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Hypokrit Theatre Company to Launch Inaugural Season with ROMEO AND JULIET, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Hypokrit Theatre Company's inaugural production is the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, re­imagined with a Bollywood aesthetic. The production will premiere in 2015 at the Access Theater. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

A Noise Within's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Begins 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, which opens on Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. Directed by five-time L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Michetti, this is the second production of The Importance of Being Earnest for A Noise Within, which mounted the play originally in their 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pérez and Costello Heat Up San Diego Opera's Stage
by Erica Miner - Sep 8, 2014

The 'red hot' Ailyn Perez-Stephen Costello duo, having been likened to rock star couples, rarely perform together. (more...)

Nearly 300 Minnesota Artists to Mount 18 Productions at Park Square in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

With Sexy Laundry opening tonight, the entire cast roster for the theatre's biggest season is almost complete. Nearly 300 Minnesota artists - including actors, directors, designers and technical operators - will mount 18 productions on two stages. The season lineup confirms Park Square's commitment to the work of women writers like Amy Herzog, Michele Riml and Alice Walker. The casting emphasizes Park Square as a home for local artists of color, from returning favorites like James A. Williams, T. Mychael Rambo and Regina Williams to dozens of debuts like Dominique Wooten, Kurt Kwan and Sarah Ochs. (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with 'Recipe,' a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Sullivan serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the sixties, and their burning desire to 'Up the Revolution!' Directed by Gary Graves, 'Recipe'is Central Works 45th world premiere and features Velina Brown* (Diane), Tamar Cohn (Ruth), Phoebe Moyer* (Lillian), Lynne Soffer* (Helen) and Jan Zvaifler (Janice), (*member AEA). It's one thing to say 'The government is probably listening to my calls,' but what do you do when you find out it's true? If it seems that the government that you call 'a fascist, surveillance state' has specifically targeted you, is specifically watching YOU (it's not paranoia if they really are after you!), then what? How do you live your life knowing that all your fears may, actually, be true? (more...)

THE SHOPLIFTERS, Starring Jayne Houdyshell, Begins Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. Noted Canadian playwright and director Panych, a two-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, makes his Arena Stage debut with an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters and a high-stakes battle of wills involving a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor. The Shoplifters runs tonight, September 5, through October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's play Queen Coal, which will take to the Studio stage from Thursday 30 October to Saturday 22 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater now through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Finborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of three new members of the artistic staff: Grace Holmes as the new Director of Kansas City Ballet School, Kristi Capps as the new Ballet Master and Anthony Krutzkamp as newly created position of Manager of KCB II. Carney also announced eleven new members of the Company, increasing the Company from 28 to 29 members for the 2014-2015 season. He also announced the appointment of four new KCB II dancers, which stands at six members. Carney also announced the creation of a Trainee Program with five students, two selected from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Holly Twyford and Luigi Sottile to Star in Signature Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

This fall, Signature Theatre continues its commitment to presenting bold new contemporary plays with the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. After its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre this summer, Signature is proud to introduce this play to DC audiences. Running October 14 - December 7, Sex with Strangers will be presented in Signature's intimate 110-seat ARK Theatre. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Season Begins 9/24 with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The 14/15 Season at Syracuse Stage starts September 24 with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. In this "ripped and roaring" comedy by Christopher Durang, Sonia and Vanya have frittered their lives away in the family farmhouse. Enter their sister, self-absorbed movie star Masha with her 20-something boy toy Spike, and a dysfunctional family's reunion turns into a weekend of hilarity. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Open 12th Season with IDEATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse launches its twelfth season with the world premiere of Ideation, winner of the 2014 prestigious Glickman playwriting award. Ideation, written by Aaron Loeb (First Person Shooter, Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party) and directed by Josh Costello, broke box office records and received critical acclaim during its development process as part of the 2014 San Francisco Playhouse 2014 Sandbox Series. (more...)

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions' MACBETH Begins 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions will present a six-actor, multimedia look at William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, MACBETH, directed by Peter Richards. MACBETHwill preview on Thursday, October 9 & Friday, October 10 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, November 2 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Offer Reading of THE PHYSICISTS, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the nation's leading classic theatres, will present a staged reading of The Physicists by Friedrich Durrenmatt, translated by James Kirkup, and directed by Brian B. Crowe as part of the Lend Us Your Ears Reading Series on September 22 at 7 p.m. The play explores the notion that the quest for new discoveries and knowledge often comes at a dear cost, with high stake responsibilities and consequences. The Reading Series offers audiences the opportunity to join Shakespeare Theatre directors, actors, and artistic staff as they explore diverse and compelling plays. Single tickets to each reading are $18 for adults and $10 for students. For more information about Lend Us Your Ears, visit ShakespeareNJ.org or call the Box Office at 973-408-5600. (more...)

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...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

KING LEAR National Tour to Play Annenberg Center, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Annenberg Center Live kicks off its fall season with the U.S. tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company's King Lear. Direct from London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that's filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity. This production of what is considered Shakespeare's greatest tragedy features stage and screen actor Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show runs September 24-27 at the Annenberg Center at 3680 Walnut Street. Tickets cost $20-$65 and are available online at Annenbergcenter.org, at the Box Office, or by phone at 215.898.3900. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present ROMEO AND JULIET, AN IDEAL HUSBAND this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Marin Shakespeare Company wraps up its 2014 season with performances of 'Romeo and Juliet' at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 and 'An Ideal Husband' performances at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20; 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Marin Shakespeare season ends with a final performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Lily Rabe, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Appear in Red Bull Theater's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Eleventh Season will include a rare revival of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore along with an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings, including Dekker & Middleton's The Honest Whore, Ford's Perkin Warbeck and Love's Sacrifice, Baillie's De Montfort, Ludlam's Camille, Euripides's Hippolytos, Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Calderon's Life Is a Dream, Ibsen's The Wild Duck (a new version by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn), Beaumont & Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy, Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, Sheridan's The School For Scandal, with casts that include Olympia Dukakis, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe, Charlayne Woodard, Brian D'Arcy James, Rocco Sisto, Robert Cuccioli, Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, Arnie Burton, Tom Hewitt, Jennifer Ikeda, Christopher Innvar, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Rebecca Brooksher, Jeremy Shamos, Harris Yulin, Nick Westrate, Carson Elrod, and Jeanine Serralles, among others. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dances Patrelle Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 17, 2014

Francis Patrelle, the artistic director/resident choreographer of Dances Patrelle says in a program note that prior to 1982 he had never seen any version of the Romeo and Juliet ballet. It certainly sounds strange to me. Where had he been all that time? It seems that everyone I knew in the dance world had seen some production of it. Even my brothers, who detest ballet, had seen the Fonteyn/Nureyev movie. Be that as it may, I won't hold it against him. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In October, the UW World Series will present the world premiere of Antigona, a new work by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles' ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca's Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world's great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The work is conceived and directed by Martin Santangelo with choreography by Soledad Barrio, consulting direction by Lee Breuer, and visual and mask design by Mary Frank. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CEW Productions to Offer Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air on Monday, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

BWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous Event
by Jeff Davis - Sep 15, 2014

Conceived, adapted, and performed by Robert Faires, Henry V is a production that astounds from beginning to end. The production, which premiered in 2009, is certainly worthy of the revival its received. (more...)

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, The Flea Theater announces the extension of the World Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello. Extension performances will run October 9- November 9. (more...)

The Miami City Ballet Transforms Itself and Presents Its 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Miami City Ballet opens its 28th season in October with Romeo and Juliet. This season brings about many changes to the ballet. Artistic director Lourdes Lopez has asserted her vision with increasing authority since she took over two years ago from founder Edward Villella. (more...)

NYTW's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the first production of their 2014/15 season, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name. English version by Emily Mann and conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE begins previews tonight, September 12, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, September 22, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center to Stage Shakespeare's 'R&J'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Twelve years ago it stole the hearts of audiences in San Francisco, and now New Conservatory Theatre Center reimagines Shakespeare's R&J by Joe Calarco, in a powerful, all-new production directed by NCTC's first Artistic Associate Ben Randle. Shakespeare comes alive when four Catholic school teens, break the rules and secretly reenact Romeo and Juliet - the timeless story of dangerous forbidden love. Randle raises the stakes on this "electrifying" (Entertainment Weekly) and "vibrant, hot-blooded adaptation" (The New York Times), as it returns to our stage now set in a Jesuit school in Cairo, Egypt, where revealing who you are can still be a crime. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BETTE DAVIS ON THE EDGE Begins Tonight at Mainstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Bette Davis On the Edge, a new one-woman show about the screen legend, written and performed by Christine St. John, an American actress, who has spent the last two decades working in London, and directed by renowned Chicago director, teacher and casting agent, Jane Drake Brody, will receive its world premiere at the Mainstreet Theatre in Michigan City, Indiana, beginning on September 12th, and running for four performances through September 20th. (more...)

Nick Weber Shares SHAKESPEARE WITH HEARING AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

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Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS to Reopen in North Hollywood 9/13 Before NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The hit show Smoke and Mirrors created by and starring noted actor and lifetime Magic Castle member, Albie Selznick returns due to popular demand with new, spellbinding illusions and a darker, more poignant storyline under the recent inclusion of acclaimed director David Schweizer. Set to run in NYC in 2015, this limited engagement is the last opportunity to see L.A.'s most beloved theatrical-magical show before it disappears for its Off-Broadway premiere. The magic begins again at the Road on Lankershim in North Hollywood on Sept. 13 through Nov. 2. (more...)

New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE, Running 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014. Tickets are available in advance through Metrotix,314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents TV'S GREATEST HITS with Steven Reineke and Nicole Parker, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On September 26, 27 and 28, guest conductor Steven Reineke and the wickedly funny singer/comedian Nicole Parker of MADtv and Broadway's Wicked join the Houston Symphony to take you on a fantastical journey through the themes and anthems of your favorite hit TV shows from the last 50 years. Be it the nostalgia of The Muppet Show Overture, the emotional intensity of themes from Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, the original anthem of "Don't Forget Me/Let Me Be Your Star" from Smash, or the fun of a game show medley, TV's Greatest Hits will hit all the high notes in a salute to music of the small screen. Additionally, Parker truly shines in a tribute to iconic variety show performances like Carol Burnett and Judy Garland. Parker's comedic style, improvisational background and vocal skills make for an unforgettable night of audience participation in sing alongs and an on-stage game show. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Nicole Parker & Steven Reineke to Join Houston Symphony to Perform TV's Greatest Hits, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On September 26, 27 and 28, guest conductor Steven Reineke and the wickedly funny singer/comedian Nicole Parker of MADtv and Broadway's Wicked join the Houston Symphony to take you on a fantastical journey through the themes and anthems of your favorite hit TV shows from the last 50 years. Be it the nostalgia of The Muppet Show Overture, the emotional intensity of themes from Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, the original anthem of "Don't Forget Me/Let Me Be Your Star" from Smash, or the fun of a game show medley, TV's Greatest Hits will hit all the high notes in a salute to music of the small screen. Additionally, Parker truly shines in a tribute to iconic variety show performances like Carol Burnett and Judy Garland. Parker's comedic style, improvisational background and vocal skills make for an unforgettable night of audience participation in sing alongs and an on-stage game show. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Condola Rashad and the Stoop Kids to Perform at Pianos This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Condola and the Stoop Kids will perform Sunday, September 14th at Pianos located at 158 Ludlow St. The performance starts at 11pm. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

Nora Sorena Casey's NOT AFRAID to Play Under St. Marks, 10/19-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

'Not Afraid' by Nora Sorena Casey is a dark comedy about Bets, a young woman who is obsessed with her death metal blog. When she gets a death threat, it catalyzes a series of disturbing encounters for both her and her housemate and best friend, Hunter, a callous law student. The two women argue about heavy metal, the U.S.S.R. and taco night -- and try not to die. The play is at once funny, sad and devastating. PowerOut presents the work's world premiere October 19 to November 4 at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place. Ben Ferber directs. (more...)

Riccardo Muti Returns to Chicago for His 5th Season as as Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in September for the start of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2014/15 concert season-his fifth season as music director. Muti's three-week residency begins with performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. (more...)

Back to School Made Easier: New E-Book of 'Romeo and Juliet' Brings Star Crossed Lovers to Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Students returning to school will have a new ally in tackling the complexity of Shakespeare's language: an e-book version of 'Romeo and Juliet' that combines the text and a filmed performance by professional Shakespearian actors - all on the same 'page.' (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

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