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The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

Meryl Murman's THE LIPSTICK Makes U.S. Premiere at Contemporary Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce two performances of the provocative dance performance by FLOCK--The Lipstick--choreographed by local choreographer Meryl Murman and accompanied by a solo violin and a tube of lipstick. Both performances will take place in the CAC's Freeport-McMoRan Theater, with the first being the U.S. Premiere on September 30 and the final performance taking place as part of the 2016 CAC's Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN on October 1. (more...)

Global Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Systems Industry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Photo Flash: Meet the Company of PREMIERES 'Inner Voices' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances will begin on Monday, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm. Scroll down for photos from the meet & greet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

Meryl Murman's THE LIPSTICK Makes U.S. Premiere at Contemporary Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce two performances of the provocative dance performance by FLOCK--The Lipstick--choreographed by local choreographer Meryl Murman and accompanied by a solo violin and a tube of lipstick. Both performances will take place in the CAC's Freeport-McMoRan Theater, with the first being the U.S. Premiere on September 30 and the final performance taking place as part of the 2016 CAC's Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN on October 1. (more...)

RIPCORD, FULL CODE Premiere and More Slated for BETC's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is delighted to announce the lineup for the 2016-17 season, their 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber in 'Inner Voices' at PREMIERES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances begin tonight, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: PREMIERES' INNER VOICES Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night was last night, October 13th, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and opening festivities below! (more...)

PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances began October 3rd and continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 13th at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

Critics' Choice Awards Rescind Nomination for Mandy Patinkin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Showbiz411.com has reported that a previously announced Critics Choice Award nomination for 'Homeland' star and Broadway legend, Mandy Patinkin, has been rescinded. Citing a discrepancy with the show's finale date, the Critics' Choice committee was forced to rescind its nomination for the star, instead awarding the nomination slot to Better Call Saul's, Michael McKean. (more...)

Elan Golomb Releases UNLOVED AGAIN: BREAKING YOUR SERIAL ADDICTION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

A relationship doesn't begin with love at first sight, but at childhood, where the foundations for every romantic partnership are established. Elan Golomb uses her 44 years of experience as a psychologist to showcase how unhealthy parental treatment can leave unsurmountable damage that will forever undermine romantic relationships in 'Unloved Again: Breaking Your Serial Addiction.' (more...)

Robert Trevino Appointed Basque National Orchestra's New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Robert Trevino, one of the most highly-rated young American conductors, appointed Music Director of the Basque National OrchestraThe much-praised David Zinman protege promises 'intense music-making' from the new partnership, to begin in the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Puppet Kitchen's THE SOLDIER'S TALE to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Pierre Beaumarchais' The Barber of Seville opens at Theater at Monmouth Friday, July 15th at 7:30 p.m. The play which inspired the famous opera is lush, lively, and a bit naughty, complete with ingenious characters that will tickle your funny bone and dazzle your senses. (more...)

Margo Seibert and More Star in O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference Readings, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The eight new plays in development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference will feature Broadway actress Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening the Deaf West Broadway revival, The GLEE Project), Drama Desk Award-nominee Margo Seibert (ROCKY on Broadway), television's Jeremy Bobb (The Knick, House of Cards, Hostages), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters, Mercy Street), and Melanie Nicholls King (The Wire). (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Lynn McSparrin Releases WALL WORTHY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lynn McSparrin, a first time author, has completed her new book 'Wall Worthy Art Therapy and Coloring Books for Adults': a phenomenal collection of pages yearning to be splashed with color. (more...)

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...)

Ben Aldridge Stars In World Premiere Of New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

'When I looked up, I saw him. Burnt orange, bright against the summer woods. He stood grandly on all fours, the King.' (more...)

THE RED CHAIR to Tour Scotland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Touring Scotland for the first time, Sarah Cameron's towering solo performance is a delicious feast for the imagination performed in luscious Scots dialect and served with tasty morsels Press Night: Friday 3 March, Tron Theatre Glasgow, 8pm. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Shed Light on Women at The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman's The Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Horse's THE NETHER Is Bold and Beautiful
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jan 22, 2017

'Bold, beautiful, brilliant' even are perhaps the first adjectives that come to mind to describe Mad Horse Theatre's latest production of Jenifer Haley's provocative play The Nether. And these words are quickly followed by 'difficult, disturbing, and dense.' The eighty-minute dark psychological drama with sci-fi thriller overtones, directed by Christine Louise Marshall, invites the spectator into a seductive and frightening world of obsession, Compulsion, and perverse desire, and yet, by the time the wrenching evening has run its course, both characters and audience have found a measure of catharsis and truth that is its own ray of light. (more...)

Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

New Adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Heads to Everyman Theatre's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Everyman Theatre brings Charles Dickens' classic novel to the stage in a dynamic adaptation by Gale Childs Daly. Hailed as "tight and suspenseful" by the Chicago Tribune, Daly's adaptation of Great Expectations masterfully condenses Dickens 500-page novel into a high-spirited play where only six actors portray more than 35 characters. The show is currently in rehearsal and runs from February 1 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Embracing the Face to Face: A Conversation with Mad Horse Theatre's Christine Louise Marshall
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jan 16, 2017

'It's so wonderful to hear a playwright's voice and think 'I have never heard that said in that way. It's a lovely thing!' The Artistic Director of South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company is talking about the theatre's upcoming Maine premiere of Jennifer Haley's dark and riveting drama, The Nether, which opens Thursday, January 19, 2017. Marshall, who has also directed the play and created the props and costumes, is undaunted by the disturbing themes of Jennifer Haley's sci-fi thriller which raises provocative moral issues, because she says, ' Despite the gravity of the situations it deals with, it is a beautiful piece that I find absolutely bewitching.' (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

HBO to Premiere BIG LITTLE LIES, Starring Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman, 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Clod Ensemble's THE RED CHAIR Scottish Tour Adds New Rural Dates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Touring Scotland for the first time, Sarah Cameron's towering solo performance is a delicious feast for the imagination performed in luscious Scots dialect and served with tasty morsels. (more...)

THE RED CHAIR comes to Tron Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 3, 2017

This March, Tron Theatre is delighted to host The Red Chair, an intimate new show from Clod Ensemble with a dark, original fairy tale at its heart. (more...)

BWW Review: Well Done BARBECUE Lights Up Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - Feb 27, 2017

Addiction, whether it's alcohol, drugs, sex, racism, obsessive Compulsion or eating, is no funny matter. That is unless it's in a play written by playwright Robert O'Hara. (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

Clod Ensemble's THE RED CHAIR to Play Tron Theatre This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

On 3 & 4 March, Tron Theatre is delighted to host The Red Chair, an intimate new show from Clod Ensemble with a dark, original fairy tale at its heart. (more...)

Center on Halsted to Host Free Reading of Raven Theatre Company's SYCAMORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore in the Hoover - Leppen Theatre on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Is A Hollywood Fairy Tale Looking At The Choices We Make. Love and Truth Or Money and Image?
by Jade Kops - Feb 18, 2017

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Music-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. (more...)

Michael Mizerany to Return to Diversionary Theatre with IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the second installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM after its riotously successful debut last January. (more...)

Exclusive Art Exhibit on Loan from Dawson Cole Fine Art Debuts at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Club Level has established itself and become known across the globe for providing exceptional customer service personalized for each guest. Now guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel have the exclusive opportunity to experience the 'Summer Memories' exhibit featuring two renowned artists - Jin Wang and Carolyn Reynolds. The exhibit, on loan from Dawson Cole Fine Art, will be on display in The Club Lounge through January 4, 2017. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Lana McWhorter-Flatt Releases ART FOR COLORING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'Art For Coloring': a potpourri of ideas penned into images to uplift the spirit and ignite artistry. 'Art For Coloring' is the creation of published author, Lana McWhorter-Flatt, who grew up in rural Tennessee, surrounded by farms and fields. She lived with her parents and brother, Mark, and attended Woodlawn Elementary School and later Clarksville High School. Her grandparents lived next door and were a wealth of knowledge and stories. She spent many hours listening to her grandfather's stories and mixing up biscuits and pies with her grandmother. All her grandmother's sisters were poets and writers. She loved listening to Aunt Gabe's spiritual poems, Aunt Bea's funny poems, her grandmother's nature poems, and Aunt Lionel's songs she'd written (and published). Aunt Honora wrote poems too, but excelled at writing short stories. But she was an artist who encouraged her the most. A love of creative writing and poetry was ignited by all these family members. In 1972 she married and moved to Orlando, Florida receiving an AA degree in art. In 1975 she returned to Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University. She received a BS degree in Special Education. She taught in Nashville public schools for almost 30 years. Now retired, she spends her time volunteering at church and various organizations in Nashville. She continues to substitute teach for the county. She has been a member of Tennessee Art League downtown Nashville, and Madison Art Guild in Madison. When time allows, she attends music jams and quick-draw artist contests around the country. Poetry and songwriting have been a continual interest throughout her life. She has transcribed her father's WWII diary and is hoping to someday publish it. (more...)

The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

Yoga Teacher Training in India Shares 5 Steps to Cope with Failure
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

It's normal for awkward feelings such as shame and self-doubt to arise when jobs, relationships, or projects fail. Resisting the Compulsion to hide from or even deny these inevitable feelings and rather finding the courage to embrace them can help you grow as a person, making you less capricious of yourself and others. And when you acknowledge the legitimate risks appropriate for success and the associated ups and downs you can make sharp choices. Here are five steps to help ready you for that next time. If at first you don't succeed ... 1.?Sit with the agony In the immediate aftermath of failure, you might feel compelled to do something, anything, to ease your perception of shame and discomfort, whether that's taking quick, drastic steps to right the wrong or seizing up and abandoning from the world. Don't do either. 'We don't make our best decisions when we are reactive,' says Ashley Good, founder and CEO of Fail Forward, a Canadian company that helps people and organizations learn to 'fail up.' Instead, take a few days, a few weeks, or longer to practice yoga and mindfulness and sit with the facts and discomfort until you begin to see what transpired with more rationality than emotion. 2. ?Decouple your ego from your activity After you reach a calmer state of mind, you will be able to see your action as the failure, not you. This picture helps bring clarity, acceptance, and self-forgiveness, which can start to neutralize the sometimes-crippling shame associated with failure. 3. ?Ask for a recap Tell your story to the community you trust, and then ask them to repeat it back to you. Simply hearing the circumstances re-framed by another party can shed new light on the facts, helping you identify your blind spots. Try to internalize these different aspects in order to see yourself more generously and regain confidence. 4. ?Keep sharing 'The more you tell your story, the fewer shame you attach to it,' says well. As you recap your experience, highlight the optimism achieved by steps 1, 2, and 3. You should be feeling stronger, and reframing the story with your new intuition will work to crystallize what you've learned and help you formulate your next plan of action. 5. ?Take risks Set new, realistic chances for what you are trying to achieve in your next undertaking, and then go for it! Armed with the intuition, self-forgiveness, and a confidence forged by your last trial and error, you're ready to withstand new challenges, gain from them, and innovate. Remember, in order to succeed, you must risk failure. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met. (more...)

BWW Review: Incredible APT ENDGAME Proposes 'We are Obliged to Each Other'
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 15, 2016

In a stellar setting at the Touchstone Theatre in Spring Green, a superb American Players Theatre (APT) cast plays out Samuel Beckett's Endgame. An uncomfortable production to watch on stage, Director Aaron Posner breathes humor and touching life into Beckett's classic one act tragicomedy, a treatise on the end of personal and possibly global life. The desolate, tiny room, which was noted by Beckett himself in the original stage directions to be completely empty, was designed void of any beauty except for a lone terrarium filled with sand and a few artifacts from the lost, viable earth along with loose pages and stacks of books, where Beckett's characters barely survive. (more...)

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