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BWW Reviews: 5th Wall's Inaugural Production of H20
by Bruce Levy - Sep 7, 2014

H20 is the right baptism to welcome this infant production company into Richmond's theater community. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Rose Theatre Kingston, September 5 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 6, 2014

Gary Nayor sees a production of Shakespeare's most loved comedy brimming with the traditional charm and wit one has come to expect from the Globe Theatre, about to tour the Far East. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 15, 2014

Something completely enchanting is happening right now on a stage in Costa Mesa. Kicking off its 51st season, South Coast Repertory---in association with the American Repertory Theatre and the Smith Center---is currently staging the remarkable, re-envisioned new take on William Shakespeare's classic play THE TEMPEST created by Aaron Posner and magician Teller. The visually-stunning, wonderfully magical production continues its Southern California premiere performances through September 28. (more...)

NewTek Unveils TalkShow: Video Calling Production System for Television Studios and Live Video Producers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

NewTek today unveiled TalkShow VS-100, a video calling production system designed specifically for television studios and live video producers. With TalkShow, any television or live video producer can easily reach 300 million monthly connected Skype users and incorporate them as guest speakers into live programs with full-frame Skype video calls. Attendees at the 2014 IBC Convention in Amsterdam from September 12-16 can be the first to see the new TalkShow system at the NewTek stand 7.K11. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FOOL FOR LOVE at Round House Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Sep 11, 2014

Round House Theatre begins its 2014-2015 season with a strong collaboration in FOOL FOR LOVE. While it may not make you feel better about life, it's a beautiful piece of theatre to watch. (more...)

Groundbreaking Interactive Visualization Technologies Ignite Live Acts On A Global Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As part of a cultural movement that brings live musical entertainment to a global stage, Obscura Digital and YouTube/Google have been uniting online streaming media with interactive art-meets-technology stage experiences, delivering dynamic musical performances from major events to audiences around the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RED Invokes a Conversation About Art
by Maggie Yates - May 27, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

BWW Reviews: Star Stuff and Star Turns at Heinz Hall in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Greg Kerestan - May 22, 2014

Brilliant direction and unforgettable performances compensate for uneven script in Disney's more grown-up play with music. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sam Bass Showcases Collection of Short Plays with REFRIED FLIMFLAMMERY
by Jeff Davis - May 21, 2014

The words 'a collection of original short plays' have a tendency to either excite the seasoned theatergoer or strikes fear in their hearts. Every brilliant work was once original, and therefore some original work can be brilliant. On the other hand, a night of original short plays can be like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Sam Bass Theatre's current offering, Refried Flimflammery is occasionally the former, but more often the later. There are some moments of brilliance, but most of the evening is uneven. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Creators of THAT'S EDUCATIONAL Talk Costume Changes in Public Bathrooms & Slowburns
by Matt Tamanini - May 13, 2014

When I first started writing for BroadwayWorld, it was as the editor for our Atlanta page. Atlanta has one of the most exciting theatre scenes in the country, and in recent years, has become a hotbed for TV and film as well. Some of the cities best actors have come together to create a hilarious new webseries called THAT'S EDUCATIONAL. The show is described as 'a comic mocumentary web series about a traveling educational theatre. The story centers around the exploits of 6 actors and the company that sends them out on the road to use theatre as a way to teach young people valuable lessons (7 different shows, 267 dates a year).' (more...)

Public Theater Welcomes The Roots Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Public Theater, The Roots, and Def Jam Recordings announced today that they will present …and then you shoot your cousin, a two-night concert event celebrating the release of The Roots' new album of the same name tonight, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14 at 8:30 p.m. in The Public's intimate 260-seat Anspacher Theater. A limited number of tickets are on sale now to benefit The Public Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Story's BECKY'S NEW CAR Provides a Bumpy but Entertaining Ride
by Robert Barossi - May 12, 2014

The two shows currently playing at 2nd Story Theater in Warren, RI were not originally scheduled as part of this year's season. They are both replacement shows, chosen by Artistic Director Ed Shea, who is quoted as saying that he wanted audiences to "have fun" and leave the theater "feeling joyful." Though I haven't seen the show playing in the DownStage space, Shea has certainly achieved that goal with the UpStage production, Becky's New Car, a play that, regardless of some faults, provides an evening of undeniable entertainment. (more...)

We Players' CANCIONES DEL MAR to Return After Last Year's Sold-Out Performance, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Back by popular demand after last year's sold-out performance, We Players (Artistic Director, Ava Roy; Managing Director, Lauren D. Chavez), in partnership with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, will present a special one-night music concert aboard the tall ship Balclutha on Saturday, July 19, 2014. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: On Stage With DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Tony Cross joined the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels digital media night - where guests were invited to dance, watch the show, and then quiz the stars. What did he make of it? (more...)

We Players to Present KING FOOL, 9/5-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

We Players will present a new project called KING FOOL this fall. This newest site-integrated production will be shared with exclusive audiences in an array of public and private venues across the Bay Area. Inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, We Players' production will run September 5 - 28, 2014. Tickets will be on sale at www.WePlayers.org on July 1st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The LOT's 'SPAMALOT' is Full of Humour, Enthusiasm and Quirky Fun
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jun 24, 2014

SPAMALOT may be based on the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but the musical differs greatly from the film on which it is based. While both the musical and film have hilarity in common, the story's transition onto stage provides some interesting differences. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2005 has since graced stages internationally and garnered three Tony awards. The original Broadway cast of the show that spoofs the Arthurian legend boasted Sara Ramirez, Christian Borle, Tim Curry and more! This may be quite the act to follow, but the Lower Ossington Theatre's current production of the laugh-out-loud show does a good job at creating a similar atmosphere and staying true to the overall show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Culinary Odyssey
by Beverlix Jean-Baptiste - Jun 23, 2014

If it is your intention to find your way out of a normal theatre or conventional black box you should find your way to The Invisible Dog. The raw and deconstructed space in Brooklyn on Bergen St. is showing 'And if You Lose Your Way, or A Food Odyssey. The play, consisting of small ensemble cast, is a adaptation of the story of Penelope and Odysseus from Homer's the Odyssey. However, in this telling the past is interwoven with the present in sometimes surreal and candid moments. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Emma Ferrante Talks SPAMALOT at The LOT, Physical Humour, and Finding Her Inner Diva
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jun 21, 2014

Based on the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is SPAMALOT, a hilarious musical that parodies the legend of King Arthur. While the two have their differences, both have one thing in common - outrageous loud-out-loud antics. Now, the Lower Ossington Theatre is staging it's own production of the hilarious, larger than life musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Electrifying and Unplugged: CORIOLANUS (Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company)
by Cassandra Sandros - Jun 20, 2014

Based upon the legendary Roman general, Caius Martius Coriolanus, William Shakespeare's play, Coriolanus, tells the story of a man whose excessive hubris leads to banishment from his country, and a bloody downfall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: APT's Exquisite Romantic Comedy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Charms Audiences
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 18, 2014

In a tribute to the quintessential wit of Oscar Wilde, Spring Green's American Players Theatre (APT) opens their 2014 season at the Up the Hill Theatre by staging The Importance of Being Earnest. A play often considered one of Wilde's great literary achievements, APT under the direction of William Brown casts the comedic farce as a classical romantic comedy touched by revisiting the affectionate humor between a vintage Laurel and Hardy routine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HARING UBU, A Filipino Adaptation of 'Ubu Roi'
by Jude Cartalaba - Jun 12, 2014

Dulaang UP, together with UP Dulaang Laboratoryo, brings to the stage HARING UBU, a Filipino adaptation of French symbolist writer Alfred Jarry's 'Ubu Roi,' a precursor to the Theater of the Absurd and surrealism, at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, University of the Philippines (UP). (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Duet at the O'Neill Center's 2014 Cabaret Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On July 23 and 24, performers Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch (along with bass player Steve Doyle) took their swinging, sophisticated nightclub act to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Cabaret & Performance Conference in Waterford, CT. The duo performed in concert, and also participated in a talk-back with the students who are interested in creating their own one-person shows on the cabaret scene. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Offers More Than Just a Traditional Story About Freedom of Choice
by Shari Barrett - Jul 20, 2014

Each year, Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage Season with a musical. This year it's presenting the popular classic, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. When it opened on Broadway 50 years ago in 1964, the musical was nominated for ten Tony Awards and won nine. In 1971, it was made into a movie, produced and directed by Norman Jewison, starring Chaim Topol who was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Tevye the Milkman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Surveillance Methods Exposed in INTERROGATION at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 20, 2014

Props for creativity, but sometimes experiments work and sometimes they, well, don't. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Examines the Exquisite Perversity of the Human Heart
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2014

The world premiere of Peter Lefcourt's play THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT takes an in-depth and often comic look at two couples, a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in a delightful mess of romantic complications proving you should never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 12-18
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 16th Annual Broadway Barks, Malcolm Gets' upcoming 54 Below concert, a first look at Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GA Shakespeare's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is as Good as a Summer Comedy Gets
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 16, 2014

There has barely been a bad word said about this show since it debuted on Broadway in 2012 (racking up seven Tony nominations), but because I didn't know much about it, I took a while to settle into the comedic rhythm of Georgia Shakespeare's production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. However, once I realized that the show was far more farcical than I at first realized, it became one of the most laugh-out-loud, joyous nights of theatre I have had in years. So, if you go and see this show (which you absolutely should) simply give into the goofiness; you will thank me when you do. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Raleigh Shines with PARADE
by Larisa Mount - Jul 13, 2014

I'm going to cut to the chase, because I want everyone who reads this to come away with this: Theatre Raleigh's Parade is not something you can afford to miss, so buy your ticket now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Return to the Age of Aquarius with HAIR at Eight O'clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2014

Despite some flaws, EOT's HAIR is a high-energy musical that's not to be missed, especially if you want to re-live those glory days of Be-Ins, peace signs and flower power. (more...)

BWW Reviews: F-U-N with Theatre UCF's 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Kimberly Moy - Jul 13, 2014

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was BroadwayWorld Orlando's Summer Stages "Date Night" pick and this designation is spot on. So much more than a musical about a spelling bee, this production hits all its comedic marks and doesn't take itself too seriously. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Boston Court Scores a Bullseye With Their West Coast Premiere of STUPID F**KING BIRD
by Gil Kaan - Jul 1, 2014

Chekhov aficionados open to the humanizing of his high-brow archetypes will delight in playwright Aaron Posner's smartly written and irreverent take on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2014: GIRL ON THE DRINK: THE LAGER CONTINUES Leads Adelaide Into Exciting New Wave Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jul 1, 2014

Annie Siegmann is emerging as an innovative and pioneering force on the Adelaide cabaret scene, and it will be no surprise if we soon lose her to London or New York. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Trinity Street Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a Blessing to Austin Theatre
by Wendi Reichstein - Aug 8, 2014

Tradition. The world in itself embodies the theme of the well-known and beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof. For over half a century now, the timeless tale of Teyve, a loveable yet customary man raising five daughters in 19th century Russia, has touched a plethora of audiences, ranging in age, faith, and beliefs. As far as old-fashioned musical theater goes, Fiddler reaps tradition in every which way. From its hummable, fun-loving numbers, to its relatable characters and relationships, Fiddler on the Roof encompasses known tradition, both within the script and upon the stage. (more...)

Rover Dramawerks' 15th Season to Include 24-Hour Play Festivals and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Rover Dramawerks has announced their Fifteen Season of plays "off the beaten path." The fact that this will be their first full season in their new theatre venue makes this milestone anniversary even more special. Rover will present seven plays and two One Day Only 24-hour play festivals, starting with The Fourth Wall, by A. R. Gurney, directed by Andi Allen, running October 23 - November 15, 2014. (more...)

Bravo Launches 24/7 Online Destination for New Dating Series THE SINGLES PROJECT
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Bravo Media launched a 24/7 online hub today for “The Singles Project,” the network's new real-time dating docu-series, which premieres on Tuesday, August 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, King's Theatre, Glasgow, August 5 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 6, 2014

The award-winning smash hit Broadway musical direct from the West End. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! (more...)

Bravo Launches THE SINGLES PROJECT Online Hub
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Bravo Media launched a 24/7 online hub today for “The Singles Project,” the network's new real-time dating docu-series, which premieres on Tuesday, August 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show follows a group of young, successful New York singles as they search for love. Taking interactive television to the next level, fans will be able to engage with cast members like never before, and have the power to potentially affect how scenarios play out on the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Makes a Pit Stop at Cape Playhouse
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 5, 2014

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is a country music revue that feels right at home in the big old barn that is the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. It offers up rockin' music, folksy charm, and good home cookin' with a cast of six who sing, dance, and play a variety of instruments. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW REVIEWS: UMBILICAL BROTHERS: KIDSHOW (NOT FOR KIDS), Gilded Balloon, August 3 2014
by Amy Hanson - Aug 4, 2014

Kids' TV presenters Dane and Shavid are just having a little technical problem, and it's totally not your fault kids. Actually, those audience members don't look too much like kids....That's probably for the best as we descend into the murky yet hilarious world of dodgy dock-side dealers of performance art, a reversed bad language filter and an 18-rated, gore-filled version of The Brady Bunch in the comic duo's quest to get through their kids show in one piece and entertain their older than expected live audience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STUPID FUCKING BIRD at Woolly Mammoth Presents an Unforgettable Remount
by Heather Nadolny - Aug 3, 2014

Woolly Mammoth's remounted production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD is an electric escape into laughter, existential fear, and everything else a completely solid production should be. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The 2014 FIESTA MELODRAMA Delivers Good, Old-Fashioned Fun
by Anya Sebastian - Aug 26, 2014

The Santa Fe Playhouse is the oldest, continuously running community theater west of the Mississippi and summer would not be complete without its production of the FIESTA MELODRAMA. First performed in 1919 and reinvented each year by an anonymous group of local writers, the melodrama has established itself as a good natured, satirical send-up of some of the most noteworthy personalities, eccentricities and scandals in the City Different during the previous twelve months. (more...)

We Players to Present Site-Specific RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

We Players presents an intimate sailing performance of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner aboard the historic scow schooner Alma this fall. This site-integrated production is produced in partnership with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park with whom We Players has a five-year cooperative agreement - the first partnership of its kind in the nation. In collaboration with National Park Service sailors and rangers, the performance will culminate with conversation inspired by the themes of the poem, immediately following each performance. We Players brings the language of Coleridge's classic work to life through movement, music, and site-integration with historic vessel, Alma. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner runs October 31 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 18, 2014

Pop Quiz! Who's the greatest star, who is by far, a person who needs people like us to love her from a-far? You guessed it - Barbra Streisand! This month San Francisco bay area people are in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York. It's being presented to us by SHNSF at the Curran Theater, August 19-31, 2014 so get your tickets now! (more...)

BWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's THE FAIRY QUEEN is Whimsical and Mirthful
by David Clarke - Aug 10, 2014

In New York City, summer and Shakespeare go hand in hand. For their 2014 Season the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble is producing 'A Summer of Shakespeare,' and they kicked off this season with a fully staged production of Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN. While giving the show a modern twist, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble followed traditional convention and has set the piece into an abridged version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The end product is a light-hearted yet ambitious production that enchants. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
by - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

GASP Theatre Co. to Present THE ACTOR'S DOUBLE BILL, Featuring Works by Durang & Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

GASP Theatre Co. will present its inaugural production of The Actor's Double Bill, a performance of Christopher Durang's The Actor's Nightmare and Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, on August 8-9 and 14-16, 2014, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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