BWW Reviews: Green ZooTheatre's A NIGHT AT THE ZOO: AN EVENING OF ONE-ACTS Gets Their Audiences Thinking
by Teresa Rodrick - Sep 7, 2013

Upon entering the performance space, you get a strange feeling. The lights are red and blue, for those of us lucky (or old) enough it's the feeling you got when you looked through a pair of the original 3-D glasses. It makes items take on that yellowish-greenish hue, like it might not be real. The house music was not music as much as a sound that puts you in a meditative state. This was going to be a surreal night ahead. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE VATICAN KNOWS..., 10/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

In 'The Vatican Knows (about the kidnapping of that young woman),' a new play by Mario Fratti, a young girl's fantasies about being fathered by the Pope lead to a brutal kidnapping. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work October 3 to 20, directed by Stephan Morrow. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company Presents the Houston Premiere of CARNIVAL 'ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE by Diana Amsterdam, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of Carnival 'Round the Central Figure by Diana Amsterdam, November 8-23, 2013 with a preview on Thursday, November 7. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present WIVES and THE ACADEMY Double-Bill, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of a new play by Mario Fratti, 'Wives,' in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill to Play TNC, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Wives,' newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.'  Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now.  The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

From tonight, October 8, through October 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Wives,' newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella to Present CARNIVAL 'ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of Carnival 'Round the Central Figure by Diana Amsterdam, November 8-23, 2013 with a preview and after party on Thursday, November 7. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present WIVES and THE ACADEMY Double-Bill, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of a new play by Mario Fratti, 'Wives,' in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents THE VATICAN KNOWS..., Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

In 'The Vatican Knows (about the kidnapping of that young woman),' a new play by Mario Fratti, a young girl's fantasies about being fathered by the Pope lead to a brutal kidnapping. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work tonight, October 3 to 20, directed by Stephan Morrow. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Opens Houston Premiere of CARNIVAL 'ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of Carnival 'Round the Central Figure by Diana Amsterdam, tonight, November 8-23, 2013. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Presents CARNIVAL 'ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of Carnival 'Round the Central Figure by Diana Amsterdam, November 8-23, 2013 with a preview and after party tonight, November 7. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company Presents the Houston Premiere of CARNIVAL 'ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE by Diana Amsterdam, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of Carnival 'Round the Central Figure by Diana Amsterdam, November 8-23, 2013 with a preview on Thursday, November 7. (more...)

Theater Project Now Accepting Submissions for FAST FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Theater Project, an award-winning, professional theater in Maplewood, NJ, is now soliciting short plays for "Fast Forward," its second annual short play competition in February, 2015. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area. (more...)

Percy Granger's VIVIEN Opens Tonight at Acting Artists Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

CABIV Productions will present VIVIEN, by Percy Granger. Considered a drama with humor and grace that reaches zenith proportions between father and son. Directed by Tracey Silver, the show opens tonight, May 3rd at Acting Artists Theatre in Hollywood, CA, This powerful One-act production features Ilia Volok, last years winner of the 2013 LA Weekly Theater Award = Best Solo Performance Category for 'Diary Of A Madman' (more...)

La Strada Ensemble Theater to Host RAINBOW FEST 2015 in Asbury Park, 6/14-14
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2015: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, six programs of one act plays, readings and a workshop production of a new musical by various playwrights from across the United States beginning June 4-14 at Pub & Vine (formerly Bank on Mattison), 649 Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park.  Stayed tuned for a possible Program Yellow coming this summer. (more...)

InterACT to Present ALL AMERICAN GIRL, 7/3-26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an 'all American girl' (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

La Strada to Celebrate LGBT Theater in RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2015, 6/4-14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2015: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, six programs of one act plays, readings and a workshop production of a new musical by various playwrights from across the United States beginning June 4-14 at Pub & Vine (formerly Bank on Mattison), 649 Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park.  (more...)

Interview with Director: Trip Cullman
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 15, 2015

TED SOD: Will you give us some background information on yourself? (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to Kick Off Sonoma Theatre Alliance's 2014 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance, a consortium of North Bay based theater companies, announces its Festival of Theatre 2014 presented April to November, 2014 at the newly remodeled Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall, located at the Sonoma Community Center in downtown Sonoma, CA. The STA season features eight stage productions offering a wide spectrum of theater entertainment. (more...)

WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

?Whidbey Island Center for the Arts steps into the realm of one-act plays with its first ever 'One Act Fest Northwest,' featuring British playwright Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy.' The comedy will be the highlight of a festival that will also showcase a handful of published and original one-act plays. The festival is set for April 10 to 19, 2015. (more...)

La Strada Celebrates LGBT Theater in RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2015, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2015: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, six programs of one act plays, readings and a workshop production of a new musical by various playwrights from across the United States beginning today, June 4, and continuing through June 14 at Pub & Vine (formerly Bank on Mattison), 649 Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park.  (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

ACT to Present AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

A full plate of theatre portioned out in three short plays, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents An Evening of One Acts. The line-up begins with a curtain raiser by Steve Martin, Patter for the Floating Lady, followed by Woody Allen's Riverside Drive, and the evening culminates with Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand. All three plays deliver an experience that will stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy. (more...)

UW School of Drama Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. As with their 75th anniversary season, the School of Drama will continue to build artistic partnerships with both local and national artists in an effort to provide more diverse learning opportunities for their students and create a laboratory environment within the School. Guest artists involved this season include: Ali el-Gassier, Marya Sea Kaminski, Jane Jones, Ellen McLaughlin, Qui Nguyen, Ken Rus Schmoll, Daniel Talbott, and Anne Washburn. (more...)

Rainbow Festival Moving to New Venues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Due to unforeseeable circumstances La Strada will be moving the Rainbow Festival to the following locations: Program Red, Orange (One Act Evenings) & Blue (Rippled Reflection) will be at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove (a few blocks from Asbury Park and the Parade).  There are no changes in times. (more...)

Patrick Riviere Launches On PAR Productions in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Professional Arts Executive Patrick Riviere has just launched On PAR Productions, LLC in Provincetown, Massachusetts with plans to create and support a great deal of performance and visual art both in Provincetown and regionally. Already scheduled is an AEA 29-Hour Staged Reading in New York City of Riviere's own play, THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO, directed by award-winning director Stephen Nachamie and starring Broadway veteran Mary Ellen Ashley. The project is being produced by Barbara Bemelmans in association with On PAR. (more...)

InterACT Presents ALL AMERICAN GIRL, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an 'all American girl' (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening tonight, July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Seattle (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT's Three Quirky ONE ACTS Feels Like One Too Many in Total
by Jay Irwin - Jul 27, 2014

In my opinion One Act plays are an underutilized form in the theatrical world. Too short to take up an entire evening's entertainment and so they get overlooked. Thankfully ACT has chosen not to shy away from the form with their current offering, "An Evening of One Acts" and has even chosen works by some iconic American authors. And while the evening was loaded with quirky fun, two of the one acts felt as if they could have ended a few times over and ran a bit long. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Seattle (more...)

ACT Presents AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

A full plate of theatre portioned out in three short plays, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents An Evening of One Acts. The line-up begins with a curtain raiser by Steve Martin, Patter for the Floating Lady, followed by Woody Allen's Riverside Drive, and the evening culminates with Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand. All three plays deliver an experience that will stretch the imagination with magic, surprise, wonder, and a dose of science fiction fantasy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/13/2014 for Seattle (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces 2016-2017 Season, "Define Yourself"
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2016 - 2017 Season, "Define Yourself." (more...)

Minmar Gaslight Productions Presents THREESOME: An Evening of One Acts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

"All I can do is try to go back in my mind and try to figure out what happened last night." (more...)

Tickets to ACT's 2014 Mainstage Season On Sale 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre single tickets go on sale to the public for all 2014 Mainstage shows February 12, 2014. ACT is offering 50% off of adult price tickets for previews of Bethany one-week only February 12-18. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Come to Cherry Lane This Weekend; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere socially conscious-eco-friendly theatre festival, caps off its latest season with its annual awards ceremony on Sunday, August 14, at 7pm, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, located at 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

SlapDab Theatre Presents A NIGHT OF JAMES MCCLURE, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

On the heels of a sold-out run of THE TENNESSEE PROJECT that thrilled audiences of the Tank this past spring, the SlapDab Theatre Company presents an evening of one-acts. LAUNDRY & BOURBON and LONE STAR - A NIGHT OF JAMES MCCLURE is an adult comedy and is not appropriate for children. (more...)

SlapDab Theatre Company to Present A NIGHT OF JAMES MCCLURE, 8/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

On the heels of a sold-out run of THE TENNESSEE PROJECT that thrilled audiences of the Tank this past spring, the SlapDab Theatre Company presents an evening of one-acts. LAUNDRY & BOURBON and LONE STAR - A NIGHT OF JAMES MCCLURE is an adult comedy and is not appropriate for children. (more...)

Green Zoo Theatre to Present A NIGHT AT THE ZOO: AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS, Begin. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Green Zoo Theatre presents A Night at the Zoo, featuring two plays by Boise playwright Thomas Newby: WAITING GAMES, and LIKE IT WAS NEVER THERE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 8/03/2014
by BWW - Aug 3, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/03/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2016 Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity closed out its season on August 14 with its annual award ceremony, held at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 8/10/2014
by BWW - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/10/2014 for Seattle (more...)

John Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The New York Times writes that John Turturro will star in ZORBA! for Encores!, running May 6-10, 2015. (more...)

40 Full Productions, Music & Film Festivals and More Set for PCTF, 5/12-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The full lineup has been announced for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially-conscious theatre festival running from May 12-June 8 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street) upstairs & downstairs theaters. With 40 full productions, over 10 free staged readings, music & film festivals and more, one thing that makes Planet Connections unique is that each show partners with a charity and some of the ways they offer support are soliciting donations at shows, holding special benefit performances, fundraisers and/or talkbacks after performances with charity representatives. The music festival will take place at 8pm on May 21, 22 & June 5 at R Bar (218 Bowery). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kicks Off Sonoma Theatre Alliance's 2014 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance, a consortium of North Bay based theater companies, announces its Festival of Theatre 2014 presented April to November, 2014 at the newly remodeled Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall, located at the Sonoma Community Center in downtown Sonoma, CA. The STA season features eight stage productions offering a wide spectrum of theater entertainment. (more...)

Percy Granger's VIVIEN to Open 5/3 at Acting Artists Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

CABIV Productions will present VIVIEN, by Percy Granger. Considered a drama with humor and grace that reaches zenith proportions between father and son. Directed by Tracey Silver, the show opens May 3rd at Acting Artists Theatre in Hollywood, CA, This powerful One-act production features Ilia Volok, last years winner of the 2013 LA Weekly Theater Award = Best Solo Performance Category for "Diary Of A Madman" (more...)

WICA Presents First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts steps into the realm of one-act plays with its first ever 'One Act Fest Northwest,' featuring British playwright Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy.' The comedy will be the highlight of a festival that will also showcase a handful of published and original one-act plays. The festival is set for tonight, April 10 to 19, 2015. (more...)

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