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Aaron Tveit to Star in Barrington Stage Company's COMPANY; Initial Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 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, is proud to announce initial casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

When Magic Is Involved, Nothing Is Simple in THE PLEDGE at Brelby Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Pledge by Megan O'Connor is directed by Brian Maticic and plays June 16-17, 23-24, 30, July 1 at 7:30pm and June 18, 25 at 2pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Kevin Elyot's Final Play TWILIGHT SONG
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

TWILIGHT SONG, the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg, will receive its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 July - 12 August, with a press night on 17 July. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company, the West Valley's 'New Works Incubator' announces their 10th season, and it is chock full of world premieres. (more...)

Photo Flash: Solo Show SQUEEZE MY CANS Explores Escape from Scientology
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The Church of Scientology owned actress Cathy Schenkelberg for 14 years. Citilites Theatre brings this engaging writer-performer to St. Louis to perform her new original solo show "Squeeze My Cans" for six performances (May 31 - June 4, 2017) at The Gaslight Theater. (more...)

UNEXPECTED Cast Are Destined for Greatness
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jonathan Gradilla said he is excited to be playing Connor in Unexpected by John Perovich. Gradilla's past credits with Brelby include Ted inPeter and the Starcatcher, the Nutcracker in Quest for Claus: the Musical, as well as serving as assistant stage manager for The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee. (more...)

UNEXPECTED Delivers Heartstring Tugs and a Punch in the Gut
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

'Taylor is driven by love. He's a romantic and very dramatic,' said Devon Mahon of his character in John Perovich's new play, unexpected, opening at Brelby Theatre Company this Friday. 'The play is about love at one of its greatest points, when it is unexpected,' Mahon continued. (more...)

Carolyn McBurney Talks When Love is at its Best, It's UNEXPECTED
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writing After Hours at Rosie's Pub with the women of Brelby. (more...)

UNEXPECTED Production Team Says ¬"See it Before it Hits BIG!¬"
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

According to Costumer Allison Bauer, John Perovich's new play, unexpected, 'follows a mother and her three daughters as she tries to protect them from the pain and heartache of love. Coupled with a mysterious merchant, a love sick boy next door, a snake-charming girl, and a mysterious flying man, the daughters go on a journey to discover their own truths about love,' she said. (more...)

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...)

Best Friend Plays the Part of Best Friend in Brelby's SPACE JUNK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Luke is having a bit of a crisis. He just broke up with his girlfriend, Jenny. This should be seen as a good thing until Luke gets cold feet. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1): Pull Tight Players' VANYA, SONIA... 'And Them'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2017

Led by a trio of veteran Nashville-area actors - Dan Zeigler, Pat Street and Lynn Yates - the quartet of eponymous characters is completed by Ryan Chavez Richmond, who is quickly making a name for himself (and gaining more than a little notoriety along the way) on local stages. The four of them are joined by Jeanne Valcarcel Drone as Cassandra and Nikki Gavin as Nina in Durang's rollicking comedy that is sure to make you laugh uproariously one moment and bring tears to your eyes in the next. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Moya Productions and Old Red Lion Theatre Announce World Premiere of Mark Weinman's DYL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Moya Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre, have announced the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion, Clive Judd, directs and the production will open on the 9 May and run until 3 June. (more...)

SPACE JUNK Director Goes For Fast, Snappy, Funny
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'After reading Space Junk,' said Luke Gomez, 'I thought. 'This is just like Home Improvement but with Aliens!' I decided I would focus on grunt noises and light hearted smirks to the audience.' (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

Brelby Presents SPACE JUNK Fun, Clever, Fast Paced with Lots of Heart
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

'Even on the first read, Goulder's script was fun, clever, fast-paced, and had a lot of heart,' Perovich said. 'The play has gotten stronger and more entertaining with each new draft.' (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...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Design Team at Brelby Loves the Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 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...)

Audiences Will Laugh and Cry with The 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

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

Brelby's 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is Funny, Heartfelt, and Just Plain Fun
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

'This show is going to be so unbelievably heartwarming,' said Robards, 'and sad at times, but I think what people are going to love about it is just how genuinely funny it is. There is dry sarcasm mixed with physical humor. On top of all that you have adults acting like obnoxious, overachieving children - many with pretty severe speech pathologies. I'm confident there will be at least three to four I-laughed-so-hard-I-just-wet-my-pants incidents throughout the run of the show,' she giggled. (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...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD, TITANIC and JERSEY BOYS Coming to Sheffield This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sheffield Theatres have announced a new season of productions including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, critically acclaimed Titanic the Musical and a return visit from smash hit musical Jersey Boys. The season also includes drama and dance, and a selection of one night shows. (more...)

Brelby Serves Up Real Magic in THE PLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Magic comes in many forms. Some say it's the kind of illusion we see on stages where rabbits are pulled out of hats and people and things disappear in puffs of smoke. Some say it's what happens when stars line up and people are brought together to form lasting bonds. At Brelby Theatre Company, it's both. And more. (more...)

2017 Best New Play THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING Gets Premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In September of 1964, a chance meeting in a public washroom between two men - one white and one black - reveals the bond they share and the ties connecting them to America's most powerful leaders in Minmar Gaslight Productions' presentation of THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING, written by Steven Elliott Jackson and playing at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, July 6th to 16th. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Presents Arizona Premiere of DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. (more...)

Shubert Foundation Awards Barrington Stage $70K in Support of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from The Shubert Foundation. The Shubert Foundation's 2016 Grants Program awarded a record-breaking total of $26.8 million to 533 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across the United States. (more...)

Angela Lansbury in Talks to Join Television Adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Deadline has reported that Tony Award-winner, Angela Lansbury is currently in talks to join the cast of a three-part television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS. (more...)

THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING to Premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

In September of 1964, a chance meeting in a public washroom between two men - one white and one black - reveals the bond they share and the ties connecting them to America's most powerful leaders in Minmar Gaslight Productions' presentation of THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING, written by Steven Elliott Jackson and playing at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, July 6th to 16th. (more...)

Old City Eats to Return for Second Summer with Block Party Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off Thursday, June 15 with the launch of a new outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-8:00pm. (more...)

THE PLEDGE at Brelby is Everything a Show Should Be
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This is James Beneze's third time on stage with Brelby Theatre Co. He was previously seen as the Rat King in Quest for Claus: the Musical and can be seen in the Shakespeare in the Garden event held at the Japanese Friendship Gardens. (more...)

See THE PLEDGE at Brelby ¬Ė Because Magic!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

An Illinois native, Jennifer Gantwerker made her theatrical debut at age eight in a summer camp production of Prejudice is an Ugly Color. (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...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 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...)

BLACKLISTERS Tests Utmost Depth Of Belief And Character
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Chicago (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...)

SPACE JUNK Design Team Takes on Nerdy Challenges
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Shelby Huston says she is 'thrilled to be taking on her first design at Brelby.' She is currently attending GCC pursuing her arts degree and has been involved in theatre production for seven years. (more...)

Brelby Studio Series Presents SPACE JUNK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Brelby's Studio Series presents 'stripped down' productions of brand new original plays that are either Arizona or World Premieres. Brelby is committed to supporting and cultivating up and coming playwrights and directors, because we believe that they are the future of theatre. (more...)

SPACE JUNK at Brelby Offers New Take on Classic Set Up
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company's Studio Series will premiere its second offering of their 9th season this Friday. Space Junk is a play by Cody Goulder. Cast members are loving the rehearsal experience. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of DYL at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Today, Moya Productions and Old Red Lion announce the full cast for the world premiere production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. (more...)

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