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Norma Terris Theatre (Chester, CT, )
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Chester, CT,

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Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde


Lady Bracknell Presents: Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Slipstream is bursting at the seams to launch a new season with a vehicle (or a vehicular as in HoverRound) for the acclaimed Richard Payton! December kicks off the company's third season with Lady Bracknell Presents: Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. (more...)

BWW Review: Literature and Law Combine in CATCO's Latest Production
by Amanda Etchison - Nov 6, 2016

Mere blocks from the highest court in Ohio, a richly appointed mock courtroom serves as the setting for 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,' the latest production performed by CATCO at Columbus' Vern Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre. (more...)

Phantom Projects Theatre Group Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

In 1996, at the age of 17, La Mirada resident Steve Cisneros had a vision: create a theatre company geared towards an audience made up of his age group. One that took him seriously as a theatregoer and didn't speak down to him. (more...)

A ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY to Play Pepperdine University This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Rockapella, the popular a cappella group that features four world-class vocalists and one of the music industry's top vocal percussionists brings their special holiday performance, A Rockapella Holiday, to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6. (more...)

Curio Theatre Company Continues 12th Season with the World Premiere of ANTAGONYMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Curio Theatre Company continues its 12th Season with a new play by Company Member Rachel Gluck. Her World Premiere work, Antagonyms, runs November 30-December 17. All shows are at Curio Theatre Company at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Ave, in the Black Box Theatre.  The show is in previews November 30 and December 1. Opening Night is Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Sonus Festival Marks 5th Birthday with an Unforgettable Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Five days and five nights to mark five years; party with Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Jackmaster, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Monika Kruse, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Rodhad, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Tale Of Us, The Martinez Brothers and more!   (more...)

New Book Series From Brian S. Ference is Launched
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dorian Gray returns with an unusual twist in a new book series 'The Wolf of Dorian Gray'. Self-publishing indie author Brian S. Ference has released the first book subtitled 'A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man' with worldwide distribution. He is simultaneously launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund the creation of the second book. Platinum backers of the campaign will have their names and descriptions written in as characters to the second book 'Purgatory of the Werewolf'. There are several stretch goals in the campaign and if 'Bonus Level Four' is achieved then all backers pledging $25 or more will receive all three books in the series as both Audiobooks, eBooks, and printed 6'x9' perfect bound paperback format. To view the campaign video go to http://www.thewolfofDoriangray.com. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Music School Presents Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann and The Solace Ensemble, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Violist Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann and The Solace Ensemble are the featured artists at Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 5:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. The Solace Ensemble, comprised of Bestmann and fellow HBMS faculty members April Johnson, violin; Peter Seidenberg, cello; and Tomoko Uchino, piano, will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 16 and Antonin Dvo?ak's expressive Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 23. Program subject to change. (more...)

Curio Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of ANTAGONYMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Curio Theatre Company continues its 12th Season with a new play by Company Member Rachel Gluck. Her World Premiere work, Antagonyms, runs November 30-December 17. All shows are at Curio Theatre Company at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Ave, in the Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Music School Presents LIFE AND NATURE-THE BEST OF CZECH MUSIC, 12/10
by Molly Tracy - Nov 11, 2016

The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Festival Orchestra performs its winter concert 'Life and Nature - The Best of Czech Music,' on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY. Oboist Gerard Reuter will be the Orchestra's guest artist. (more...)

10HL Dance Company Returns to New Brunswick for 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

10 Hairy Legs returns to New Brunswick for its fifth consecutive season at a new location. Tickets for the weeknight show are $25 General Admission/Students at the Door and $20 for Artists, Students in Advance and Groups of 10 or more.  Tickets: 10HL.org. The performance features the New Jersey Premieres of 10HL 2016 Commissions by Doug Varone and Megan Williams, a Preview of a new Commission by New Jersey native Al Blackstone, and a new work choreographed by Artistic Director Randy James. (more...)

Dorian Baroque Presents L'INCOMPARABLE MONSEUIR DE LULLY, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Dorian Baroque Orchestra presents a musical tribute to King Louis XIV's favorite composer, Jean-Baptiste Lully, led by one of the leading baroque violinists in the world, Marc Destrube. (more...)

Metzler Violin Shop To Present Exhibition And Sale By 90 Violin & Bow Makers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Founded in 1979, the esteemed Metzler Violin Shop will host a three-day exhibition of exquisite contemporary instruments and bows crafted by leading luthiers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, starting Friday morning, April 7th, 2017 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Oracle Statement in Support of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

NYMF Adds Shows, Readings, Concerts and More to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2017 NYMF. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces the Return of THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the final production in their 15th season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's book by The House Theatre Company Member Phillip Klapperich and directed by The House Theatre Company Member Tommy Rapley, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., March 17 - May 7. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces The Return of THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the final production in their 15th season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's book by The House Theatre Company Member Phillip Klapperich and directed and choreographed by The House Theatre Company Member Tommy Rapley, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., March 17 - May 7. Opening/press night is Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Preview tickets (evenings March 17 - March 26, no performance March 25) are $15 and regular run tickets range from $25 - $45. The show is recommended for adults and kids aged 10 and up. Same-day tickets for students and industry professionals are $15 and available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehousetheatre.com or call 773.769.3832.  (more...)


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Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTYCANDY Sizzles With Satire and Seethes With Inner Turmoil
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 17, 2017

Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY has a merry old time lampooning trashy black mammas and a grandiloquent Sunday preacher, but the turbulence lurking within his gay anti-hero is indicative of the the playwright's ambivalence toward white people and his inner self-doubts. (more...)

Recorded Books Inc. Sponsors Audiobook Giveaway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Recorded Books Inc. has awarded a $1,000 classics audiobook collection to Port Jefferson Free Library of Port Jefferson, New York, for its participation in The Literary Classics Online Book Club. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampstead Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FILTHY BUSINESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Ryan Craig's fiery family drama Filthy Business. Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this new production takes a closer look at the entrepreneurial outsiders who became part of the beating heart of modern Britain. Critically acclaimed actor Sara Kestelman takes on the lead role of matriarch Yetta Solomon in this epic new work. (more...)

BWW Review: North Hollywood's Cupcake Theater Goes Punk With GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT!
by George Brietigam - Mar 13, 2017

Cupcake Studio's production of Green Day's American Idiot oozes of freshness in Trump's America. There was never a dull moment in this high energy, headbanging, production. The power of this show rests in its pure energy, and the cast certainly delivered. (more...)

Bee Advocacy Takes the Stage in BUZZ, SON OF A BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

BUZZ is a timely musical with two hearts-One, the coming together of eight diverse characters who eventually form a Company, and in so doing, a Connection, via a strange catalyst...Bees. Saving bees--one song at a time--and spreading love & laughter--that's what makes this musical sparkle (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES: RISE UP O MEN Comes to Plymouth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Let's hear it for the boys! Fans of the hit Troupe America musical comedy series Church Basement Ladies will finally get to know more about the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran Church, in the new production Rise Up O Men at the Plymouth Playhouse, running from now through May 21. (more...)

David Hallberg Returns to the American Ballet Theater After a Two and a Half Year Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer, David Hallberg, will be returning to the company to perform after taking a hiatus for a two and a half years due to an injury.  He will begin rehearsals for the spring repertory at the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

More Names Announced For Sonus Festival Fifth Birthday Including Papa Sven, Solomun, Maceo Plex, Rhadoo And Many More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Across five days and five nights between 20th-24th August, international players from the worlds of house and techno will descend on Pag Island, Croatia to mark the milestone five years of Sonus Festival. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Free Reading of THE THREE SISTERS BRONTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Award-winning playwright Arlene Hutton's newest play THE THREE SISTERS BRONTË receives a FREE staged reading at Rubicon Theatre Company on February 6 at 7:00 p.m. Interweaving the famous trio of literary sisters and Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Three Sisters, the play examines the complexities of feminism, art, love and family. Set against the bleak and windy Yorkshire moors in the mid-1800s, Arlene Hutton's THE THREE SISTERS BRONTË follows the lives of the sisters as they struggle to find creative prosperity while navigating the harsh realities of a male society. Faced with limited opportunities for educated women, Charlotte, Emily and Anne live in the rich worlds of their imaginations, until they are forced to face the truth that nothing is certain, and their destinies are best served when held firmly in their own hands. (more...)

Caprices Festival Announces Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

For the 14th edition of Caprices Festival (6th - 9th April), more than 30 of today's prominent artists will be gathering in Crans-Montana. Additions to the already formidable lineup include Craig Richards, Mathew Jonson, Sonja Moonear, Kerri Chandler, Franky Greiner, Cassy, Adriatique, Dorian Paic and more, transforming the Valaisan resort into the capital of electronic music for four straight days. (more...)

Tribeca New Music presents Seven World Premieres at The Cell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Tribeca New Music continues its 2017 Festival season with On Behalf. The phrase 'On Behalf,' drawn from an exchange between Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, was used to inspire seven new works by composers Will Ayers, Andy Costello, Alexandra du Bois, Molly Joyce, Nate May, DJ Sparr, and Dorian Wallace. (more...)

Recorded Books Kicks Announces The Literary Classics Online Book Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Recorded Books, a leader in spoken-word content and provider of digital media, announces its third year of The Literary Classics Online Book Club. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

The New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the initial lineup for 2017 NYMF. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project musical selections, as well as invited production selections. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 Festival will take place July 10th through August 6th at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director & Producer and Rachel Sussman serves as Director of Programming & Artist Services. (more...)

Re-Interpretation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY to be Staged at the Festival of Sex, Love and Death at the Pleasance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Ruby In The Dust announce their involvement in the Festival of Sex, Love and Death: a brand new multi-arts festival featuring an innovative and exciting programme of events: opera, cabaret, physical theatre, new writing and spoken word. The festival will form a melting pot of theatre-makers connected by the key forces that drive how we perceive and experience our lives: sex, love and death. The festival runs at the Pleasance Theatre from 22nd June to 1st July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals of FILTHY BUSINESS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Ryan Craig's fiery family drama Filthy Business. Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this new production takes a closer look at the entrepreneurial outsiders who became part of the beating heart of modern Britain. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah University's Four Leading Guys & Dolls
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 22, 2017

Winchester, Virginia's very own Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Guys and Dolls runs this weekend only, from Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 27th in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. The boisterous and witty musical is led by Carolyn Coulson (Director), with Rick Edinger (Music Direction), and Jacob Brent (Choreography). I was lucky enough to sit down with four of the show's leading guys and dolls: Taylor Bloom (Sky Masterson), Adia J Seckel (Sarah Brown), Stevie Bovo (Nathan Detroit), and Freya Falkenstein (Miss Adelaide) and hear about their personal experiences working on the Shenandoah production. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Announces THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST As Part of WILDE NIGHT OPERA SERIES, 3/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. The season continues with the Boston premiere of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's final opera setting, The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Award Winning Guitarist Marco Sartor To Perform At Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Sartor is a top prize winner in numerous international competitions. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals in three continents to critical and public acclaim and has appeared with orchestras in the US and South America. (more...)

Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

From January 16-21, 2017, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by revered mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne that explores song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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