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Pasadena Community Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Based on the 1985 Universal motion picture "Mask"


Juan Porter's THE SERIES Runs 6/6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

BWW Feature: HELATARI SALIHARA 2017
by Yuliani Supandji - May 30, 2017

On June 8, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 8 PM at Teater & Galeri Salihara, HELATARI SALIHARA 2017 will be held featuring five choreographers with various concepts close to our 'daily' life. Starting from everyday life in Jakarta, the life of sculptors, traditional dance magic to the dance movement that was born from the interpretation of literary works. (more...)

theSpaceUK to Bring A JOKE to Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to present a NEW PLAY FEATURING SCI FI LEGENDS SYLVESTER McCOY AND ROBERT PICARDO. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 26, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Yamaha & Concert Pianist Sara Davis Buechner Celebrate 30 Years of Artistic Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In celebration of her 30th year as a Yamaha Artist, internationally renowned concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on June 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS to Headline Autumn Season 2017 at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced its full line-up for the autumn 2017 season, including the must-see Coventry musical Godiva Rocks making its world premiere on the Main Stage in October, from the creative team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play One Night in November. (more...)

Dian Fossey's GORILLAS IN THE MIST to Be Adapted to New Stage Play Featuring Jim Henson Puppetry
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anna Phelan (Gorillas in the Mist, Mask, Girl, Interrupted) will adapt the book GORILLAS IN THE MIST by Dian Fossey into a stage play utilizing captivating puppetry. JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP (The Dark Crystal) has been engaged to design the gorillas, and Tony Award-winning producer Ryan Hugh Mackey (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) will develop the stage adaptation. (more...)

BWW Review: Physical Comedy Reigns Supreme in THE ACTRESS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 24, 2017

Physical comedy upstages Chekhovian pathos in Peter Quilter's THE ACTRESS, now at Spirit Square in a well-acted Three Bone Theatre production. (more...)

The Comrades Announce Casting for Lisa Kron's IN THE WAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Comrades have announced casting for their Summer 2017 production, IN THE WAKE by Lisa Kron and directed by Alex Mallory. IN THE WAKE will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from July 27 through August 26, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm. (more...)

8th Annual Soho International Film Festival Announces Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

With the SOHO International Film Festival #SOHO8 returning to NYC for seven days of films at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street) June 15 - 22, 2017, the full schedule of films has finally been announced! (more...)

Valencia to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Rock Musical NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Valencia College Theater will present the deeply moving rock musical, "Next to Normal," about a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness, at the college's Black Box Theater June 9-18. (more...)

PENNY & SPARROW Come to Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

There are things that we ought to be afraid of.  Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares.  For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street.  For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak.  And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you're terrified of, you declaw it.  You take its Mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you.  Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn't real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre and Vamos to Join Forces for Dementia Awareness Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre and the UK's leading full Mask theatre company, Vamos, are joining forces to raise awareness and unite against dementia to mark Dementia Awareness Week from 14 - 20 May. (more...)

Christopher Gattelli Joins Team for Cher Biomusical THE CHER SHOW; Developmental Lab Set for October
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Cher's much-hyped biomusical is making its another leap toward the Great White Way! According to an Equity casting notice, developmental lab will be held this October for 'The Cher Show.' (more...)

High School Drama: Siegel High's Spotlight Award-nominated CALEB MITCHELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

The role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical Ragtime is one coveted by actors of all ages - not the least of whom is Siegel High School student Caleb Mitchell, who took on the challenge of bringing the character to life in his school's production of the show earlier this spring. And for his efforts, Mitchell was one of three finalists for The Spotlight Award, the culmination of the 2016-17 Nashville High School Music Theatre Awards. (more...)

Broadway's Sneak Peek Into Suicide and the Secret Life of Adolescents
by BWW Features - Jun 9, 2017

Two Tony Award-nominated musicals "Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" and "Dear Evan Hansen" provide a glimpse of the dark, stormy, and clandestine world of adolescence through the show's stirring portrayal of teenage social pressures, anxiety, depression, and suicide. (more...)

Theater Mitu to Bring New DEATH OF A SALESMAN to BAM This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Mitu will present a new production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN. (more...)

Zero Channel's TV Pilot SHOOT ME NICELY With Linda Hamilton to Premiere at SeriesFest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Zero Channel's comedy SHOOT ME NICELY  will have its Colorado Premiere at SeriesFest's Independent Pilot Competition on June 29th at Denver's Sie Film Center. (more...)

Babes With Blades Bring THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, playing at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., September 2 - October 14. (more...)

The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents Gareth Jandrell's THEBES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Under the auspices of GRoW @ The Wallis, The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its second theater production of the 2016-17 season, playwright Gareth Jandrell's Thebes, which makes its North American premiere on Saturday, June 10 at 8pm and Sunday, June 11 at 6pm at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Ravaged by climate change and shaken by political turmoil, the citizens of Thebes must unite in order to revolutionize their democracy. From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes  remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and power, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written. Thebes is directed by Madeleine Dahm, with lighting design by Bosco Flanagan, recently named Lighting Designer of the Year by Los Angeles' Stage Raw. The cast includes young actors: Trecey Dory, Malakai Jones, Jayde Kief, Samantha Marino, Kelvin Morales, Jordan Rodriguez, Alexander Sheldon and Clementine Turner. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 7, 2017

Northern Ballet has a reputation for pioneering contemporary, narrative ballet, but this may be its most challenging subject to date. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas has been a book and later a film, both of which have seen their fair share of controversy. In a tale praised and criticised in equal measure, nine year old Bruno, son of a Nazi commander, befriends Shmuel, a Jewish boy, through the fence of an extermination camp who wears what looks like pyjamas. When Shmuel's father goes missing inside the camp Bruno slips into the camp to help find him, with inevitably tragic results. (more...)

TSI Announces Next-Generation PortaCount' Respirator Fit Tester Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - June 4, 2017
by - Jun 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre announces 17/18 Season: STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2017/2018 season, which delivers on CPT's mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant and socially-conscious. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Rock Climber Alex Honnold Completes Daring 3,000-ft Rope-Free Climb of Yosemite's El Capitan, the Highest, Most Dangerous Rock-Climbing Route Ever Attempted
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/3/2017. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's First British Asian Dance Student Returns to his Roots with Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Creative visionary, director, choreographer and creative collaborator Shane Shambhu was one of the first British Asian dance students to perform at the Queen's Theatre 22 years ago. He makes a welcome return to Hornchurch with his dynamic one-man show, Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer on Sunday 23 July. (more...)

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Grapple with Race, Sex, Religion, Environment and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Artistic Director Evalyn Parry announced an exciting line-up for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017/18 season today. The season presents a series of engaging, timely productions that grapple with questions of race, indigeneity, sex, queerphobia, religion, and climate change. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: My Riotous Night at JULIUS CAESAR
by Leah Lane - Jun 21, 2017

I find controversy delicious. As an avid theatre goer, there are very few times when I enter a theater with no preconceptions about what I'm about to see. Whether it's just the gossip I've heard around or the ads that I skip after 5 seconds on YouTube, I usually have some prior knowledge about the subject matter. This was especially true when I went into the Delacorte Theater to see the Public's production of Julius Caesar. I learned of Oscar Eustis' choice to make the play explicitly politically relevant when I heard about Delta and Bank of America pulling their sponsorships. As someone who sees herself as a socially active artist, I got excited. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents the Trans Theatre Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Brick is overjoyed to continue its celebrated annual trans theater festival to celebrate the stories, art, histories, and experiences of trans artists. (more...)

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, Enrique Brown, choreographer, and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. (more...)

Women Take Center Stage at the OC-Centric New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival returns for a seventh year August 17-27 with three superb new plays written and directed by women. This event - which has been named Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY - is the lone theatre festival fully producing new work from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County.  (more...)

Director, Producer and Writer Michael A. MacRae's FISHBOWL CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Directed by Michael A. MacRae and produced under his production Sweet Tooth Prouductions, the film stars Rodney (Steve Olson), pushing thirty with no direction, faces homelessness before winding up in the home of a hardened, tough, unrelated to him mother figure and the unlikely family she and Rodney create for each other over time. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Leoni (Writer/Director) and Erica Katzin (The Temp) Share Their Experience Presenting ELEVATOR, Extended to July 30 due to Sold Out Houses!
by Shari Barrett - Jun 16, 2017

ELEVATOR is currently enjoying a sold-out run at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, and due to ticket demand, has been extended again through July 30, 2017. I originally reviewed the show in April 2017 and was fascinated by the level of audience emotional attachment to the characters, so I arranged an interview with writer/director Michael Leoni and one of the featured actors in show, Erica Katzin, who plays The Temp, hoping some of their comments will encourage you to order your tickets NOW before the Los Angeles run ends. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit
by Leah Lane - Jun 16, 2017

"Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London" opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center October 31st. The idea for the exhibit was conceived when the Society of London Theatre wanted to create a display in conjunction with London's Victoria and Albert Museum to honor forty years of the Olivier Awards. Doug Reside, who is the curator for the Theatre Division at the library, explained that eventually "those conversations [between SOLT and V&A] started to morph about including us and including the Tony's." From there Reside worked with Anna Landreth Strong, V&A Curator of Modern and Contemporary Theatre and Performance, to create an exhibit that worked on both sides of the Atlantic. To qualify for the exhibit a show must have been nominated for both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award, won one of those nominations, and had a production within the last 40 years.  (more...)

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Are the Subject of a New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

MULTISTAGES is pleased to announce the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. Press are invited to all performances.   (more...)

ESPN Begins Coverage of Men's College World Series Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

ESPN's coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship culminates with the College World Series Presented by Capital One, beginning today, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, on ESPN and ESPN2. (more...)

Lexli International Introduces Esthetician Scholarship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

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First Ever Social ID Verification Platform Mitigates Catfishing, ID Fraud
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

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Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

BWW Review: Rebecca Hall Intrigues in Clare Lizzimore's Psychological Drama ANIMAL
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2017

The confusion one might feel trying to follow Atlantic Theater Company's production of British playwright Clare Lizzimore's psychological study, Animal, is no doubt an intentional reflection of the emotional state of its central character. (more...)

Spanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Chicago Park District today announced the five genre-defying productions comprising the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District summer theater festival. (more...)

Babes with Blades Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team for THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, playing at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., September 2 - October 14. Based on the 1940s comic strip by Russell Stamm, the new play is written by BWBTC Ensemble Member Barbara Lhota, directed by Ensemble Member Leigh Barrett and features violence design by Ensemble Member Libby Beyreis. Preview performances are Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, student and senior tickets are $15, early bird general admission (available online through September 9) are $20 and general admission (after September 9) are $25. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit BabesWithBlades.org. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

HouseLogic Helps Homeowners Update Their Home's First Impression
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

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'PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,' Dance Remix by Kendra Erika
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Billboard club and dance ranked recording artist Kendra Erika also boasts classical roots, so what better way to showcase her musical versatility than by recording a dance inspired remix of the title song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, The Phantom of the Opera! (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices. (more...)

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