Quintessence to Present HAMLET & SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER in Rep, Begin. 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's HAMLET presented in rotating repertory with Goldmsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, directed by Alexander Burns. Quintessence's celebrated full throttle actor and text driven approach to the classics will be further enhanced by an Elizabethan Courtyard style staging, complete with groundlings, and a fast and furious two hour abridgement of HAMLET. HAMLET will begin previews on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 12 at 8pm. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER will begin previews on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visitwww.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

Sally A. Allen Releases THE TAIL of the CHRISTMAS CAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

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Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's HAMLET presented in rotating repertory with Goldmsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, directed by Alexander Burns. Quintessence's celebrated full throttle actor and text driven approach to the classics will be further enhanced by an Elizabethan Courtyard style staging, complete with groundlings, and a fast and furious two hour abridgement of HAMLET. HAMLET began previews on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm and opened on Saturday, October 12. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER will begin previews on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at HAMLET below! (more...)

NBC Announces Cast of ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

NBC has announced the cast of the upcoming CELEBRITY APPRENTICE ALL-STAR season. The fourteen returning contestants, who were revealed on NBC's Today show this morning, includes former winner Bret Michaels (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED on Tour - 10 Years of Emerald Shine
by Misha Davenport - Nov 5, 2013

'Wicked' flies back into the Oriental Theatre --the site of its historic three-and-a-half year, box office-breaking sit down. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for 2013 Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation, February 4-22, 2013. The annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

LimogesBoutique.com Announces the Arrival of a Collection of Porcelain Rochard French Porcelain Limoges Boxes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

LimogesBoutique.com is proud to announce the arrival of a large Collection of Rochard French Limoges boxes. The Collection features the finest quality porcelain craftsmanship and artistry with magnificent detailing and vivid colors in a variety of styles. (more...)

Insomniac Announces 4 City Stops & Incredible Lineups For 3rd Annual Crush Valentine Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Today, Insomniac announced its Valentine's-themed event, Crush, will expand from three to four cities in 2016 with shows in Dallas, Phoenix, San Bernardino, and San Francisco. (more...)

LOS OTROS World Premiere Begins Previews at CTG's Mark Taper Forum Tonight, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

The world premiere of the beautifully crafted musical "Los Otros" begins previews tonight, May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. With book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, "Los Otros" opens on June 3, 2012; performances continue through July 1. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk has been cast to play the role of Woman and Julio Monge will play the role of Man. (more...)

LOS OTROS World Premiere Begins Previews at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

The world premiere of the beautifully crafted musical "Los Otros" begins previews Wednesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. With book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, "Los Otros" opens on June 3, 2012; performances continue through July 1. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk has been cast to play the role of Woman and Julio Monge will play the role of Man. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIVE MILE LAKE Has Great Depth
by Leigh Byron - May 11, 2015

Simply put, FIVE MILE LAKE is five-mile deep. Rachel Bonds's well-written script reinforces the importance that people need the courage to look inward at themselves and their relationships and be humble enough to accept what they might see. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Take a Worthy Stroll Down This AVENUE Q
by Misha Davenport - May 1, 2014

Directory L. Walter Stearns scores again with Mercury's home-grown production of 'Avenue Q.' (more...)

New York Writer Tim Fredrick Releases Short Story Collection
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

A boy strives to become a world record holder. A man wakes from cryosleep to learn he has months to live. A catnip toy seeks affection from a cat. A father turns to stone. The characters in these fourteen stories-parents, siblings, lovers, and friends-struggle to find connection with those around them and contend with the inevitable fallout that accompanies love, heartbreak, fear, neglect, dysfunction, and fulfillment. 'We Regret to Inform You' challenges our conceptions of what men want out of relationships and examines moments that transcend our expectations and bring us closer together. Recent Praise for We Regret to Inform You: 'We Regret to Inform You' is a captivating read ... there is a story in the collection that should resound with those willing to explore Tim Fredrick's skillful story telling.' IndieReader, 4-star review, labeled 'IndieReader Approved' 'We Regret to Inform You' is available in print and ebook formats. Book Details: We Regret to Inform You: Stories By Tim Fredrick Publisher: Tim Fredrick Published: March 2015 ISBN: 978-0692371558 ASIN: B00SU4QY94 Pages: 138 Genre: Short Stories, Literary About The Author: Tim Fredrick is a writer and teacher from Queens, NY. His writing interests include literary fiction that explores relationships with family, making a family, and the longing we all have for connection. He is the author of We Regret to Inform You, a collection of short stories exploring masculinity and relationships, due out in March 2015. His stories have appeared in Pif Magazine, Circa, Wilde Magazine, and Burningword. He's been featured on NY1, DNAinfo, Boro Magazine, and New York Daily News. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Tim Fredrick Email: tim@timfredrick.com Website: http://www.timfredrick.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/timfredrick.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/tim_fredrick (more...)

BWW Reviews: Susan Wingate's Enthralling Book, SACRIFICE AT SEA
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 13, 2014

Susan Wingate's 'Sacrifice at Sea' is the third book in her Bobby's Diner Series. Fans and new readers will relish an opportunity to enjoy Wingate's latest novel with its perfect mix of romance and mystery. (more...)

Shakespeare-in-the-Park to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

The Conseil des arts de Montreal en tournee and Repercussion Theatre are pleased to announce the 2013 Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning July 7th and continuing through August 4th, 2013. In addition to the various Montreal and surrounding-area parks, SITP will visit Hemmingford and Morin Heights and for the first time, Reford Gardens in Grand-Metis and Douglass Beach (Plage de Ville de Lac Brome) in Knowlton. (more...)

BroadHollow's MURDER AMONG FRIENDS Comes to Elmont, 7/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

BroadHollow Theatre Company brings Murder Among Friends to the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY. The show runs July 5 - 20, 2014. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre to Stage MURDER AMONG FRIENDS, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Murder Among Friends at The BayWay Arts Centre, 265 East Main Street, East Islip. The show runs June 14 - June 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julio Monge, Michele Pawk et al. at LOS OTROS' CTG World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The world premiere of the musical "Los Otros" officially opened last night, June 3 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. With book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, Los Otros' performances continue through July 1. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk plays the role of Woman and Julio Monge plays the role of Man. See photos from the starry opening night party below, including Monge and Pawk, along with composer Michael John LaChiusa, Julie Tolivar, FOLLIES Becky Elizabeth Stout, actor Kurtwood Smith and more! (more...)

Foxwoods Resort Casino Releases Amazing July Entertainment Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Foxwoods Resort Casino the Northeast's premier entertainment destination, is hosting a highly-anticipated line-up of thrilling entertainment this July. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company Presents MURDER AMONG FRIENDS, 6/14-29 & 7/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Comic Thriller by Bob Barry. Broadway actor and his fabulously wealthy wife play deadly games involving their Lovers and Friends. The twists and the laughs come equally fast in this suspenseful play. Until the final curtain the audience will be left guessing exactly who is trying to kill whom and why. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Opens MURDER AMONG FRIENDS Today, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Murder Among Friends at The BayWay Arts Centre, 265 East Main Street, East Islip. The show opens today, June 14, and runs until June 29, 2014. (more...)

HAMLET, MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA & More Set for Quintessence Theatre Group's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group proudly announces its fourth season of classic plays remixed for the contemporary stage: HAMLET, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, and MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA. Each play is a masterwork, pushing the limits of the theatrical art form through poetry, passion and spectacle. In partnership with its diverse audience, built over three years of visceral, actor and text driven progressive classics, Quintessence hopes to further ignite the Philadelphia theatre scene through the essential and complex art of adapting the classics for the contemporary stage. (more...)

BroadHollow's MURDER AMONG FRIENDS Comes to Elmont, 7/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

BroadHollow Theatre Company brings Murder Among Friends to the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY. The show runs July 5 - 20, 2014. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, Now thru 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin tonight, July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

RENT The Musical Comes to The Old Rep, Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

After performing at this year's Pride Birmingham, Michael Neri presents RENT The Musical at The Old Rep from Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 July. 2016 is a particularly exciting time for the rock musical, as RENT celebrates its 20th anniversary. This brand new production has been created entirely in Birmingham and hosts an impressive cast of local professional actors, including Sutton Coldfield's Timothy Gough as Roger. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/04/2015
by BWW - Jan 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/04/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

The Ringwald to Kick Off the New Year with WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, 1/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2013

A sweeping portrait spanning eighty years, When the Rain Stops Falling is a story of fathers and sons, Lovers and Friends, husbands and wives: a grippingly intimate tale of a young man courageously defying the legacies of his ancestors. At times surreal and hauntingly close to the heart, When the Rain Stops Falling will play January 11 - 28, 2013 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. Tickets are currently available at www.TheRingwald.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/18/2015
by BWW - Jan 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/18/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/11/2015
by BWW - Jan 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/11/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

The Ringwald Kicks Off the New Year with WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, Now thru 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

A sweeping portrait spanning eighty years, When the Rain Stops Falling is a story of fathers and sons, Lovers and Friends, husbands and wives: a grippingly intimate tale of a young man courageously defying the legacies of his ancestors. At times surreal and hauntingly close to the heart, When the Rain Stops Falling will play tonight, January 11 - 28, 2013 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES V-Day Benefit Performance Set for HERE Arts Center, 2/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

This February marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. On February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm, a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues will be directed by Andrea Bertola at HERE in New York City, where The Vagina Monologues was first produced in 1996. (more...)

Sundance Institute Begins 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program has begun the 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 13th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. takes place through February 22 and provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: Love (and Anger) in a Time of Plague: THE NORMAL HEART at Vagabonds
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 29, 2016

But the play is not all philosophical argument, as important as this is: it also is a love story, a family tale, and an account of the 'band of brothers' that was Gay Men's Health Crisis. And like most great playwrights who turn their attention to public events, Kramer maintains a tight relationship between these stories. Kramer's artistic control of the huge canvas on which he paints is in the end what makes the play so powerful. (more...)

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Original Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE -- written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson -- in digital formats today, February 26. The physical CD will be online and in stores on Frida­­y, April 1. (more...)

Stageplays to Host THE OAKLAND SISTERS Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Stageplays Theatre Company (Stageplays) presents a 2-performance intimate benefit co reading Sunday and Monday, February 28-29, 2016 to introduce its next world-premiere play, The Oakland Sisters, a new drama by two-time Emmy-winner, Harding Lemay. (more...)

Sundance Institute Begins 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program has begun the 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 13th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. takes place through February 22 and provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES V-Day Benefit Performance Set for HERE Arts Center, 2/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

This February marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Tonight, February 18th and tomorrow, the 19th, 2013, at 7pm, a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues will be directed by Andrea Bertola at HERE in New York City, where The Vagina Monologues was first produced in 1996. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES V-Day Benefit Performance Set for HERE Arts Center, 2/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

This February marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. On February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm, a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues will be directed by Andrea Bertola at HERE in New York City, where The Vagina Monologues was first produced in 1996. (more...)

Berkshire County Joins ONE BILLION RISING Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Today, February 14, 2013, Berkshire County will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. (more...)

Berkshire County Joins ONE BILLION RISING Day, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Berkshire County will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. (more...)

Cast Album for Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be Released Digitally This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson. (more...)

The Ringwald to Kick Off the New Year with WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, 1/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

A sweeping portrait spanning eighty years, When the Rain Stops Falling is a story of fathers and sons, Lovers and Friends, husbands and wives: a grippingly intimate tale of a young man courageously defying the legacies of his ancestors. At times surreal and hauntingly close to the heart, When the Rain Stops Falling will play January 11 - 28, 2013 at The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. Tickets are currently available at www.TheRingwald.com. (more...)

The Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Oakland is preparing for the first ever art, technology and cat extravaganza. Yes, art, tech and cats! On Saturday, May 11th from 3-10pm, thousands of Bay Area cat-Lovers and Friends will descend upon the Great Wall of Oakland for an extravaganza devoted entirely to cats. (more...)

SundanceTV's Historical Drama REBELLION to Have U.S. Premiere 4/24
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

SundanceTV and the Irish Consulate of New York will partner to present the U.S. premiere of REBELLION, an epic story based on the 1916 Easter Rising, on Sunday, April 24th as part of the New York Irish Consulate's 'Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.' (more...)

OakCatVidFest at Great Wall of Oakland Set for 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Thousands of cat-Lovers and Friends will be laughing aloud in Uptown Oakland on Saturday, May 10, as the internet's funniest cat videos are projected onto The Great Wall's 100'x100' urban canvas. The premiere of the highly-acclaimed and brand new #catvidfest curated by The Walker Art Center culminates the second annual Save a Kitten at OakCatVidFest, a day full of celebrating all things cats. (more...)

LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in Stores
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE - written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson - online and in stores today, Frida­­y, April 1. The album was released in digital formats on Friday, February 26. (more...)

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