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UCI World Championships Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Firehouse Theatre is excited to announce the schedule ofFirehouse Fringe events during the 2015 UCI World Championships that will take place in Richmond from September 19 to 27. Firehouse will offer a variety of performances including magic, comedy, a live radio show, and plays to celebrate the spirit of diversity, excellence, and energy that will be generated by Worlds  (more...)

World Premiere of WOMEN W/O WALLS at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Broads' Word Theatre is proud to bring the World Premiere of Robin Rice Lichtig's Women w/o Walls to The Lounge Theatre opening November 7th. (more...)

MusicaNova Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

MusicaNova begins its thirteenth season in September 2015 with an expanded lineup of events, continuing its mission to play great new, neglected, and traditional music and introduce the finest young musicians to audiences in the Valley of the Sun. It's MusicaNova's goal to give each audience member 'the greatest musical experience you've never had - yet.' The MusicaNova Season is comprised of its Orchestra Concerts held in the Central Arts District; Collaborative Concerts performing with musicians from other genres such as jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian music; Salon Concerts in private homes; and its Young Artists Series, showcasing the Valley's brightest young musicians under age 18 in recital. (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique Scores Again With Riveting BLOOD BROTHERS
by Misha Davenport - Sep 30, 2015

One of Chicago's best storefronts (and quite possibly one of the country's) Theo Ubique production of BLOOD BROTHERS gets to the heart (and relevance) of the show like nobody else can. The end results are heartfelt and engaging. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 30th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 30, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gentleman's Guide' reaches our shore, and 'Gotta Dance' and 'SpongeBob' plan the same. Madonna battles the French Revolution, dueling 'American Idiot's and 'Blood Brothers' debut, 'White Christmas' lasts nine weeks and 'Rent' returns for one night only. Plus 'Empire' conquers TV, and 'Hamilton' conquers everyone. (more...)

BWW Review: Despite Solid Acting & A Classic Sartre Script, NO EXIT's No Fun
by Gil Kaan - Sep 18, 2015

Jean Paul Sartre's 1944 No Exit receives a sturdy mounting by the InterAct Theatre Company. Kent Minault directs his gifted cast spouting out Sartre's lines ever so trippingly and sensibly on their respective tongues. Any faster readings would have been unintelligible. Bravo to the cast for their commitment, intensity and believability in this possibly realistic situation. Who really knows what it's like to be in Hell? (more...)

3Girls Theatre Company Brings MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

3Girls Theatre Company takes pleasure in announcing the world premiere of an original musical comedy: MOMENTS OF TRUTH, by 3GT resident playwright Patricia Milton (book) and Caroline Altman (music & lyrics). This world premiere production is directed by Louis Parnell, with music direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn, and runs tonight, Sept. 16 - Oct. 18, 2015 at Royce Gallery in San Francisco. (more...)

RADIO MYSTERY 1949 Plays Clarion Theatre, Now thru 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

In 'Radio Mystery 1949 ' by Dennis Richard, a post-WWII radio murder mystery is outdone by real-life drama when a mysterious actor carries what may or may not be a bomb into a sound stage during a live performance. The nail-biting production is directed by Richmond Shepard. Clarion Theatre, John P. Greene and Fae Simmons will present the piece tonight, September 15 to 26 at the Clarion Theatre, 309 East 26th Street, Manhattan. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Kick Off Season with THE HOT L BALTIMORE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2015-16 Mainstage Season with The Hot L Baltimore, a touching comedic drama about the residents of a dilapidated and soon-to-be-condemned hotel. The play was written by Lanford Wilson and debuted in 1973. Through the wit and poignancy of his award winning script, we see the characters are searching for things that are missing from their lives. Their plight is symbolized by the burnt-out E in the neon sign that gives this entertaining and perceptive masterpiece its title. (more...)

World Premiere of WOMEN W/O WALLS Opens Nov. 7th at Lounge 2 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Broads' Word Theatre is proud to bring the World Premiere of Robin Rice Lichtig's Women w/o Walls to The Lounge Theatre opening November 7th. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

BWW Review: WOMEN WITHOUT WALLS Takes Four Incredible Actresses to Their Final Destination
by Shari Barrett - Nov 9, 2015

WOMEN w/o WALLS is based on the myth of Charon the ferryman on the River Styx, inspired by Dante's Inferno and Sartre's No Exit. It is an exploration of the fine line between life and death, decision and non-decision, and the intense human experience of connection. While there is no doubt from the moment you meet the four characters that they are on a trip to their final destination, each must find a way to fulfill her destiny before the train reaches its destination. (more...)

Li'l Buds Theatre Company to Stage TINSEL! THE MUSICAL This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Li'l Buds Theatre Company presents TINSEL! THE MUSICAL. This original musical for families was co-written by Li'l Buds Co-founder and Artistic Director J. Preddie Predmore, Co-Founder Jenny Lamb, and the Jeff award winning and recently nominated for best supporting actress in a musical for the Goodman Theatre's revival of Brigadoon!, Maggie Portman. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Holiday musicals are at 100% in our big suburban theaters! Plus two of our annual 'Christmas Carol' offerings, a new show called 'Tinsel!,' 'Gypsy' and 'Oliver!' for those not yet ready to celebrate things, and the return of 'Christmas Dearest' from Hell In A Handbag at Mary's Attic. Happy Holidaze! (more...)

South Florida Theatre League's 2015 Remy Awards Celebration Set for 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Nine individuals will be honored with the South Florida Theatre League's Remy Awards, which will be presented at the League's annual holiday celebration on December 7, 2015 at Stache in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

Li'l Buds Theatre Company Will Present TINSEL! THE MUSICAL in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Li'l Buds Theatre Company presents Tinsel! the Musical. This original musical for families was co-written by  Li'l Buds Co-founder and Artistic Director J. Preddie Predmore, Co-Founder Jenny Lamb, and the Jeff award winning and recently nominated for best supporting actress in a musical for the Goodman Theatre's revival of Brigadoon!, Maggie Portman.  Music was written by Chuck Patella and Jenny Lamb with special arrangements by Christopher Damiano.  This is a sequel to last years highly successful original musical Those Silly Reindeer! Li'l Buds continues it's tradition of casting professional actors and children together to create a high quality theatrical experience that speaks to kid and adult audiences alike. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

RING OF FIRE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season.  The 5-show subscription season, planned by Martin, includes four Regional Premieres. Highlights of the season include a Stephen Sondheim classic, a musical tribute to American music legend Johnny Cash, two plays by leading female playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Karen Zacarias, plus a holiday extra.  (more...)

Theo Ubique Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Theo Ubique's upcoming season, announced today by Artistic Director Fred Anzevino (left), will include four productions of critically acclaimed works that are likely to be new to most Chicago audiences. The season will begin on September 23rd with the Chicago premiere of a 2015 Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Musical - the off-Broadway hit Fly by Night, to be directed by Anzevino with music direction by Jeremy Ramey (below left). It will be followed in December by the Chicago premiere of Honky Tonk Angels - a book musical by Always... Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley incorporating some of country music's greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. (more...)

London Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Set against a black backdrop with unsettling moments of complete darkness, a small audience is sealed in an atmospheric Vault under the Waterloo railway arches. Winner of the Best Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2015, and the Underbelly Adelaide Award 2015, this is the London premiere of CUT - an edge-of-your-seat thriller, written by award-winning Australian playwright Duncan Graham and performed by Hannah Norris. (more...)

BWW Review: DISCORD Is Revelation Lite Well Served
by Herbert Paine - May 13, 2016

Scott Carter's DISCORD is more akin to an extended SNL sketch ~ longer to the tune of ninety minutes, comprised of a series of XV scenes, and made thoroughly bearable thanks to the whirlwind performances ~ albeit caricatures ~ of its original cast, Larry Cedar (Jefferson), Mark Gagliardi (Dickens), and Armin Shimerman (Tolstoy). (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

NOW YOU SEE ME 3 Among Lionsgate's Biggest Cannes Film Festival Slate Ever
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2016

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier global content leader, is storming the Croisette with one of its strongest film slates ever as the 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, the Company announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Rita Gam
by Walter McBride - Mar 31, 2016

Actress and filmmaker Rita Gam passed away earlier this month from respiratory failure. She was 88 years old. Gam was born Rita MacKay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Belle (Fately), who was born in Romania, and Milton A. MacKay, who was born in Alsace-Lorraine, to parents from Romania. She took on the surname of her stepfather, Russian-born Benjamin Gam. Gam was raised in New York City. (more...)

Theo Ubique Forced to Cancel RENT Extension
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Due to a forthcoming national tour of RENT, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre has been informed that it is unable to extend its critically acclaimed, sold out production of Jonathan Larson's 'Rent.' (more...)

Theo Ubique Extends RENT Through May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

After selling out its originally scheduled run within a week of opening night, Theo Ubique's production of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent will be extended for an additional four weeks. Tickets for the added performances are now on sale. (more...)

Cast Announced for Theo Ubique's RENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Theo Ubique has announced the cast for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent, according to director Scott Weinstein. Jeff Award nominee Matt Edmonds (below left), who performed in Weinstein's Titanic for Griffin Theatre Company and The Last Five Years at Metropolis Performing Arts Center, will play Mark, the videographer. Patrick Rooney (below right), who was Mordred in Drury Lane's Camelot in fall of 2014, and is currently appearing as Melchior in the Marriott Theatre's Spring Awakening, will be Mark's singer-songwriter friend, Roger. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Theo Ubique Brings RENT to Life at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Theo Ubique presents Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT, director Scott Weinstein, now through May 1. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique's Must-See RENT
by Misha Davenport - Mar 18, 2016

Theo Ubique scores with director Scott Winstein's timeless and topical production of Jonathan Larson's RENT. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Set for Reading Series and Fundraiser This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

DC's masters of mayhem, Molotov Theatre Group, are having a playreading series in April to determine which of three shows should get the full Molotov treatment this Halloween. (more...)

Annual SoLow Festival Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

SoLow Festival is an annual event for solo performance held in Philadelphia, PA with the mission of inspiring individuals to make and produce art that would otherwise never be created. During the first weekend of the festival (June 16 - 19), new work by six SoLow artists will be presented at Plays and Players Theater (1714 Delancey St.) in the venue's Skinner Studio on the 3rd Floor. This incredible roster of Philadelphia theatre artists includes Chris Davis, Bradley Wrenn, Corinna Burns, Terry Brennan, Nicole Quenelle, and James Haro. All performances are Pay What You Can with suggested donations of $5 or more. Please visit solowfest.com for more details, showtimes, and to see the full SoLow Fest line up! (more...)

BREXIT - What Will This Mean for Global Trade?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

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BWW Review: AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by Misha Davenport - Jun 16, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Theo Ubique's AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The British songwriting duo of Anthony Newleyand Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood, will be celebrated in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2016 summer cabaret. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Annouces Full Lineup for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the country's premier socially-conscious, eco-friendly arts festival, is proud to announce its eighth season of plays, musicals & staged readings, with all shows taking place at The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St, between 2nd Avenue & Bowery. (more...)

BWW Review: Off The Wall Theatre Revisits the Human Condition in Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 1, 2016

Long ago and far away in an ice age near the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey, playwright Thornton Wilder placed the supposedly All American Antrobus family-two adults, two children and their luscious looking maid. They survive dinosaurs and disasters in The Skin of Our Teeth, Wilder's Pulitzer Prize Winning 1942 play at Off the Wall Theater (OTW) through July 3. Artistic Director Dale Gutzman assembles an eclectic, extensive cast transcending the floods, hurricanes, war and 5000 years of marriage, a true miracle, to relate Wilder's menagerie of time frames and philosophical journeys on how the human species copes over centuries. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston to Stage London Premiere of BERYL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse announces the London premiere of BERYL, Maxine Peake's critically-acclaimed play celebrating the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. BERYL was nominated for best new play at the Manchester Theatre Awards today. (more...)

Matt Edmonds to Lead Theo Ubique's RENT This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Theo Ubique has announced the cast for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT, according to director Scott Weinstein. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

MusicaNova Postpones Shostakovich's LENINGRAD Until 2016-17 Opener
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

MusicaNova Orchestra will postpone its April 10th performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's grand Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' until the opening of its 2016-17 season in October 2016, replacing it in the current season with a free concert featuring the world premiere of two vocal works.  Production issues with the Shostakovich work necessitate the change.   (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique's MY WAY Honors Sinatra
by Misha Davenport - Dec 3, 2015

December 12 marks the 100th birthday of music icon Frank Sinatra and Theo Ubique's winter cabaret is serving up a timely, well-sung tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes, MY WAY...A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. Anyone burnt out on the usual holiday fare will find it a soothing tonic. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 2nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 3, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Wiz Live!' has arrived, as have the casts of three tours to the Loop. 'Bridges' is in Iowa, though. The Marriott takes on 'Spring Awakening,' and the Piccolo Theatre, Congo Square and Theo Ubique do December in their own ways. The Second City opens another revue, and in Milwaukee, 'My Fair Lady!' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gotta Dance' makes announcements, and 'My Way' and 'Christmas Dearest' extend. 'A Midwinter Mummers Tale' sells out, as'Guys And Dolls' rounds out the year. DePaul hosts a new children's musical, Northwestern hosts the Sarah Siddons Society, and 'Nunsense' aims for series regularity. And vote for the BWW Chicago Awards! (more...)

Theo Ubique Extends MY WAY...A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA Through January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Theo Ubique's cabaret saluting the man who was arguably the most popular singer of the 20th Century will be extended beyond its originally announced closing date of January 10th and will run throughout the month of January, closing on Sunday, January 31. (more...)

Not for Your Grandma: Vivaldi Launches Version 1.0 for the Web's Most Demanding Users
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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Theo Ubique's RENT to Extend Through Mid-May After All
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

After having to cancel its extension of Jonathan Larson's musical RENT just days after it was announced, an extension is now back on, according to the Theo Ubique's Artistic Director Fred Anzevino. (more...)

BWW Review: Stage Guild's THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS, AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
by Roger Catlin - Apr 4, 2016

One of the funnier political bits of the season was one Bill Maher did last fall on 'The King Trump Bible,' reinterpreting the text using the pithy phrases of crude frontrunner. (more...)

Cast Set for Theo Ubique's AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The British songwriting duo of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood, will be celebrated in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2016 summer cabaret. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, a blistering comedy battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, that examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it, comes to the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, May 5-29. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Sponsors.  (more...)

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