonMOTHERS & SONS, THE UNDERSTUDY & More Set for Artists Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces an ambitious and stylistically diverse 2015/16 season of eight engaging plays. These selections emphasize Artists Rep's role as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company by offering five of the most acclaimed contemporary plays in recent years, alongside two magnificent mid-20th Century classics, and the World Premiere production of the Broadway-scale musical, Cuba Libre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with BRIGHT HALF LIFE at Women's Project TheaterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with BRIGHT HALF LIFE at Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Performances TonightMTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, begins performances tonight, February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, With Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim and More, Opens TonightMTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, With Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, began performances on February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Opening night for this co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre is tonight, February 24, 2015. (more...)

Tom Budge Replaces Robert Menzies in STC's ENDGAMETom Budge Replaces Robert Menzies in STC's ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Robert Menzies has withdrawn from Sydney Theatre Company's forthcoming production of Endgame by Samuel Beckett, for health reasons. Tom Budge has taken on the role of Clov. The production, also featuring Hugo Weaving, Sarah Peirse and Bruce Spence directed by Andrew Upton, is at Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay from 31 March to 9 May 2015 (Opening Night: Tuesday 7 April at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Reviews: END OF THE RAINBOW Falls Short at ICTBWW Reviews: END OF THE RAINBOW Falls Short at ICT
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2015

When I first heard that Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow, the story of the demise of Judy Garland during her gig in December, 1968 at Talk of the Town, London, was going to be produced at ICT, Long Beach, I remember thinking 'They'd better get a super dynamic actress. Not everyone can play Judy Garland!' Whether you believe that the events that happen onstage really did occur seems irrelevant in ICT's production; what is all wrong is the casting. Unfortunately, Gigi Bermingham, a fine actress/singer, just does not make the cut. Within five minutes of her first entrance, I saw a woman playing an actress/singer with emotional problems, but that woman might as well be herself; it is not Judy Garland. (more...)

Melissa James Gibson's PLACEBO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsMelissa James Gibson's PLACEBO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes &  Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFEPhoto Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes & Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

BWW Recap: Who's That Girl? 'Luther Braxton' Raises Questions on THE BLACKLISTBWW Recap: Who's That Girl? 'Luther Braxton' Raises Questions on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 2, 2015

After months off screen, THE BLACKLIST needed to come back with a bang. There's shooting and explosions aplenty in 'Luther Braxton' (No. 21), as well as Ron Perlman, but it's more likely the placement after the Super Bowl than the predictable moments that will give this a ratings bump – let's see the ratings for part two of the episode on Thursday night. (more...)

MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Performances TomorrowMTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW to Play Obsidian Art Space, 3/5-28WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW to Play Obsidian Art Space, 3/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Obsidian Art Space is proud to present the Regional Premiere of Monica Byrne's drama What Every Girl Should Know. The production begins March 5 and runs Thursdays*, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM through March 28, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, PETER PAN LIVE, GIGI & MoreBWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, PETER PAN LIVE, GIGI & More
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 19, 2015

BWW caught up with the busy artist just days before the 87th ACADEMY AWARDS airs live on February 22nd, to find out what's in store for this year's ceremony, and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on NBC's PETER PAN LIVE and more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 18th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 18, 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. An amazing weekend, with 'Tommy,' L5Y, Lippa and 'The Wild Party,' 'First Date' and 'Pride And Prejudice.' Now we have 'First Wives Club' and 'Let It Be,' plus our top ongoing shows: 'Sondheim On Sondheim,' 'WSS,' 'La Cage' and 'The Addams Family!' So much going on!!! (more...)

Bookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for ReadersBookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

For David Carr, the reporter, editor and media columnist who died last Thursday at age 58 after collapsing in the news room of his beloved New York Times, perhaps the biggest story of his career was his own story: in the 1980s, the talented journalist descended into crack addiction, alcoholism and 'mania' so severe that it Ruined much of his life and nearly killed him. (more...)

BWW Recap: Patti Murin Dives Deep into Five-Hours of THE BACHELORBWW Recap: Patti Murin Dives Deep into Five-Hours of THE BACHELOR
by Patti Murin - Feb 17, 2015

Hey Bachelor fans! I'm so sorry for missing last week (for all three of you who read this religiously; Hi Mom! Mom? You there?), but I was busy traveling across the country to the home base of 'The Bachelor,' Los Angeles! As it turns out, it's a damn good thing I couldn't recap, because this week we get a whopping FIVE HOURS of The Bachelor-related programming, and my brain needed the rest before this circus. Here. We. Go. (more...)

Introducing TOB Cable, Faster Charging, Faster Data Transfer, HD Video And Premium Audio In One CableIntroducing TOB Cable, Faster Charging, Faster Data Transfer, HD Video And Premium Audio In One Cable
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

CLARKFIELD, Minn., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Janulus is proud to Introduce TOB cable. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/janulus/tob-cable-one-cable-for-everything (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ten Thousand Things' Sparsely Lovely THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Gets Right to the Heart of the Sweet and Inspiring StoryBWW Reviews: Ten Thousand Things' Sparsely Lovely THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Gets Right to the Heart of the Sweet and Inspiring Story
by Jill Schafer - Feb 16, 2015

No one does musicals like Ten Thousand Things does musicals. And even though it defies everything we know about musical theater, after seeing a TTT musical I think that maybe that's the way musicals should always be done. The music, like everything else about the show, is stripped down to the very basics, extraneous layers removed to reveal the very heart of the matter. A one-man orchestra provides the minimal accompaniment, and the small cast imperceptibly transitions from speaking to singing, so that you can't even tell where songs end and begin, it's just all one seamless story. And above all else, Artistic Director Michelle Hensley and all of the artists at Ten Thousand Things are storytellers. Whether it's Shakespeare or a classic American musical, they share the story in a pure and unadorned way so that all of their audiences, whether prisoners or seasoned theater-goers, can hear it and see themselves in it. One such masterpiece is their latest musical venture, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, a reprise of their very first musical venture 15 years ago. It's lovely, spirited, sweet, funny, moving, heart-warming, and real. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy Star in THE ICEMAN COMETH, Opening Tonight at BAMNathan Lane and Brian Dennehy Star in THE ICEMAN COMETH, Opening Tonight at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

BAM and Scott Rudin present the Goodman Theatre's renowned revival of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH now through March 15. The production opens tonight, February 12, 2015. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Debuts HAMLYN, 2/14-3/8Fells Point Corner Theatre Debuts HAMLYN, 2/14-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

In the search for truth, whom do you trust? Hamlyn is a beautiful city that glitters by day-but at night the rats emerge. A wealthy citizen is accused of buying sexual favors from a young, disadvantaged boy. However as the plot unravels, it becomes increasingly difficult to discover the reality of what actually happened in Hamlyn. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2015/16 Season Including Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OLIVER!, World Premiere Plays & MoreArena Stage Announces 2015/16 Season Including Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OLIVER!, World Premiere Plays & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced the 2015/16 season lineup for the 66th season at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for PLACEBO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for PLACEBO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

My Positive Perspective Airs Episode Featuring Michael Finnell and His Company, Cooking for CouplesMy Positive Perspective Airs Episode Featuring Michael Finnell and His Company, Cooking for Couples
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by Charleston chef Michael Finnell for an episode. The episode stated ask by Deierlein asking Finnell, “How did you get started as a chef?” Finnell answers, “I started cooking at the age of thirteen, I lost my father at that age and my mom went back to work. For the kids, we had to make the dinner for the family. Originally, the duty fell to my sister, but one day she read the directions for cooking a chicken.” Finnell continues, “The directions said to take chicken out of fridge and put in the oven at 350. That was what she did, without taking the chicken out of the package and dinner was Ruined. I did not want this to happen again so I took over as the family chef.” (more...)

BWW Recap: A Few Changes Are Made on This Week's MARRY ME!BWW Recap: A Few Changes Are Made on This Week's MARRY ME!
by Dylan Siegman - Feb 10, 2015

Last week we followed Jake and Annie as they try to throw off the investigation of a hate crime, which they started, by carrying out another hate crime on themselves. We got some hilarious scenes out of the return of Jessica St. Clair as their snobby neighbor, as she staged a 'care-frontation' and led the investigation into all the hate crimes in the building. Meanwhile, Dennah and Gil battled for the only remaining plus 1 invitation for Jake and Annie's wedding after an influx of additional guests. Kay, having bowed out of the competition, ends up needing the plus 1 invitation because it turns out she has a girlfriend! I didn't see any mention on Casey Wilson's twitter of a guest star on this week's episode, but maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised! (more...)

Tony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Wins Art Directors Guild Award for 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDSTony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Wins Art Directors Guild Award for 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

Deadline reports that Tony Award winning set designer Derek McLane has won the Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for an Award or Special Event for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. (more...)

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