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Bianca Amato and James Waterston Will Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, 5/29-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

The LA Opera Presents THAÏS, 5/17-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces New Information About 23rd Annual Gala, Including Special Guests, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its Honoree Presenters for its 23rd Bay Street Annual Summer Gala which will take place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. (more...)

Bianca Amato and James Waterston Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from tonight, May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Classic Theatre Stages Riotously Funny PRIVATE LIVES
by Jeff Davis - May 27, 2014

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"Alley Theatre @ UH" Announces 2014-15 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote in the southwestern premiere of Horton Foote's wonderfully entertaining The Old Friends, directed byMichael Wilson. Alley Resident Actors Jay Sullivan, James Black, and Jeffrey Bean, and returning artist Jeremy Webb lead the cast of Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, a production that will include the iconic designs by Edward Gorey, directed by Artistic Director Gregory Boyd. Boyd also directsShakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like It featuring Alley Resident Actors Elizabeth Bunch, Chris Hutchison and Todd Waite. Resident Actor James Black and Josie de Guzman lead the cast in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck. The Southwestern debut of Britain's innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh follows, with an inventive and imaginative production of Tristan & Yseult, based on the Arthurian romance. Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean returns to a favorite role in the riotous tour de force The Foreigner. (more...)

Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

Patina Miller and Tovah Feldshuh to Perform at Bay Street Theatre's 2014 Summer Gala, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce that its 23rd Annual Summer Gala will take place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The chairs of the event are longstanding patrons of the theater and the arts, Christine Wachter-Campbell & Bill Campbell, and Pia & Jimmy Zankel. (more...)

New York City Players to Present Richard Maxwell's ISOLDE, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Following a 2013 world premiere at Theater Basel in Switzerland, New York City Players presents the U.S. premiere of Isolde. Returning to a core group of collaborators, Isolde, written and directed by Maxwell, features an ensemble of New York City Players veterans including Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell's choice to not use any music in Isolde further supports a desire to excavate his own characteristically distilled approach to story telling. Isolde was inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE to Tour Australia, Jan 24-April 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Australia's much feted tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom continues to tour at home and abroad. Its 2014 is packed with appearances in over 20 countries from Iceland to Bahrain as well as a return run at Sydney Opera House and an on-going London West End residency. It appears at Fringe World Perth for three full weeks, returns for its seventh Adelaide Fringe, and then proceeds for its eighth MICF. (more...)

Compass Intelligence Announces Go Mobile 2014 in October in Dallas, TX and Launch of Go Mobile Conference Website
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Compass Intelligenceis proud to announce Go Mobile 2014, to be heldOctober 13th-15th, 2014inDallas, TXat the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, TX. This highly interactive event assists decision makers in defining their organizations' mission critical mobile and wireless strategies. Go Mobile 2014 is designed for executives, decision-makers, CIOs, and IT Directors who are responsible for mobile and wireless products and services deployed, implemented, and used in their business, workforce, operations, and organization. (more...)

Second Season of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY to Premiere 7/1
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! Ten episodes of the hit Comedy Central series 'Drunk History' begin on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of 'Nathan For You.' For fans that want to relive every sloshed moment of season one, all episodes are now available on the Comedy Central App and atcc.com/drunk. (more...)

Etica Press Ltd Releases Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

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Save the Date! Compass Intelligence Presents Go Mobile 2014 October 13-15 in Dallas, TX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Compass Intelligenceis proud to announce Go Mobile 2014, to be heldOctober 13th-15th, 2014inDallas, TXat the Omni Mandalay Hotel. This highly interactive event assists decision-makers in defining their organizations' mission critical mobile and M2M strategies. Go Mobile 2014 is designed for IT executives & decision-makers, CIOs and IT Directors who are responsible for wireless devices, mobile solutions, and M2M technology and services deployed, implemented, and used in their business, workforce, operations, and organization. (more...)

UK's Museum of Comedy Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Collected by Martin Witts (Owner of The Leicester Square Theatre) from a lifetime's work in the UK's Comedy Industry, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of Comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES Offers Delicious Wit and Whimsy
by Heather Nadolny - Jun 15, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES gives its audience quick wit, smart humor, physical comedy and a production that makes you want to remain in the seats for days. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Concert in Honor of 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Today, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker joined former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III and representatives from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Houston-Leipzig (Germany) Sister City Association and the Houston Symphony to announce a concert event at Jones Hall marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will kick-off a tour of the United States in Houston, Leipzig's official sister city, with a concert on Monday, November 3, presented by the Houston Symphony. The performance will include works by famous German composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn, one of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra's most celebrated music directors. (more...)

Boston Teen Acting Troupe to Present AN INSPECTOR CALLS, 7/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

From July 16 - July 19, 2014 The Boston Teen Acting Troupe will present the Teen Premiere of AN INSPECTOR CALLS by J.B. Priestley. A gripping and thrilling examination of conscience and class, AN INSPECTOR CALLS will be directed by Catherine Spino and performed in The Boston Center for The Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre, 539 Tremont St in Boston's South End. (more...)

QUIET RAGE, GENTLE WAIL Now On View at Phoenix Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre exhibition is on view at Phoenix Art Museum until November 16 and explores Noh, the traditional Japanese theatre form that incorporates music, dance and drama. Noh theatre was established in the 14th century and its dramas explore profound human emotions through subtle and symbolic performances that tell stories adopted from well-known myths, historical events and classical literatures. On display are 22 Noh masks, a pair of two-panel screens and 38 prints that depict Noh actors on stage. (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews DRUNK HISTORY & NATHAN FOR YOU
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

History aficionados and business experts…we give you reason to cheer. Comedy Central's acclaimed series “Drunk History” and “Nathan For You” have each been renewed for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. These two renewals continue the #1 brand in comedy's 2014 momentum as they join the previously announced renewals of “Broad City” (more), “Kroll Show” (more), “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Review” and “Trip Tank” (more) and an extended fourth season of “Key & Peele” (more). (more...)

Artemisia's 2014 Fall Festival Begins 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre announces its 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Performances will be held September 19 & 20and September 26 & 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Each night a new play is performed and is free to the public. Donations are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are available beginning August 1 at artemisatheatre.org. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! (more...)

Emma Thompson to Star in THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The acclaimed actress, gearing up for a brief spring run in the New York Philharmonic's production of SWEENEY TODD, has signed on to star in 'comic thriller' THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON. The film, based on Douglas Lindsay's novels, was written by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, and marks Robert Carlyle's directorial debut. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PlayMakers' PRIVATE LIVES is a Comedic Gem
by Larisa Mount - Jan 31, 2014

1. Top East Coast Editor 2013: Marina Kennedy, New Jersey. Our Senior Editor of New Jersey, Marina Kennedy writes articles and reviews for Broadwayworld.com on performance venues in New York and New Jersey. She also has a weekly column in BWWFitnessWorld.com, 'Fit Food Finds,' which discusses healthy eating in the New York City area. Her interest in fitness, dance, and theatre stem from the many years she owned and operated a dance school, 'Dance Unlimited' in New Jersey in the late 70's and 80's. She enjoys an active journalism career and loves writing for BroadwayWorld.com. 2. Top West Coast Editor 2013: Don Grigware, Los Angeles, CA. Our Senior Editor of Los Angels, Don Grigware is an Ovation nominated actor and writer whose contributions to theatre through the years have included 6 years as theatre editor of NoHoLA, a contributor to LA Stage Magazine and currently on his own website: www.grigwaretalkstheatre.com. Don hails from Holyoke, Massachusetts and holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Education and Bilingual Studies. Don is a teacher of foreign language and ESL. Don is a member of the prestigious Road Theatre Company in NoHo and is in his fifth year with BWW, currently serving as Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Page. 3. Top Southeast Editor 2013: Jennifer Perry, Washington, D.C. Our Senior Editor of Washington, D.C., Jennifer Perry has been a DC resident since 2001 having moved from Upstate New York to attend graduate school at American University's School of International Service. When not attending countless theatre, concert, and cabaret performances in the area and in New York, she works for the US Federal Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, DC Metro Theater Arts, and DC Theatre Scene. 4. Top Southwest Editor 2013: Jeff Davis, Austin, TX. Jeff Davis is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Theater with an emphasis in Directing. 5. Top International Editor 2013: Oliver Oliveros, Philippines. Our Senior Editor of the Philippines, Oliver recently received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com. For nearly 20 years, Oliver has been handling public relations and corporate communication for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities. He is also the editor-in-chief for FIL-AM WHO'S WHO, a monthly magazine that tells the real-life success stories of Filipino Americans from the New York Tri-State area. 6. Top New International Editor 2013: Barry Lenny, Adelaide, Australia. Our Senior of Adelaide, born in London, Barry was introduced to theatre as a small boy, through being taken to see traditional Christmas pantomimes, as well as discovering jazz and fine music at a very young age. High school found him loving the works of Shakespeare, as well as many other great playwrights, poets and novelists. Moving to Australia, he became a jazz musician, playing with big bands and his own small groups, then attended the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide, playing with several orchestras. This led to playing in theatre pits, joining the chorus, playing character roles, playing lead roles (after moving into drama), then directing, set and lighting design, administrative roles on theatre boards and, finally, becoming a critic. After twenty years of writing he has now joined the Broadway World team to represent Adelaide, in South Australia. Barry is also a long time member of the prestigious Adelaide Critics Circle. 7. Top New Editor 2013: Teresa Rodrick, Boise, ID. Senior Editor of Boise, ID, Teresa Rodrick was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and her folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). She lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, she decided she had put her own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. She got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, she moved back to England for just over 3 years. She did one stint in community theatre then moved to Boise, Idaho where she received her Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University. 8. Most Creative Male Editor 2013: Stephen Hanks, Cabaret. Senior Editor of BWWCabaret. During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites,Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, Stephen is the Advertising Sales Director forHabitat Magazine (a publication covering life in New York Metro area co-ops and condos), by night he writes reviews and columns about New York City cabaret for BroadwayWorld.com. Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and CabaretScenes.org. He is also the Board President of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City, and he is the founder, producer and director of theBroadway Musical Fantasy Camp, which is a workshop for amateur performers that rehearses and presents staged readings of classic Broadway Musicals. In 2011, Stephen was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway show The Fartiste. Stephen most recently staged his debut solo cabaret show, 'Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook' at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Please contact Stephen with your comments and questions at: stephenhanks41@gmail.com 9. Most Creative Female Editor 2013: Marakay Rogers, Central PA. Senior Editor of Central PA. America's most uncoordinated childhood ballet and tap student before discovering that her talents were music and writing, Marakay Rogers finally traded in her violin for law school when she realized that she might make more money in law than she did performing with the Potomac Symphony and in orchestra pits around the mid-Atlantic. Unfortunately, she forgot to factor in the student loan repayments! She has never recovered from being chewed out by Terrence Mann in public for hanging up her bow. A graduate of Wilson College (PA), Marakay is also a writer, film reviewer and interviewer for the Wilkes-Barre (PA) Independent Gazette, science-fiction publications, and other news outlets. Additionally, as of 2014, she serves as vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the revived Beaux Arts Society, Inc. She's also taught college-level communications, writing, and English literature classes, has received multiple writing awards for several small-press novels, and is listed in Marquis' 'Who's Who in America'. She has done additional post-collegiate coursework with Open University (UK) in drama and literature. Her junior high English teacher was Broadway star Katrina Yaukey's mother, Kay Yaukey. (Her high school math teacher was Ordean Yaukey, Katrina Yaukey's father, but between Marakay's mother, an editor, and Katrina's mother, English won out.) Marakay is senior theatre critic for Central Pennsylvania and a senior editor for BWWBooksWorld as well as a classical music reviewer. In her free time, Marakay practices law and often gets it right. 10. Best Overall Editor 2013: David Clarke, Houston, TX. Senior Editor of Houston, TX and Editor-in-Chief of Broadway Recordings, David Clarke has had a lifelong love and passion for the performing arts, and has been writing about theatre both locally and nationally for years. He joined BroadwayWorld.com running their Houston site in early 2012 and began writing as the site's official theatre recording critic in June of 2013. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum Opens LIFELIKE Exhibition Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Reality has been defined as the state of things as they actually exist, distinctly different from how they might be imagined. But, as John Lennon once pointed out, reality leaves a lot to the imagination, and never is that more present than in Lifelike, an exhibition of nearly 70 contemporary works that navigate between reality and the most imaginative of illusions. Lifelike, which comes to Phoenix Art Museum from Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., will be on view today, February 5 through May 18 in Steele Gallery. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition Presents LIFELIKE, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Reality has been defined as the state of things as they actually exist, distinctly different from how they might be imagined. But, as John Lennon once pointed out, reality leaves a lot to the imagination, and never is that more present than in Lifelike, an exhibition of nearly 70 contemporary works that navigate between reality and the most imaginative of illusions. Lifelike, which comes to Phoenix Art Museum from Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., will be on view February 5 through May 18 in Steele Gallery. (more...)

Safe Birthing Campaign Launches Sweepstakes to Win Exclusive Downton Abbey Season 5 Experience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

LONDON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Actress Laura Carmichael, who portrays Lady Edith Crawley, has teamed up with Haiti: Make Births Safe, a new campaign consisting of international and Haitian nonprofits working to ensure the health of mothers and children in northern Haiti. In October 2013, Laura traveled to visit health facilities and meet with clinicians and partners in northern Haiti, an area heavily affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic. (more...)

Acorn Productions Announces Lineup for 2014 Maine Playwrights Festival, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Weeks of anxious waiting ended last night for local playwrights as the Acorn Productions announced the finalists of the 2014 Maine Playwrights Festival. The Festival, now entering it's 13th year, is an annual showcase of new work by Maine-based playwrights. Spanning two weekends in April and May, the Festival will feature the work of more than 17 local writers as well as dozens of actors, directors and crew. (more...)

Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents THAÏS, 5/17-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

Fashion Photo of the Day 2/14/14 - Jessica Brown-Findlay
by Rachel Stone - Feb 14, 2014

This picture just seemed like the perfect choice for Valentine's Day. Jessica Brown-Findlay looks like a cream and pink cupcake in Dior at the London premiere of her new film Winter's Tale. It is fun seeing her all dolled up in make up which is a far cry from the under made-up Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey. It doesn't really matter - down up or not - Brown-Findlay is stunning and her beauty is only enhanced with makeup. She is a rare beauty who glows without it. (more...)

Tom Bateman, Lucy Briggs-Owen to Star in West End-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the roles of star-crossed lovers Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. Tom Bateman will play Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps. (more...)

South Coast Repertory to Present World Premiere of REUNION, 3/9-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Memories aren't always reliable as three high school buddies try to reconnect after a high school reunion. The complex nature of male friendship is explored in South Coast Repertory's world premiere of Reunion by Gregory S Moss. The show runs March 9-30, on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Adrienne Campbell-Holt directs. Tickets are available online: www.scr.org. (more...)

NOISES OFF Opens Tonight at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with sardines and lingerie in NOISES OFF, a comic romp by Michael Frayn about the outrageous exploits of a company of actors which opens tonight, February 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The production continues Wednesdays through Sundays through February 23, with low-priced previews on Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m. and Friday, January 31 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Old Globe's QUARTET Extends Through August 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 31. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. (more...)

Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. For more information, visit http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=605&mode=id. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 26, 2014

What is this thing called love? (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre Presents THE OLD FRIENDS or The Old Foes?
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Aug 25, 2014

BWW REVIEWS: THE OLD FRIENDS At The Alley Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies, Veanne Cox and More in THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a peek at the trailer below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Meet Season 5's Crawley & Branson Children of DOWNTON ABBEY!
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Season 5 of the show will feature young George Crawley, son of Lady Mary and the late Matthew Crawley and Fifi Hart, daughter of Tom Branson and the late Lady Sybil Branson. (more...)

Acorn Productions Kicks Off 2014 Maine Playwrights Festival, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Weeks of anxious waiting ended last night for local playwrights as the Acorn Productions announced the finalists of the 2014 Maine Playwrights Festival. The Festival, now entering it's 13th year, is an annual showcase of new work by Maine-based playwrights. Spanning two weekends in April and May, the Festival will feature the work of more than 17 local writers as well as dozens of actors, directors and crew. (more...)

Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

EMMA GOLDMAN: LOVE, ANARCHY AND OTHER AFFAIRS to Play LA Law Center, 5/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Anarchist. Feminist. Advocate for the working class, free love and gay rights... Emma Goldman was a woman ahead of her time. Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs by Jessica Litwak is a whirlwind solo performance about the life, loves and radical philosophies of the activist who said, 'If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.' (more...)

James Ballinger, Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, Announces His Intention to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

James K. Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, announced today to the museum's Board of Trustees and staff his intention to retire, and requested the Board initiate a search process to replace him. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces the 2014 – 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announces 6 of the 7 plays that will comprise its 2014-2015 season, entitled "Alley Theatre @ UH, " featuring Alley Resident Actors and favorites in stellar roles. (more...)

Maine Playwrights Festival Announces Schedule for 19 New Made-in-Maine Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Maine Playwrights Festival (MPF), now entering it's 13th year, has announced the performance schedule for this year's event, which takes place at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. The 2014 MPF takes place between April 23 and May 4, and includes two schedules of short plays, a staged reading of a full-length play, the 24-Hour Theater Project, and a new event entitled "The Monologathon' featuring teams of actors and writers competing with new monologues before a panel of celebrity judges. (more...)

New York City Players Presents Richard Maxwell's ISOLDE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Following a 2013 world premiere at Theater Basel in Switzerland, New York City Players presents the U.S. premiere of Isolde. Returning to a core group of collaborators, Isolde, written and directed by Maxwell, features an ensemble of New York City Players veterans including Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell's choice to not use any music in Isolde further supports a desire to excavate his own characteristically distilled approach to story telling. Isolde was inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

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