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Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne - to the dismay of their macho military boyfriends. All but Patience, the virtuous village milkmaid who claims to have never loved anyone. She doesn't care for poetry much either, and, as it turns out, neither does Bunthorne! And while Bunthorne is infatuated with Patience, she falls for her childhood crush Archibald Grosvenor, another famous aesthete who attracts women even faster than Bunthorne. The rigid military men attempt to win back their ladies by comically attempting to be willowy poets, but, when exasperated Bunthorne challenges Grosvenor to give up the current aesthetic craze, he does so willingly - and everything backfires. Being common becomes the new celebrity, and all the ladies choose their old sweethearts, including Patience - proving after all, that every generation has its own temporary insanity!


Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents Regional Premiere Of Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present. East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late.Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($31-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Scoop: THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH on Showtime - Sunday, April 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 31, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH on Showtime, airing on Sunday, April 2, 2017! (more...)

A Successful Harvest Brings Guinness Irish Wheat
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

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Gilbert and Sullivan Announce Casting for PATIENCE at Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Mikado,  New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2016-17 Season with the audience favorite Patience playing for a strictly limited engagement (April 29 & 30) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). (more...)

Tautachrome Inc. delays the filing of its 2017 annual financial report by two weeks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

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Phillip Sinclair Hill Releases 'Harvest of Memories: Grandpa and the Pup'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

'Harvest of Memories: Grandpa and the Pup': an absorbing and thoughtful narrative about the relationship between a boy and his grandfather. 'Harvest of Memories: Grandpa and the Pup' is the creation of published author, Phillip Sinclair Hill, whose upbringing at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina served as the inspiration for this piece. (more...)

Spend A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

After 10 years, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) welcomes the return of the audience favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad, beginning April 18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Brookline-Inspired CHILL in World Premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 28, 2017

Playwright Eleanor Burgess burrows into her own backyard of Brookline, Massachusetts, to follow four high school friends from the eve of their graduation through a decade of change in CHILL. Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian guides an all-female creative and design team, a first for MRT. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Continues Wilde Opera Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Charnett Moffett w/ Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Jordan Marks 30 Years of History on New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since bassist extraordinaire Charnett Moffett burst onto the scene with his Blue Note debut, Net Man. (more...)

BWW Review: PUNK ROCK at The Odyssey Theatre Gets Top Marks for a Jolly Good Show
by George Brietigam - Mar 27, 2017

This show is the very definition of a slow burning candle. More aptly put, a slow burning candle whose wick winds up being connected to a thousand pounds of dynamite that blows your face off without any warning. (more...)

Get Your Family Together for THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the family show The Berenstain Bears LIVE! on April 22-23.  Performances are 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor and Nice Guy John Pirrone
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTOR AND NICE GUY JOHN PIRRONE (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching Up with HOLIDAY INN Star and Humanitarian Bryce Pinkham
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 25, 2017

Emilio Criscitiello is a musician, published author, and resident music teacher at The Hungerford School in Staten Island, New York. A veteran teacher of students with special needs for over twenty years, he instructs, inspires, and empowers his students to a path of acceptance and joy through the magic of the arts and the power of music. He also happens to be my father. So when he called to tell me that a 'Broadway guy' would be visiting his school to act as principal for the day, my interest was very easily piqued. (more...)

Lea Michelle Johnson Releases 'Finding Christ Through Social Media: Year One'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

'Finding Christ Through Social Media: Year One #A365DayJourney to Learning How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace': a devotional journal chronicling the writer's path toward true communion with God. 'Finding Christ Through Social Media: Year One #A365DayJourney to Learning How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace' is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of Christ, wife and mother who prays that all will learn their purpose and discover their God-given gifts and talents to share with the world. (more...)

American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, and Masquerade) introduces the audience to a collision of contemporary characters who meet at the intersection of power and desire, revealing true longings of the human heart. The complexity of each character and situation is accentuated by the beguiling and melodic score composed by Robert Paterson, and a witty libretto by David Cote. Three Way is directed by John Hoomes (CEO & Artistic Director, Nashville Opera) conducted by Dean Williamson, and features Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Danielle Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Jordan Rutter, and Matthew Treviño alongside a chamber ensemble of 12 (American Modern Ensemble). Three Way runs June 15 - June 18 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space). (more...)

BWW Review: DOG ENDS, Tabard Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 24, 2017

Last seen in 1984 as BBC's Play for Today, Dog Ends establishes a scenario familiar to many; George is growing weary of looking after his frail elderly father and his beloved dog. Set in an ordinary home, the play looks at a social impact of an ageing population and the possible solutions that may be attempted to alleviate this pressure on the NHS and society. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): A TIME TO KILL's James David West
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Actor James David West, who takes on the role of the Southern lawyer at the center of the play, took time from his hectic tech week schedule to answer our Friday 5 (+1) questions to give us an idea why booking reservations to see the show should be something to do right this minute - or at least after reading this interview. Get to it! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra will Perform George Michael Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will perform a George Michael tribute concert to celebrate and honour one of the greatest pop icons of a generation at Sydney Opera House on 6 and 7 July. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: GREY'S ANATOMY Cast Interviews & Panel Recap from Paleyfest
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 20, 2017

BWW TV had the chance to catch up with several members of the GREY'S ANATOMY cast on the Paleyfest Red Carpet and then get some scoop from the official Panel discussion. Here is a transcript of interviews with: Jerrika Hinton, Jason George, Kelly McCreary, James Pickens Jr. , Giacomo Gianniotti, Chandra Wilson, Caterina Scorsone, and Debbie Allen and some tidbits from the panel. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN at History Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Mar 20, 2017

Jessica Huang's new play is about a time gone by but the issues it raises feel very immediate. Kaleidoscopic and timely, it turns on the true story of an ethnic immigration ban overcome, a hard-working new American, his efforts to support his village back home while starting anew here, and the way family secrets cause pain down through generations. In this fully staged outing, directed by Mei Ann Teo, the play is uneven but important, bold, and promising. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

A TIME TO KILL Opens at Murfreesboro's CFTA for 3/24-4/2 Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of A Time to Kill, based on the bestselling novel by John Grisham and the 1996 film starring Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson, opening Friday night, March 24 and running through April 2. (more...)

MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

In its eighteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Present PATIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Mikado,  New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2016-17 Season with the audience favorite Patience playing for a strictly limited engagement (April 29 & 30) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: Keegan Theatre Presents Masterful PARADE, A Must See Production
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 18, 2017

Co-directed with precision by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan's PARADE keeps the staging simple and imaginative, cutting away clutter and using only the barest of props and scenic elements to help the story unfold. No one who has seen previous Keegan musicals, such as HAIR, CABARET, or AMERICAN IDIOT could be surprised by the quality of this rendering of PARADE; I fully expect this production to be recognized multiple times when the next round of Helen Hayes Awards comes around. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum to Play The Kitano in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Pianist Ben Rosenblum will present unique solo piano programs each Tuesday in April at The Kitano, (66 Park Ave, no cover, $15 min food/drink charge), including: selected standards and originals (April 4), selections from unusual inspirations/sources (April 11); special guests (April 18); and selections from his debut album (April 25).  Ben's music has earned numerous awards, including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and several Downbeat Student Music Awards (best original composition and best original arrangement), and has been described as "mature beyond his years." (John Neudorf) (more...)

Clifton Battle Pens 'The Prodigal Daughters'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

'The Prodigal Daughters': provides the knowledge to have faith in the darkness that will bring the reader into the Light of Jesus Christ. 'The Prodigal Daughters' is the creation of published author, Clifton Battle, founder of 2nd Chance Ministries. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Lister Talks West End Revival of 42ND STREET
by Marianka Swain - Mar 15, 2017

Actor Tom Lister is best known for playing Carl King on Emmerdale, but he's also amassed a number of stage credits, including Legally Blonde, Calamity Jane and Water Babies. He's currently starring in the West End revival of 42nd Street, alongside Sheena Easton, Clare Halse and Stuart Neal. The show begins previews on 20 March. (more...)

Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris Announces Better-with-a-friend Discount for June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Now in its seventh year, the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris draws on the café and salon model that evoked creativity in author Ernest Hemingway and his friends, finding inspiration in camaraderie. To encourage that spirit of creative sharing, the six-day combination writing workshop and literary tourism experience held annually in Paris, France, has announced a new 'better-with-a-friend referral discount' for its June 11-16, 2017, session, offering $250 off the $1,999 tuition for a friend referred by a Left Bank Writers Retreat attendee - and $250 off for the writer who does the referring. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Apr 9, 2017

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Scoop: iZOMBIE on THE CW - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
by - Apr 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on iZOMBIE, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, April 25, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at Villanova
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 6, 2017

Director Valerie Joyce takes on one of Broadway's trickier shows and makes it glow (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project Extends Deadline For Summer Institute
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a program described by Playbill as 'The world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students', has extended its deadline for the upcoming 3-week summer institute held in July.  Acceptance announcements for the remaining five spots will be announced on an individual basis. (more...)

Sener Signals Long-term Ambition In China
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, May 13, 2017
by - Apr 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, May 13, 2017! (more...)

English Touring Opera Brings PATIENCE and TOSCA to Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

English Touring Opera bring their first Gilbert and Sullivan production to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May), along with a Puccini favourite. (more...)

BWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right Direction
by Taylor Long - Apr 24, 2017

Colonization is a controversial part of our heritage, and is central to the Canadian Opera Company's (COC) new production of Harry Somers' LOUIS RIEL. The production has sparked discourse on the use of Indigenous songs in opera, the portrayal of Indigenous men and women on stage and First Nations song protocol in general. In an effort to present a more contemporary perspective, Director Peter Hinton has collaborated with members of the Indigenous community, integrating a group of performers as a physical chorus, known as the Land Assembly. The result is a more inclusive and respectful revival of the opera, opening with a land acknowledgement by Cole Alvis, a theatre artist of Metis, Irish and English descent. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Opens at Murfreesboro's CFTA This Friday
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts presents Little Shop of Horrors on its mainstage, April 28 through May 21. Renee Robinson directs a cast that includes Matthew Hayes Hunter as Seymour Krelbourn, Lindsay Pfeiffer as Audrey and Howard Snyder as Mr. Mushnik, owner of the eponymous "little shop." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: A Journey Worth Travelling Down a Flawless RABBIT HOLE
by Gil Kaan - Apr 22, 2017

Not a single weak link in JTK Productions' powerful, pitch-perfect RABBIT HOLE, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The strong cast of five sleekly directed by Eric Hunicutt vividly illustrates Lindsay-Abaire's tale of a family coping with the accidental loss of their little boy Danny. (more...)

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival Reflects Issues of Contemporary Britain
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe takes over South West London for two weeks in May with a rich array of shows that tackle some of the most pertinent issues of our time. (more...)

Six Finalists Named for 2017 Chautauqua Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce six exceptional books as the 2017 finalists for The Chautauqua Prize, now in its sixth year (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Wag the Tongue Slowly' Episode of iZOMBIE on The CW
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On the next episode of iZOMBIE titled 'Wag the Tongue Slowly', Clive's (Malcolm Goodwin) Patience is tested when Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brain of a murder victim who had the reputation of being the ultimate office gossip. (more...)

Magic Hat Readies the Release of Big Hundo, a Big Ol' IPA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The brewers at Magic Hat have had especially large smiles on their faces recently. They've spent the last couple weeks giddily adding piles of hops to Big Hundo, an Imperial IPA, one of Magic Hat's Humdinger Collection of beers. The name, Big Hundo, comes from the dumbfounding amount of hops used to brew the beer, resulting in 100 IBUs. (more...)

The for/word company to Present Local Debut of PATIENCE WORTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The for/word company will present a limited engagement run of Jennifer Schlueter's Patience Worth on May 19-20 at 8 p.m. in the Barnett Theatre, 1813 N High St., Columbus, OH 43210. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Chris Wills to Release New EP This August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

New York City-based 22-year-old singer-songwriter Chris Wills is set to release he debut EP, This Place Ain't For Me, on August 11, 2017. (more...)

Where Are They Now? CATHY STREET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

In spring of 2016, Cathy and JJ Street pulled up roots in Nashville - a place they called home for 13 years - and moved eastward to Wilmington, North Carolina, leaving behind scores of friends who'd become like family to them and relinquishing the reins to Street Theatre Company to Jason Tucker, under whom the acclaimed theater company continues to thrive in Music City. (more...)

Dom Coyote and the Bloodmoneys Return with SONGS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Inspired by Philip K Dick's post-apocalyptic novel Dr. Bloodmoney, the star-gazing world of Ziggy Stardust and 1950s rock n' roll Dom Coyote and the Bloodmoneys return with their high octane gig-theatre. This unique story of conformity and survival inspired by mid-century pop culture and dystopian science fiction straddles the line between gig and theatre with performers appearing as both musicians and characters. (more...)

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