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SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER, Puppet Series, A SEASON IN THE CONGO and More Set for La MaMa's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Two years into its second half-century, La MaMa, under the artistic direction of Mia Yoo, continues the omnivorous work of its founder, the late Ellen Stewart. The institution's fall 2013 season is a mixture of established artists and forms La MaMa has long supported (Lee Breuer, Dario D'Ambrosi, puppetry) and celebrated artists and programs new to La MaMa (Irina Brook, Chiori Miyagawa and Alice Reagan, Pascal Rambert, Maureen Fleming, Dan Fishback and Max Steele, and many others). Show-by-show descriptions are below. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Stages SPUNK, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company have announced their upcoming production of George C. Wolfe's Spunk, an adaptation of three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston directed by Hilda Willis. Spunk will run from today, September 17 - October 13, 2013 at the 14th Street Playhouse located at 173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA. (more...)

UNFINISHED HISTORIES - RE-STAGING REVOLUTIONS Exhibition to Open Nov 10 at Ovalhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

On Sunday 10th November 2013 the first exhibition celebrating the alternative theatre movement of the sixties, seventies and eighties opens at Ovalhouse. The exhibition runs until 20th December before moving to Camden Local History Library and Archives, High Holborn in early 2014. (more...)

VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez To Make Guest Appearances At Sanctified 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Gospel recording artists VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez will each make a special guest appearance at select performances of the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre now through November 14. (more...)

Recording Artist Lil Mo To Make Guest Appearance In Sanctified 10/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Recording artist Lil Mo will make a special guest appearance in select performances of the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. (more...)

Donmar's JULIUS CAESAR, LA DIVINA CARICATURA World Premiere and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced programming highlights of its 2013-14 season, which will kick off in October with the American Premiere of the Donmar Warehouse's tremendously acclaimed all-female production of Julius Caesar. (more...)

Recording Artist Lil Mo To Make Guest Appearance In Sanctified 10/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

Recording artist Lil Mo will make a special guest appearance in select performances of the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. (more...)

LaChanze and The Color Purple Receive Suzi Bass Award Nods
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2005

The Color Purple, and its star LaChanze, have been nominated for the 2005 Suzi Bass Awards, which honor Atlanta theatre achievement (more...)

UNFINISHED HISTORIES - RE-STAGING REVOLUTIONS Exhibition Opens Today at Ovalhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

Today 10th November 2013 the first exhibition celebrating the alterNative Theatre movement of the sixties, seventies and eighties opens at Ovalhouse. The exhibition runs until 20th December before moving to Camden Local History Library and Archives, High Holborn in early 2014. (more...)

Bill Patterson Theatre Exhibition UNFINISHED HISTORIES to Open Nov 10 at Ovalhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

On Sunday 10th November 2013 Scottish star Bill Patterson opens the first exhibition celebrating the alternative theatre movement of the sixties, seventies and eighties opens at Ovalhouse. The exhibition runs until 20th December before moving to Camden Local History Library and Archives, High Holborn in early 2014. Before becoming a familiar face on stage, film and television, Bill Patterson was a founding member of John McGrath's 7:84 company whose 1970s work The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black Black Oil had a profound effect on post-war British Theatre. (more...)

The 6th Annual Suzi Bass Awards Presented Nov. 8th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2010

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. announced nominations for the 2009-2010 Atlanta professional theatrical season this evening to an enthusiastic crowd of patrons and theatre industry artists. Guest announcers LaLa Cochran, Bart Hansard, and Anthony Rodriquez joined Suzi Awards Executive Director Deadra Moore in sharing the list of Nominees while playfully riffing on the 2009/2010 Atlanta theatre season. (more...)

Jim Parsons, Jesisca Hecht & Charles Kimbrough Lead HARVEY for Roundabout this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory, announced that Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons) and Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.) starring in a new Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase and directed by Scott Ellis. (more...)

VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez To Make Guest Appearances At Sanctified 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

Gospel recording artists VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez will each make a special guest appearance at select performances of the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre now through November 14. (more...)

La MaMa & St. Ann's Warehouse to Present LA DIVINA CARICATURA, 12/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Presenters La MaMa and St. Ann's Warehouse, and producers piece by piece productions, Mabou Mines and Dovetail Productions-all ardent and longtime supporters of the "bad boy of avant-garde theater" (Village Voice) Lee Breuer-unite for the World Premiere of Breuer's epic magnum opus, La Divina Caricatura. Breuer wrote and directs the work, a mixed-media pop-opera with Bunraku puppets, a cast of singers and live music composed by Lincoln Schleifer that ranges from Motown to Broadway and reggae to raga. La Divina Caricatura, a metaphorical send-up of Dante's classic, concerns Rose the Dog, who makes a pilgrimage through love to Paradiso. Rose thinks she's a woman and fantasizes a mad love affair with her master John, an East Village independent filmmaker. The show, Part 1 of a trilogy, draws on material that stretches all the way back to Breuer's doo-wop opera Sister Suzie Cinema (1975). (more...)

Bill Patterson Theatre Exhibition UNFINISHED HISTORIES Opens Today at Ovalhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

Today 10th November 2013 Scottish star Bill Patterson opens the first exhibition celebrating the alterNative Theatre movement of the sixties, seventies and eighties opens at Ovalhouse. The exhibition runs until 20th December before moving to Camden Local History Library and Archives, High Holborn in early 2014. Before becoming a familiar face on stage, film and television, Bill Patterson was a founding member of John McGrath's 7:84 company whose 1970s work The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black Black Oil had a profound effect on post-war British Theatre. (more...)

Twyla Tharp, Lookingglass Alice Honored At 6th Annual Suzi Bass Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

The Suzi Bass Awards hosted their sixth annual celebration of Atlanta theatre last night at the Conant Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Oglethorpe University (more...)

Harold Clurman Lab Theater Opens West Coast Premiere of LONG WAY GO DOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Art of Acting Studio's professional company, The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company, presents the West Coast Premiere of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dorhn. Directed by Don K. Williams (Off-Broadway Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff), Long Way Go Down will play tonight, May 17th - June 7, 2013. (more...)

Donmar's JULIUS CAESAR, LA DIVINA CARICATURA World Premiere and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced programming highlights of its 2013-14 season, which will kick off in October with the American Premiere of the Donmar Warehouse's tremendously acclaimed all-female production of Julius Caesar. (more...)

2005 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2005

The Helen Hayes Awards honor achievement, celebrate, and promote the Washington D.C. professional theatre. (more...)

MetroStage Presents HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, Closes 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Written by Larry Parr, directed by Gary Yates, under the musical direction of S. Renee Clark, and accompanied by William Knowles on the piano and keyboard, the production will close March 20th. (more...)

MAHALIA Starring Bernardine Mitchell Ends Run at MetroStage 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2010

MetroStage's production of MAHALIA starring Bernardine Mitchell, S. Renee Clark and William Hubbard will end the award-winning production of Mahalia, a gospel musical, by Tom Stolz, on March 14th. The production began performances on January 21st. (more...)

2005 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2005

Patricia Clarkson, James Earl Jones, Jason Danieley, Marc Kudisch, among DC nominees. (more...)

Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Open West Coast Premiere of LONG WAY GO DOWN, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

The Art of Acting Studio's professional company, The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company, presents the West Coast Premiere of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dorhn. Directed by Don K. Williams (Off-Broadway Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff), Long Way Go Down will play May 17th - June 7, 2013. (more...)

Thomas W. Jones, II Returns to Atlanta for Horizon Theatre's THREE SISTAHS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Known worldwide for his artistic vision which guided Jomandi Productions through its own golden age of African American theater, Tom Jones is headed back to Atlanta for the revival of his production, Three Sistahs. (more...)

BWW Review: Sexy Political MUCKRAKERS at Barrington Stage
by Larry Murray - Jun 21, 2013

Torn from the headlines, MUCKRAKERS is based on (but not about) Julian Assange and Bradley Manning and revealing government secrets, public privacy. (more...)

Ordway Center for the Arts Presents GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 8/5-11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2010

Phantom of the Opera, a new musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell plays through July 18 at The Players Theatre. A bold new vision of the classic French novel by Gaston Leroux, this heart-racing musical unravels the mystery of a passionate man living deep beneath the grand Paris Opera House. Was he a madman? A musical genius? Or just a lonely soul yearning to be loved? Phantom is an intimate production filled with intrigue, passion, danger and desire featuring provocative music performed by a live chamber ensemble at the Players Theatre. (more...)

True Colors Theatre to Stage SPUNK, 9/17-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company have announced their upcoming production of George C. Wolfe's Spunk, an adaptation of three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston directed by Hilda Willis. Spunk will run from September 17 - October 13, 2013 at the 14th Street Playhouse located at 173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA. (more...)

Thomas W. Jones, II Returns to Atlanta for Horizon Theatre's THREE SISTAHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

Known worldwide for his artistic vision which guided Jomandi Productions through its own golden age of African American theater, Tom Jones is headed back to Atlanta for the revival of his production, Three Sistahs. (more...)

MetroStage Presents HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce the return of Helen Hayes Award winning actor and MetroStage favorite, Bernardine Mitchell, to MetroStage in the one woman musical, His Eye is on the Sparrow, based on the life of Ethel Waters. (more...)

MAHALIA, A Gospel Musical, Starring Bernardine Mitchell Returns to MetroStage January 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010

MetroStage is pleased to welcome Bernardine Mitchell, S. Renee Clark and William Hubbard back to MetroStage to reprise their roles in MetroStage's award-winning production of Mahalia, a gospel musical, by Tom Stolz, opening January 21 and running for eight weeks through March 14, 2010. (more...)

MetroStage Presents HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce the return of Helen Hayes Award winning actor and MetroStage favorite, Bernardine Mitchell, to MetroStage in the one woman musical, His Eye is on the Sparrow, based on the life of Ethel Waters. (more...)

MAHALIA, A Gospel Musical, Starring Bernardine Mitchell Returns to MetroStage January 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010

MetroStage is pleased to welcome Bernardine Mitchell, S. Renee Clark and William Hubbard back to MetroStage to reprise their roles in MetroStage's award-winning production of Mahalia, a gospel musical, by Tom Stolz, opening January 21 and running for eight weeks through March 14, 2010. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Star John Kerr Passes Away at 81
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

According to published reports, Broadway veteran and Tony-winner John Kerr passed away on February 2 at 81. (more...)

Jan Maxwell, Cate Blanchett, et al. Nominated for 2012 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Last night before a crowd of 200 theatre makers and theatre lovers, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 28th Helen Hayes Awards. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 26 categories for artistic excellence and the announcement of the recipient of the 2012 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The Helen Hayes Awards is one of the most prestigious honors for artists and theatre companies in Washington's vibrant theatre scene. (more...)

Carol Kane & More Join Jessica Hecht, Jim Parsons & Charles Kimbrough in Roundabout's HARVEY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory, has announced the full company for the new Broadway production of Mary Chase's Harvey starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), Carol Kane (Betty Chumley), Peter Benson (E.J. Lofgren), Tracee Chimo (Myrtle Mae Simmons), Holley Fain (Ruth Kelly, R.N.), Angela Paton (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet), Rich Sommer (Duane Wilson), Morgan Spector (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.) and directed by Scott Ellis. (more...)

La MaMa & St. Ann's Warehouse Present LA DIVINA CARICATURA, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

Presenters La MaMa and St. Ann's Warehouse, and producers piece by piece productions, Mabou Mines and Dovetail Productions-all ardent and longtime supporters of the 'bad boy of avant-garde theater' (Village Voice) Lee Breuer-unite for the World Premiere of Breuer's epic magnum opus, La Divina Caricatura. Breuer wrote and directs the work, a mixed-media pop-opera with Bunraku puppets, a cast of singers and live music composed by Lincoln Schleifer that ranges from Motown to Broadway and reggae to raga. La Divina Caricatura, a metaphorical send-up of Dante's classic, concerns Rose the Dog, who makes a pilgrimage through love to Paradiso. Rose thinks she's a woman and fantasizes a mad love affair with her master John, an East Village independent filmmaker. The show, Part 1 of a trilogy, draws on material that stretches all the way back to Breuer's doo-wop opera Sister Suzie Cinema (1975). (more...)

BWW Blog: A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres January, 2010 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Dec 23, 2009

As we celebrate Christmas and await the New Year, here's a new audio interpretation of 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry, written and recorded by local DC actors and designers who make up The Audible Group. It is Christmas Eve, 1935. In a small apartment in the H Street NE neighborhood of Washington, DC where James and Della Young, a young couple who, though rich in love, but down to their last pennies, still manage to give each other the perfect gift. It will fill you - from head to mistletoe - with the holiday spirit. Listen here (more...)

Ordway Center for the Arts Presents GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 8/5-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Phantom of the Opera, a new musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell plays through July 18 at The Players Theatre. A bold new vision of the classic French novel by Gaston Leroux, this heart-racing musical unravels the mystery of a passionate man living deep beneath the grand Paris Opera House. Was he a madman? A musical genius? Or just a lonely soul yearning to be loved? Phantom is an intimate production filled with intrigue, passion, danger and desire featuring provocative music performed by a live chamber ensemble at the Players Theatre. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER, Puppet Series, A SEASON IN THE CONGO and More Set for La MaMa's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Two years into its second half-century, La MaMa, under the artistic direction of Mia Yoo, continues the omnivorous work of its founder, the late Ellen Stewart. The institution's fall 2013 season is a mixture of established artists and forms La MaMa has long supported (Lee Breuer, Dario D'Ambrosi, puppetry) and celebrated artists and programs new to La MaMa (Irina Brook, Chiori Miyagawa and Alice Reagan, Pascal Rambert, Maureen Fleming, Dan Fishback and Max Steele, and many others). Show-by-show descriptions are below. (more...)

MetroStage Announces Their 2009-10 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

MetroStage's 2009-10 Season 25 Years of Eclectic Theatre By Popular Demand MetroStage's Favorite Shows and Artists Return Inspirational, Unforgettable Theatre in an Intimate Setting (more...)

THREE SISTAHS, THE LETTERS and More Set for MetroStage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce MetroStage's 2014-15 season which will reprise some of the favorites from years past and welcome back many of the artists who have contributed so much on our stage over the past 30 years, both in our present location and dating back to the early 1990's on Duke Street. (more...)

Ordway Center for the Arts Closes GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Phantom of the Opera, a new musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell plays through July 18 at The Players Theatre. A bold new vision of the classic French novel by Gaston Leroux, this heart-racing musical unravels the mystery of a passionate man living deep beneath the grand Paris Opera House. Was he a madman? A musical genius? Or just a lonely soul yearning to be loved? Phantom is an intimate production filled with intrigue, passion, danger and desire featuring provocative music performed by a live chamber ensemble at the Players Theatre. (more...)

Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Open West Coast Premiere of LONG WAY GO DOWN, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The Art of Acting Studio's professional company, The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company, presents the West Coast Premiere of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dorhn. Directed by Don K. Williams (Off-Broadway Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff), Long Way Go Down will play May 17th - June 7, 2013. (more...)

Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Present Zayd Dohrn's MUCKRAKERS, 5/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Art of Acting Studio, is proud to present The West Coast premiere of Muckrakers by Zayd Dohrn (Long Way ago Down, Outside People, Haymarket, Sick). Directed by Don K. Williams (Off-Broadway Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff), Muckrakers will play Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, May 30 - July 2, 2014, with the final two performances playing Monday and Tuesday, respectively. The Lab Theater's most recent work in Los Angeles include the Ovation-recommended run of Lebensraum by Israel Horovitz, and Ovation-nominated run of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn. (more...)

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