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BWW Reviews: Thoughtful and Touching MIDDLETOWN at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 6, 2013

We don't live in Grover's Corners anymore and a lot has changed in the century since that time. So it stands to reason that A Slice of Life play like 'Middletown', currently playing at ACT would be a darker and grittier ride than its 'Our Town' predecessor. And while at times it seems like just a series of platitudes on how to live your life, what makes this production what it is are the stirring and heartfelt performances from the ensemble cast. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Sep 4, 2014

Signature Theatre presents The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production opens tonight, September 4, in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: There is Joy in Porchlight's Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 19, 2016

If you aspire to see 'Hamilton' while it's in Chicago but have yet to score tickets, you can get a tease of what Lin-Manuel Miranda has to offer this town by checking out Porchlight Theatre's production of IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

HOLEY SWISS! & More Set for Manhattan Rep, 9/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

'Holey Swiss!' by Philip Paradis is one of five new one-act plays to be showcased at Manhattan Repertory Theatre as part of Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition on September 21, 24, 25, 26 at 6:30 pm. Other plays in the Series 5 showcase include 'Disposition' by Ange Arabatzis, 'Personally Yours,' by Lawrence F. Schwabacher, 'An Actor's Life For Me,' by Bryon Krueger and Jordan Cwiazdowski, and 'The Crime Is In Getting Caught,' by Raven Petretti. (more...)

VIDEO: Helen Fielding's 'Bridget Jones: Mad About a Boy' is TODAY's Next Book Club Pick
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

NBC's TODAY announced Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by author Helen Fielding as its latest pick for the TODAY Book Club. Correspondent Jenna Bush Hager will host the second TODAY Book Club Google Hangout with the author on Monday, November 4th at 10 am ET. (more...)

Maureen Potts Shares a SUMMER IN MUSKOKA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Maureen Potts marks her debut into the world of literature with a journey into one of Canada's most pristine of summer playgrounds: the District municipality of Muskoka, Ontario. Summer in Muskoka: A memoir of the Potts' Family Cottage from 1962-1992 offers not only A Slice of Life perspective into the natural beauty of the Muskoka wilderness but also examines such essential human topics as family, relationships, and local tradition and culture, all in the light of the Potts family's experiences. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

  The Wedding Warrior follows Casey, a 30-something, single wedding coordinator as she combats the mayhem and mishaps that lead up to matrimony. Better off wed? That is just one of the questions Casey poses as she passes the torch to an incoming wedding coordinator in this, comedic peek into the chaos that ensues before marital vows are taken. With characters into the double digits, The Wedding Warrior is A Slice of Life piece about love, relationships and the crazy characters with whom we cross paths, forever changing our own journey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN, Almeida Theatre, October 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - Oct 18, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a slice of early twentieth century life in which not quite enough happens, but in an interesting and innovative way, beautifully acted and intelligently staged. (more...)

by Nancy Grossman - Nov 5, 2015

Playwright Katori Hall's lively play about seven African-American women awaiting the end of World War II in a Memphis beauty parlor/boarding house shows A Slice of Life with authenticity, empathy, and humor. Dawn M. Simmons directs an ensemble of wonderful actors, and the design team brings out the flavor of 1945 Memphis. (more...)

Review Roundup: GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opens tonight, November 12, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Playhouse on Park presents a fabulous musical geared toward young audiences with a message that rings true for all ages. Based on the beloved New York Times best selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry is a production that, through music and eye-catching choreography, teaches how to appreciate others for their differences. The production is A Slice of Life from a young girl who invites the viewer into her journey of self-acceptance with the help of friends and family. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Daniel Zaitchik Sings 'New Year's Eve'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

We're featuring one of our favorite singer-songwriters this week, Daniel Zaitchik! Here he is performing 'New Year's Eve' at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)

The Speakeasy Becomes First Theatre Project in U.S. to Offer Equity Crowdfunding
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Yesterday, under the production umbrella of Sam Lee Laundry LLC, The Speakeasy became the first theater project in the country to use the new SEC equity crowdfunding rules when it launched its Series B investment offering on the WeFunder platform. (more...)

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa to Present Two Breathtaking Programs This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa will present two breathtaking new works, May 20-22, 2016, at The Colony Theatre with Guest Artists from Spain and Russia. (more...)

Meet the Composers of MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS- Spotlight on Joshua Salzman & Ryan Cunningham
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composers Joshua Saltzman & Ryan Cunningham contines the series on Monday, May 19, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). Performers will include Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, Jeremy Morse, Lance Rubin, Jared Weiss, and Jason 'SweetTooth' Williams. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE M SPOT at NJ Rep is a Riveting New Play by Michael Tucker
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 4, 2015

'The M Spot' written by Michael Tucker and directed by Evan Bergman is now on stage at New Jersey Repertory on a limited engagement through March 29th. This riveting new play stars Michael Tucker, his real-life wife, Jill Eikenberry and Phoenix Vaughn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Irish Actress LISA DWAN to Perform BECKETT TRILOGY at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica and Later in NYC!
by Don Grigware - Mar 31, 2016

Irish actress Lisa Dwan, the premier interpreter of Samuel Beckett, is about to step down from the position this spring, but before she does, she will make  an appearance with the Beckett Trilogy at the The Broad Stage in Santa Monica in April. Why is this the first time that all 3 plays have been performed together? Well I guess one reason is that Not I is rarely performed and Footfalls has never been performed by one actress playing both roles of Mother (off stage) and May (on stage), and to my knowledge no other actress has tried to perform all three roles in one evening. Up until I tried it, I didn't even think it was possible.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Journey of 4000 MILES at the FAC
by Christi Esterle - Mar 30, 2015

Her name was Lee Joseph. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 96, after what was in every sense of the term a full life. She hung around with the sort of people who got called before the HUAC, was married for a time to Arthur Herzog, Jr. (who co-wrote the Billie Holliday standard 'God Bless the Child'), and was an activist up through the later days of her life, when she marched in Occupy Wall Street protests. And she served as the basis for Vera, the punchy nonagenarian at the center of her granddaughter Amy Herzog's play 4000 Miles, now in its Colorado debut at the Fine Arts Center. (more...)

Dorila Marting Releases New Collection
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (more...)

BWW Review: LIFERS Showcases Award-Winning Fringe Companies
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 22, 2015

Argos Productions and Happy Medium Theatre collaborate to present a cast of experienced fringe actors in LIFERS by John Shea and Maureen Cornell. A comedy about change set in a family restaurant in the summer of 2004, one week before the no smoking law goes into effect in Massachusetts, the slice of life story gives us something to chew on with characters we can care about. (more...)

David Jones Releases DARK SOVEREIGNS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

David Jones marks his debut in the world of literature with, 'Dark Sovereigns.' Featuring a cast of indelibly characterized men and women and captivating prose, this new historical novel blends fact and fiction, reality and the speculative to offer A Slice of Life of Northumberland, England, in the early 19th century. (more...)

Theatre Guild of Simsbury to Present THE DINING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Theatre Guild of Simsbury presents the Drama Desk Award-nominee The Dining Room April 2, 8, 9 at 8 pm and April 3, 10, at 2 pm. Written by Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominee A.R Gurney (Love Letters, Sweet Sue) and directed by Rosemarie Beskind assisted by Rick Anderson, The Dining Room is made up of 18 scenes played out across time, telling the tale of several upper-middle class families, bound only by a matching set of dining room furniture. Each of the eighteen scenes, which range from the comic to the serious, show A Slice of Life in which the dynamic relationships of family life are explored. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall-Helmed THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for Denver Center Theatre's 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company announced its 36th season which boasts new adaptations of classics, a Broadway hit, a beloved holiday tradition, two world premieres and a telling of a night after an historic boxing championship. The season will run September 12 - April 26 with eight main stage productions. (more...)

Jim Davis Jr Launches New Marketing Campaign for Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

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BWW Reviews: BUS STOP Shows A Slice of Life
by Teresa Rodrick - Mar 10, 2014

Boise Little Theater is continuing their 66th season with BUS STOP by William Inge. BUS STOP is a story that takes place in a diner in Kansas during the late winter ('in like a lion' is mentioned a few times early in the play) in 1955. The era of bobby socks, Happy Days and Rock n' Roll. It is a story of the passengers on the bus who are stranded overnight due to a storm. There are 4 passengers, not including the bus driver, and none of them are happy to be stranded at Grace's Diner. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's CHOIR BOY Uses Music to Perfection in Telling This Affecting Coming of Age Story
by Jill Schafer - Jun 23, 2015

What do you get when you combine a talented young playwright, an excellent cast that includes five up-and-coming actors and two beloved veterans of local stages, stirring a capella gospel music arranged by a local musical legend, and the Twin Cities' best director of 'theater musically?' You get CHOIR BOY, a lovely and affecting play about a young gay man coming of age in an African American boarding school. The playwright is Tarell Alvin McCraney of the excellent Brother/Sister trilogy that Pillsbury House Theatre has produced in its entirety in the last several years. While those plays have an epic, mythical quality, CHOIR BOY is more grounded in reality, but just as beautifully written. Add in musical direction and arrangement by Sanford Moore and direction by Peter Rothstein, an expert at using music in the best possibly way to enhance the theatrical storytelling, and you have something quite special going on in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

Raven Theatre to Present Staged Readings of Chris Hodak's THE IROQUOIS, 6/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Raven Theatre will present a staged workshop production of The Iroquois, by Chicago playwright Chris Hodak, as part of its [Working Title] new play development series. A slice-of-life portrait of an overburdened woman dealing with her elderly mother during the Downstate Illinois floods of 2008, The Iroquois is full of humor, compassion, and appealing characters who are facing the universal dilemma of deciding whether or not to move a parent with deteriorating health into a nursing home. (more...)

Theater for the New City & NY Theatre Academy to Present BRILLIANT TRACES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field and the New York Theatre Academy are presenting 'Brilliant Traces' directed by Michael Luggio Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6 at 7:30 Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (more...)

16th Century Sonic Electronica Soundtrack, Composed by Martyn Ware at...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016


UW Drama Launches New Play Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

As part of its 75th Anniversary Season, the University of Washington School of Drama is hosting a New Play Workshop Series with the goals of championing new and diverse voices in both the regional and national theatre community. (more...)

PHONE WHORE Plays Somerville Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 26, 2016

American Stage's ninth venture into Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle is a powerful production that packs quite a punch. (more...)

Garden Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY Central Florida Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Garden Theatre is proud to present TheatreWorks Florida's production of Hands on a Hardbody showing January 29 - February 21, 2016. Hands on a Hardbody is sponsored by Joe Worsham and Becky Worsham Farrant at Pacific Global Investment Management Company, Insight Credit Union and Toole's Ace Hardware. (more...)

PHONE WHORE to Play Somerville Theatre, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Davy Raphaely for A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
by Hannah Menchhoff - Feb 3, 2015

The actor in Walnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE discusses why acting is similar to other jobs but unlike most. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen Morris On Staging August Wilson
by Katricia Lang - Feb 26, 2016

Per usual, The Ensemble Theatre honors Black history every month of the year. Less usual: The theater company commemorates August Wilson and Black American history with its continued staged readings of Wilson's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE and currently staged production of Wilson's play FENCES. (more...)

BWW Review: A STEADY RAIN, Arcola Theatre, February 17 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 18, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that has a curious structure but too flimsy and over-familiar a plot to carry a production that boils down to two men talking. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUPERIOR DONUTS, Southwark Playhouse, February 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - Feb 18, 2014

Gary Naylor enjoys A Slice of Life from cold Chicago and is grateful for the sentimentality being reined in just sufficiently to get him through the play. (more...)

David Jones Releases DARK SOVEREIGNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

David Jones marks his debut in the world of literature with, 'Dark Sovereigns.' Featuring a cast of indelibly characterized men and women and captivating prose, this new historical novel blends fact and fiction, reality and the speculative to offer A Slice of Life of Northumberland, England, in the early 19th century. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Will Arnett Stars in New Netflix Comedy FLAKED, Premiering 3/11
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Reinvention, friendship, and bullshit are all at the heart of the new Netflix original series, FLAKED, a dry human comedy about A Slice of Life starring Will Arnett, premiering exclusively on Netflix (more...)

MARY POPPINS, 'VIRGINIA WOOLF' Among Films Added to National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The Library of Congress has today announced its annual list of 25 films that will be included in the National Film Registry. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW - Week of 8/11 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 7, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW - Week of 8/11, airing on ABC (more...)

BWW REVIEW: WAITRESS Tests Its Recipe for Success at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Aug 24, 2015

WAITRESS, the promising new musical adaptation of the 2007 indie rom-com that starred Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion, may need a bit more shaking and baking before it's ready to contend for Broadway's Blue Ribbon. However, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, screenwriter-turned-librettist Jessie Nelson, director Diane Paulus and star Jessie Mueller have stirred enough tasty ingredients into their bittersweet concoction to whet the audience's appetite for a second serving. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Trio of TALKING HEADS at Elements Theatre Company
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 10, 2015

Elements Theatre Company selected three of the 12 monologues in Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS for their summer production which concluded its brief run this past weekend at Paraclete House at Rock Harbor in Orleans. Ordinary, albeit quirky, characters were brought to life in extraordinary performances by Brad Lussier, Rachel McKendree, and Sr. Danielle Dwyer (who also directed). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nancy E. Carroll is Worth the Journey to 4000 MILES at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 10, 2014

Playwright Amy Herzog's 4000 MILES is a slice-of-life drama that observes a month in the relationship between a 91-year old grandmother (Nancy E. Carroll) and her 21-year old grandson Leo (Tom Rash) who drops in on her in the middle of the night at the end of a harrowing cross-country bicycle trip. The reason for the visit is a mystery, which is oh-so-gradually revealed, but the story doesn't cover much territory between point A and point B. Director Eric C. Engel grasps the timing necessary to bring out the play's humor and Carroll is a master of delivering a very funny line with a deadpan expression. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jade King Carroll Directs TROUBLE IN MIND at Two Rivers Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 8, 2014

Jade King Carroll is directing Two River Theater Company's production of 'Trouble in Mind' which will performed through April 27th. She shared with interesting insights into the show. (more...)

Karen Schultz Releases GIVING UP THE GHOST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Hinsdale, Ill. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of April 28, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of April 28, 2014! (more...)

BWW Review: MEN OF TORTUGA at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Apr 19, 2016

'The very powerful are always fools,' intones Kit Maxwell, the one character with a conscience in Jason Wells' 2009 black comedy, Men of Tortuga, a taut and ironic thriller about corporate terrorists conspiring to plan a dastardly assassination. The show opened at the Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard last weekend and plays through May 15. (more...)

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