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based on "The Prodigal Son" story from the Bible

Gay, 18-year-old Luke goes on a journey of self-discovery. He flees his small hometown for the thrilling unknowns of city life, takes a hard ride and some big falls, but ultimately he must return to his family for forgiveness.


Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Play Harris Center, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts to perform live from her 13th record, The River & The Thread. Cash won the hearts of her audience when she appeared here in spring of 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BURIED CHILD Makes for a Trying Visit to a Slice of Demented Americana
by Gil Kaan - Sep 14, 2014

Close to three hours of crazy behavior, with doses of disgusting, despicable action mixed in, make for an extremely intense, but trying evening. (more...)

WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SON to Be Released 11/7
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Cedar Fort Entertainment announced today that it will be releasing 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son,' on Nov. 7, 2014, in over 25 select faith-based markets. (more...)

Atlantic Arts Foundation and Harlem Opera Theater to Present Britten's THE BURNING FIERY FURNACE, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

On May 12, 2014, The Atlantic Arts Foundation, with the artistic collaboration of Harlem Opera Theater, presents Benjamin Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, with the generous support of MasterCard and Citi. One of Britten's famed "Parables for Church Performance," this one-hour opera in English will be performed by an all African-American cast in the gothic revival splendor of Harlem's Church of the Intercession (Broadway at 155th Street, NYC). The performance begins at 7:00pm. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS, 5/22-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

From May 22 - June 1, 2014 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers entitled Modern Masters. The program features the company premiere of Jir?i? Kylia?n's comic and delightful Sechs Ta?nze (Six Dances), along with revivals of his playful and sexy work Petite Mort, William Forsythe's explosive In the middle, somewhat elevated and George Balanchine's complex and inventive The Four Temperaments. Houston Ballet will give six performances of the program in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $19, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org or by calling Houston Ballet box office at 713-227-2787, or 1-800-828-2787. (more...)

Houston Ballet Showcases Three Choreographers in MODERN MASTERS, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

From today, May 22 - June 1, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers entitled Modern Masters. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Now through June 1, 2014 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers entitled Modern Masters. The program features the company premiere of Jir?i? Kylia?n's comic and delightful Sechs Ta?nze (Six Dances), along with revivals of his playful and sexy work Petite Mort, William Forsythe's explosive In the middle, somewhat elevated and George Balanchine's complex and inventive The Four Temperaments. Houston Ballet will give six performances of the program in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center. (more...)

John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

John Chatterton's celebrated Short Play lab series concludes its current season with a dozen hot topics in two programs over one weekend. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theaters will be the premiere a final set of 12 new short plays before beginning the festivities that is the 15th Anniversary Season of THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. (more...)

Hershey Felder Begins World Premiere of JACK LEMMON RETURNS at Royal George Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and last season's smash hit Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane) will present the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a new play with music. The production will preview tonight, May 2 and open on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). (more...)

Houston Ballet to Showcase Three Choreographers in MODERN MASTERS, 5/22-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

From May 22 - June 1, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers entitled Modern Masters. The program features the company premiere of Ji?i Kylian's comic and delightful Sechs Tanze (Six Dances), along with revivals of his playful and sexy work Petite Mort, William Forsythe's explosive In the middle, somewhat elevated and George Balanchine's complex and inventive The Four Temperaments. Houston Ballet will give six performances of the program in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $19, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org or by calling Houston Ballet box office at 713-227-2787, or1-800-828-2787. (more...)

JACK LEMMON RETURNS to Open 6/12 at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse in association with Hershey Felder, Samantha F. Voxakis and Susan & Moses Libitzky will present Hershey Felder's newest production, the West Coast premiere of Chris Lemmon starring as his father Jack Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a play with music about a world famous dad and his son, written and directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. JACK LEMMON RETURNS will perform for two weeks only beginning Wednesday, June 11 (with a press opening scheduled for Thursday, June 12) and run through Sunday, June 22 at the Laguna Playhouse, Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JACK LEMMON RETURNS Celebrates Opening Night at The Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder presents the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a new play with music. The production opened last night, Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). (more...)

ESPN Exclusively Airs WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2014

ESPN will exclusively televise the 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight Championship fight and rematch between top-rated contenders Bermane 'B. Ware' Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris 'The Nightmare' Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) live tonight, May 10, at 8 p.m. ET. The fight from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., will be televised live in the U.S. on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and will be presented by Corona Extra. The fight will also be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku via WatchESPN. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Bring World Premiere of JACK LEMMON RETURNS to the Royal George, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and last season's smash hit Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane) will present the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a new play with music. The production will preview May 2 and open on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). (more...)

Nuno Silva Takes A DARKER SHADE OF FADO on Tour; Stops in London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

NUNO SILVA is a highly individual artist whose career spans contemporary dance, classical opera, fado singing and West End musicals. Known to dance audiences for his muscular physicality and fine fado singing - particularly as the Prodigal son in Arthur Pita's 'God's Garden' - and to West End audiences from his dazzling performance in 'Cabaret' at the Savoy Theatre and his inventive, physical theatre role in 'The Light Princess' at the National Theatre, Nuno returns to his first love, the fado music of Portugal in his own show A Darker Shade of Fado which kicks off a UK tour at the Lighthouse in Poole on April 26th. (more...)

TRU's 13th Annual TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Begins 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2014 Play Reading Series on Monday, June 9, Monday, June 16, and Monday, June 23 at 7pm at the Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Tickets are free and may be reserved by emailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com or phoning the TRU message line at 212-714-7628. For more information visit http://truonline.org/TRUPlays.htm. (more...)

JACK LEMMON RETURNS Extends Through 7/20 at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Due to popular demand, the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, will be extended from June 25 through July 20 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. After a brief hiatus starting June 8, the production that has been called 'A very classy solo tribute!' (Chicago Tribune); 'An honest, loving 'living memoir'!' (Chicago Sun-Times); and "An affectionate and all-together absorbing tribute!" (TimeOut Chicago) will return to Chicago for this strictly limited engagement. (more...)

Edge Theater's THE GRADUATE Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The Edge Theater presents 'The Graduate' June 6 - 29 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m; Thursdays, June 12, 19 and 26 @ 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363. Group rates are available. (more...)

Full Casting Announcement Made for Lazarus Theatre Company's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Following last year's sell out production of The Tragedy of Mariam, Lazarus returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre and to the Camden Fringe for the fifth time. Shakespeare's exhilarating love story, Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus a gripping examination of power and corruption, come together for Our World at War. (more...)

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute Presents a Master Class with DANIEL ULBRICHT, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

DANIEL ULBRICHT is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and the founder and director of Stars of the American Ballet, a company that tours nationally and internationally and is devoted to presenting high caliber dancer performances and offering educational and outreach programs. (more...)

BWW Summer Stages: Colorado Features a Cornucopia of Variety and Talent!
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 2, 2014

Below are some of the highlights of another fantastic theatrical summer season in Colorado… (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/14 - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Tony Comes Home, A 'Very' HEATHERS Prom & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Pose with a Tony Award at 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', have a 'very' experience at the HEATHERS prom, and prep your piece for AMERICAN IDOL auditions, all starting today! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FATHERS AND SONS, Donmar Warehouse, June 10 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Jun 11, 2014

The rift between old and new generations is put under the microscope in Brian Friel's FATHERS AND SONS, an adaption of the 19th century Russian novel of the same name. In this new production at London's tiny Donmar Warehouse a fantastic company pull out the wit and emotion in an otherwise philosophical and verbose play. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

Just Theater to Present IN FROM THE COLD, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

JUST THEATER (JT) presents the World Premiere of In From The Cold by Jonathan Spector, opening with a press night on Monday, November 3 (Previews Nov 1 & 2) running through November 23 in the Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave (at Berryman) in North Berkeley, in which a Cold War spy's past maybe isn't past after all, the secret meaning of 80s movies is revealed, and its Ladies Night at Chilis. In From The Cold is a funny and provocative new play about what is means when you used to mean a lot, and now you don't mean much anymore. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces That Ballet Master Gerard Charles Has Been Promoted to Director of Artistic Operations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameronannounced today that Ballet Master Gerard Charles has been promoted to Director of Artistic Operations, effective immediately. A newly created position within the Joffrey, Charles' duties will now encompass all production planning and implementation, including being a facilitator between production departments. With this primarily administrative position he will still maintain core artistic roles, including daily contact with the dancers. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces Additional Programming Details for Kyle Abraham's Suite of World Premiere Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced further programming details for the suite of all-new world premiere works created by 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist(RCA) Kyle Abraham, including a fourth, previously unannounced ensemble work. Known for creating “voluptuous movement phrases with touches of dance-theater” (The New York Times) Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, will present four works-one evening-length, two ensemble works and one trio-over two programs titled The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In at New York Live Arts from September 23 through 27 and September 30 through October 4, 2014. Exploring two totemic triumphs in the international history of the civil rights, the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 year anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, the works feature visual design by acclaimed conceptual artist Glenn Ligon and original music performed live by world renowned jazz artist Robert Glasper, accompanied by two musicians and a vocalist. (more...)

Joy Keys Chats with Author Kimberla Lawson Roby About 'The Prodigal Son'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Date: Saturday July 12, 2014 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET Call in: 646-929-0368 URL: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joykeys/2014/07/12/joy-keys-chats-with-author-kimberla-lawson-roby-about-the-Prodigal-son New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 20 novels which include "The Prodigal Son," "A House Divided," "The Perfect Marriage," "The Reverend's Wife," "Secret Onsession," "Love, Honor, and Betray," and "Be Careful What You Pray For." She has sold more than 2,000,000 copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, and Emerge Magazine, just to name a few. Kimberla is a recipient of numerous awards including: 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction, the recipient of the 2013 Author of the Year - Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, and the recipient of the2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. Each of Kimberla's novels deal with very real issues, including corruption within the church, drug addiction, gambling addiction, infidelity, social status, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and overweight issues to name a few. The Prodigal Son: The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home. Then, there's Dillon Whitfield-Curtis's long-lost-son-who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis's money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis's first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection-even if it means playing dirty... 'Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys' is an interactive, live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on providing people with tools to enrich and advance their lives mentally, physically and emotionally. You can listen to archives of previous shows by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joykeys. Check out the podcasts with Journalist Soledad O'Brien, Actress Angela Bassett, Actor Blair Underwood, Singer Tyrese, Singer Ledisi, Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Singer Lira, Poet Rita Dove, Poet Sonia Sanchez, Author Isabel Wilkerson, Author Michelle Alexander, Former CBS Anchor Mark McEwen and Stroke, Singer Charlie Wilson and Prostate Cancer, Lupus, Breast Cancer, Celiac Disease and many more. For more information about 'Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys' call: 267-288-7386 or email: saturdayswithjoykeys (at) hotmail.com. Become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/saturdaymorningswithjoykeys Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joykeys. Follow on Instagram: @saturdayswithjoykeys. (more...)

Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler Headlines San Diego Fringe Festival, 7/3 - 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Called a 'gorgeously talented singer' by Sheridan Road Magazine, the San Diego Fringe Festival welcomes Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler at the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza with the San Diego Ballet Orchestra from JULY 3rd - July 8th (performance times vary). (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present HENRY IV, 8/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

This summer, as the world celebrates the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival celebrates two dates of their own - the 150th anniversary of the first full Shakespeare play produced on campus and the 15th season of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF). "We're honoring our 1864 kinsmen by producing Henry IV, the same title performed by Notre Dame 150 years ago," says Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director for the Festival. A tale of rebels and rebellion, Henry IV explores the journey of a Prodigal prince torn between two fathers - an ailing king and an errant knave. (more...)

Oracle Theatre Presents Limited Engagement of THE MARCH OF THE BONUS ARMY, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Oracle Theatre Inc. is proud to present Isaac Rathbone's historical drama THE MARCH OF THE BONUS ARMY. Director Cindy Rosenthal guides the production's cast through a two-weekend run beginning September 4th. (more...)

Scoop: THE LEFTOVERS on HBO - Sunday, September 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LEFTOVERS, airing on HBO on Sunday, September 7, 2014! (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Season Features 'Stories in Motion' & Two Repertory Favorites to Celebrate 20th Year, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

CHICAGO (August 11, 2014) – The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season. Artistic Director Ashley Wheater opens the season with “Stories in Motion,” a special one-weekend-only addition to the Joffrey's usual three-program subscription season. This program, exploring the concept of “story ballet” with works that each tell a story in a freshly conceived way, features the return of two Joffrey repertory favorites, George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, along with the Joffrey/Chicago Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Asian-themed RAkU. The Joffrey presents “Stories in Motion” in five performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway,September 18 – 21. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 20th Chicago Anniversary Season with STORIES IN MOTION, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season. Artistic Director Ashley Wheater opens the season with "Stories in Motion," a special one-weekend-only addition to the Joffrey's usual three-program subscription season. This program, exploring the concept of "story ballet" with works that each tell a story in a freshly conceived way, features the return of two Joffrey repertory favorites, George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, along with the Joffrey/Chicago Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Asian-themed RAkU. The Joffrey presents "Stories in Motion" in five performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, September 18 - 21. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Present World Premiere of JACK LEMMON RETURNS at Royal George Theatre, Begin. 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and last season's smash hit Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane) will present the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a new play with music. The production will preview May 2 and open on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). (more...)

Seaglass Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere of WAKE at Fremont Theatre Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

WAKE, written by New York-based Carey Crim, will have its west coast premiere presented by LA's critically acclaimed SeaGlass Theatre company today, April 26 through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the beautiful Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA, it was announced by Ovation nominated actor and SeaGlass Theatre Managing Director Paul Stroili, along with SeaGlass Artistic Director Kimberly Van Luin. WAKE'S five all-star member ensemble will feature Nancy Berggren, Alison Blanchard, Michael Connors, Allie Costa, and Lauren McCormack. Matt Kirkwood has been set to direct. (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the on-going celebrated Short Play Lab series this weekend, April 26 and 27. (more...)

Nuno Silva Takes A DARKER SHADE OF FADO on Tour, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

NUNO SILVA is a highly individual artist whose career spans contemporary dance, classical opera, fado singing and West End musicals. Known to dance audiences for his muscular physicality and fine fado singing - particularly as the Prodigal son in Arthur Pita's 'God's Garden' - and to West End audiences from his dazzling performance in 'Cabaret' at the Savoy Theatre and his inventive, physical theatre role in 'The Light Princess' at the National Theatre, Nuno returns to his first love, the fado music of Portugal in his own show A Darker Shade of Fado which kicks off a UK tour at the Lighthouse in Poole on April 26th. (more...)

Janice Parker Releases THE PRODIGAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

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Sascha Radetsky to Give His Farewell Performance with the American Ballet Theatre in COPPELIA, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sascha Radetsky, a Soloist with American Ballet Theatre since 2003, will give his farewell performance with the Company on July 3 at the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Franz inCoppelia. Radetsky will dance opposite Xiomara Reyes in the role of Swanilda. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's AN OCTOROON, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Soho Rep presents the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson. The production, tonight, April 23, through May 18, concludes a banner New York season for the celebrated playwright, whose Appropriate made its New York premiere February 25-April 6 at Signature Theatre. (more...)

Nuno Silva Takes A DARKER SHADE OF FADO on Tour; Stops in London, May 1 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NUNO SILVA is a highly individual artist whose career spans contemporary dance, classical opera, fado singing and West End musicals. Known to dance audiences for his muscular physicality and fine fado singing - particularly as the Prodigal son in Arthur Pita's 'God's Garden' - and to West End audiences from his dazzling performance in 'Cabaret' at the Savoy Theatre and his inventive, physical theatre role in 'The Light Princess' at the National Theatre, Nuno returns to his first love, the fado music of Portugal in his own show A Darker Shade of Fado which kicks off a UK tour at the Lighthouse in Poole on April 26th. (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series on 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the on-going celebrated Short Play Lab series on April 26 and 27. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Steven Fales Powerfully Bares All in PRODIGAL DAD
by David Clarke - Apr 12, 2014

Houston has been a great city for Steven Fales to perform in. As he is gearing up to take his Mormon Boy Trilogy Off-Broadway, we are lucky enough to get to be part of his out-of-town try-out for his third installment, Prodigal DAD. Prodigal DAD is a solo show in which Fales bares himself and his soul before an audience to talk about his life experiences, empowering us with his charming Mormon smile and his inexhaustible hope and love. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Steven Fales Talks Houston Premiere of PRODIGAL DAD
by David Clarke - Apr 10, 2014

Gerald LaBita, who is committed to gifting Houston with the best of Off-Broadway theatre, is bringing Steven Fales back to Houston for the third part of his Mormon Boy Trilogy, Prodigal DAD. Whether you've seen the other two or not, there is no reason to miss this Houston Premiere. Recently, I chatted with Steven Fales about the show and why Houston must see it. (more...)

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