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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"


Cast Announced for World Premiere of ABT's WHIPPED CREAM at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present the World Premiere of American Ballet Theatre's new production of Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, with sets and costumes by pop-surrealist Mark Ryden. ABT will give seven performances of the full-length work March 15-19, 2017 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

Be Prepared! THE LION KING Welcomes New Scar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, welcomes Stephen Carlile as Scar beginning performances tonight, Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. Carlile makes his Broadway debut, having originated the role of Scar on the UK tour of The Lion King. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WHO AM I THIS TIME?' at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The first in Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017 Get Talking Series that highlights important voices in contemporary theatre - Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love) by Aaron Posner and adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut, made its regional premiere in Houston on January 25 and runs through February 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Julie Taymor Has Her Eyes on ACROSS THE UNIVERSE for Future Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

According to Variety, during a panel on Broadway's THE LION KING, Julie Taymor was asked what film she wants to bring to the stage next. 'Across the Universe,' she said. 'It belongs onstage.' (more...)

SAG Awards Ceremony Auction Begins Today Featuring Autographed Collectibles from Nominated Actors and Casts, Set Visits and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The SAG Awards® Ceremony Auction begins today at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction. The SAG Awards® Ceremony Auction offers movie and television fans the chance to win autographed collectibles signed by many of this year's nominated actors and casts, including a 12-inch vinyl record of "Florence Foster Jenkins" to be personally autographed by Meryl Streep,  a "La La Land" 7-inch vinyl and mini poster signed by Emma Stone, a film still canvas print from "Jackie" signed by Natalie Portman, posters signed by the casts of "Moonlight," "Manchester by the Sea," "Fences," "Hidden Figures," "Arrival," "Captain Fantastic" and more. Also up for bid are set visits to Netflix's "The Ranch," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "E! News,' 'Entertainment Tonight' and "The Insider,' as well as premium items and unique experiences provided by the networks, studios, and SAG Awards sponsors. The auction closes Monday, February 6 at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT). (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles Announce Shortlist for 6th Annual LET Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Today, Les Enfants Terribles in collaboration with Greenwich Theatre have announced the ten nominees for the sixth LET Award. The award is designed to help two new companies produce an original piece of work each at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Newly Formed Wallis Youth Theater Company Presents WORD OF MOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The newly formed Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its inaugural theater production Word of Mouth-a devised physical theater piece that asks audiences to examine the role words play in creating a culture of fear and division, or a culture of empathy and unity-on January 28 & 29 in the Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Directed by Madeleine Dahm, Word of Mouth is an experimental work that was born of the youth theater members' reactions to recent political and social events across the world, and their desire to question the normalization of verbal violence. (more...)

New Opera NYC Presents A Concert Of Music From Ilya Demutsky, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Award-winning Russian composer Ilya Demutsky will be holding his first ever concert in New York City hosted by New Opera NYC. An international success, Demutsky is a composer for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, piano, voice, as well film music. (more...)

TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON to Continue Family Festivities Series at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present the musical "Twinkle Tames a Dragon," based on the brand new book by Katharine Holabird, author of the popular "Angelina Ballerina" series, on Sunday, February 12, for two performances, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Produced by Vital Theatre Company, the show is recommended for ages 2 to 7. Running time is approximately one hour.  (more...)

Obi Abili to Star in Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre will present Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City) this spring, starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017. (more...)

We Just Can't Wait! THE LION KING Will Celebrate 8000th Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

THE LION KING, the award-winning best musical, celebrates a milestone achieved by only two other shows in Broadway history with its 8,000th performance on Broadway at this Saturday's matinee, January 21st, 2017, at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). (more...)

See Spectacular Masked Theatre At The Point
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Friday 17th February the extraordinary Vamos Theatre presents The Best Thing at The Point, Eastleigh. (more...)

NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2017 Detailed Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, the 69th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in five major opera productions and 16 recital, chamber music and orchestral concerts from July 3 through 22, plus more than 60 events from the Academie du Festival d'Aix. (more...)

National Museums Scotland Announces Listings, Through March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Peabody Chamber Opera Presents WOMEN IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Peabody Chamber Opera returns to Theatre Project with Women in the Dark, three short operas about various situations in which a woman or women are 'in the dark,' for four performances,February 16 - 19 at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. (more...)

Learn from the Bolshoi Ballet in First-Ever IJ SUMMER INTENSIVE at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

This summer marks the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, providing aspiring professionals with the unique opportunity to learn and perform several roles from the classical ballet repertory and work closely with principal dancers and assistant choreographers of, the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company. (more...)

Weird and Whimsy Collide at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Kicking off its dynamic 30th season with one of its most ambitious and exciting shows ever, Annex Theatre presents Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine written by Amy Escobar and directed by Eddie DeHais. (more...)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Presents CIRCUS NOW 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

CIRCUS NOW returns to NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts following two sold-out seasons, with three programs of boundary pushing contemporary circus, running March 3 - 5 at NYU Skirball. Circus Now 2017 will feature international artists and cutting-edge circus companies and from five countries.  (more...)

FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL Opens at Rhino Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 Based on the books written by celebrated actress, Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry is the delightful story of a headstrong little girl who will do anything to get rid of her freckles- from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski Mask to school!  (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

JUST KEEPIN' TIME at Dorothy's Piano Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret presents Jenny Shotwell in Just Keepin' Time, an Evening at the Cabaret. Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum Presents Two New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers presents two new programs that are free and open to the public: "Artists and Activism: A View from Behind the Gorilla Mask" on February 27 and "Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s" on March 23 and 24. (more...)

SPLICED to Premiere at the Smock Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

From one of the country's most exciting upcoming writers, Timmy Creed, comes Spliced. Hard-hitting, honest and brave, this piece shines a light on the fragility of the sportsman behind the Mask. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Theatre, Robotics, Dance and More Among DreamWrights' Spring Classes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is packing in a month full of fun this March. (more...)

BWW Review: Good Theater's THE MAY QUEEN Journeys from the Mundane to the Poetic
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Feb 4, 2017

Good Theater's Executive/Artistic Director Brian P. Allen has a remarkable sixth sense about choosing plays whose situations and characters resonate with originality and empathy. The latest production, Molly Smith Metzler's The May Queen, is an engaging portrait of five small town characters who all work in the local insurance agency and whose lives and paths remain interconnected because of their shared high school past. Metzler's comedy explores the surface banality of these characters, as it slowly and skillfully makes its way toward revealing some deeper poetic truths. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hulu's Highly Anticipated Project MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The wait is over. Marvel has found their RUNAWAYS. Marvel Television announced today the first group of young actors has been set for MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS the highly anticipated project with popular streaming service, Hulu (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting for ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Disney's The Lion King once again set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in New Orleans theatrical history with a gross of $7.5 million. (more...)

BWW Review: TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL by Melina Marchetta
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 17, 2017

It deals with terrorism, with racism and the prejudices people carry. It talks about immigration issues and pokes at the way journalists and social media can exacerbate a situation or report without all of the details.  (more...)

Nintendo Download: Tanks for the Memories
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series Presents "Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" on Sunday, March 19, for two performances, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Produced by Childsplay, the show is recommended for ages 3 and up. Running time is approximately one hour.  Tickets are $20.  (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

NORMA JEANE AT THE PAYNE WHITNEY PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC Set for 2017 WinterFest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

From acclaimed writer/director, Nancy McClernan comes NORMA JEANE AT THE PAYNE WHITNEY PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC, premiering at the 2017 WinterFest. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOX OF STORIES at The Growing Stage Captivates
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 15, 2017

The Box of Stories, a World Premiere play, is now being performed at Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey through February 24th. Written by J.S. Puller and directed by Stephen L. Fredericks, this captivating show features an outstanding cast and conveys a universal message about the power of storytelling. (more...)

Packed Theatre Presents THE PACKAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

If your life were returned in a package, would you open it again? (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces American Ballet Theatre's WHIPPED CREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On Sunday and Monday, April 30 and May 1, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents performance highlights and discussion on American Ballet Theatre's newest production, Whipped Cream by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky in collaboration with pop surrealist Mark Ryden.  Ratmansky and moderator John Meehan will discuss the new work and ABT dancers will perform excerpts prior to the New York premiere. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Elsevier Releases EXPLAINING SUICIDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations, and What Notes Reveal by Cheryl Meyer, Taronish Irani, Katherine Hermes and Betty Yung. It is the first large-scale analysis of suicide motivation across multiple ages in the same time period, made possible via a unique dataset of all suicide notes collected by the coroner's office in southwestern Ohio from 2000 through 2009. At the same time, Elsevier announced publication of four additional psychology books. (more...)

The Peabody Chamber Opera Returns with WOMEN IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Peabody Chamber Opera returns to Theatre Project with Women in the Dark, three short operas about various situations in which a woman or women are 'in the dark,' for four performances, February 16 - 19. (more...)

BWW Review: La MaMa Explores Robert Patrick's Past, Present and Future in HI-FI | WI-FI | SCI-FI
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2017

After establishing himself as resident doorman, stage manager and sex slave at the Caffe Cino, the historic Cornelia Street birthplace of Off-Off Broadway and America's gay theatre movement, Robert Patrick summoned up the courage to join the ranks of the venue's resident staff of playwrights (Lanford Wilson, Tom Eyen and William Hoffman among them) to begin submitting his own creations to owner Joe Cino. Eventually, the Broadway production of KENNEDY'S CHILDREN would help Patrick gain recognition as one of the significant dramatic voices emerging from New York's downtown scene. (more...)

The Civilians' 'Let Me Ascertain You' Series to Continue at Joe's Pub with HORMONES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Award-winning theater company the Civilians presents its popular cabaret series, Let Me Ascertain You, at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Monday February 13, 2017, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

NYC Art & Fashion World Gets Spotlight in SHOOT ME NICELY Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Elias Plagianos' web series Shoot Me Nicely starring John Behlmann, William Sadler, Linda Hamilton and Tasie Lawrence, is the story of a fashion photographer who loses his elite magazine job, plunging him into a downward spiral of odd jobs and celebrity chasing. (more...)

There Is More Technology Flexibility Than Ever Before to Digitize...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

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National Museums Scotland Presents Latest Exhibits and Displays, Thru March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

National Museum of Scotland presents its latest Exhibitions & Displays: (more...)

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