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BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Effects Spring Green
by Scott Rawson - Sep 9, 2016

Willy Loman (Wonderfully portrayed by Brian Mani) is a phony, a faker. He may very well be aware of this fact, and yet...he may not. Who among us has not a time or two filled in the blank spaces of our memory? (more...)

Guest Blog: Director Jack Silver On Staging Tennessee Williams's CONFESSIONAL In A Seaside Pub
by Guest Blogger: Jack Silver - Sep 29, 2016

Jack Silver on staging Tennesse Williams's Confessional in a pub (more...)

BWW Preview: TCC's CURATE SHAKESPEARE: AS YOU LIKE IT a Witty Delight
by Trevor Durham - Sep 26, 2016

Director Jacob Harrelson is delivering a smart, intelligent farce sure to be a smash. (more...)

BWW Review: Love Isn't Enough In THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Erin Kong - Sep 20, 2016

Watching the story of 'The Last Five Years' is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You know the impending tragedy, yet it is impossible to Look Away. It is a love story that is heartbreakingly relatable and incredibly painful to watch. 'The Last Five Years' is told through the eyes of Jamie Wellerstein, a novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring actress. Cathy tells the story in reverse-chronological order, beginning with their break-up, and Jamie tells the story in chronological order from when they first fall in love. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed American actress Hope Davis has starred in numerous independent films and TV dramas, from About Schmidt and American Splendour to In Treatment, The Special Relationship and Wayward Pines. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage, and next month she returns to the stage in David Hare's new play The Red Barn at the National Theatre, directed by Robert Icke. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/7; THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, GHOSTS in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 7, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Tallahassee, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, AS YOU LIKE IT in Tallahassee, and GHOSTS in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Skylight's Endearing VIOLET Shatters Visions between the Miraculous and Mundane
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 6, 2016

For the 2016-2017 no 'shrinking violet' opening of the Cabot Theatre Stage, Skylight Music Theatre presents the 1997 award-winning musical, Violet. Set in the mid 1960's, the Broadway Theatre Center production relates to a young woman's journey when her father accidentally disfigured her face and left a traumatic facial scar amid the burgeoning civil rights movement and beginnings of the Vietnam war. When Violet travels from North Carolina to Oklahoma carrying her dream and hope that a faith healer will remove the scar, the young Southern woman encounters various people on her Greyhound bus ride to remind the audience life's miracles arise in multiple forms when the heart opens the eyes and mind and removes the mundane from the material world. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Adolescent Creates the LMN Full Channel Rebrand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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13 Spook-tacular Destinations to Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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SundanceTV Picks Up Acclaimed Spy Thriller DEUTSCHLAND83 for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

SundanceTV and FremantleMedia International announced today that the international co-production DEUTSCHLAND83 has been picked up for a second season and will see the network co-produce the series with UFA Fiction. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Celec of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Shenandoah University
by Christopher Castanho - Nov 9, 2016

In October of 1998 Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old University student was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die on a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The reason for his killing: he was gay. One of the first murders to be labeled a hate crime, it brought attention the lack of 'hate crime protection' several states possessed. Five weeks after his death, Moises Kaufman and other members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed its citizens for a whole year after the event. This is the true story of how residents in Laramie, Wyoming reacted to the murder of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE FLEA SPARE at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Nov 4, 2016

ONE FLEA SPARE is a play with a deceptively simple premise, but one that becomes almost overwhelmingly complex as secrets are revealed, motivations get murky and time takes its toll on people. Mr. and Mrs. Snelgrave are upper class Londoners during the plague. As they're quarantined in their home, the acquire two additional people who are then forced to stay in the Snelgrave home to avoid spreading the disease. Morse, a young girl, and Bunce, a retired sailor shake up the staid Snelgrave dynamic and as the four of them are forced to remain in close quarters, class distinctions break down and skeletons come out of the closet. This is a very spare production, set in a black box theatre in the round, but once that is made incredibly compelling through exceptional performances and tight, complex writing. What few props and costumes there are become larger than life and perfectly communicate the heightened and somewhat frantic circumstances the characters find themselves in. By stripping away all the distractions, the performances create an intimacy with the audience that is palpable and electric. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Actor/Singer CHEYENNE JACKSON Talks GMCLA Holiday Show
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson first appeared on Broadway with Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Needless to say, he caused a sensation and has since made the TV screen sizzle with his appearances in Glee and American Horror Story. He will be making a concert appearance on December 15 and 17/18 in four Holiday shows with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. (GMCLA) Jackson spoke briefly with me about this concert and comments on various points of his illustrious career thus far. As far as his personal life goes, Jackson is openly gay, married to Jason Landau, and they just became the parents of two children. (more...)

Whirlwind Holiday Adventure GREAT EXPECTATIONS Opens 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

TheatreSquared announced the full cast and creative team for its upcoming holiday feature, a world premiere stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. After a startling Christmas Eve encounter, Pip's life will never be the same. Plucked from poverty and thrust into the Victorian upper class, he strives to discover himself and find true love while untangling a web of secrets. Six actors portray more than 30 characters in this virtuosic retelling for the stage. Performances are scheduled for November 30 through New Year's Day, with tickets ($15-$45) available at theatre2.org or (479) 443-5600. (more...)

BABES IN THE WOODS Christmas Pantomime Revived for the Old Fitz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Don't Look Away is returning to the Old Fitz Theatre from 13 December to revive the time-honoured tradition of an end of season pantomime. Babes in the Woods is a brand new pantomime developed especially for the Old Fitz Theatre in which fiscal temptation and the Australian dream collide. (more...)

Rebecca Martin to End 2016 With a New Band Residency at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Rebecca Martin will be performing with her new band at Rockwood Music Hall the last two Tuesdays, 12/20 & 27, in December and the first Wednesday, 1/2, in January 2017. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone is an 'Oathbreaker' on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 9, 2016

This week's episode of Game of Thrones aired on Mother's Day, perhaps as an ironic detail of seeding spread throughout the episode in the same vein that Tyrion killed Tywin in season 4 on Father's Day. The episode, entitled “Oathbreaker,” had it's share of deaths and gore, but seemingly shed light on three of our characters whom can be considered “oathbreakers” of sorts. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series for Paramount Television titled BETTYVILLE. (more...)

BWW Review: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY at The Kennedy Center
by Frances Steiner - May 31, 2016

Paul Taylor is a trailblazer of modern dance. As one of the most important living American artists, sending his company to perform at The Kennedy Center in the nation's capital is fitting-his choreography is dance Americana. Taylor's company offered two alternating programs. Program B, performed on Thursday night and Saturday afternoon, showed the strengths of his choreography's captivating lines, precise musicality, and overall wit. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: JELKO YURESHA Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of Today
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

At 78, Jelko Yuresha has come to resemble a lion in repose. I recognize him immediately as I enter the lobby -- I am early, he is even earlier -- and what strikes me more than his subtle smile is his eyes. They are the eyes of a man who retains a zest for life though it is evident that little amuses him. This comes as no surprise. After all, he has seen much and traveled far. As we begin the dance of exchanging pleasantries, it becomes apparent that behind the guise of a charming gentlemen I am speaking to the dance version of James Bond -- as played by Sean Connery. (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner - May 2, 2016

shares new life into Roberts & Hammerstein tunes (more...)

S-Curve Records to Release Leslie Odom Jr.'s Debut Album Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the heels of receiving a Tony nomination for best lead actor in a musical for his outstanding role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. will soon show fans his vocal prowess in another musical setting, the recording studio, when his superb self-titled debut album of jazz classics, LESLIE ODOM JR., is released June 10 on S-Curve Records. (more...)

BWW Review: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by Jason Carlos - May 19, 2016

The Bible features parables, stories and encounters of the life and trials of Jesus and his disciples; but a figure who is so prominent in that story - his mother, Mary, only speaks four times. Her role as a matriarch is often silent, and the Aaron Willis-directed THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, now playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, explores what Mary would say if she could have said more. The play, by Colm Toibin (based on his 2012 novella of the same name) looks at the life and death of Jesus from the perspective of Mary - through the eyes of a traumatized and grieving woman and mother. The 70-minute solo performance is a star-vehicle for Nancy Palk who embraces this challenging, trying and controversial role. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

INNVER VOICES to Play Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Don't Look Away in association with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz is presenting Louis Nowra's Inner Voices. This marks the first time the play will be presented in Sydney since its premiere almost four decades ago at the Nimrod Theatre in a production directed by John Bell and featuring Tony Sheldon, Jane Harders, Bill Conn and Robert Alexander. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Opens Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Garmin unveils the power of Lenexa: an infotainment system focused on physical controls
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

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Scoop: GREATEST HITS on ABC - Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Get all the scoop on GREATEST HITS, airing on ABC on Thursday, July 14, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT's A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (and Dancing) Lives Up To Its Name
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 21, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre continues its impressive 2016 lineup of shows with two performances on June 20, 2016, of A Grand Night for Singing, a musical revue conceived by Walter Bobbie to showcase the glorious songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed and choreographed by Curt Dale Clark with tap choreography by Raymond Marc Dumont, the revue features a sixteen-member cast of young professionals drawn from the intern company and local Maine performers, who turn in a performance that offers not only grand singing and dancing, but also speaks to the huge reservoirs of talent that MSMT is proud to possess. The original 1993 twenty-seven song revue skillfully weaves together a wide range of Rodgers and Hammerstein's works in arrangements by Fred Wells (and lovely orchestrations by Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick) from both their smash hits like Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, The King and I, and Cinderella, as well as gems from lesser-known shows like Allegro, State Fair, Flower Drum Song, and Pipe Dream. Patrick Fanning serves as MSMT's Music Director, conducting the wealth of melodic material with elan, delicious detail, and nuance and eliciting from the young cast lyrical and idiomatic renditions of beloved sings such as 'We Kiss in a Shadow,' 'Maria,' 'If I Loved You,' and 'This Nearly Was Mine' or upbeat numbers like 'Honey Bun' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!' The dynamically staged and imaginatively choreographed production by MSMT's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark - with a dazzling, intricate tap number created by Raymond Marc Dumont for 'Kansas City' - is brimming with class, warmth, and humor. Clark inspires the cast to bring to their music and vignettes an infectious and embracing energy, an eloquence of emotion spiced with mischievous moments. His pacing is brisk, and he effectively builds a lively sense of character and communication among the cast members, who share their enthusiasm with the public, even interacting on several occasions with the audience in the house. By retooling the contexts of many of the songs, he is able to add a contemporary and universal touch to their appeal. Most of all, he helps these young artists find and share the timeless heart in this treasure trove of American musical theatre. Using the bare bones of the Ghost set makes for a minimal but attractive decor. The characterful casual and subsequently elegantly formal costumes by Travis S. Grant are carefully chosen for their complementary pastel hues; the kinetic lighting by Heather Reynolds and a well-balanced sound design by Nate Dickson contribute to making this revue offers a feast for eyes and ears. Working seamlessly as an ensemble, the youthful cast gives their all both in the big production numbers and in focused solos, amply illustrating the meaning of the musical theatre term 'triple threat.' They sing beautifully; they dance with technical aplomb, and they act with irresistible charm. Moreover, each and every one of them knows how to interpret a song - to make it more than a lyrical moment. Each has several occasions to shine, and Clark and Dumont have skillfully mined their individual strengths. Among the many highlights are a perky rendition of 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top' (Eric Berry-Sandelin, Katie Whittemore, Cameron Wright, Rachel Grindle, Hugh Cipparone, Berkley Jones), inspired vocal interpretations of 'If I Loved You (Jennifer Kennedy), 'It Might As Well Be Spring' (Berkely Jones)'This Nearly Was Mine,'(Matthew LaBerge), a smoldering account of 'Maria' (Alex Drost), a romantic 'We Kiss in a Shadow' (Giovanni DiGabrieli), a winsome 'All At Once' (Marty Lauter, Cipparone), and a single verse in 'Love Look Away' to bring tears to the eyes (Lauter), a feisty 'Stepsisters' Lament,' (Ali Sarnacchiaro, Haley Ostir, Megan Flynn), a spirited 'I Can't Say No' (Molly Keane-Dreyer, Kennedy), and a witty 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' (Alex Drost, Kyle Laing, Ostir, DiGabrieli, Lauter). The numerous ensemble numbers are enhanced by the strong camaraderie and chemistry among the players, making for some memorable comic and romantic moments such as the women's septet in sunny 'Wash That Man' and the men's octet in a plaintive 'Love Look Away.' The choreography is expressive, lyrical, and catchy by turns - ranging from ballet and modern to jazz and tap - with such numbers as the sweeping polka of 'Shall We Dance?' or the dueling tap in 'Kansas City' garnering special attention. Special mention to Berkely Jones, Marty Lauter, and Kyle Laing for their dance solos and impressive technique. To spend an evening with these magnificent Rodgers and Hammerstein classics makes it impossible not to take away a renewed appreciation for their geniuses and a love of their legacy. But A Grand Night for Singing does something else as well. It proves to be one more piece of evidence that MSMT is truly, as its catchphrase promises, 'Bringing Broadway to Brunswick.' Photos courtesy of MSMT, Roger S.Duncan, potographer Evita which begins on June 29 - July 16 at the Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick, ME, on Monday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets call box office at 207-725-8769 or visit online at www.msmt.org (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Coming to Lesher Center for the Arts in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko and The Lesher Center for the Arts will present Grammy Award winner and Tony Award-nominated star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr., for one performance only - Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m. - at The Lesher Center for the Arts (1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek). (more...)

BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa's Edgy CABARET Is More Pertinent Now Than Ever
by Peter Nason - Jun 19, 2016

Aaron Castle as the Emcee and Lauren Buglioli as Sally Bowles shine in this memorable, devastating show. (more...)

Celebrate Leslie Odom, Jr.'s Album Release at Barnes & Noble 7/11
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 8, 2016

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. can currently be seen on Broadway starring as 'Aaron Burr' in the blockbuster hit musical, 'Hamilton.' He is a Grammy Award-winner as a principal soloist on Hamilton's Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album. Odom, Jr. made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in 'Rent,' before heading to Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Drama. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Set for Residency at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Grammy and Tony-winning star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., will headline a concert residency at The McKittrick Hotel's intimate Manderley Bar for three consecutive Thursday nights beginning July 14, 2016 in support of his recently-released self-titled debut solo album of jazz classics. (more...)

BWW Review: FINI DANCE FESTIVAL Parties La Via Italiana
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 26, 2016

Though it was hot and muggy on the evening of July 24th, 2016, the jam-packed audience at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was grinning agog like newly minted parents infatuated with their brood. The cause: a troupe of adorable bambine from Staten Island Ballet performing Ellen Tharp's 'Tarantella'. Though only one of these girls was delivering the movement nel modo Italiano, they were all so lively with their tambourine strikes and hops that even the most curmudgeonly of audience members applauded with gusto. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Tamara Tunie in AMERICAN SON at Barrington Stage Company
by Justin J Sacramone - Jul 17, 2016

Kendra Ellis-Connor is living every mother's worst nightmare. Her son is missing. It's now four o'clock in the morning and she's at the police station trying to get answers. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her ex-husband isn't picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. Her son's disappearance and the station's lack of information raise questions. Kendra has a hunch why. Both she and her son are black. American Son, a new play by Christopher Demos-Brown which ran at the Barrington Stage Company from June 17 through July 9, 2016 is a turbulent parable of America's systemic racism. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Kicks Off Residency at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. kicked off his late-night residency at The McKittrick Hotel last night, July 14, featuring a special surprise guest appearance by fellow Grammy winner Ledisi, who performed a duet with Leslie of her hit song 'Alright.' Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Kicks Off Residency at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Grammy and Tony-winning star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., will headline a concert residency at The McKittrick Hotel's intimate Manderley Bar for three consecutive Today nights beginning tonight, July 14, 2016 in support of his recently-released self-titled debut solo album of jazz classics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Burr's Back! Tony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. Celebrates the Release of His New Album!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2016

Just yesterday, Tony-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. celebrated the release of his self-titled album at the Barnes and Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave, where he performed from the album and met with fans. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Second Trailer for LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Netflix invites you to Look Away as we reveal the second trailer to the upcoming series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

The Woman In Black
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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Emmy-Nominated TRANSPARENT Director Silas Howard Returns
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Director Silas Howard burst into the spotlight with his directorship on the previous season of Amazon's Transparent, and he'll be returning to the director's chair once again for the upcoming season (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Fitbit Announces New Features to Fitbit Blaze
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), the leader in the connected health and fitness market, today announced new software features to Fitbit Blaze, including extended smartphone notifications, Reminders to Move and new clock faces that provide an even smarter, more motivating and more personalized fitness experience. Fitbit also unveiled new, stylish designs, including a Special Edition Gold series plus other premium textures and finishes, for its top-selling Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Blaze devices, and accessory options from leading fashion brands PUBLIC SCHOOL, Simply Vera Vera Wang for Kohl's and Tory Burch. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

TheatreSquared today announced the full cast and creative team for Robert Schenkkan's multi-award-winning epic, All the Way, which broke two box office records in its 2015 Broadway debut and begins performances August 24 in Northwest Arkansas. (more...)

BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016

When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

TheatreSquared today announced the full cast and creative team for Robert Schenkkan's multi-award-winning epic, All the Way, which broke two box office records in its 2015 Broadway debut and begins performances August 24 in Northwest Arkansas. (more...)

BWW Review: City of Fairfax Theatre Company Fearlessly Takes on WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Barbara Johnson - Apr 25, 2016

Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? has long been considered an American masterpiece, with some of the best dialogue in the history of drama. The current production by the City of Fairfax Theatre Company, directed by Ed Zakreski, presents this classic material with startling effectiveness. (more...)

BWW Review: Wilbury Group Slays with MURDER BALLAD
by Andria Tieman - Apr 19, 2016

At its core, MURDER BALLAD is a simple and timeless story of a love triangle (or quadrangle) gone wrong.  What makes this show so fresh and compelling, is the fantastic addition of catchy, funny, heartfelt songs and the excellent direction of Wendy Overly and set design of Josh Christofferson.  Wilbury Theatre Group is quickly developing a reputation for staging exciting and fresh musicals, and Murder Ballad is no exception. (more...)

KC Rep's New Works Festival Begins 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play festival, Origin KC. Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

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