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Hudson Mainstage (Hollywood, CA)
6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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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.

BWW Review: A Thoroughly Reinvented GLASS MENAGERIE Thrills in Sierra Madre
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2016

For many, Tennessee Williams' first play The Glass Menagerie remains his finest. Semi-autobiographical, the play takes place in St. Louis during the Depression and depicts the relationships between a restless alcoholic/shoe factory worker/wannabe writer, his overbearing mother and his psychologically deficient sister - all of which stems from Williams' actual background. Williams finds his voice in Tom. (Christian Durso) (more...)

BWW Review: Insightful, Thought Stimulating WRESTLING JERUSALEM at CPT
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2016

Shortly into WRESTLING JERUSALEM, Aaron Davidman's self-written and performed one-man play, now on stage at the newly remodeled James Levin Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre, Davidman tells a joke. A joke which is, in actuality, not funny, but very sad and prophetic. (more...)

Rackspace Reports First Quarter Results
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Phillip Hounslow Releases SEEING WITHOUT LOOKING
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Reading other books on nostalgia, author Phillip Hounslow was inspired to Bare his heart and tell his life story. Diverse, comprehensive and thought-provoking, 'Seeing Without Looking' (published by Xlibris AU) records 72 years of dodging mental hazards. This book leads readers to the path of survival. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/26; TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Phoenix, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'bold, new' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix, and an interview with Simon Gleeson on the Singapore return of LES MIS, just to name a few. (more...)

James C. Nicholson Shares THE NOTORIOUS JOHN MORRISSEY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

From gang member, political muscle, and prizefighter to New York State Senator, United States Congressman, and industry leader of the sport of kings—John Morrissey (1831–1878) was all of these and more. When the Morrissey family arrived in America in 1831, there were not many open doors for Irish immigrants, but he did not let his bloodline stop him. He was the kind of man who would challenge the infamous William Poole, better known as “Bill the Butcher,” just to make a name for himself. Morrissey knew that when there was an opportunity, he had to take it. This bravado led to more than one brush with death, but also to wealth and prestige. (more...)

StorageCraft kicks off summer with special promo for ShadowProtect IT Edition and IT Edition PRO
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4:48 PSYCHOSIS to Play Metanoia Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

British playwright Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis will be presented on stage in Melbourne this June at the Metanoia Theatre, part of the Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Produced by new theatre company, Bare Naked Theatre, the production delves into the complex issues of clinical depression, self harm, dependency and isolation. Composed of 24 sections which have no specified setting or characters, the language of 4:48 Psychosis varies between the naturalistic and the highly abstract or poetic. The playwright herself dealt with issues of serious mental illness and committed suicide at 28 shortly after completing the work. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Begins This Weekend as Part of Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's stylish comedy that exposes the cynicism and hypocrisy that underlies high "society", begins previews Sunday, May 29 at the Festival Theatre. This dangerous drama, directed by Eda Holmes, is the fourth major Wilde play to be presented under Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell's tenure - completing Wilde's brilliant, scalpel-like study of the world around him. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

Carrollwood Players to Host One Act Weekend, MASQUERADE and OWN THE STAGE in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?Housed in the center of Plantation Plaza shopping complex, Carrollwood Players Theatre has been part of Carrollwood's landscape since 1981. One very special weekend per year is set aside to showcase the talent of local playwrights and this year, national. (more...)

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

Diana Degarmo Begins Performances with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes! From May 25th through July 31st. Diana joins the production in the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble-blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   (more...)

Dominique Lévy to Display Chung Sang-Hwa Exhibit, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

NEW YORK...Dominique Lévy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Korean artist Chung Sang-Hwa (b. 1932). Presented jointly with Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, this first solo exhibition of Chung's work in the United States will span the artist's career, with a survey of Chung's work on view at Dominique Lévy and recent paintings displayed at Greene Naftali.  (more...)

ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. ANNOUNCES VOTING RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

At one point during her new one-woman play IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, based on her highly acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, Eve Ensler repeats a phrase over and over to one of her doctors: "You're going to radiate my vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My. Vagina." A pause, and then: "Do you know who I am?" (more...)

Pocky Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary At Sweets & Snacks Expo May 24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Pocky, the leader in the emerging trend of Asian confections and snack foods, will celebrate its 50 th Anniversary with a visit to the Sweets & Snacks Expo at Chicago's McCormick Place May 24-26. While many Baby Boomers may not be familiar with Pocky, it is especially popular with Millennials and Asian culture fans. (more...)

BEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Beyond Caring comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 - 11 June. Devised and directed by REP Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin this striking play will be performed with the audience seated on the stage in main auditorium at The REP giving a unique opportunity to see the theatre's largest space from a different and much more intimate angle. (more...)

Dominique Levy Gallery to Present Chung Sang-Hwa Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dominique Levy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Korean artist Chung Sang-Hwa (b. 1932). Presented jointly with Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, this first solo exhibition of Chung's work in the United States will span the artist's career, with a survey of Chung's work on view at Dominique Le?vy and recent paintings displayed at Greene Naftali. (more...)

BWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - A Must-See, Ideal Convergence of Creative Talent
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2016

Rajiv Joseph's very tricky to pull off GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES lands at the Hudson Backstage as a stunning success! Considering the main conceit of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES requires two actors playing a 30-year age range from 8 to 38; in less capable hands, this seventy-minute one-act would have been so ripe for missteps.   (more...)

Bent Knee 3rd LP 'Say So' Out Today; Watch 'Leak Water' Live + National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Say So epitomizes Bent Knee's quest for adventurous songcraft and exhilarating arrangements full of spellbinding and unexpected moments. It's rock that bridges the familiar and nomadic with thrilling results. (more...)

IBM Cloud First to Offer Latest NVIDIA GRID with Tesla M60 GPU, Speeding Up Virtual Desktop Applications
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Junk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their UK touring debut with The Falling Song in 2014, Dublin's award-winning dance theatre company Junk Ensemble is back in the UK this summer with a tour of BIRD WITH BOY, their critically acclaimed site responsive work. (more...)

BWW Review: ALMOST HOLY is Challenging Look at Vigilante Priest in Ukraine
by Marakay Rogers - May 19, 2016

Ghenadiy is your typical Russian Orthodox priest. With boxing gloves, a van, and midnight raids on drug houses, where he kidnaps the children hanging in them. Is this any way to run a children's charity? He thinks so. Do we? (more...)

BWW Review: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by Jason Carlos - May 19, 2016

The Bible features parables, stories and encounters of the life and trials of Jesus and his disciples; but a figure who is so prominent in that story - his mother, Mary, only speaks four times. Her role as a matriarch is often silent, and the Aaron Willis-directed THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, now playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, explores what Mary would say if she could have said more. The play, by Colm Toibin (based on his 2012 novella of the same name) looks at the life and death of Jesus from the perspective of Mary - through the eyes of a traumatized and grieving woman and mother. The 70-minute solo performance is a star-vehicle for Nancy Palk who embraces this challenging, trying and controversial role. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' 23rd Season will come to a close with its production of the musical smash hit THE BOY FROM OZ, which will play from June 15 - July 16, 2016 at RTP's theater in Scott's Addition.  The play opens Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 pm.   The production is sponsored by Candace L. Osdene and David Peake. (more...)

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2016-2017 Season last night. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hope in Love: Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Presents GIRLFRIEND
by Kristen Morale - May 18, 2016

With a book by Todd Almond, with music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet (from the latter's album of the same name plus songs derived from Altered Beats and 100% Fun) and originally produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, Girlfriend is now directed by Christopher Ostrom as it comes to WHAT on the Julie Harris Stage. Girlfriend: A Rock Musical tells the story of two young men living in Nebraska, fresh out of high school and each with different plans as to what his future will look like after the summer ends. Michael is ready to move out of his tyrannical father's house but not so adamant about following in his footsteps and becoming a doctor; with a full ride to college, his life is not necessarily the fairy-tale a person could look at him and see unfolding. On the other hand, Will hasn't an idea in the world what to do with himself beyond his high school years. As summer vacation is about to begin, Michael asks Will if he'd like to hang out sometime and from that moment onward, the summer is spent trying to understand the feelings that were already blooming between them from the start; it just took two young men and the chance they gave themselves to see something that needed to be made clear for each of them. (more...)

Pop-Up Opera to Launch Summer Season 2016 with IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

After performing their first ever tragedy this Spring, Pop-Up Opera return to comedy for their Summer Season 2016.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Opens at Vineyard Theatre
by Review Roundups - May 17, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre, presents the New York premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman. The play opens tonight, May 17, at The Vineyard. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: Confusion, Mostly Unintended, Abounds in THE GOLDEN DRAGON
by Gil Kaan - May 16, 2016

The Southern California premiere of playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's THE GOLDEN DRAGON  benefits from the sturdy, first-rate technical production values The Theatre @ Boston Court has earned their deserved reputation for. Kudos to GOLDEN DRAGON's color-blind, gender-blind, ageist-blind casting. But with all this color/gender/ageist-blind casting comes the pitfall of equal opportunity offending. (more...)


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BWW Review: DAFFODILS [INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS] Is A Beautifully Presented Story Of Love, Life And Family Secrets
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2016

New Zealand's Rochelle Bright's tribute to her parents plays out in the poignant caBaret DAFFODILS [INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS]. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MIKADO Gets A New Look With Rich Characterisations
by Barry Lenny - May 13, 2016

Co-Opera and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of South Australia have joined forces to perform The Mikado. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Bid On Signed Prints from 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution,' Support BC/EFA
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The just-released book features classic Broadway poster art and never-before-published preliminary posters (more...)

Whistleblower Theater's ECHOES OF EBOLA to Play Off-Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

An African killer virus, vaccination, sterilization and global depopulation is the premise of the new off-Broadway show, ECHOES OF EBOLA, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on 42nd Street this June. (more...)

BWW Feature: An Inside Look at Dr. Phillips Center's School of the Arts' Master Class
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2016

While you may think actors flock here to become princesses or superheroes, Orlando is also quickly becoming a training ground for up and coming talented students. The Dr. Phillips Center has been the two year reigning pinnacle of the Orlando theater arts scene. To complement this world-class facility, the School of the Arts sits behind the Dr. Phillips Center and hosts a variety of performing arts classes for all ages. (more...)

RightScale Releases New DevOps and Docker Trends in Follow-Up to State of the Cloud Report
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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Babes With Blades Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) announces its 19th Season, 'Women on the Front Lines,' featuring two productions that embrace the glories and heartbreaks of battle, and explore both the personal and the larger impact of war. Opening in July, the world premiere of The Promise of a Rose Garden, by Dustin Spence, is a modern day look at female Marines attempting to pass the Infantry Officer Training Course. Then the season will continue with BWBTC's tradition of an all-female cast Shakespeare production: Henry V opens in February. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Vet Diana DeGarmo Will Join THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora will welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes!  From May 25th through July 31st, Diana will play the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   Degarmo says, "I am excited and honored for the chance to sing the music of the iconic women I grew up idolizing, alongside three fabulous and funny gals in The Marvelous Wonderettes. We are gonna have one heck on a time and y'all won't want to miss it!" (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

topseos.com Publishes May 2016 Ratings of Fifty Best Reputation Management Companies
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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BWW Interview: THINGS MISSING/MISSED Creative Team Talks the Devised Play's World Premiere at Obsidian Theater
by Katricia Lang - May 10, 2016

Obsidian Theater presents the world premiere of THINGS MISSING/MISSED, an original devised work created by theatre artists Philip Hays, Melissa Flower and Justin Locklear. (more...)

Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

It's all good news today at the Music Box Theare... and we aren't just talking about Audra McDonald's pregnancy. It was also announced that during Ms. McDonald's hiatus from the production, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG's Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world's greatest living tap dancer, will step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Daughtry, Dr. John, Charlie Daniels and Phil Vassar Set for Summer 2016 at Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

King of Prussia, PA - Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) announces a full summer concert schedule for Valley Forge Music Fair that includes a huge Memorial Day weekend concert from Daughtry and rounds out the rest of the summer with a who's who of living legends. (more...)

Rescue Your Home with These Tips for Sprucing Up Your Living Space, Inside and Out
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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New Cookbook, EAT REAL FOOD OR ELSE, Offers Healthy and Nutritious Recipes
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Eat Real Food or Else, a new cookbook, is collaboration between a chef, a cookbook author, and a physician. It overturns conventional dietary wisdom with delicious-yet-healthy recipes, plus dietary guidelines. This thought-provoking, tasteful book appears as a fancy coffee-table book, a nutrition manual, and a step-by-step cookbook all in one. (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels. (more...)

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