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Reminiscent of Rent and Spring Awakening as issues of social acceptance, sexual identity, questioning of religion and adults, experimentation with illegal substances, and raging hormones are all explored in this 'pop opera'.

At the center of this tale, set in a Catholic boarding school are altar boy Peter who is in love with his roommate Jason, one of the most popular kids in school. Carrying on a closeted romance, Peter wants to go public with their affair, at least to his mother, whom he loves dearly. Jason isn't so keen on the idea, as he feels that his entire world would crumble if word of the relationship got out. Things get more complicated when classmate Ivy makes a play for Jason. Her rejected suitor Matt discovers the secret that Peter and Jason have been keeping and it's only a matter of time before things start to spin out of control. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Performed at the Bingham Theatre at Actors Theatre.


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BWW Review: Imaginative and Thought-Provoking, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Now Thru July 23
by Linda Hodges - Jun 30, 2017

Playing now through July 23, 'The Curious Incident' gets curiouser and curiouser until you're completely pulled in - at once enthralled and appalled by what's unfolding and what it takes for Christopher to simply be himself in the world. Winner of five 2015 Tonys, including Best Play, it's an imaginative and thought-provoking story. (more...)

LATE COMPANY to Transfer to the West End this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Following its critically acclaimed and sold-out European premiere at Finborough Theatre in April/May 2017, Stage Traffic's production of Late Company, by the award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill, will transfer for its West End debut at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a strictly limited run from 21 August - 16 September 2017, with press night on Thursday 24 August. (more...)

Franklin Stage Company Presents CRY HAVOC!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actor and US Army veteran Stephan Wolfert in his one-man tour de force Cry Havoc! July 7, 8, 9 at Chapel Hall. The show, written by Mr. Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, is a unique piece that artfully weaves some of Shakespeare's best known war speeches into a visceral and deeply personal account of war, trauma and healing. (more...)

Cartoon Network's MIGHTY MAGISWORDS Ushers in a Mega Collection Month for Fans
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

For the first time ever, fans can use the immersive MagiMobile app while watching Cartoon Network to collect Magiswords beyond the Mighty Magiswords universe. This mega collection event applies to each episode of favorite Cartoon Network series (more...)

Hull UK City Of Culture 2017 Heads To Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 will head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August to bring the spirit of its vibrant cultural scene and its unprecedented year in the national spotlight to the world-renowned arts festival. (more...)

Cartoon Network to Premiere New Animated Series OK K.O.! LET'S BE HEROES 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Let's start the show! Cartoon Network today announced that its newest animated series, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, will have a special one-hour premiere Tuesday, Aug.1 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

FIAF Announces 2017 Crossing the Line Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

Cherry Glazerr to Perform at the Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Cherry Glazerr will perform at the Fox Theatre on Friday, September 15, 2017. (more...)

Bobby Bare Celebrated as One of '100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Influencers and critics agree, “Bobby Bare's Outlaw Spirit Remains Undiminished” (Tim Ghianni, CMT.com) with the release of his newest album, Things Change. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents SPLIT SECOND HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Adelaide Festival Centre proudly presents, as part of its inSPACE development program, the world premiere of the technicolour action-adventure Split Second Heroes in Space Theatre from 27 - 29 July. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Darren Criss and Rachel Bloom Share Their Favorite Tunes on NAKED AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Julian Fleisher and The Naked American Songbook explore our love for the music of Disney with some of Julian's most colorful friends. Doesn't everyone have a favorite Disney song? This half-hour bonus episode features : Glee heartthrob Darren Criss. a fan of Stephen Schwartz's underrated Hunchback of Notre Dame Alan Cumming, The Good Wife's Eli Gold, a skeptic with a soft spot for The Little Mermaid (sung by a surprising pop songstress) Crazy Ex- Girlfriend Rachel Bloom, a Belle, of course, and goes all in on Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN Comes to the Little Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

"I had a premonition. I know you say there's no such thing, but I had one. It was I died." (more...)

Polarized Politics to Hit the Parking Lot with Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present 'Henry VI Part 3' from July 27 to August 12. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Gets Inappropriate for Ninth Anniversary!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 26, 2017

Time really does fly, especially when you're having fun. And, let's be honest, we have a lot of fun at Broadway Sessions. So much so that nine years has flown by ever so quickly. And what better way to celebrate nine years of hurt special brand of musical theatre mania than with an "Inappropriate" Anniversary Show. We welcomed back a roster of Broadway Sessions favorites to share wildly inappropriate tunes and memories. The results were memorable, well, for most of our audience at least ;) (more...)

Announcing REDCAT's 2017 NOW Festival Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, announces the 14th annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists creating new contemporary performance works. This year's festival runs over three weekends: Thursday to Saturday, July 27-29, August 3-5 and August 10-12 at 8:30 pm. Each weekend premieres a triple bill, presenting a shared evening of dance, theater and multimedia work. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings. (more...)

BWW Cabaret's PUTTING IT TOGETHER: GUTLESS & GRATEFUL - Introduction
by Cabaret Creators - Jun 26, 2017

This post is part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a new monthly series of narratives from artists putting together caBaret shows in New York. Each edition will be written by the show's creator and consist of two to four parts about the show's conception, creative process, and execution. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOD, Finborough Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 23, 2017

Owners of a passed-down takeaway joint on an Australian highway, sisters Elma (Emma Playfair) and Nancy's (Lily Newbury-Freeman) unstable relationship is challenged on a daily basis between running the shop and dealing with their past. When they decide to turn their activity into a proper restaurant and hire the mysterious traveller Hakan (Scott Karim), their life take an unexpected turn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Gilmour Talks MISS SAIGON Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2017

Ashley Gilmour's previous work includes Link Larkin in Hairspray and the ensemble of the original revival cast of Miss Saigon. Now, he's graduated to playing Chris in the UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, which begins at Curve Leicester on 1 July. (more...)

THE CURIOUS GARDEN Exhibit Brings Bold Beauty to Atlanta Botanical Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has designated 2017 as its 'year of the garden,' and to celebrate is presenting an art exhibition designed to encourage guests to see, stop, experience and talk about nature -all in surprisingly intriguing ways. (more...)

Hannah Hart Hits the Road This August In New Food Network Series I HART FOOD
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Hannah Hart has over five-million followers on social media, a killer sense of humor, a passion for food and this summer, she's taking a flavor-filled journey to some of the country's favorite regional food spots in the new Food Network series I HART FOOD. (more...)

Theatre Bench & Bunker Theatre Announce InMotion Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Theatre Bench & Bunker Theatre are pleased to be collaborating to present the InMotion Festival this August. (more...)

Women Take Center Stage at the OC-Centric New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival returns for a seventh year August 17-27 with three superb new plays written and directed by women. This event - which has been named Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY - is the lone theatre festival fully producing new work from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County.  (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Shiseido Americas announces bareMinerals' first brand to launch Customized by MATCHCo technology with the Introduction of the MADE-2-FIT App for iPhone'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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ESSENTIAL THEATRE PLAY FESTIVAL Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 19th Annual Essential Theatre Play Festival, which kicks off in just a few weeks! (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 9, 2017

???????Very few people can claim to have seen all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays in their entirety. It would probably take a lifetime to do this, not to mention the fact that some of the more obscure plays are rarely performed. However, if someone wanted to get a flavor for the Bard's entire body of work, presented in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, they need not go any further than Playhouse on Park in West Hartford to catch the final production of their current season - THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED.) (more...)

Heroic Spirit of White Helmets Featured in PBS Documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The White Helmets are the subject of Last Men in Aleppo, the searing documentary directed by Feras Fayyad that won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film has its national broadcast premiere on July 10 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on the PBS documentary series POV (Point of View) (more...)

BWW Review: The St. Petersburg Opera Company Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Palladium
by Peter Nason - Jul 5, 2017

Some performances and strong (perhaps too strong) orchestration aren't enough to save this odd production of a classic musical. (more...)

VIDEO: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's James Snyder and Peter Saide Bare All with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2017

The Skivvies made it all the way out to Sacramento and paid a visit to industry buds James Snyder and Peter Saide, currently starring in Sacramento Music Circus' production of Beauty and the Beast. Check out their jams below! (more...)

BWW Review: Alexandra Socha Bares Her Soul in Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Matthew Blank - Jul 3, 2017

June 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below was one of contrasts, honesty, and raw emotion. When Alexandra Socha took to the stage in FINDING HOME, her venue debut, at 9:30 at night, the house was already noticeably buzzing with a remarkable energy from her friends and fans. (more...)

Intimate Burlesque Show STRIPPED BARE Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Black Orchid Burlesque SA is back at the Alexander Upstairs with STRIPPED Bare! The right of admission is reserved for this adult themed show, where the clothes come off, but with no full nudity, the ladies and gents Black Orchid Burlesque SA being classy performance artists. (more...)

Workhorse Theatre Company Presents 4:48 PSYCHOSIS at the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Workhorse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from August 16. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2017

A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre. A Chorus Line is not often seen in community theatre because it requires multiple triple-threats - singers, dancers and actors in one talented package. Fortunately, director James Grenelle and assistant director Rocco Morabito found a stage full of them. (more...)

Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece
by Linda Hodges - Jul 17, 2017

Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece. Get your tickets now at www.theatreworks.org. This show is not to be missed! (more...)

Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like fairy tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

BWW Review: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Cotuit Center For The Arts
by Heather Roberts - Jul 17, 2017

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical about the "art of making art" and two artists' journeys of filling in a blank canvas. It tells the story of George, a fictionalized version of the real George Seurat, and the creation of his famous painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," and his great-grandson, who is also named George, and his struggle to create something meaningful and new. With a book by James Lapine and music by Stephen Sondheim, it is a musical experience one will not forget. The original Broadway Production opened in1984 at the Booth Theater, and went on to win two Tony Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985. It's appropriate, then, to produce this show in a space that is surrounded by art. (more...)

BWW Review: Mill Town Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Will Make You Put on a Happy Face
by Neil Shurley - Jul 16, 2017

Mill Town's Bye Bye Birdie is guaranteed to make you put on a happy face. (more...)

TBS's FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE Earns 7 Emmy Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The hit TBS series FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, television's #1 ad-supported late-night show, earned its first primetime Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series this morning, less than 18 months after its launch. (more...)

BWW Review: Elements Theatre Collective Presents STUPID FUCKING BIRD
by Maggie Yates - Jul 14, 2017

'Stupid Fucking Bird,' which runs this weekend and next at various locations throughout Santa Barbara, offers a self-aware, fourth-wall-indifferent show with a wicked sense of humor. (more...)

JAW: A Playwrights Festival Full Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 19th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival is Portland's chance to preview spanking new scripts while they're still in development, enjoy a host of Press Play performances and dig deeper with Community Artist Labs presented by JAW featured artists. The JAW Big Weekend is July 28-30 in various locations at The Armory. JAW is always FREE and open to the public. More information about JAW is available at www.pcs.org/jaw. (more...)

BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
by Vince Vicentuan - Jul 12, 2017

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' has finally strutted into Manila, and if the spontaneous standing ovations and full houses since opening night are any indication, Lola, the indomitable drag queen at the center of the show, could be right--'I came for one thing only--adulation!' (more...)

Aehr Test Systems Receives Follow-On Order in Excess of $3.8 Million for Multiple ABTS Burn-In and Test Systems From Leading IC Manufacturer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

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AteNine and Ballet Hispanico Come to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents AteNine in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 26-30. AteNine, formerly Ate9dANCEcOMPANY, is led by Artistic Director and choreographer Danielle Agami, named “choreography's It girl” by the LA Times. A former dancer and rehearsal director of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Agami draws from her background in Gaga movement practice to create bold, innovative work. The program will include two works: Exhibit b and excerpts from vickie. AteNine dancers move with an intense clarity praised as “odd, fleeting, and gorgeous, it left you wanting much, much more” (Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight). (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC Rocks Steppenwolf
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 11, 2017

"This music is magical. My writing is stilted." So proclaims Erik Jensen as famed rock critic Lester Bangs in HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC, now playing as part of Steppenwolf's Lookout Series. This thought has likely crossed the mind of all art critics out there (certainly it has crossed mine), and it embodies the spirit of this 80-minute solo play as it charts Bangs's career. Jensen and co-playwright Jessica Blank (the pair are also married) give us a portrait of Bangs-who died of a drug overdose at age 33-that demonstrates the passion, creativity, and self-destructive nature that defined him. This solo play provides an overview of Bangs's trajectory and allows audiences to learn about the rock music he loved, aided by David Robbins's sound design. (more...)

IBM to Launch the Next Generation Intel' Xeon' Scalable Processors in the Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

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Jim Jefferies' Stand-Up Tour Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Presented by COMIX Mohegan Sun, the hilarious Jim Jefferies is set for a stand-up comedy performance in the Theater at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, October 27th. (more...)

Further Details Announced for d:mic DANCE FEST!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Yvonne Ng, the Artistic Director of the dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac), was awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation's prestigious 2017 Muriel Sherrin Award for contributing to the cultural life of Toronto through outstanding achievement just this past May. (more...)

Annie Korzen's New Hit Solo Show Opens in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line.  Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, "Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration."   (more...)

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