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Pearl Theatre (New York, NY)
555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

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What better way to expose the dangers of social stagnation, unexamined groupthink, and burgeoning totalitarianism, than through spontaneous animal transformation? Ionesco's blunt satire rampages through a world of everyday people at first perplexed and then swept up in the most outlandish cultural makeover ever devised. After all, "rhinocification" can happen to anyone—so keep your eyes open.
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Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Bring Political Comedy BUFFALO HEIGHTS to Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions brings political comedy, BUFFALO HEIGHTS, to Planet Connections this summer. (more...)

Jim Brochu's ZERO HOUR to Return Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, will return to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement beginning June 2nd and continuing through July 9th only!  Opening Night is set for Wednesday June 14th (7pm).  The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents SPLENDOUR, Opening 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. The company released a preview video via Facebook, check it out below (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

ONE NATION, INDETERMINABLE Premieres 6/10 at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Poets' Theatre and The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present a day of new play readings on Saturday, June 10th at Suffolk's Modern Theatre. Playwrights include American Repertory Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Brustein; National Book Award author James Carroll; Suffolk Professor of Theatre Wesley Savick; and Suffolk alumni Theo Goodell and Nick Wilson. Savick is Artistic Director of the program. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

YEARS IN THE HUNDREDS Extended at Central Works Theater Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Central Works has extended its 2017 season opener, the bizarre mystery about twin sisters Years in the Hundreds by Jesse Potterveld, it is now extended and must close March 26. Playwright Jesse Potterveld's debut production Years in the Hundreds was met with an engaged and enthusiastic response from the press and audiences alike. The production was described at its premiere as "riveting & raw" with "delicious and disastrous secrets, harboring crime, love, and dalliances." In Years in the Hundreds "even the strangest things appear plausible" yet "unnervingly unpredictable".  Directed by Gary Graves, Years in the Hundreds was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop and features actors Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan and Adam Roy. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

With the annual Tricycle Takeover due to open next month, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the company's forthcoming work ahead of the reopening of the building in spring 2018. (more...)

Onomatopoeia Theatre to Stage OF MICE AND MEN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, a resident company of Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), will present a faithful production of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' off-off Broadway from April 7 to 29. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. and EXIT Theatre present a Workshop Production of YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This April, You'll Not Feel the Drowning - written by Marissa Skudlarek and directed by Gabriel A. Ross - is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their new play development program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Ionesco's RHINOCEROUS Among Lineup for 2017 Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works' 'Readings from the Edge' consisting of 'Rhinoceros' by Eugene Ionesco on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30PM. (more...)

CAENEUS AND POSEIDON to Explore Gender Identity at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Caeneus and Poseidon, by Bay Area playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman, is a world premiere play in verse about a transgender hero from Greek mythology. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Off-Broadway's ZERO HOUR Adds Sunday Talk Backs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, has returned to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement through July 9th only. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

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CIRCLE OF FIFTHS: The Young Professionals' Arts Pass to Houston Announces New Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Circle of Fifths, a young professional's subscription series spanning music, theater, and dance, introduces audiences to 5 additional premiere Houston performing arts organizations in their second season. (more...)

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The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you Caryl Churchill's revolutionary masterwork, CLOUD 9 - co-directed by TSP's artistic team, Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican. This play kicks off 'The Empathy Initiative,' the company's year-long commitment to addressing oppression in all forms through the power of theater. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Coming to The Epstein Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Excitement is building as it is now only two weeks until the smash-hit Broadway musical The Last Five Years opens at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June. (more...)

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2017 WAVE RISING SERIES Comes to 92 Y Harkness Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 2017 Wave Rising Series at the 92Y's historic Buttenwieser Hall. (more...)

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MAD Summer 2017 Artist Studios Residents and Van Lier Fellow Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the Summer 2017 session of its Artist Studios Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, who will work in MAD's sixth-floor open studios from June through September, are Rachel Frank, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Tai Hwa Goh, Ilana Harris-Babou, Heidi Lau, Kathleen McDermott, and Christa Pratt. Harris-Babou is this session's Van Lier Fellow. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Announces Recipients of ArtShare for 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced today the recipients of ArtShare, A.C.T.'s community space-sharing initiative, for the 2017-18 season. Created in 2012, the community space-sharing initiative provides free performance space for small and mid-sized companies without permanent performance space, as well as for independent artists, who would benefit from being in residence at one of A.C.T.'s spaces in the Central Market area. These spaces include The Costume Shop (1117 Market St.)-A.C.T.'s 49-seat black-box venue-and The Rueff, a multi-use event and performance space located at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St.). The 2017-18 season of ArtShare is made possible by generous support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company to present SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 13 - 23, 2017. The production is directed by Awoye Timpo, making her CTC directorial debut. In this 'deeply moral and deeply American play' (The New York Times), Reggie has worked his way up to supervisor at a faltering auto factory. Now he has to decide whether he owes his loyalty to himself, to his bosses, or to long-time family friend Faye and the younger workers on the line, Dez and Shanita. In the spirit of August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, this third play from Morisseau's Detroit Trilogy explores the hard choices facing Americans barely squeezing by. It was named by the New York Times as 'one of six plays that reckon with an anxious America.' (more...)

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Launches 2017-18 Season with FOXFINDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project launches its 2017-18 Season, exploring the urgent question "What is Truth?," with the Midwest premiere of Dawn King's darkly comic and politically relevant British drama FOXFINDER, directed by Literary Manager Margaret Knapp. FOXFINDER will play September 28 - November 5, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: A Thrilling Ride On A Well-Mounted RHINOCEROS
by Gil Kaan - Jul 21, 2017

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos expertly guides his talented Rhinoceros cast with tight, sturdy reins in a truly full-length play (three acts, spanning close to three hours) now at the Pacific Resident Theatre. Eugene Ionesco originally wrote Rhinoceros in 1959 as his commentary on the state of the political atmosphere then. So, ironically funny (and sad) that various lines of dialogue throughout Ionesco's comedy resonate in its timely relevance today. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company's A NUMBER Extends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the company's upcoming production of prolific playwright (Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest) Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER. Barbara Damashek (Splendour, American Buffalo, The Lyons, Fat Pig and Private Jokes, Public Places) directs this pithy drama. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Students Work Together to Produce THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

A cast and creative team made up of local middle and high school students are dedicating their summer to retelling the powerful true story of Anne Frank and her family. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Present Midwest Premiere of FOXFINDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project launches its 2017-18 Season, exploring the urgent question "What is Truth?," with the Midwest premiere of Dawn King's darkly comic and politically relevant British drama FOXFINDER, directed by Literary Manager Margaret Knapp.  (more...)

BWW Review: Overly Long, Thought-Provoking NEIGHBORS at Convergence Continuum
by Roy Berko - Jul 16, 2017

'Neighbors,' penned by Jacobs-Jenkins, is now on stage at convergence-continuum. (more...)

Lighting Designer Chao-Yu Tsai Wins Silver at World Stage Design for UCSD's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance MFA Lighting Design alumni (2017) Chao-Yu Tsai won Silver at the World Stage Design in Taipei for his lighting design of UCSD's 2015 production of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced that it has assumed the lease (as of July 5, 2017) of the newly-renamed Gateway Theatre at 215 Jackson Street (the former home of the recently-shuttered Eureka Theatre Company). (more...)

Cleveland Teens Create An Original Play at CPT's STEP Youth on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre's (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to present the return of CPT's celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP), Cleveland's longest-running arts and job training program for urban teens. STEP celebrates its 23rd year with the latest original play, And Yet, We Shine, on tour to Cleveland city parks from August 1-11. (more...)

Proscenium Live Free Festival of New Work Arrives from Portland Shakes & Proscenium Journal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal, in association with Artists Repertory Theatre, present the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work. All performances are free and begin at 7:30pm on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Takes 'Closer Look' at Trump's Close Relationship with FOX News
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth took a closer look at President Trump's close relationship with Fox News. Check out the clip below as well as monologue highlights from last night's show (more...)

Thornato Announces Debut Album 'Bennu'; Now Out on Wonderwheel Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Wonderwheel Recordings is very proud to present the long awaited debut album Bennu by Queens, NY based produced Thor Partridge, aka Thornato. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros to Present PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theatre Rhinoceros presents Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical, with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score, directed by John Fisher, with msical direction by Dan Feyer and choreography by AeJay Mitchell. The show will run May 27 - July 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. Acclaimed company member Robert Cuccioli returns to direct. Performances begin on May 17 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

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