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BYE, BYE BIRDIE, THE FOREIGNER and More Revealed at Newnan Theatre's 2013-14 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

On February 9, Newnan Theatre Company presented its 2013 Gala, NTC's celebration of its 2013/2014 season opening. Season ticket holders and guests were treated to drinks, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. They participated in a silent auction of an intriguing array of items, profits to benefit the theatre, and they were given an opportunity to renew or purchase season memberships at discount prices. (more...)

THE WIGGLE ROOM Opens Tonight in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

In Montreal's notoriously raucous heyday, it was known as 'Sin City of the North'. Here was an epicenter of entertainment and debauchery where gangsters, showgirls and jazzmen ran rampant; where champagne flowed like water and the clubs were 'noisy, sexy and had plenty of bounce'. This according to the illustrious nightlife journalist, Al Palmer, himself a well-pickled denizen of Montreal's sexiest corners. Enter Plateau men-about-town The Wiggle Room's proprietor, Jeremy Hechtmanand General Manager Patrick Charron. They, along with burlesque maven Holly Gauthier-Frankel and her famous alter-ego Miss Sugarpuss, welcome you to Montreal's premiere show bar. At The Wiggle Room, vintage style meets contemporary cabaret, and classic and signature cocktails are served nightly to patrons enjoying neo-vaudeville variety, comedy, burlesque and live music. Join them in this exciting, new venture. (more...)

Daria White Releases ON THE SIDELINES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

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Review - MR. BURNS: Post-Apocalyptic America Has A Cow
by Michael Dale - Sep 16, 2013

Anne Washburn's audacious and original drama sees a future where an episode of The Simpsons stands as one of the few remaining examples of pre-Apocalypse art. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FOREIGNER at Clear Space Theatre Company Is Hysterical, Heartwarming
by Kevin Smith - Oct 8, 2013

Clear Space Theatre Company's 'Foreigner' is both hysterical and heartwarming. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS Slays the Audience at Ephrata Performing Arts Center
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 21, 2013

Artistic Director Ed Fernandez puts on a triumphant production of one of Stephen Sondheim's blackest musicals (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stages Repertory Theatre's VERONICA'S ROOM is a Blood-Curdling Thriller
by David Clarke - Oct 18, 2013

Ira Levin is best known for his suspenseful and creepy novels The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby, both of which have been adapted into successful films. His 1978 play DEATHTRAP holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller in Broadway history, playing almost 1800 performances across a four-year run. Despite positive reviews and a healthy run, his 1973 play VERONICA'S ROOM just didn't capture audiences the way his other works did. Thrills, chills, and horror are hard to make affective in a staged play; however, Stages Repertory Theatre's production of VERONICA'S ROOM delivers these aspects in abundance. (more...)

Stage Version of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Premiere in Paris in 2014; Broadway Transfer Planned for 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

The new musical, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, has targeted Broadway for the spring of 2015 following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. It will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas, the creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Scott Lehrer (sound) with a musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher. Bartlett Sher is creative consultant. Based on the Academy Award winning film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time. (more...)

Playmill Theatre Opens House of the Seven Gables
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

The House of the Seven Gables is a walk through haunted house experience like no other. You will be escorted by one of the house's many butlers through each haunting. Patrons will be placed directly in The Climax of the greatest horror stories of all time. You will live these moments standing just inches away from Edgar Allen Poe's 'Tell Tale Heart', Frankenstein's Monster, Nosfuratu, Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Shop, and witness a Salem witch hanging. (more...)

Beneath The Trapdoor Of LES MISERABLES In The West End
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 5, 2013

For anyone who has ever wondered what the view looks like for the actors about to go on from below the vast stage of the West End production of mega-musical sensation LES MISERABLES - the longest-running musical in West End history - then look no further than a new behind-the-scenes glimpse at the legendary trap doors utilized so effectively in Trevor Nunn and John Caird's epic staging of the gigantic show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Salvages Hope From the Ashes
by Elee Schrock - Nov 30, 2013

BroadwayWorld reviews The Ruffians' 'Burning Bluebeard,' playing at Theater Wit through January 5th, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLOOD WEDDING Is Eerily Beautiful But Could Use Stronger Translation
by Jeff Davis - Nov 23, 2013

It's not what you say, it's how you say it. That adage often runs through my head, both in my personal life and in my work as a theater critic. It also runs through my head when viewing productions, especially ones like Blood Wedding. With plays not originally in English, attention must be paid to the translation. Blood Wedding, originally written in Spanish by Frederico Garcia Lorca, offers an additional challenge in Lorca's poetic style. It's not what he says but how he says it that makes Lorca's Blood Wedding an interesting and engaging piece of theatre. While the current production at St. Edwards University manages to visually capture Lorca's poetry, the translation by James Graham Lujan and Richard O'Connell is less successful. (more...)

Bobbly Slayton to Bring A NASTY NOEL to The Wiggle Room, 12/5 & 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The Pitbull of Comedy is back for A Nasty Noel. The Wiggle Room is thrilled (and a little frightened) to announce that just like Santa Claus, Bobby Slayton is coming to town. Hide the kids on Thursday, December 5th and Saturday, December 7th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Obsidian Art Space's RUINED is Thought Provoking
by David Clarke - Mar 4, 2014

Lynn Nottage's RUINED was well received in New York City in 2009, and now it is making its Houston premiere in a production produced by Obsidian Art Space. A tautly constructed drama about the use of rape as a weapon in the Congolese Civil War, this fascinating and thought-provoking show is one that will leave Houston audiences with plenty to think about. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater LaB Houston's SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE is a Master Class in Compelling Acting
by David Clarke - Mar 27, 2014

Dan LeFranc is the winner of the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. The Regional Premiere of his SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE, produced by Theater LaB, easily illustrates why he won such a prestigious award. It initially seems like a microcosm presentation of the affects of an ugly divorce on a modern American family; however, it becomes clear that SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE is truly a macrocosm of modern American struggles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nalaga'at Theater's NOT BY BREAD ALONE Is a Rare Glimpse of a Unique Ensemble
by Andrew White - Mar 26, 2014

The framing device for 'Not by Bread Alone' is the baking of bread, an activity that is labor-intensive at first but which also allows plenty of time for family and friends to hang out and swap stories while the dough rises, with more tales to tell when it goes in to bake. The bulk of 'Not by Bread Alone' consists of the performers introducing themselves, talking about their lives and dreams, and acting out a few of their dream-scenarios along the way. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR'S 1982 'Mercuric Tidings' Trumps His 2014 Premiere
by Sondra Forsyth - Mar 24, 2014

On the evening of March 20th 2014, as part of the Diamond Anniversary celebration of the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Koch Theater, the troupe offered a triple bill that included a recent world premiere and an enduring favorite from 1982. The first two offerings, choreographed in 2012 and 2013 respectively, earned only tepid applause from everyone in the audience including me. The closing piece, on the other hand, rightfully received a nearly thunderous ovation and I was clapping as enthusiastically as the rest of the dancegoers. I only hope that this disparity between the work that was choreographed over three decades ago and those more newly created is not an indication that Taylor, at 83, is no longer turning out the top quality dances that secured him a place in the pantheon of great American modern dance pioneers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PARTNERS Captures Confusion of Youth at Humana Festival
by Todd Zeigler - Mar 21, 2014

Dorothy Fortenberry's 'Partners' is a strikingly vivid snapshot of a generation that doesn't know what to do with itself. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ARB at McCarter Theatre - A Perfect Showcase
by Patrick Kennedy - Mar 17, 2014

It's been a long, drowsy winter--though if you're a dance buff, the American Repertory Ballet has put together the perfect showcase to jolt you out of hibernation. Starting with the magnificent melodrama Firebird, and following up with the warm-season works Afternoon of a Faun and Rite of Spring, the troupe took the stage at Princeton's McCarter Theatre just this past week. The program was a celebration of dance both new and old--the world premiere of Douglas Martin's Firebird choreography, no less--a revisitation of the balletic past that was taut, nimble, and modern in about the right measure. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LA MUERTE Y LA DONCELLA Is Near Perfection at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 16, 2014

This one is for the books! (more...)

WAREHOUSE 13 Opens Doors for Final Time; 5th Season Begins Production Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Syfy's Warehouse 13, the Emmy Award-nominated, long-running hit series, will commence production on its fifth and final season today, June 24th in Toronto. The six all-new episodes of Season 5 will premiere in 2014. (more...)

New England Conservatory Announces 2013-2014 Season to Feature Nearly 1,000 Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

New England Conservatory President Tony Woodcock today announced the Conservatory's 2013-2014 concert season, which will feature nearly 1,000 events, the majority of which continue the tradition of being free and open to the public (excepting the staged operas and Symphony Hall concert). (more...)

150 Years After the Charge: Novelist Charles McNair Shares Thoughts on the Civil War, Literature and Southern Culture on the Anniversary of Pickett's Charge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

Today marks the 150th anniversary of The Climax of the Battle of Gettysburg. General Robert E. Lee ordered more than 12,000 men to challenge the center of the Union line. The unsuccessful attack, led by George Pickett, became known as 'Pickett's Charge.' Author Charles McNair named his soon-to-be-released novel after the costly Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's HUGH LAURIE - Live on the Queen Mary, Premiering 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

HUGH LAURIE - LIVE ON THE QUEEN MARY is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL is an Entertaining and Enchanting Modern Fairy Tale...with Fart Jokes
by Johnna Leary - Jul 25, 2013

The final production of the 2013 Shenandoah Summer Musical Theatre season, Shrek: The Musical, is an entertaining and enchanting modern fairy tale filled with wildly comedic moments and, of course, fart jokes. The regional premiere of the musical is the closing production for the summer musical theater company. (more...)

Anastasia Shmaryan Releases THE CROW'S CRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Author Anastasia Shmaryan uses a story of crime and adventure to show the lasting bond of love between all creatures in her new novel, '://The Crow's Cry' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOANNE TATHAM's Sophisticated SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK Is a Terrific Tribute to Manhattan Movie Music
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 2, 2013

On the evening of June 22, I would be doing the third performance of my Don McLean Tribute show at the Metropolitan Room, but I had heard enough buzz about Los Angeles-based, former New Yorker Joanne Tatham that I wanted to catch the last staging of her show Soundtrack, New York: Music from Movies Made in Manhattan at the same venue that afternoon. Hey, a cabaret reviewer's work is never done. Besides, with my gig hours away, I felt my mental state would be best served catching someone else's show rather than climbing the walls thinking about my own. Overall, experiencing Ms. Tatham's performance turned out to be a very good use of my pre-show time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Story Pieces Together Entertaining, Mysterious MOUSETRAP
by Robert Barossi - Jul 19, 2013

Typically, summer theater is a place for big, bright, fluffy musicals. Most summer stock theater companies fill their seasons with bright, cheerful musical theater extravaganzas, which is not a bad thing, not at all. Musicals can be a perfect lighter, summertime entertainment. On the other hand, it's also nice that some theaters provide an alternative to the typical summer theatrical fare. One such theater is 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, which is offering a unique pairing of shows. 2nd Story's 'Murder in Rep,' features not one but two murder mystery plays. But like any good murder mystery, there's a twist. The first show is Mousetrap, an Agatha Christie mystery which is also the longest running play in history. The second show, The Murder Room, is actually a spoof of thrillers just like the one it's sharing the stage with. (more...)

Roger Croft Releases Spy Thriller, OPERATION SALADIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Author Roger Croft impressed audiences with the release of The Wayward Spy, his first espionage thriller in 2010. Then, his style and tone were compared to the spy novels of acclaimed writers John Le Carre, Len Deighton and Graham Greene. The author recently announced his newest work, Operation Saladin, The Wayward Spy's sequel, in which protagonist Michael Vaux, the former MI6 agent, returns. The latest novel has already garnered many positive early reviews. (more...)

Author Roger Croft Announces Latest Spy Thriller, OPERATION SALADIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Author Roger Croft impressed audiences with the release of The Wayward Spy, his first espionage thriller in 2010. Then, his style and tone were compared to the spy novels of acclaimed writers John Le Carre, Len Deighton and Graham Greene. The author recently announced his newest work, Operation Saladin, The Wayward Spy's sequel, in which protagonist Michael Vaux, the former MI6 agent, returns. The latest novel has already garnered many positive early reviews. (more...)

Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Windsor, Larry Lamb and More Appear as God in West End SPAMALOT Charity Event, This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Celebrity Actors will be appearing as God in Monty Python's Spamalot, this summer at The Playhouse Theatre to raise money for charity. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bernadette Peters' New Year's Eve Concert at the Eccles Center Was a Smashing Success
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 3, 2014

Bernadette Peters' New Year's Eve concert at the Eccles Center, presented by the Park City Institute, was a smashing success. The concert was a thoroughly entertaining opportunity to see a living legend do what she does best. An ovation is well deserved by the Park City Institute for treating Utah audiences to such talent. (more...)

Review Roundup: WAIT UNTIL DARK by Repertory Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 28, 2014

Approaching its third weekend at Onstage Theatre, Rep's staging of the 2003 London revival version of Frederick Knott's 1966 classic thriller, 'Wait Until Dark,' which was originally set in Greenwich Village, New York (The London revival was set in Notting Hill), has been reaping generally favorable reviews. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Horne of Plenty for Diva's 80th Birthday at Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 21, 2014

There was a lovefest for the great mezzo Marilyn Horne in New York last week, filled with the music of friends, acquaintances and admirers at Carnegie Hall's sibling, Zankel Hall. (more...)

ROAD SHOW Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros, Now thru 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the Bay Area Premiere of the Stephen Sondheim Musical ROAD SHOW, featuring Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman, and running today, January 2 - 19, 2014. (more...)

RFR's Blockbuster Start to the Year -- 167,000 SF of New Leases at 757 Third Avenue Bring Repositioned Midtown Office Tower to 95% Occupancy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/  RFR Realty LLC today announced two new office leases totaling over 167,000 square feet at 757 Third Avenue, bringing the 500,000-square-foot tower to 95% occupancy.  These new transactions mark The Climax of RFR's successful campaign to reposition and lease up the Emery Roth & Sons-designed tower following the departure of KPMG, which vacated approximately 180,000 square feet of the building in 2012. Within the past 24 months, RFR has completed new leases and renewals for nearly 400,000 of building's 500,000 square feet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Psych Drama Company and RI Shakespeare Company Present A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Robert Barossi - Feb 22, 2014

Some would say that it's the journey that's most important, rather than the destination. Others will argue that it's the destination that matters, no matter how one arrives there. In theater, plays are often concerned with a character's journey, where they have been, where they are headed, why they're going in that direction and, finally, where they actually end up. The current production of A Streetcar Named Desire, jointly presented by Psych Drama Company and Rhode Island Shakespeare Company, is an example of what happens when the journey is secondary, even ignored, and how that can diminish a play's power. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Cultural Center of the Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

It was an all-consuming rebirth in color as cascades of lush and textured emerald lights sprung to life in an intense surge from the heart of the stage, as a map of Oz, especially rigged as a stage curtain for the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Main Theater, raised to unravel a fantastic tale: One told in the Philippine premiere of the blockbuster megamusical WICKED. (more...)

Howie Gordon Guests on THE DR. SUSAN BLOCK SHOW Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

Today, December 7th, The Dr. Susan Block Show, broadcasting live from new Bonoboville @ LAX, will feature a few of our favorite guests. (more...)

Nickelodeon's SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Heads to Int'l Art Show
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants heads to Basel Castle during the international art show, Art Basel Miami, this weekend with an interactive booth and installation. (more...)

Howie Gordon to Guest on THE DR. SUSAN BLOCK SHOW, 12/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

This Saturday, December 7th, The Dr. Susan Block Show, broadcasting live from new Bonoboville @ LAX, will feature a few of our favorite guests. (more...)

Paul Winter's 34th Winter Solstice with Ivan Lins Set for Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The sunny and rhythmic music of Brazil will warm the hearts of New Yorkers this December when Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins and colleagues join with the Paul Winter Consort in the 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, today, Dec. 19 through 21, at New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine, the world's largest cathedral. (more...)

ROAD SHOW Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros, 1/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the Bay Area Premiere of the Stephen Sondheim Musical ROAD SHOW, featuring Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman, and running January 2 - 19, 2014 (more...)

Next Wave Festival Returns to Melbourne in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The future of art as we know it will unfold in Melbourne from 16 April - 11 May, 2014 as part of Next Wave Festival 2014: New Grand Narrative. A city-wide, month-long celebration of cutting-edge arts and culture from around Australia and the globe, in 2014 Next Wave celebrates its 30th anniversary with a tightly curated selection of the most ambitious, risky and surprising new art, including performance, dance, visual art, sound art - and ideas impossible to categorise. (more...)

Uplifting Family Holiday Song and Animated Video 'Christmas Children' Shows Worldwide Warmth and Compassion
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

SHELTON, Wash., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The story backdrop of the song and video is about Christmas Children who were taken from this world because of heartbreaking events. From heaven, they discover their own families struggling to deal with their loss. They also observe other folks saddened by poverty, broken homes, crime and war. The Christmas Children believe a parade will uplift the spirits of the children and adults around the world by making them aware that hope and beauty are still present just outside their front doors. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Out Loud Stages Brave COWBOY MOUTH
by David De Almo - Dec 10, 2013

Walking into the Black Box Theatre on the 4th floor of the Mathewson Street Methodist Church, you know you're going to be in for a wild ride. Inside, a full apartment set sits in near complete disarray, giving you a glimpse of what you're about to witness. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's HUGH LAURIE - Live on the Queen Mary, Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

HUGH LAURIE - LIVE ON THE QUEEN MARY is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings). (more...)

THE WIGGLE ROOM to Open Sept 3 in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

In Montreal's notoriously raucous heyday, it was known as 'Sin City of the North'. Here was an epicenter of entertainment and debauchery where gangsters, showgirls and jazzmen ran rampant; where champagne flowed like water and the clubs were 'noisy, sexy and had plenty of bounce'. This according to the illustrious nightlife journalist, Al Palmer, himself a well-pickled denizen of Montreal's sexiest corners. Enter Plateau men-about-town The Wiggle Room's proprietor, Jeremy Hechtmanand General Manager Patrick Charron. They, along with burlesque maven Holly Gauthier-Frankel and her famous alter-ego Miss Sugarpuss, welcome you to Montreal's premiere show bar. At The Wiggle Room, vintage style meets contemporary cabaret, and classic and signature cocktails are served nightly to patrons enjoying neo-vaudeville variety, comedy, burlesque and live music. Join them in this exciting, new venture. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Richard Kuhlman Talks Whitefire Theatre's GREEKS 5 – TROJANS 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

Theatre Planners presents Greeks 6 - Trojans 5, a world premiere comedy with music written by Chuck Faerber, similar in style and spirit to 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' but whackier, involving Greek soldiers embedded in the fabled Trojan Horse. Although set in the ancient world, Greeks 6 - Trojans 5 is a hilarious, eccentric, and irreverent send-up of modern warfare, technology, and mores (yes - mores!). The play runs through September 8, on Saturdays at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee at 3pm. Buy Tix/info: www.plays411.com or (323) 960-7774. Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks 91423. (more...)

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