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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"


Howard Green Releases 'Being Green: A Colorful Journey'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Howard Green, a publicist who has worked for some of the top motion picture studios, has completed his new book 'Being Green: A Colorful Journey': a gripping and potent story of the tragedy of a broken childhood giving way to personal triumph through courage, inner strength and perseverance. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, which will now run through May 21. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES began performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on March 12, 2017. (more...)

MAKJ Remixes Future's 'Mask Off'; Streaming Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

MAKJ has been taking it back to his roots this year by releasing brand new bootlegs for today's biggest artists. His newest release is Future's “Mask Off (MAKJ Remix),” that combines hip hop, trap and MAKJ's unique twist to the original. (more...)

BWW Review: Sun City Shines in its Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 30, 2017

The Sun City Palm Desert Performing Arts Club has done a wonderful job with its annual musical for 2017, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Although the production ran for only one weekend, the club has other offerings coming up. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On this day in 2000, The Lion King,reached its 1,000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the animated film of the same name,  the show opened on Broadway November 13, 1997 and won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Basque National Orchestra Presents New Season With Robert Trevino as Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

It's a new era at the Basque National Orchestra. That much was clear at a press conference held this week in San Sebastian, where the orchestra has its base (though they are resident in cities across the Basque Country). Oriol Roch, the orchestra's General Manager, was presenting not only the 2017/18 season, but music lovers' first insight into the programming philosophy of Roch's big new hire, incoming Music Director Robert Trevino. (more...)

NEA Expands 'Creative Forces' Healing Arts Program for Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The role of the arts in helping heal the signature wounds of our recent wars is significant and expanding. (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (more...)

New Park West Gallery Video Featuring Chris DeRubeis is Launched
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Flying sparks, dancing flames and chemical cocktails these are the elements artist Chris DeRubeis combines to create Abstract Sensualism. (more...)

BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'
by Ronn Burton - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lance Marsh, Head of Performance at TheatreOCU and Conference Chair for the new Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training, to discuss their inaugural conference and the exciting future of the organization. (more...)

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV Adds May Performance at the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

An extra performance of Brodsky/Baryshnikov has been added on 7th May due to high levels of interest. Found somewhere between a play, a poetry recital and a piece of performance art, this UK premiere is being staged at the West End's Apollo Theatre for a limited run. (more...)

Broadway Stars to Sing The Music of Bobby Cronin to Benefit The Humane Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin will hold the final concert of his international tour at The Green Room 42 on April 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Physical Fest Announces its Exciting Programme of Workshops for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Physical Fest, Liverpool's international physical theatre festival, is returning for 2017 with a wonderfully packed programme of workshops. (more...)

Moscow Chamber Orchestra And Conductor Vladimir Spivakov To Come To Carnegie Hall, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, who recently sold out a concert at the Barbican Center in London, return to Carnegie Hall onWednesday, June 7 at 8 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Jöback of the Swedish Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Isa Ponturo - Apr 6, 2017

Förra hösten fick jag möjligheten att intervjua Peter Jöback, som spelar Fantomen (The Phantom) i den svenska uppsattningen av The Phantom Of The Opera i Stockholm. The Phantom Of The Opera kommer att spela sin sista förestallning 14 Maj. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Interrogates Gender Roles in Modern Adaptation of a Classic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Ingmar Bergman's Nora, adapted and translated by Frederick J. Marker opens April 14 at California State University Long Beach Theatre Arts in the Studio Theatre. This lean and stripped down adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House sheds light on a world where independence is outrageous and feminism is scandalous. (more...)

BWW Review: MEDEA Finds Reality Amidst Shadows and Sprites at Seton Hill
by Greg Kerestan - Apr 5, 2017

Parsing the real from the unreal, and the cathartic from the callous, makes Melissa Hill Grande's production of the Greek tragedy a unique, almost interactive, viewing experience. (more...)

One-Woman Show A GIFT OF MADNESS Comes to River St. Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The River Street Theatre announced that tickets go on sale today for A Gift of Madness, a solo play with song and Masks, written and performed by Nancy Knowles. Hilarious and heart wrenching, A Gift of Madness is two gritty creative women swinging fists at fate and thumbing noses at demons. A witness survivor of sibling suicide, Knowles engineers her own thriving while pondering how her mother, stalked by loss, pulled off hers. A Gift of Madness will be presented on Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29 at 7:30pm.  Additionally, a matinee presentation at 2pm is scheduled for Sunday, April 30. This is the first play to be presented at the River Street Theatre, a project of The Park Theatre. (more...)

Bear Hunting and Mask-Making this May Half-Term at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

With the Easter holidays now behind us, there's only a few short weeks until May Half-Term comes around the corner. The Belgrade Theatre is offering up some theatrical delights to keep families entertained during the holiday including bear hunting and Mask making! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Thursday, April 27 in St. Louis, where the award-winning musical is playing a nearly sold-out engagement at The Fox Theatre through May 7, 2017.  (more...)

2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive with Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Join the master teachers and continental Europe's premiere English-language classical theatre: Prague Shakespeare Company for four weeks of transformational classical theater training and mentorship, while immersing yourself in one of the most picturesque and culturally rich cities in old Europe. (more...)

Modern Indie Bands Meet Legacy Rockers & Icons On 2CD Soundtrack for Cyber Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The sprawling 2CD soundtrack to the cult cyber horror film Devil's Domain is set to arrive this Friday, April 28th. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2017 Presents First Fully Staged Production Of DIMITRIJ, 7/28-8/6
by Molly Tracy - Apr 25, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonín Dvo?ák's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in “Chopin and His World” is no exception. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Fabulous Production of NEXT TO NORMAL in its New Venue
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 25, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (now resident in the Indio Performing Arts Center) production of the musical tearjerker NEXT TO NORMAL is a must-see. The uniformly superb cast performs their roles with spirit and empathy, and they all display lovely singing voices. (more...)

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

When you think of post-apocalyptic heroes, Mad Max or Snake Plissken might immediately come to mind. But Bart and Homer Simpson? Ay, caramba! (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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. (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself 'an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape' (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonin Dvorak's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in 'Chopin and His World' is no exception.  (more...)

Leomark Studios New Horror Draws on Community
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Leomark Studios is taking a “web page” out of bigger producers' books with its IndieGoGo campaign for CALCULATING EUPHORIA, which is live until May 14. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents DOUBLE TAKE, March 30 - Sept. 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Photographs taken in a studio above a cinema in Lebanon and showing people of the same sex kissing or tenderly embracing have gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Thursday 30 March 2017. (more...)

HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM U.S. Premiere Production Extends Run to 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Actors' Gang's U.S. Premiere Production of Harlequino: On to Freedom has extended its run to May 20th.  (more...)

David Fusco To Play Gaston In Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Salt Lake City, which concluded on Sunday, April 16, at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.2 million at the box office and entertained nearly 75,000 theatergoers during 31 performances.  (more...)

Bobby Cronin and Friends to Benefit the Humane Society This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin will hold a benefit for the Humane Society at The Green Room 42 this Wednesday April 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Wax'A'Don Drops His Latest Mixtape Project 'Red Bottoms'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Wax'A'Don is neither a rapper nor a singer, but a high powered artist with a powerful message to share. Today, he released his latest mixtape project, 'Red Bottoms'. (more...)

BWW Review: SCT's NADESHIKO - Two Stories with Not Much to Say
by Jay Irwin - Apr 16, 2017

In Keiko Green's 'Nadeshiko', currently getting its world premiere from Sound Theatre Company, there are two stories happening on the stage. Only one of the stories is very well fleshed out and only one is very interesting and unfortunately they're not the same story. With stiff and stilted dialogue, pacing, and acting, the play amounts to a look into an interesting part of history most are unfamiliar with but doesn't explore that history in an interesting way. (more...)

Duncan Sheik Discusses Plans to Bring AMERICAN PSYCHO To London
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 14, 2017

Composer Duncan Sheik, best known for Spring Awakening and most recently American Psycho, was recently interviewed by The Stage. In the interview he hinted at the possibility of bringing American Psycho back to London, where it premiered in 2013.  (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Launches 5x5x5: JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

???????Members of the public are invited to participate in an aural and visual online journey through Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the 5x5x5 project. Arts Centre Melbourne is launching 5x5x5 : Journey, five new compositions by five emerging composers, five minutes in length, and all inspired by an item from the Performing Arts Collection. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Acquires DEATH MASK By Tracey Emin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Death Mask by artist Tracey Emin, it was announced today, Thursday 13 April 2017. The portrait has been purchased for £67, 500 with a contribution of £30,000 from the Art Fund, and further support from White Cube and the artist. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Fusion Theatre to Merge Opera and Theatre with Anouilh's ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

French playwright Jean Anouilh wrote his 'Antigone' during the Nazi occupation of France. It became a symbol of resistance as freedom fighters viewed the heroine's defiance as a crie de coeur of patriotism. The play, written with a modern sensibility, is based on the Greek tragedy of the princess who dies for burying her brother's corpse against the orders of her dictator uncle. Its parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative. (more...)

Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell stopped by a recent performance of THE LION KING in Salt Lake City. Fun fact: Burrell was a reader for early casting for the show back in 1997. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast! (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall
by Brodie Paparella - Apr 13, 2017

BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall (more...)

BWW Review: Theatrics Overpower Storytelling in ECT's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 12, 2017

Elysium Conservatory Theatre has thrown everything but the kitchen sink into its latest production of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, the first in their brand new space in downtown San Pedro. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Conclude Epic 10th Anniversary Season with THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Bringing its 10th Anniversary Season to an epic conclusion, Constellation Theatre Company will present The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from May 4 - June 4 at Source, 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive with Prague Shakespeare Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Join the master teachers and continental Europe's premiere English-language classical theatre: Prague Shakespeare Company for four weeks of transformational classical theater training and mentorship, while immersing yourself in one of the most picturesque and culturally rich cities in old Europe. (more...)

BWW Review: Jarrott Productions THE HERD
by Joni Lorraine - Apr 11, 2017

Tolaro has brought together a fine cast for an intimate look at a family we can all understand in THE HERD. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Sets Complete Lineup for 2017 NEW STRANDS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced the complete lineup for A.C.T.'s second annual New Strands Festival taking place at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco) May 17-21, 2017. (more...)

LA MoonFest Celebrates 25 Years of 'Sailor Moon'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The 'Sailor Moon' franchise is arguably one of the most popular Japanese manga and anime series in the world - with more than 35 million copies sold globally.'Girl Power' is alive and well in 2017 as legions of Sailor Soldiers still look to fight evil in all its forms. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, the LA MoonFest event is poised to attract hundreds of dedicated fans (ages 21+) to the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, May 13 & 14. The event is produced by Angry Goat Productions, LLC. (more...)

Send in the Season with The McKittrick's 'MAYFAIR' Masked Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, continues its next wave of dance parties, The McKittrick Masquerade, with a Masked soiree, Mayfair: A Surreal Dance Party, on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (more...)

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