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BWW Reviews: Footwork is Everything in IN MY CORNER, a New Play by Lizbeth Hasse and Joe Orrach at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
by Shari Barrett - Sep 8, 2013

IN MY CORNER uses boxing, tap dance and music to tell a universal tale of Fathers and Sons accompanied by the riffs and rhythms of Latin, jazz and rock 'n roll. It is the story of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from New York City who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - BIG FISH's Ryan Andes
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 19, 2013

BIG FISH's Ryan Andes spoke exclusively to BWW about dancing on stilts, family traditions and why he counts himself 'one of the luckiest people' he knows. (more...)

ICT to Present John Logan's RED, 8/24-9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

When abstract expressionist and celebrated bad boy of the art world Mark Rothko lands a commission to create a series of large murals, he hires an assistant - and what takes place between them is a visceral experience that spills off the stage and will forever change the way you see the color red. International City Theatre presents Red, the fiery and fiercely funny Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award winner for Best Play by John Logan. Directed by caryn desai [sic] and starring Tony Abatemarco as Rothko and Patrick Stafford as his young assistant, Ken,Red opens Aug. 23 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 21 and 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joe Orrach in Odyssey Theatre's IN MY CORNER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

A universal story, uniquely told. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents In My Corner, a singular new play byLizbeth Hasse and Joe Orrach that works boxing, tap dance and music into the story of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from New York City who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon, Diabolique) directs Orrach in an exhilarating performance that takes off to the beat of an original score by Matthew Clark, performed live on stage by Clark on piano, Eugene Warren on bass and percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez. In My Corner opened for a nine-week run at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

World Premieres of PRIVACY and VERSAILLES, Stage Adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's FATHERS AND SONS Set for Donmar Warehouse's Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Donmare Warehouse revealed its Spring 2014 season today, including two world premieres, as the company's all-female JULIUS CAESAR continues at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Kicking off 2014, Donmar will open its season with the world premiere of Peter Gill's VERSAILLES, set to run 20 Feb. - 5 April. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 16th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 16, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Sting promotes 'The Last Ship' live, 'Once' impresses, a round-up of Halloween performances like 'Living Dead,' 'Zombie Prom,' Team Starkid and multiple 'Rocky Horror' shows, plus the Chicago Cabaret Professionals gala and more! (more...)

ESPN to Air 30 for 30 Documentary, YOUNGSTOWN BOYS, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Following a successful fall slate of documentaries, ESPN Films will debut a new 30 for 30 on Saturday, December 14, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE, SWEET CHARITY and More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced the Company's 2014-2015 Main Stage season at a special VIP Sneak Preview held at the Addison Theatre Centre in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway Bow
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2014

THE LAST SHIP, 16-time Grammy winner Sting's first foray into theater, is no jukebox musical. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Presents IN MY CORNER, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joe Orrach, US Air Force Welterweight Champ turned tap dancer, was discovered by Gregory Hines and has appeared on stage and television with Joan Baez, Bob Hope, the Smothers Brothers, Michael Davis, Liliane Montevecchi, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Melissa Manchester, and the Cookie Monster. He's appeared in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You and in the long running Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco. The Pasadena Playhouse is collaborating with Orrach to bring his skills and insight as a communicative performer to support the underserved in the Pasadena community. In his community workshops, Orrach focuses on how to communicate using both words and body language to share thoughts and feelings - as well as learning to read and learn about others by observing their body language and non-verbal cues. He has created exercises that improve public speaking by using the speaker's unique rhythms to best enhance personality and presence and best serve and communicate the authenticity of messages. (more...)

Joseph Assadourian's THE BULLPEN to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this black comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Launch New Reading Series, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

On Monday, March 17, 2014 The Legendary Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will unveil the 2014 new works Monday series, NEC'S MONDAY NIGHT READING SERIES AT THE PERSHING SQUARE SIGNATURE CENTER. NEC will hold readings beginning Monday, March 17, 2014. All readings will start at 7:00 pm on The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. A VIP Reception will immediately follow each reading. The series will feature 4 exceptional plays written by celebrated playwrights. None have been produced for New York audiences. Tickets are on sale now; $20.00 for each Monday night, $30.00 per night with reception. The series may be purchased at a discounted rate through Ticket Central. For ticket information and series package rates, visit www.ticketcentral.com or call 212-279-4200 (Daily 12noon-8pm). (more...)

FENCES, ARTHUR AND THE TALE OF THE RED DRAGON, STELLA & LOU and More Set for People's Light's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

People's Light & Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season that celebrates the passion and artistry that created and sustained our company. The season includes one world premiere, two regional premieres, and one Philadelphia premiere. Nationally acclaimed artists Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn, and Victor Williams will join longtime company members and various newcomers on our stages. They will perform iconic works by August Wilson, Anton Chekhov, and Neil Simon, new plays by Bruce Graham, Bill Cain, and Jessica Dickey, and our new holiday panto by Pete Pryor and Samantha Bellomo. We will transport audiences to Merlin's Middle Ages, Ranyevskaya's changing Russia, 19th & 21st Century Gettysburg, and Lou's Bar in today's South Philly. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes to Star in MAN AND SUPERMAN in the West End, Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Ralph Fiennes will return to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN next spring. The play will be directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Open 6/12 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this dark comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd, previews begin June 12th. (more...)

MYTH OF THE FATHER Comes to the Player's Ring, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

What does it really mean to be a father? Absolutely nothing, at least according to The Myth of the Father, a new comedy written by Lawrence Hennessy and directed by Deb Barry, scheduled to run as a part of The Late-Night Series at the Players' Ring Theatre in Portsmouth from July 18 through July 27. Based on Hennessy's Doctoral Thesis of the same name, The Myth of the Father takes aim at the theory of, "essentialism," the idea that there are certain parental functions which can only be performed by men or women. But don't worry, whenever the temptation to be taken seriously arises, there is plenty of word play, satire, and slapstick to keep things ridiculous. (more...)

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Coen Brothers are close to enlisting three more A-listers for their upcoming film HAIL, CAESAR! (more...)

THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

From Cage to Stage - Actor/Writer Joe Assadourian will open his new one-man comedy The Bullpen Off-Broadway on Sunday, June 22nd, at The Playroom Theater. Released from Otisville Correctional Institution in October of 2013 after serving 12 of his 25 year sentence for attempted murder, Assadourian discovered his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars lead by Off-Broadway solo-show Actor/Director Richard Hoehler. The duo has developed the work now for over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system, and it premieres Off-Broadway this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Assadourian and More in THE BULLPEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, present THE BULLPEN, written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. Scroll down to take a look behind the scenes of the off-Broadway show in previews! (more...)

Open Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team to Follow Off-Broadway Performance, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, presents a special industry performance of THE BULLPEN, a new play written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. The event is set for Friday, June 20th at 4 p.m. (more...)

Cast of FIELD OF DREAMS Reunite 25 Years Later
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

According to WCF Courier, the cast of Field of Dreams recently reunited, 25 years after the film hit theaters, to discuss what fatherhood, baseball, and movies mean in America. (more...)

Review Roundup: FATHERS AND SONS at Donmar Warehouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 11, 2014

Donmar Warehouse opened Lyndsey Turner's Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, on 10 June. It stars Anthony Calf, Elaine Cassidy, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Susan Engel, David Fielder, Joshua James, Karl Johnson,Tim McMullan, Jack McMullen, Siobhan McSweeney, Seth Numrich, Phoebe Sparrow, and Lindy Whiteford. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FATHERS AND SONS, Donmar Warehouse, June 10 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Jun 11, 2014

The rift between old and new generations is put under the microscope in Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons, an adaption of the 19th century Russian novel of the same name. In this new production at London's tiny Donmar Warehouse a fantastic company pull out the wit and emotion in an otherwise philosophical and verbose play. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre's PATERNUS Begins 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As an "Off The Clock" late night entertainment option, Paternus connects audiences to Rogue Machine's edgy "not for primetime" new work. This is the same series that brought critical acclaim to shows like Small Engine Repair by John Pollono and Adam Rapp's Bingo With The Indians. Last season, Rogue Machine garnered twelve Ovation Award nominations after winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row) since its inception in 2008. The company was lauded as "Best Theatre Company of 2012" by the LA Weekly. (more...)

LOSING LEBRON's Cable VOD Release Date Set, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Take Action Hollywood!, in association with Coasting Films, released the digital version of the new documentary film Losing LeBron on May 20, 2014 through Devolver Digital Films. Losing LeBron, directed by Nicole Prowell Hart and Allyson Sherlock, examines the impact of NBA star LeBron James' decision to leave the city of Cleveland. Told through the eyes of the fans he left behind, the feature-length film explores why sports are so important to the struggling city. Losing LeBron will be available to rent/own on digital VOD (Video On Demand) via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, VuDu, VHX, Distrify, and others. Pre-orders on iTunes are available now. The film's cable VOD release is scheduled for August 5, 2014 (check local listings). (more...)

Classic Theatre Gets a New Home, Announces DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

After five and a half years of residence at the Blue Star Arts Complex, Classic Theatre of San Antonio has made a new home in the Black Box of the Woodlawn Theatre! As a special treat, our debut production in the new space is Death of a Salesman. (more...)

World Premiere of FIREMEN to Open Echo Theater's 2014 Season at Atwater Village, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

A different kind of love story opens The Echo Theater Company's 2014 season in its new home at Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the world premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith, opening Feb. 8. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 1/05/2014
by BWW - Jan 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/05/2014 for Sacramento (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Sacramento (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Inside' Mullingar With Peter Maloney
by Naomi Serviss - Jan 22, 2014

A veteran actor is touched by 'the tenderness in the writing' of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, which has been called an Irish MOONSTRUCK. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Sacramento (more...)

Josie Rourke's THE WEIR Revival Transfers to Wyndham's Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Josie Rourke's Donmar Warehouse production of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR will be transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, beginning tonight, January 16, 2014, for a January 22nd opening. The show stars Risteard Cooper, Brian Cox, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald and Ardal O'Hanlon. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Sacramento (more...)

World Premiere of FIREMEN Opens Echo Theater's 2014 Season at Atwater Village Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

A different kind of love story opens The Echo Theater Company's 2014 season in its new home at Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the world premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith, opening tonight, Feb. 8. (more...)

Classic Theatre Gets a New Home, Opens DEATH OF A SALESMAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

After five and a half years of residence at the Blue Star Arts Complex, Classic Theatre of San Antonio has made a new home in the Black Box of the Woodlawn Theatre! As a special treat, our debut production in the new space is Death of a Salesman. (more...)

Ric Salinas to Star in PLACAS at Laney College Theater, 3/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

A Salvadoran immigrant tries to reclaim his family while letting go of his gangbanger past. Culture Clash's Ric Salinas heads the cast when the San Francisco International Arts Festival brings PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo by Paul S. Flores to Laney College Theater in Oakland for four performances only, March 26-29. (more...)

PLACAS with Ric Salinas to Run 4/3-6 at Los Angeles Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

A Salvadoran immigrant tries to reclaim his family while letting go of his gangbanger past. Culture Clash's Ric Salinas heads the cast when San Francisco International Arts Festival brings the national tour of PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo by Paul S. Flores to the Los Angeles Theatre Center for four performances only, April 3-April 6. (more...)

Hudson Stage Company to Present A KIND OF ALASKA & A NUMBER in Rep, 5/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Hudson Stage Company announces its spring mainstage production, a first in theatrical history. Two British plays will be paired: A KIND OF ALASKA by Harold Pinter with A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill. With special permission granted by the late Sir Harold Pinter?s widow, Lady Antonia Fraser, as a rare exception because he greatly admired Ms. Churchill?s work, this will be an opportunity for audiences to witness two of England?s greatest playwrights in tandem. This not-to-be-missed event will run for three weekends only May 2nd-17th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Sacramento (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat with Stars and Director of Classic Theatre's DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Jeff Davis - Feb 10, 2014

After five and a half years of residence at the Blue Star Arts Complex, Classic Theatre of San Antonio has made a new home in the Black Box of the Woodlawn Theatre! Their debut production in the new space, Death of a Salesman, opened this past weekend and runs thru February 23rd. (more...)

ESPN Airs 30 for 30 Documentary, YOUNGSTOWN BOYS, Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Following a successful fall slate of documentaries, ESPN Films will debut a new 30 for 30 tonight, December 14, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. (more...)

Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen in Theaters Next Year?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman are in talks with National Theatre Live to film the Barbican Theatre's Summer 2015 production of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production would screen in theaters next year. (more...)

Antaeus to Present HENRY IV, PART I, PICNIC & UNCLE VANYA in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Multiple award-wining classical theater ensemble The Antaeus Company has announced three fully partner-cast productions for 2015: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I; Picnic by William Inge; and Anton Chekhov's beloved Uncle Vanya. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Becomes Most In-Demand Production of All Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, doesn't begin performances until next summer at the Barbican Theatre, but according to the Telegraph, the show is already breaking records. Tickets for the play went on sale on August 11, and since then the show 'has become the most in-demand theatre production of all time.' Not only is Hamlet outselling the next most-popular production, the Young Vic's A Streetcar Named Desire, by four to one, but searches for tickets on Viagogo also surpass those for Beyonce and Jay Z's world tour. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Lyndsey Turner's HAMLET at Barbican Theatre, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre on 5 August 2015, with opening night on 25 August at 7pm. The twelve week limited run will conclude on 31 October 2015. Set design is by Es Devlin. Further casting and details for this production will be announced at a later date. Hamlet will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

GALA Hispanic Theatre to Host New Play Festival, 4/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

From April 28-30, 2014, at GALA Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010), Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT) will hold its annual New Play Festival, debuting fifteen new plays written by Greater Washington students ages 8 to 18 over three nights of free performances. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 18, 2014 - Michael Urie Doc, VIOLET and 'INISHMAAN' Open and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: XXXX (more...)

Calf, Cassidy and More Announced For Turner's FATHERS AND SONS At Donmar, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Today the Donmar Warehouse announced the full cast of Fathers and Sons, by Brian Friel, after the novel by Ivan Turgenev. Directed by Olivier Award-winner Lyndsey Turner - who returns to the Donmar having previously directed Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come! in 2012 - Turgenev's masterpiece reveals a new world in conflict with the old, the uneasiness of clashing generations and the difficulty of staying radical as you move through life. (more...)

Seth Numrich, Anthony Calf and More Set for FATHERS AND SONS at Donmar Warehouse - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Donmar Warehouse presents Fathers and Sons By Brian Friel, After the novel by Ivan Turgenev, Directed by Lyndsey Turner, 05 June - 26 July 2014. PRESS NIGHT: Tuesday 10 June (more...)

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