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Jo Frost Returns in UP Original Series NANNY ON TOUR, Premiering 2016Jo Frost Returns in UP Original Series NANNY ON TOUR, Premiering 2016
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

When it comes to fixing families in distress, only one expert has gained the respect of parents across the globe: Jo Frost. (more...)

Four Clowns Stages HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Now thru 10/10Four Clowns Stages HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Now thru 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, still buzzing from the success of their recent award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival engagement, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all new take on one of the Bard's most popular works. Four Clowns presents Hamlet will run for eight performances only, Fridays and Saturdays from tonight, September 18 - October 10, 2015, all shows at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES at Midtown Arts CenterBWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES at Midtown Arts Center
by Chris Arneson - Sep 17, 2015

A time that birthed unapologetic hairstyles and some of the catchiest tunes ever, it was only a matter of time before the '80s collided into the world of musical theatre. Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins is currently electrifying the regional premiere of Rock of Ages.  (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This OctoberAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's BURNT HOUSE, which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

THE STORM Set for August Strindberg Rep This FallTHE STORM Set for August Strindberg Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present Strindberg's THE STORM, adapted and directed by Robert Greer, October 4 to 30 as part of an exploration of the author's final works. (more...)

August Strindberg's THE STORM to Run 10/4-30 at Gene Frankel TheatreAugust Strindberg's THE STORM to Run 10/4-30 at Gene Frankel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

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August Strindberg's THE STORM to Play the Gene Frankel Theatre This FallAugust Strindberg's THE STORM to Play the Gene Frankel Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present Strindberg's THE STORM, adapted and directed by Robert Greer, October 4 to 30 as part of an exploration of the author's final works. The piece deals with the marriage foibles of an elderly government minister. Strindberg named it Opus 1 of his 'Chamber Plays' and wrote it for his Intimate Theater in Stockholm, where it was produced in 1907-8. It will be performed in rotating repertory during the month of October with BURNT HOUSE, Opus 2 of the Chamber Plays, which is also adapted by Robert Greer but directed by Whitney Gail Aronson. Both productions are at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, where August Strindberg Rep is the resident company. (more...)

THE (NEW) TRIAL Begins Tonight at TNC's Dream Up FestivalTHE (NEW) TRIAL Begins Tonight at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

After the huge success of Marat/Sade, an experimental play by the celebrated German playwright Peter Weiss (Tony Award and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Broadway production in 1965), a newly formed international theatre ensemble, directed and led by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Artistic Associate of The Living Theatre, will bring Weiss's last play The New Trial to life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Square Foot Theatre's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Begins TonightPhoto Flash: Square Foot Theatre's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

'Its astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes control...' The Square Foot Theatre Company, located in Wallingford, CT will premiere their new BYO venue and open their 9th season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The new venue will allow patrons to enjoy their own food and drink, while experiencing an amazing night of entertainment. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Square Foot Theatre Company to Stage THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-31Square Foot Theatre Company to Stage THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

'Its astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes control...' The Square Foot Theatre Company, located in Wallingford, CT will premiere their new BYO venue and open their 9th season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The new venue will allow patrons to enjoy their own food and drink, while experiencing an amazing night of entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Square Foot Theatre's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Square Foot Theatre's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

'Its astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes control...' The Square Foot Theatre Company, located in Wallingford, CT will premiere their new BYO venue and open their 9th season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The new venue will allow patrons to enjoy their own food and drink, while experiencing an amazing night of entertainment. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Is A Finger-Snapping HootBWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Is A Finger-Snapping Hoot
by Herbert Paine - Oct 4, 2015

Director Jere Van Patten has put the fun into the funereal, thanks to high octane performances by Harmon Swartz and Janna Hanson and a spirited cast of ghoulsters in Desert Stages Theatre's production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This OctoberAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's BURNT HOUSE, which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennedy Center's SANCHO Struggles to Balance Personality and CharacterBWW Review: Kennedy Center's SANCHO Struggles to Balance Personality and Character
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 26, 2015

It is not often that we see stories about slavery from a non-American perspective. Theater is meant to broaden our horizons and Sancho, with its flaws, does just that. (more...)

BWW Review: Back to Afro-FuturismBWW Review: Back to Afro-Futurism
by Olga El - Oct 23, 2015

Afrofuturism is a literary, cultural and otherwise artistic aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, history, fantasy and magic realism to address issues concerning people of color. So where does queerness fit into this aesthetic? Some answers could be found in afroFUTUREqu##r, a four-day festival of sorts, that went up at the JACK theatre last week in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (more...)

Firehouse Plays Announces THE FOURTH WALL Performance ScheduleFirehouse Plays Announces THE FOURTH WALL Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the performance dates of the regional premiere of The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney. This second show in the Firehouse Plays series is Gurney's satire on topics that include belief, faith, the American theatre, academia, political action, love, and devotion. (more...)

BWW Review: Cafe Nordo's SAUCED is a Delectable Feast in Many WaysBWW Review: Cafe Nordo's SAUCED is a Delectable Feast in Many Ways
by Jay Irwin - Oct 19, 2015

From the moment you set foot into Cafe Nordo for their current production of "Sauced" you're struck with the wonderful sense of being transported back to the 1930's. But then, with all their ambience and commitment to tone you're no longer in Cafe Nordo but in the Diamond Club. And once there you should prepare yourself for mystery, intrigue, love, lust and betrayal all set to some gorgeous 30's tunes and served up with a five course meal and drinks for which every new bite causes an "oh my God!" moment. (more...)

BWW Recap: Watch What Happens 'Before the Flood' on DOCTOR WHOBWW Recap: Watch What Happens 'Before the Flood' on DOCTOR WHO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 10, 2015

Tonight is the conclusion to the second two-part episode of the season! Keep reading for the full recap of “Before the Flood.” (more...)

Square Foot Theatre Company to Stage THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-31Square Foot Theatre Company to Stage THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

'Its astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes control...' The Square Foot Theatre Company, located in Wallingford, CT will premiere their new BYO venue and open their 9th season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The new venue will allow patrons to enjoy their own food and drink, while experiencing an amazing night of entertainment. (more...)

Too Good To Be True:  Ten Years Worth Of Frankie Vallis Talk Starring On Broadway In JERSEY BOYSToo Good To Be True: Ten Years Worth Of Frankie Vallis Talk Starring On Broadway In JERSEY BOYS
by Michael Dale - Nov 8, 2015

Find out what it's like to play a pop music legend on Broadway from the boys who did it. (more...)

Mark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn, Boyd Gaines and More Set for 11/16 Reading of DRACULA at Westport Country PlayhouseMark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn, Boyd Gaines and More Set for 11/16 Reading of DRACULA at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of DRACULA, the mystery-thriller about a young woman falling victim to a vampire, on Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m.  Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. The play is dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from the novel by Bram Stoker. (more...)

BWW Review: After 36 Years, Boston Interactive Murder Mystery SHEAR MADNESS Finally Hits New YorkBWW Review: After 36 Years, Boston Interactive Murder Mystery SHEAR MADNESS Finally Hits New York
by Michael Dale - Nov 29, 2015

The long-running hit was originally penned as a psychology experiment. (more...)

Esperance Theater Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, 12/10-20Esperance Theater Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, 12/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Esperance Theater Company is proud to present their inaugural, original production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Access Theater.  Separated on the same foreign coast by a tempest-tossed sea, twins Viola and Sebastian begin a complex (while often comical) journey of hope, survival, and above all - love. Directed by Ryan Quinn, Twelfth Night will run December 10-20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, November 1 2015BWW Review: THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, November 1 2015
by Gary Naylor - Nov 2, 2015

Gary Naylor sees the European premiere of a play that has plenty to interest the audience, but not quite enough to engage it. (more...)

BCT to Present One-Woman Comedy THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS This DecemberBCT to Present One-Woman Comedy THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS, a one-woman comedy originally written and performed by Ginna Hoben, premiered at the American Shakespeare Center in 2010. The plot of the show is derived from two distinct times in Hoben's life: shortly after she experienced a breakup and felt like everyone was trying to set her up with a new 'Mr. Right,' and also when she made a promise to herself that she would go out with any guy who asked her on a date. Breaking The Fourth Wall through witty and hilarious tales of dating endeavors and woes, THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS runs from December 4 to December 20 at the Kaleidoscope. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY at Rubicon Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Nov 1, 2015

In the opening scene of the Rubicon Theatre Company's production of My Fair Lady, buskers in London's Covent Garden, where Cockney Eliza Doolittle works as a flower girl, are rewarded with tuppence given to them by members of the audience. It is this kind of intimacy, an initial breaking of The Fourth Wall, that helps make Rubicon's current production an enchanting, warm-hearted interpretation of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals. (more...)

CPT Announces Spring Lineup - CALCULATING KINDNESS, London Premiere of THE JOKE and More!CPT Announces Spring Lineup - CALCULATING KINDNESS, London Premiere of THE JOKE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With a brand new youth theatre, three festivals, four major premieres, and (almost) 100 shows from some of the most inspiring contemporary theatre makers in the UK, Spring at CPT guarantees to cater for all your theatrical desires…    (more...)

Official: Sandy Duncan Will Return to Her Peter Pan Roots in FINDING NEVERLAND!Official: Sandy Duncan Will Return to Her Peter Pan Roots in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

It's official! Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying Tony® nominated performance as Peter Pan at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will return to Neverland - and to the Lunt (almost 37 years later) - onFebruary 9 to take over the role of 'Madame du Maurier' in the hit musical Finding Neverland. Joining Emmy® winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony® nominee Tony Yazbeck, Duncan will revisit Neverland 8 times a week through March 27, 2016. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com. (more...)

BWW Review: YOU TWEET MY FACE SPACE, Theatre N16, January 24 2016BWW Review: YOU TWEET MY FACE SPACE, Theatre N16, January 24 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jan 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a clever and funny satire about the way social media has gripped our lives and the way Facebook has gripped social media, (more...)

BWW Review: Merrimack Repertory Theatre Stages World Premiere of THE WHITE CHIPBWW Review: Merrimack Repertory Theatre Stages World Premiere of THE WHITE CHIP
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 25, 2016

MRT stages the first of three world premieres with Artistic Director Sean Daniels' play THE WHITE CHIP, a dark comedy about his own alcoholism and recovery. By sharing his personal story, he hopes to help someone else going through the same thing; by lightening the mood, he makes the story entertaining and accessible. (more...)

BWW Interview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Allison SemmesBWW Interview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Allison Semmes
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 19, 2016

Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross. All are Motown artists that we will get to meet when the national tour of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL hits New Orleans tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: Thornton Wilder's Iconic OUR TOWN at freeFall TheatreBWW Review: Thornton Wilder's Iconic OUR TOWN at freeFall Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jan 17, 2016

Sarah McAvoy shines as Emily Webb in this powerful production of the Wilder masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Review: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Breaks the Fourth Wall at Signature TheatreBWW Review: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Breaks the Fourth Wall at Signature Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Jan 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, directed by Eric Schaeffer and written by Ed Dixon, is a powerful and passionate production that isn't the typical story of a mentor and mentee. (more...)

BWW Review: Larry Alexander Earns His Wings in THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at StageworksBWW Review: Larry Alexander Earns His Wings in THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Dec 9, 2015

You need an actor as wonderful as Alexander to make this one man version of 'It's a Wonderful Life' work...and it certainly does! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, Chickenshed, December 5 2015BWW Reviews: THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, Chickenshed, December 5 2015
by Gary Naylor - Dec 6, 2015

Gary Naylor sees another fine seasonal offering from Chickenshed that entertains and, ever so gently, educates kids (and adults) about a better world. (more...)

BWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers MusicalBWW Review: GEORGY GIRL - The Seekers Musical
by Tim Carney - Dec 23, 2015

A new Australian musical had its world premiere last night and Georgy Girl - The Seekers musical is a show that will do Australians and theatre in this country proud. Based on the life of the Seekers, the first Australian band to achieve overseas success, the jukebox musical weaves timeless classics into a clever book to tell a truly remarkable story. While there may be some fine-tuning to be done on the script it's a minor quibble in an overwhelmingly positive success story. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. to Present New York Premiere of Dada Masilo's SWAN LAKEThe Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. to Present New York Premiere of Dada Masilo's SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) proudly presents the New York premiere of Dada Masilo's Swan Lake, an extraordinary, reimagined and avant-garde version of the classic ballet featuring a corps of exceptional South African dancers. This unique engagement will take place from February 2-7 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $10-$60 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' New Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a Joy to WatchBWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' New Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a Joy to Watch
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 14, 2015

Desert Theatreworks's new version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is touching and funny. Director Lance Phillips-Martinez adapted the Charles Dickens novella by using Dickens' words for narration and dialog. He also selected period Christmas carols, sung primarily by the chorus,The clever staging, the use of a combination musical chorus and Greek chorus (the latter narrates early parts of the story), the costumes, the make-up, the imaginative sound and lighting, the elements of humor, and, of course, the acting all contribute to the success of this top-notch production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOURTH WALL at Firehouse TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE FOURTH WALL at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney, directed by Kerrigan Sullivan, runs now through January 31, 2016 in its regional premiere at Firehouse Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL, Pleasance Theatre, December 9 2015BWW Review: NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL, Pleasance Theatre, December 9 2015
by Gary Naylor - Dec 10, 2015

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious and original concept for musical theatre that does not reach its potential due to both creative and technical flaws. (more...)

Malthouse Theatre Sets 2016 'Think Again' SeasonMalthouse Theatre Sets 2016 'Think Again' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

'It's a season that will ignite heated debate about sex, death and revolution, and bring a wide range of communities together through new works created by independent and international artists,' said Lutton. (more...)

THE (NEW) TRIAL to Run 9/1-6 at Theater for the New CityTHE (NEW) TRIAL to Run 9/1-6 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

After the huge success of Marat/Sade, an experimental play by the celebrated German playwright Peter Weiss (Tony Award and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Broadway production in 1965), a newly formed international theatre ensemble, directed and led by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Artistic Associate of The Living Theatre, will bring Weiss's last play The New Trial to life. With an original adaptation, titled The (New) Trial, the production is intended as an homage that celebrates Weiss's 100th birthday and his theatrical legacy. The adaptation will be presented in the genre of experimental theatre in English and German, attempting to re-introduce Weiss's aesthetics and German post-war theatre to American audiences. The (New) Trial is partially funded by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, and made possible by Label Gray and The Living Theatre. (more...)

Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, still buzzing from the success of their recent award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival engagement, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all new take on one of the Bard's most popular works. Four Clowns presents Hamlet will run for eight performances only, Fridays and Saturdays from September 18 - October 10, 2015, all shows at 8:00pm. Shakespeare's Hamlet has been appearing in various forms across LA this year, and it seems only natural for the Clowns to take on this classic story.  (more...)

THE (NEW) TRIAL to Run 9/1-6 at Theater for the New CityTHE (NEW) TRIAL to Run 9/1-6 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After the huge success of Marat/Sade, an experimental play by the celebrated German playwright Peter Weiss (Tony Award and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Broadway production in 1965), a newly formed international theatre ensemble, directed and led by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Artistic Associate of The Living Theatre, will bring Weiss's last play The New Trial to life. With an original adaptation, titled The (New) Trial, the production is intended as an homage that celebrates Weiss's 100th birthday and his theatrical legacy. The adaptation will be presented in the genre of experimental theatre in English and German, attempting to re-introduce Weiss's aesthetics and German post-war theatre to American audiences. The (New) Trial is partially funded by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, and made possible by Label Gray and The Living Theatre. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This AugustTHE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Stage THE FOURTH WALLFirehouse Theatre to Stage THE FOURTH WALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and production team of the regional premiere of The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney. This second show in the Firehouse Plays series poses the question if you sensed there was something better out there, would you have the courage to change everything by stepping through to the other side? Peggy has upset her husband Roger's comfortable suburban life by rearranging the furniture in the living room of their comfortable suburban home. Roger enlists longtime friend Julia and an expert from the local community college to help him persuade Peggy to be sensible and put the furniture back where it belongs. A.R. Gurney is the recipient of many awards including a Drama Desk Special Award, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist, and multiple Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015- BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, Assembly Hall, August 16 2015EDINBURGH 2015- BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, Assembly Hall, August 16 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 17, 2015

Urinetown is a rampant riot of a show that tells the tale of a town fit to burst. Peeing is a privilege and no relief is rent free, until hero Bobby Strong arrives to start a revolution. (more...)

Barbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena StageBarbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck, the award-winning humorist and syndicated columnist known for her wry and humorous take on family life, is the subject of the newest project from twin-sister journalists and playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel-the world-premiere drama Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End debuting at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The Engels reunite with director David Esbjornson (Arena Stage's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) following their collaboration on the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, which starred Kathleen Turner in its celebrated 2012 run at Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Trio of TALKING HEADS at Elements Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: A Trio of TALKING HEADS at Elements Theatre Company
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 10, 2015

Elements Theatre Company selected three of the 12 monologues in Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS for their summer production which concluded its brief run this past weekend at Paraclete House at Rock Harbor in Orleans. Ordinary, albeit quirky, characters were brought to life in extraordinary performances by Brad Lussier, Rachel McKendree, and Sr. Danielle Dwyer (who also directed). (more...)

BW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses YouBW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses You
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2015

'You really don't choose this business; it chooses you,' Jessica Lee Goldyn says of her becoming a professional dancer and actress while still in her teens. That bright career which has taken her to Broadway and around the country performing in musical theatre now brings her to Brunswick, Maine, to reprise the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened at Maine State Music Theatre August 6th. The role of Frederick Frankenstein's glamorous and fickle wife has been tailored to her extraordinary dancing abilities by director Marc Robin, and, as she tells Broadway World a few days before opening, she is enjoying the experience enormously! (more...)

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