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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: Life and WHAT WE WANTED at the Clurman Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jan 7, 2017

Written by David Harms and directed by Drew Foster (in association with Skyhook Productions LLC) for its current run at the Clurman Theatre (NY's Theatre Row), What We Wanted is truly one of the most intriguing plays I have ever seen performed. After a few moments' adjustment in understanding exactly what is happening, followed by a brief evaluation of whether the family scene before us is acceptable or slightly unsettling, the characters simply become people whose lives are unraveled before the audience to reveal Bare, confused human beings affected by the absurdity of life, just as everyone is. (more...)

Drag Legend Charles Busch Brings Eclectic Cabaret Show THAT GIRL/THAT BOY to LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The inimitable Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend, brings to 'That Girl/That Boy' an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past, with 'CaBaret,' presented by Monica Horan Rosenthal and Scott H. Mauro. Accompanied by his dashing longtime musical director, Tom Judson, Charles combines hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling through song into one glittering and glamorous evening in caBaret. (more...)

LunchboxWax Chooses Walnut Creek for 7th California Location
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017


Cartoon Network Announces Steam Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017


BWW Review: THE VA VA VOOM ROOM Brings the Heat This Weekend Only
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 6, 2017

"In The Va Va Voom Room" is a contemporary burlesque playing through January 8th at the Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: LOOSE GRAVEL is Raw, Edgy and Occasionally Brilliant
by Frank Benge - Jan 6, 2017

LOOSE GRAVEL, a new work by Frank Wo/Men Collective, is a collaborative performance piece by a group of Austin and New York emerging artists that is part dance and part short theatrical scenes that span the gamut from comedic to absurdist and back to dramatic. The work is a gender fluid piece of thirty two individual vignettes that is multi-lingual in places. This highly physical piece takes risks that don't always work, but when they do, there are flashes of brilliance on this tiny stage. (more...)

All Them Witches Share Glitchy New Music Video for '3-5-7'; New Album Out 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Nashville-based psych-rock quartet All Them Witches have shared a new music video for '3-5-7', the second track to be revealed from their forthcoming album Sleeping Through The War, due via New West Records on February 24th. (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning caBarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

LunchboxWax to Open in Upscale Chandler, Arizona, Retail Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017


Maxie Solters Partners with Adam & Eve to Release CLIMAX! The Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Content creator, producer, and actor Maxie Solters has partnered with Adam & Eve, the nation's largest marketer of adult products, to release CLIMAX! The Series. (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents SANTA BARBARA DANCE THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater since 2012 (UC Santa Barbara's professional dance company in residence), Pilafian is at this writing preparing for the company's winter season, Anima and Animus, which will roll out over two weekends of performances at UCSB's Hatlen Theater, January 13-22. The program includes works by guest choreographer Becca Lemme, Brandon Whited (UCSB Theater and Dance Assistant Professor- and newly minted dance faculty member), and Artistic Director Pilafian himself. Also, included in the program will be a work by mid-century firebrand choreographer (and dancer for the dispossessed) Jane Dudley, as restaged by longtime Dudley interpreter Nancy Colahan. Is there a thread that connects these seemingly disparate dance pieces? Pilafian replies without hesitation. (more...)

Vakhtangov Theatre's UNCLE VANYA Among Lineup for 2017 Cherry Orchard Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Since 2013 the Cherry Orchard Festival has built a solid reputation for presenting moving and intriguing concerts and productions by international artists and ensembles to New York City audiences. (more...)

Tony-Winning Thanksgiving Family Drama THE HUMANS Becomes Top-Grossing Play of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The most acclaimed, celebrated, and awarded American play in recent memory, The Humans, was also the top-grossing play of 2016 with box office receipts totaling $23,004,513.38. (more...)

Cherry Orchard Festival Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Since 2013  Cherry Orchard Festival has built a solid reputation for presenting moving and intriguing concerts and productions by international artists and ensembles to New York City audiences. Tickets are now on sale for musical and theatrical performances as the festival returns for its fifth season this spring.  There will be two Carnegie Hall concerts by two of Russia's leading ensembles, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest orchestra (March 4), and Moscow Virtuosi (June 7).    (more...)

BODYTRAFFIC to Return to The Joyce with Anton Lachky's PRIVATE GAMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will welcome back BODYTRAFFIC, one of L.A.'s leading contemporary dance companies, performing a program that includes the world premiere of Anton Lachky's Private Games: Chapter One, from January 18-22. (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

Lynne Shankel to Release Double Album BARE NAKED Featuring Original Songs Including Music from BARE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

On January 24, 2017 composer and orchestrator, Lynne Shankel will release her debut album as a songwriter, Bare NAKED which will feature 21 of her original songs including songs she wrote with lyricist Jon Hartmere for Bare: The Musical, which played at New World Stages in 2012. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center - A Home for Classical Storytelling
by Amber Adams - Jan 3, 2017

"A home for classical storytelling" for children is that of the Kelsey Kirkland Arts Center's performance of "The Nutcracker." (more...)

Broadway Orchestrator Lynne Shankel's Debut Album 'Bare Naked' to Be Released 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Award-winning orchestrator and arranger Lynne Shankel has announced that her debut album, 'Bare Naked' will be released on the Yellow Sound Label on Tuesday January 24th. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Brings WHITE CHRISTMAS Back to the Inn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Broadway Dreams Foundation celebrates White Christmas at the Inn at Grace Winery for the seventh year with two shows on Sunday, December 11 (2 p.m. and 6 p.m.). (more...)

A Battle Between Fear and Compassion in THE CHRISTIANS Bay Area Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) kicks off the new year with the off-Broadway hit The Christians by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

Michael Mizerany to Return to Diversionary Theatre with IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the second installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM after its riotously successful debut last January. (more...)

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by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tom Story
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 29, 2016

Today's subject might be considered one of the hardest working guys in show business. Tom Story is currently living his theatre life on both sides of the footlights. His expertly directed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe finishes its successful run at Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo, MD this weekend. You can also see him onstage in the one-man play Fully Committed at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA through January 8th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Returning to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. The entire original cast will return to the production, which has been hailed as 'a powerful and vivid reminder of racial injustice both past and present.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher Get Holiday Makeover for New Home in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Below, Apt2B's Kyle Schuneman had the opportunity to work with actress, singer and Broadway star Megan Hilty and her husband and actor/singer/songwriter, Brian Gallagher for a special holiday makeover. (more...)

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig's Circus-Theater Show QUEST to Make World Premiere at Actors Gymnasium This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Actors Gymnasium has announced the world premiere of Quest, an original circus-theater production adapted and directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, featuring original music by Kevin O'Donnell and loosely based on Leo Tolstoy's short story 'The Three Questions.' Quest, part of Actors Gymnasium's Annual Winter Circus, runs Saturday, Feb. 11 - Sunday, March 19 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Press opening is Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. with an opening night party Saturday Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 22, 2016

All told, this is a fantastic production and definitely one of my favorites of the 200+ shows I saw in 2016 - whether in the DC Metro Area, New York, or anywhere else. (more...)

Bare Theatre to Stage Reading of THE TAMING on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Bare Theatre announced today a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's The Taming on inauguration day for the next American President. This all-female political farce (inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew) uses humor and provocation to take a hard look at democracy in action. (more...)

New Adaptation of Classic Horror Tale FRANKENSTEIN to Play Road Less Traveled
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will welcome the New Year with a world-premiere adaptation of the classic horror novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. (more...)

A LONG DECEMBER by Richard Chizmar Earns Stephen King's Seal of Approval
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016


by Peter Danish - Dec 21, 2016

Christian Gerhaher Triumphs in all-Mahler recital at Tully Hall. (more...)

PS122 and The Chocolate Factory to Bring Daniel Fish's UNTITLED to COIL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory Theater present Daniel Fish's latest, untitled work. Made for a very small audience, and performed during daylight hours, Untitled uses light, set and sound to ruminate on the passage of time, our perception of it, and to pose questions about how alert an audience can be as both individuals and a group. (more...)

Samtec to Present Flyover QSFP28 Technical Paper and...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016


RedBellyBlack Return to London with A YEAR FROM NOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This new production from RedBellyBlack Theatre is a fascinating combination of verbatim and physical theatre, using movement and audio narrative, that asks 14 people 'where do you see yourself a year from now?'. (more...)

INAP Completes Initial Round of Cost Cuts and Provides Initial 2017 Forecast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016


Donny McCaslin Brings Bowie's Blackstar Jazz Band to Arden
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Perhaps the Best LP of 2016, David Bowie's Blackstar, will be a year old in January. And it will be a year since the legendary star passed away. (more...)

BWW Review: Moscow Ballet's NUTCRACKER Brims With Tradition, Grace, and Delight
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 15, 2016

Now in its 24th annual North American tour with traditional Russian favorites, the Moscow Ballet is a massive enterprise to contemplate. The Central tour that played Charlotte - one of three concurrent tours - wowed the audience with grace, delight, and athleticism. (more...)

Samantha Ilechukwu Releases DIFFERENT: VOLUME 1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

'Different: Volume 1': a vividly illustrated children's tale of a girl who finds joy and hope after she loses her parents and her foundation to a terrible natural disaster. 'Different: Volume 1' is the creation of published author, Samantha Ilechukwu, mother and gifted writer. (more...)

L2 Report Identifies Digital Best Practices for Omnichannel Retailers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reinvents Scrooge
by Katherine Waddell - Dec 13, 2016

It's quite a feat to take one of the most over-done holiday shows ever and make it feel brand new, but that's exactly what The Acting Ensemble has done with their recently opened show, A Christmas Carol. It's a story that everyone knows, and has probably seen time and time again, but through the approach that director James Geisel has taken, the show feels infinitely more interesting than the average theaters' take on the classic. (more...)

KOAN Unit Rings in 2017 at Odyssey with Quintet of Short Plays by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The KOAN Unit kicks off the new year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Samuel Beckettopening January 21 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Los Lonely Boy, Tom Paxton and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys, folk icon Tom Paxton, left-handed guitar player Doyle Bramhall II, one of the oldest jazz repertory orchestras in the country, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jarrod Spector, Julia Murney, and More Celebrate the Holidays with Broadway Dreams
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Broadway Dreams celebrated the holidays with its seventh annual 'White Christmas at the Inn at Grace Winery' this past Sunday, December 11.  (more...)

Batsheva Dance Company Presents LAST WORK, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Last Work by Batsheva Dance Company will be performed Saturday, January 7 at 8 pm and Sunday, January 8 at 2 pm at Power Center. (more...)

NAKED ALLIANCES: New Novel by S.K. Nicholls Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Florida novelist S.K. Nicholls announces the upcoming publication of her new crime thriller, Naked Alliances.  Published in trade paper (978-0989568609, 238 pages, $14.50) and eBook ($2.99) editions, Naked Alliances is now available wherever fine books are sold. (more...)

Dancing Through Distress: Male dancers from SYTYCD, NYCB and Broadway Reflect on Challenges and Struggles They Faced Growing Up in a Studio
by Gianluca Russo - Dec 12, 2016

A sense of fulfillment fills his body as he sees his reflection in the hazy mirror. The music begins, and he suddenly feels completely comfortable in a place he only arrived at a few weeks prior. Each beat of the song sends pulses through the somewhat scratched up flooring, up through his Bare feet, taking over his entire body. His demeanor is peaceful, passionate and powerful as he commands his way across the floor with the other dancers, each movement a new discovery in his mind. As the combination comes to an end, finishing with a grand jeté into a graceful arabesque par terre, 18 year old Nick Nazzaro remains in disbelief that he is spending his days dancing in the city of his dreams. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Cartoon Network Premieres New Mini-Series ADVENTURE TIME: ISLANDS, 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Cartoon Network's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time returns this January with ADVENTURE TIME: ISLANDS (more...)

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