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Wonderbound Presents Inspired Circus Theme Production A GOTHIC FOLKTALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This October, A Gothic Folktale opens the 2016-2017 Wonderbound season with a fantastical circus straight from the mind of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Set to the hauntingly beautiful music of Jesse Manley and His Band and featuring the interactive illusions of Professor Phelyx, this original production will pull audiences into the curious world under the big-top. (more...)

BWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by Maggie Yates - Sep 26, 2016

Trust the Duchess: It ain't over just yet. Why? Because the eliminated All-Stars are back, baby! Coco is back, and her tear-away arrival ensemble is beaded to the gods. Tatianna is back, and her boat neck mini-dress turns into a sleek, studded Selena-brassiere. Ginger is back, and what starts out as big and silver folds down into something … bigger and silverier, if that's possible. And Alyssa Edwards is back, back, back again! (more...)

Playhouse Square's State Theatre to Host THANKSGIVING SOUL JAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The most memorable hits from the decade of Motown, disco and dance join soul forces Sat., Nov. 26 at 7 pmin Playhouse Square's State Theatre for "Thanksgiving Soul Jam."  Tickets are on sale as of 11 am Sat., Sept. 24 priced at $89, $75, $65 & $55 at playhousesquare.org . 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office (more...)

Marg Helgenberger Stars in THE LITTLE FOXES, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs tonight, September 23, through October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Pilobolus Dance Theater to Be Featured on PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US on The CW, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater will perform on "Penn and Teller: Fool Us" today, September 2, 2016 at 9 pm, ET on the CW Network. The company will perform [esc], created in collaboration with Penn and Teller. (more...)

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Present WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

This fall, Interact Theater's incomparable ensemble ignites the stage with their newest creation What Fools These Mortals Be. Master playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling heads up the cast for an unforgettable evening of theater, humor, music, and over-the-top foolishness accompanied by original music and stage direction by Ivey Award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT - Hilarity at the Market
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 13, 2016

Present Company's current production of Shakespeare at the Market, TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare is beautiful, hilarious ode to the Bard. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Aaron Neville Performs 'Hard To Believe' on TODAY; Debuts 'Stompin' Ground' Lyric Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

American music legend Aaron Neville performs “Hard To Believe” on the Today Show, watch his performance here http://smarturl.it/an_todayshow. (more...)

Pilobolus Dance Theater to Be Featured on PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US on The CW, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater will perform on "Penn and Teller: Fool Us" on today, September 2, 2016 at 9 pm, ET on the CW Network. The company will perform [esc], created in collaboration with Penn and Teller. (more...)

Fellini's Oscar-winning LA STRADA Comes to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre & Bristol Old Vic present  The Belgrade Theatre Coventry's Production  Based on the subject and script work by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli Directed by Sally Cookson, Composed by Benji Bower. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

Craig Morgan to Welcome Special Guests for Upcoming AMERICAN STORIES Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

CRAIG MORGAN is announcing a captivating lineup of special guests for his “American Stories” concert experience launching later this month. The Country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host kicks off this limited engagement tour in late October with six shows running through November featuring performances by Morgan, Third Day front man Mac Powell and several special guests. Joining opening weekend is hit songwriter Shane Minor (“Chillin' It,” “Beautiful Mess”) and Nashville recording artist, former Army Ranger and decorated combat veteran of the Blackhawk Down battle of Mogadishu, Keni Thomas. Best-selling author (American Wife) and Veterans' family activist Taya Kyle along with songwriter/producer Phil O'Donnell (“Give It All We Got Tonight,” “Back When I Knew It All”) will join Morgan for shows in Washington D.C. and Roanoke, VA. The final weekend will feature songwriter Marla Cannon-Goodman (“The Fool,” “Rock On”) and Medal of Honor recipient and author (Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor) Clint Romesha. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Old Vic, 7 November 2016
by Jenny Gilbert - Nov 8, 2016

Gender-blind casting has arrived and we'd better get used to it. Correction: it seems we are getting used to it, viz the imminent revival of the Donmar's all-female Shakespeare trilogy. So the headline story of this Old Vic production is not that a woman is taking on the Everest north-face of a role formerly reserved for mature alpha males of the acting profession. The headline story of Glenda Jackson's Lear is that this Lear is magnificent, and its magnificence emanates directly from the text. (more...)

Spend A Night Out with TWELFTH NIGHT in the Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Well-loved purveyor of enthralling outdoor theatre, the Australian Shakespeare Company (ASC) returns this summer with a new production of one of Shakespeare's greatest comic masterpieces, Twelfth Night. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 To ring in the New Year, on January 1 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.  These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.  All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.  The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.  The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.  The full concert will be offered twice, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Present AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and woman merely players" begins one of the most iconic monologues written in any language. Join Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, in the forest of Arden this new year for a timeless tale of love, liberation, and transformation! William Shakespeare's As You Like It runs Jan. 13 - Feb. 5, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jaston Williams of A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR at Stateside At The Paramount
by Frank Benge - Nov 17, 2016

Audiences first became aware of Jaston Williams as half of the citizens of Tuna, Texas with the debut of Greater Tuna in 1982. The saga continued with A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas. The plays have been performed on and off Broadway at the Kennedy Center, the Edinburgh International Arts Festival, the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and all over America. He has received Washington DC's Helen Hayes Award nominations for A Tuna Christmas and Red, White and Tuna as well as the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award for Greater Tuna. He also received the L.A. Dramalogue Award for both Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. A Tuna Christmas was published in 'Best Plays of 1995.' For several years, Jaston toured in Larry Shue's The Foreigner, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actor. He performed in The Fantasticks at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre and directed the musical Bad Girls Upset By The Truth at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. A recipient of the Texas Governors Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts by a Native Texan he performed at the White House on three occasions. His hometown of Austin, Texas has seen him perform at the State Theatre in Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs and at Zachary Scott Theatre in Jay Presson Allen's Tru, for which he received the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Actor in a drama. He has appeared at Zach Theatre in The Laramie Project and next month is joining their production of A Christmas Carol as Scrooge. His play, Romeo and Thorazine, work-shopped at Zach in November 2001. He work-shopped his autobiographical one-man show I'm Not Lying to critical acclaim at the State Theatre and returned it there for a full production in February of 2004 as well as a benefit performance at Washington DC's Kennedy Center. His autobiographical play Cowboy Noises premiered in Austin in February 2008 to critical acclaim. Broadway World recently sat down with Jaston for a Q & A session during the run of his latest play A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Barbican, 15 November 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 16, 2016

Considered by many to be Shakespeare's most tragic play of all, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear has transferred to London's Barbican for its winter season. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR at University Of Louisville - Budding Among The Ruins
by Keith Waits - Nov 14, 2016

As a character, King Lear is the great aging lion, one of what Charlton Heston called the 'man killers' of Shakespeare, and a play that examines the hubris and arrogance in power held too long. In an unusual collaboration, Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) and University of Louisville Theatre Arts are co-producing this production, which mixes faculty and students from both institutions among its cast and crew. (more...)

Acclaimed Sideman Travis Linville to Release 'Up Ahead' 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

There's something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma's Travis Linville, and it's carried him from dive bars and classrooms to “The Tonight Show” and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe. (more...)

AN ITALIAN MIRACLE to Bring Dario D'Ambrosi's Pathological Theater Movement to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On Monday, December 12, for one night only, La MaMa will present 'An Italian Miracle,' an evening of a performance, panel discussion and film screening, to introduce New York to 'The Integrated Theatre of Emotion,' a university-level program for mentally disabled people that has been established by Italian actor/director Dario D'Ambrosi.  (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Concludes 5th Season with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) concludes their fifth season of producing new indie theatre in Greenwich Village this Thursday with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, It's the final installment in the year-long, serialized play, THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Conclude 5th Season with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) brings their fifth season of indie theatre to a close with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT, the final installment in the year-long, serialized play, THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. The show features a performance by all-girl musical trio Dolltits and starts at 8pm on May 26, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014. Admission is free with a $3 suggested donation. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/28-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

One of Shakespeare's most problematic works makes its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot debut July 28 to August 13 when Ezra Barnes directs 'The Merchant of Venice.' (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Bubble Revolution
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2016

BWW speaks to Kasia Lech about her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe performance in Bubble Revolution. (more...)

?The Drilling Company's AS YOU LIKE IT to be Remounted at Bryan Park in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Drilling Company's critically-praised Steampunk adaptation of 'As You Like It,' which debuted in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot last summer, is to be remounted July 21 to 23 for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare with its original cast mostly intact and expanded music by Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas. The production offers delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden. Hamilton Clancy directs. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - The Fool
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 8, 2016

BWW speaks to director Rao Xiao Zhi about 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show The Fool. (more...)

Get a Sneak Peek at Open Fist Theatre's THE GARY PLAYS - PART 3 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the third installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman and playwright Murray Mednick. (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Aaron Neville's New Album Apache Out Now & Tour Dates Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Aaron Neville's new album, Apache, is out now via Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services. The album celebrates Neville's 75th birthday, while 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of his first number one single, 'Tell It Like It Is.' The album, which debuted as an NPR First Listen, continues to receive critical acclaim: (more...)

BWW Review: MADARI at Paramhans Creations & Saptarishi Cinevision
by Sayanvati Raysak - Aug 9, 2016

The plot of the movie follows the social thriller genre which is simply suitable for the current political system of the nation. The rapidly growing nation for the citizen of over 125 crores, the story features Irrfan Khan as the character of Nirmal Kumar who is a common man of the country and the doing everything as per the instructions of the powerful politicians and other corrupt bodies. (more...)

Warpaint Extends Fall Tour with Facial, Goldensuns and VS Colour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Warpaint extend their expansive fall tour with new dates today, including November 12 at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsey, November 17 at Austin's Emo's and November 22 at San Diego's Observatory North Park. (more...)

Franklin Stage Company Presents Rehearsed Reading of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

The Franklin Stage Company continues its 20th season on August 12-14 with a rehearsed reading of William Shakespeare's towering tragedy, King Lear. Performances are Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th at 8pm, and Sunday August 14th at 5pm. Director Josh Santiago brings to life this relevant and epic tale of power, politics, and family with a cast of both experienced FSC veterans and fledgling professional actors alongside teenaged performers who will rehearse together for a week before the weekend's performances. (more...)

Get a Sneak Peek at Open Fist Theatre's THE GARY PLAYS - PART 3 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the third installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman and playwright Murray Mednick. (more...)

Aaron Neville Performs 'Be Your Man' on THE LATE SHOW; APACHE Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

American music legend Aaron Neville performs his hit single 'Be Your Man' on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.' Watch his performance here! The track appears on Neville's new album, Apache, out now via Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Absurdities abound in 2016, so this fall Horse Head invites you to blow off some steam, knock back a few and tell us what you really think. (more...)

Hollywood VFX Veteran Makes Magic With Augmented Reality
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Aaron Neville Appears on CBS Saturday; New Album APACHE Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

American music legend Aaron Neville was a guest on CBS Saturday to discuss his new album Apache, 75th birthday celebration and 50th anniversary of the recording of his first #1 single, 'Tell It Like It Is.' Watch his interview here. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Warpaint's HEADS UP Coming Fall; First Single 'New Song' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Heads Up, the highly anticipated third album from Los Angeles-based band Warpaint, is set for release September 23 via Rough Trade Records. The first song from the new album, “New Song,” premieres today. (more...)

SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Continues Spring Season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their Spring season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR, the fifth installment in their year-long, serialized play THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. (more...)

Brenton Ryan Makes Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

American tenor Brenton Ryan makes his Met debut as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, beginning today, April 22. The opera continues on April 27, 30, May 3, and May 7 matinee. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Continue Spring Season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continues their Spring season with OUR WRECKAGE IS THE TAIL OF A FALLING STAR, the fifth installment in their year-long, serialized play THE MAJOR ARCANA or The Fool'S JOURNEY. (more...)

Harry Melling Will Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Today, The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has confirmed that former HARRY POTTER star Harry Melling will join Jackson in the Deborah Warner-helmed production as 'Edgar.' Previews are currently scheduled to begin 25 October. (more...)

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