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We Players to Present Interactive Production of MACBETH at Fort Point, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

We Players, in partnership with the National Park Service / Golden Gate National Recreation Area will present a site-integrated production of Shakespeare's Macbeth at Fort Point, the civil war era fortress located beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. The production previews May 30 - June 1, then runs June 5 - June 29, 2014, Thursday through Sunday. (more...)

Public Theater to Welcome The Roots, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 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 on Tuesday, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rep Stage Offers THE FANTASTICKS Full of Sweetness and Whimsy
by Giordana Segneri - May 4, 2014

In New York, the show is enjoying a successful Off-Broadway revival at another theater, and in Columbia, Rep Stage is celebrating the production's 54th anniversary (as of May 3) with a sweet, whimsical production that is every bit as enchanting as the one that swept 13-year-old me off my feet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HERE LIES LOVE, One of 2013's Best Musicals, Returns to The Public
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2014

Alex Timbers, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim offer an innovative and exhilarating look at Imelda Marcos. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Reviews: AstonRep Theatre Company's Well-acted WIT is Saturated in Sadness
by Rachel Weinberg - May 11, 2014

AstonRep Theatre Company's high-quality production of "Wit" packs an emotional punch yet also revels in cleverness. Margaret Edson's Pultizer Prize winning play profoundly deals with the experience of cancer, and the capable actors in the show's ensemble - particularly Alexandra Bennett in the lead role - are up to the challenge. There is much to admire here, but this is an intense theatre experience (and rightfully so when dealing with such a difficult, indescribable topic). "Wit" inevitably spirals towards tragedy, and this sadness looms during the entire 90 minutes of the play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mikhail Baryshnikov Ignites MAN IN A CASE at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - May 1, 2014

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man in a Case and About Love, MAN IN A CASE is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities, with Baryshnikov playing the two very different leading men. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Boston (more...)

BWW Reviews: Signature's Sexually Charged TENDER NAPALM Runs the Emotional Gamut
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 25, 2014

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Applications for Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret & Performance Conference's 2014 Fellows Program Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today applications are now being accepted for the Fellows Program through Friday, May 9, 2014. The conference begins Wednesday, July 23rd and runs through Saturday, August 2nd, with performances every evening except Monday, July 28th. The line-up of performers for the Conference will be announced in the coming months, with tickets available in early June. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Creator Richard O'Brien Thrilled Adelaide Audiences
by Barry Lenny - Mar 23, 2014

Fans of the show, or the film, will be turning up in droves and, quite possibly, attending more than once during this season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Boston (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...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

We Players' Canciones del Mar to Return to Maritime National Historical Park's Balclutha, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

BWW Review: THE ALL-AMERICAN GENDERF*CK CABARET Doesn't S*ck
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 14, 2014

Think you know what it means to be manly? Feminine? Gay? Repressed?Angry? Promiscuous? Frigid? Fulfilled? Think again. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

MCT's LEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, April 10-27, 2014. This production is a collaboration with the Marquette University Theatre Department with several students, alumni and faculty filling roles both onstage and on the creative team. Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, today, April 10-27, 2014. (more...)

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