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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: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Jun 30, 2016

Though somewhat familiar with and already an admirer of actor/vocalists Carpathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White, I was, until tonight, unaware of the apparently prolific musician, songwriter, librettist, and educator Louis Rosen. Rosen's Dream Suite, which occupied the second part of this June 28 show at Birdland, unearths the music of poems by American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 -1967). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Performances opened last night, June 29, and will run through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

DUETS at Broadway at Birdland Will Benefit One Orlando Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 4, in a special LGBTQ+ Edition.  This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Russell Tovey Visits Diana DeGarmo & Cast of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

On July 7th the girls of Springfield High School received a fun surprise - at each performance a man is selected from the audience to portray the music teacher, Mr. Lee.  Last night that participant happened to be Russell Tovey, star of Broadway's The History Boys, and well as HBO's "Looking".   Also in the audience were Dee Hoty (Bright Star) and Nancy Opel (Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown) as well as Ace Young (American Idol, Broadway's Grease and Hair). (more...)

BWW Review: STUFF HAPPENS, National Theatre, 6 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 7, 2016

When Sir John Chilcot stepped up to the mic to deliver his long-awaited verdict on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he did so calmly, steadily, but with forensic and devastating analytical precision. David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS, which beat Chilcot to the punch by some 12 years, is similarly measured, mixing detailed documentary re-enactment with imagining of what went on behind closed doors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHORUS LINE at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

This winner of nine Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize starts previews July 1 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Previews will run July 1st-July 8th with regular performances will begin July 9 and continue through July 31. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco & More Set for Connecticut Public Television's Infinity Hall Live Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as Infinity Hall Live, the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July with some of today's most intriguing established and emerging artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Galactic, Joss Stone, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ani DiFranco, and Melissa Etheridge. Infinity Hall Live Season 5 airs nationally on public television beginning July 2016 - check local listings or http://ihlive.org/watch-local-pbs-station/ for broadcast times.  ihlive.org will also stream the series weekly beginning Friday, July 8 through Friday, August 26. (more...)

Joss Stone & More Set for New Season of INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as INFINITY HALL LIVE , the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July (more...)

After Hours Theatre Company to Present I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Hudson Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson'stick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE will open on Friday, July 22 and perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Full-Length Trailer of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Performances opened June 29, and will run through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the brand new full-length trailer below! (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

BWW Blog: Playwright Alric Davis on Creating the Characters for His Original Play DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED
by Guest Blogger: Alric Davis - Jul 6, 2016

DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED appears at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. starting Thursday, July 7 at 7:15 pm; Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 2:15 pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, July 23 at 2:15 p.m. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company's Annual Workshop Readings Set for 7/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 12 and conclude in public readings of three new plays on July 23 and 24, 2016. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-Telling
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2016

Four Clowns' founder and former artistic director Jeremy Aluma has deftly infused his Four Clowns magic directing his contemporary version of the classic HAMLET just finishing its run at the Lyceum Theater. Eschewing Shakespeare's couplets and metrics, this normal-speak HAMLET could be in any time period where fedora-ed men wear three-piece suits and ties while women can wear baggy pastel-colored pants and a beret. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Reverend Raccoon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to writer Jeremy Fletcher about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show The Life and Crimes of Reverend Raccoon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Return of Jared's BROADWAY BOO'S with Eden Espinosa
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Jared Zirilli, of RAIN at The Old Globe, ROMANCE LANGUAGE at Ars Nova, The Civilians PRETTY FILTHY, Broadway LYSISTRATA JONES, touring WE WILL ROCK YOU and WICKED, as well as Off Broadway FAT CAMP, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, Bare, and TWILIGHT THE MUSICAL plus The Alley Theatre's A FEW GOOD MEN brings you the latest 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 73 with WICKED and BROOKLYN's Eden Espinosa. Check out the episode below: (more...)

Cartoon Network Releases New STEVEN UNIVERSE Mobile Game App
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Your dream of becoming a Crystal Gem can now be reality with Cartoon Network Games' Soundtrack Attack! (more...)

Illumio Appoints Remo Canessa as Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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BWW Review: Nate Eppler's THE ICE TREATMENT Closes Actors Bridge's 20th Anniversary Season with Knee-capping Fun
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2016

Rachel Agee's bravura performance - which, arguably, any actor would love to add to a resume - as a fictionalized Tonya Harding-like personality is enough to guarantee that audiences will continue to talk about the world premiere production of Nate Eppler's latest work, The Ice Treatment, for years to come. (more...)

Cartoon Network to Premiere New Episodes of WE BARE BEARS Beginning 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Grizzly (Eric Edelstein), Panda (Bobby Moynihan) and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin) bearstack their way into a fun-filled week featuring five all-new episodes of WE Bare BEARS premiering daily at 5:00 p.m. (ET/PT) beginning Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5. (more...)

Mercer County College to Host PLAYFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

As part of its yearlong 50 th anniversary celebration, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will host "Playfest 2017" next spring, the first New Jersey community college new play festival. The competition is open to all student playwrights and actors from the state's 19 community colleges. Community college alumni are also invited to participate. (more...)

Cartoon Network Orders Second Season of Emmy-Nominated Series THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has also given over 12 million fans of all ages the ability to see themselves as a real Townsville superhero. The series also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for 'Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.' (more...)

10th Anniversary Programme Announced For GRIMEBORN Festival
by Edward Baker - Jul 19, 2016

Grimeborn is back for its 10th anniversary year. Sixteen innovative new versions of classic operas, unknown, rarely-seen and long-forgotten works, brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Since 2007, Grimeborn has introduced new audiences to opera and given emerging artists the platform to showcase and develop their talent. It has consistently challenged the perception that opera is inaccessible and elitist. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Extends through August 7th at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to the addition of five additional performances of … A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, directed by Chance's Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Hazel Clarke, with music direction by Ryan O'Connell.  A Chorus Line opened last Saturday and will continue through August 7th on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.  (more...)

BWW Review: PROUD, Finborough Theatre, 18 July 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 19, 2016

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre in its search for exciting new works from Canada, Proud is the European premiere of a satirical political play written by multi-award winning, Canadian playwright Michael Healey. It is the third in a trilogy of his plays centred around exploring Canadian values. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater High-Kicks Intimate Production of A CHORUS LINE
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 16, 2016

If there was ever one musical that, on the surface, can translate well as an intimately-staged production in a black box theater space, then A CHORUS LINE---the classic 1975 Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning backstage musical---should certainly qualify as a strong contender. This still dazzling, groundbreaking show has been revived at Anaheim's Chance Theater, the lauded small regional theater company in Orange County, CA that has definitively, in the very recent past, shown a knack for taking large musicals and making them smaller, very special ones. For the most part, the same can certainly be said about their newest small-scaled local revival, which continues its extended run through August 7, 2016. Exceedingly admirable despite being a bit rough around the edges, Chance Theater's peppy production reminds audiences old and new why the world of musical theater continues to lure certain dreamy, insanely talented people to this sometimes frustrating, often euphoric, and always competitive profession time and time again. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2016 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhart, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY AND TIMING OF THE SECOND QUARTER 2016 CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: The Truth Beneath Quentin Crisp's Constructed Image Is Laid Bare In RESIDENT ALIEN
by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2016

A lesser known side of the enigmatic writer, actor and raconteur Quentin Crisp is exposed in Tim Fountain's RESIDENT ALIEN. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2016

Charles, the ship-charterer (Brian D. Coats), is a black man who believes himself superior to all the black people who surround him. He has internalized the view held by Jim Crow America of African Americans as the inferior "other," but in order to entertain that view he necessarily has mentally set himself apart. Anderson's remarks in the program suggest Charles is an exemplar of America's notion of exceptionalism. (more...)

Bare Bones Theater to Present THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Bare Bones Theater Co. presents The Sisters Rosensweig, a comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe Joins the Cast of DUETS - LGBTQ+ Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables) joins the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition, at Birdland Jazz on August 8th. (more...)

Painting with a Twist Celebrates 5 Millionth Guest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Painting with a Twist, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise in the nation, recently celebrated its 5 millionth guest in Sarasota, Florida with a party and a fitting surprise gift - one year's worth of Painting with a Twist classes. (more...)

Idris Goodwin's BARS AND MEASURES Continues NNPN Rollout This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the first half of the NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin. (more...)

BWW Review: The Music Of An American Legend Comes Alive In AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY
by Jade Kops - Jul 13, 2016

Vika Bull and the Essential R&B Band bring Etta James' iconic music to life as the troubled singer's life is laid Bare in an honest, heartfelt tribute in AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY. (more...)

Bare Theatre & Raleigh Little Theatre to Present HENRY VI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre continue what has now become a tradition of performing summer Shakespeare in Stephenson Amphitheatre by the Raleigh Rose Garden.  The two companies will proudly close out this year's Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series with Henry VI, July 29 - August 7, 2016. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s THE TEMPEST Set for August in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an imaginative production of Shakespeare's final play, THE TEMPEST, featuring Thom Rivera as Prospero and directed by Matthew Earnest. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Bubble Schmeisis
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2016

BWW speaks to Nick Cassenbaum about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Bubble Schmeisis. (more...)

Illumio Named One of the Top 50 Startups in Tech
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

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Aehr Test Systems to Participate in CEO Investor Summit 2016 in San Francisco on July 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

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Diversionary Theatre to Present [manhandled]
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Renowned choreographer Michael Mizerany (Bare: a pop opera, A New Brain), returns to the Diversionary stage with [manhandled], a provocative dance program from his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre. Mizerany, a long-time collaborator of Diversionary Theatre, says he was inspired to create the piece after people-watching in airports: (more...)

Adrienne Warren joins DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition at Birdland on August 8th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award Nominee Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along) joins the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition, at Birdland Jazz on August 8th. DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition is proudly presented by the Broadway at Birdland concert series. This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund.  (more...)

Crown Point Community Theatre to Stage Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 In the midst of a contentious election year, many of us are weighing our options to determine which select few get the privilege to lead our country.  The decisions we make now will impact our country into the future just like decisions made in past have shaped our complex, modern culture today.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE STRIPPER, St James Studio, 11 July 2016
by Kate Finburg - Jul 11, 2016

Richard O Brien and Richard Hartley reunite to pen a murder mystery musical set in 'Club Extravaganza'. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - Jul 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet (more...)

Bare Naked Theatre to Present David Bowie Tribute CHANGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Bare Naked Theatre presents CHANGES: A Theatrical Tribute to the Music of David Bowie and his chameleon-like genius at Gasworks Arts Park 27 July - 6 August. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - The Summer is in Full Swing
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Jul 1, 2016

The summer is in FULL SWING at Transcendence Theatre Company! Guest blogger and Transcendence Artist Meggie Cansler is back to give you the low down on the latest… (more...)

BWW Review: Exhibits Teenage Angst BARE: A POP OPERA
by Kimberly Moy - Jul 1, 2016

The Summer of teenage angsty themed musicals continues with Bare: A POP OPERA. It is one of those shows that never quite made it to Broadway, the closest being an off-Broadway run in 2004, but still has a cultish fan base. It is also a regional favorite with productions as far as the Philippines and Argentina. What makes this story different is that it is a pop opera, fully told through song. Young Artists Theatre took on this production challenge with limited resources, choosing to focus on storytelling. (more...)

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