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Ridiculous Amounts of Hilarity in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Brelby
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Karson Cook said, 'We've had no challenges whatsoever, other than me trying not to break character every time one of my fellow cast members opens their mouth,' He said. (more...)

Audiences Will Laugh and Cry with The 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company opens The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this Friday. (more...)

BWW Review: GASLIGHT, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 7, 2017

Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight had its premiere in Richmond Theatre in 1938 and so it seems suitable for it to end its UK tour in the same setting. Set firmly in an era of Victorian melodrama; Bella Manningham is increasingly convinced that she is going mad. She loses jewelry and finds photo frames in the piano stool. Her husband Jack only seems to encourage this belief, systematically chipping away at her confidence and independence. One night, a mysterious visit from a detective reveals that the truth is very different. Bella is not going mad and her husband is certainly not who he claims to be. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces Creative Team for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Shelby Elise Maticic is the Artistic Director of the Brelby Theatre Company. She has BS in Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University and an MFA in Arts Entrepreneurship & Management from Arizona State University. (more...)

Amy Friedl Stoner to Make NYC Debut with Show DREAMCHASER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Amy Friedl Stoner is thrilled to make her NYC debut at The Metropolitan Room with her new show 'Dreamchaser'. 'Dreamchaser' is a look at life -with the love of music leading the way- through the songs of Billy Joel, Cole Porter, Jason Robert Brown and more. (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Cody Goulder's SPACE JUNK to Take Brelby Audiences on Incredible Ride
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Originally from Cave Creek Arizona, Cody Goulder's work has previously been seen on the Brelby stage with production of his short plays, Cold Breakfast and Crash Landing. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL COUNTY SPELLING BEE Continues this Weekend at Brelby
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company's newest hit, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will play Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday at 2pm. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces Additional Productions & World Premiere Readings for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today a reading of the new musical Butterflies, as well as two additional productions, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Design Team at Brelby Loves the Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

'This is my first time trying my hand at scenic design,' James Beneze said. 'Honestly, I've mostly been frantically trying to find ideas to try to make such a simple set unique.' (more...)

Brelby's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Glendale by Storm 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

About his (and Ridley Pearson's) prequel to Peter Pan, writer/humorist Dave Barry said, 'When you write for adults, unless you happen to write some kind of transcendent classic, it's pretty much forgotten within a few months. But kids read a book, and tell their friends, and tell their brothers and their sisters, and they read it again. There's a lot longer shelf life.' (more...)

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Celebration Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Boroughs of the Dead presents our fourth annual birthday edition of Edgar Allan Poe In Greenwich Village, a two-hour literary and historical walking tour that steps into the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, where Poe lived and worked at the height of his fame - before plunging irrevocably into the final, abysmal chapter of his short life. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company to Stage INTIMATE EXCHANGES at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present Alan Ayckbourn's Intimate Exchanges from January 12 - February 12, 2017. Intimate Exchanges is directed by Olivia D'Ambrosio. The press performance is Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30PM. (more...)

NIGHT OF SHORTS Illuminates Messy Humanity in BETTER HALF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The duo hope Better Half makes people stop and think. Mental health isn't a black and white issue. Life isn't black and white. Life is messy, relationships are messy, and people are messy. Sometimes there are things going on within a person that not everyone can and will understand. And that's okay. (more...)

Limelight Theatre presents Comic Tale Behind Legendary Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Daring, desperate and damn funny - a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Gone With The Wind, and some of the problems encountered, form the basis of Limelight Theatre's first production of 2017. (more...)

Gritty BLACKLISTERS to Premiere at Brelby Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Blacklisters is a new play that premiers at Brelby Theatre, the West Valley's new works incubator, as a Studio Series production. The play is written by Brelby founding member, Luke Gomez, and is directed by Van Rockwell. (more...)

NIGHT OF SHORTS Breathes Life Into New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

'The biggest thing for me would that the audience understand that life is not always fair. Life is not always happy or uplifting or jovial. But that's okay. It is okay to feel and to hurt and to not be okay. And it is okay to let people know you are not okay. Humans are complex. There is nothing simple about us, so why are our hurts and fears treated simply? I want the audience to know, not necessarily to understand, that no one has the right to dictate how you feel about your life and your hurts and fears.' (more...)

Refugees welcome at Metropolitan in LEAH, THE FORSAKEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it? (more...)

Kara Tointon Stars In GASLIGHT At The Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

???????One of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time, Gaslight, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February, starring the celebrated stage and television actress Kara Tointon.  (more...)

Brelby's Improv Team, RESULTS MAY VARY, in High Gear for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Results May Vary, Brelby Theatre Company's resident Improv troupe, serves up the freshest, funniest, and best impromptu live performance of games, scenes, and zingers in the West Valley. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy in KUNSTLER, RAGTIME, COMPANY and More Highlight Barrington Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today its 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: LA BUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL at 59E59 is Outstanding
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts will be thrilled by the LaBute New Theater Festival now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. There are four distinctive one-act plays being performed in the venue's intimate theater space through February 5th. (more...)

BWW Feature: Brelby Leaders Take the Stage in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jan 19, 2017

The two are featured in Brelby's Peter and the Starcatcher, opening Friday at the Brelby Playhouse in historic downtown Glendale. Maticic plays the coveted role of the dread pirate Black Stache (who will one day be Captain Hook), and Perovich appears as Lord Leonard Aster. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - the Ultimate Triumph of the Underdog
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Alex Tuchi, who plays the Boy, said, 'I felt so welcomed from the first minute I stepped into the theatre, and that comfort still hasn't left me.' (more...)

Brelby's Artists Escape to Fantastical Adventures in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'Creating the magic has been the best part of the process,' said Shelby Maticic, who premieres as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, January 20th. (more...)

Actor In Love with Brelby Featured in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Peter and the Starcatcher opens January 20th at the 75-seat Brelby Playhouse in Historic Downtown Glendale. (more...)

BWW Review: GASLIGHT, New Alexandra Theatre
by Emma Cann - Jan 12, 2017

The New Alexandra's 2017 season kicks off with Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton. A psychological thriller, in the tradition of the famous Victorian melodramas, Gaslight follows Bella Manningham, who believes she is becoming mentally unstable until she receives a visit from Inspector Rough. The inspector reveals that, twenty years ago, a murder took place in Bella's house and that her husband is the inspector's prime suspect.  (more...)

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre with an eclectic mix of shows guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences. >From blockbuster musicals to special one-off performances, from classic drama to family favourites, this is an unmissable programme of theatre.  (more...)

Dead Writers Theatre Collective to Launch 2017-18 Season with ANGEL STREET (GASLIGHT)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Dead Writers Theatre Collective is thrilled to announce the first show of its 2017-2018 season, Angel Street (Gaslight) by Patrick Hamilton. The show will be a continuation of the Collective's chamber series set in the small intimate space of Stage 773. The show is four performances only April 6-9, with a preview night on April 5. Tickets are now on sale and available at deadwriters.net. (more...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'Though the question is never asked directly by the characters, the play demands the audience to answer, 'Why is art important?' She continued, 'Utpadel continues, 'And really, why is it? Art isn't always a pretty thing - this play proves it. There is unbelievable violence, hard language, and great tragedy in this play. Luke Gomez, the playwright, paints a world in which hope is far past a dying ember and has instead already faded to ash. No character is truly a good person. Why is showing the ugliness of human nature so important? Why, when the world we live in already has so much darkness?' (more...)

Michele Weathers Joins Barrington Stage Company as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announced today that Michele Weathers will assume the role of Managing Director of Barrington Stage Company beginning March 13, 2017. (more...)

BLACKLISTERS' Luke Gomez Advises, 'Buy a Shovel and Grab Onto Something Sturdy'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

When asked what inspired his new work, Blacklisters, Lucas Gomez said, 'Sometimes I like giving out obviously wrong answers because I get this question a lot with the types of plays I write but this one is absolutely genuine.' (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

BLACKLISTERS at Brelby: Don't Let the Quiet Win
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Costumer Kim See describes Brelby's upcoming Blacklisters as 'disdainful and twisted.' She describes herself as 'thrilled to experiment with dystopian fashion and distressing for costuming.' With a degree in Art Education, she has a strong focus of fiber arts and printmaking, so she says the process of creating full costumes has been a welcomed challenge and opportunity for growth. (more...)

BLACKLISTERS Tests Utmost Depth Of Belief And Character
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Brandon Sanchez was born from immigrant parents, 'who,' he said, 'wanted to give their children the best chance at life. For them, being born an American citizen was what could allow the chance for that because America is the land of opportunity.' (more...)

Plenty of Drama, Rock 'n' Roll, and Laughs at the New Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

February at the New Theatre features plenty of drama, rock 'n' roll and laughs - plus a wiley fox. And for the first few days of the month, more feather boas, glitz and glamour! (more...)

Casting Announced For Southwark Playhouse's Annual Shakespeare Production For Younger Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Brelby Features Bug Eyed Monster Boys in NIGHT OF SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

'The Little Girl character developed from my understanding of the historical Cleopatra,' she continued. 'Here was a woman who was the most educated person alive in her time, who knew 37 different languages and had her own scientific equipment to perform experiments, and I wondered, wouldn't that type of personality be the inevitable result of being left to one's own devices for centuries?' (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Dick Van Dyke revealed to THR that star of stage and screen Angela Lansbury will also make an appearance in the film. (more...)

New Line Theatre Donates Historical Materials to New York Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' has donated important musical theatre materials to the New York City Library. (more...)

Royal & Derngate Announces Made In Northampton 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

At the end of a remarkable year for the Northampton venue, Royal & Derngate's Artistic Director James Dacre today announced details of Made in Northampton 2017.  (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, and Adam Seidel. (more...)

Dave Hause Announces U.S. Club Dates; New Album Out February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Fresh off of announcing a brand-new album entitled Bury Me In Philly, DAVE HAUSE has announced that he will do a small run of U.S. club dates to coincide with the album's February 3rd release. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

HEISENBERG to Be Presented at Burning Coal Theatre in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the southeastern premiere of Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, a comedy/drama about two mismatched souls who collide. The play will run January 19 - 21, 26-28  and  February 2 - 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm and January 22, 29 and February 5, 2017 at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  Tickets are $25 regular admission or $20 for seniors (65+) or $15 for students, teachers and active military. Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 apiece.  The first Sunday, January 22nd, is Pay What You Can Day and will be Audio described by Arts Access. All Thursday performances are $15. Tickets and further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org or by calling 919.834.4001. (more...)

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