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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks Out at Obsidian
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Obsidian Theatre in association with Standing Room Only Productions is proud to bring the cult classic rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, to Houston audiences June 7 - July 1. Obsidian/SRO takes pride in being a local powerhouse for intimate and engaging theater - and this production will be no different. As an homage to the gritty late-night theater it originated as, HEDWIG will have special midnight showings leading up to Houston Pride Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN at Annie Russel Theatre At Rollins College
by Kelli McGurk - May 8, 2017

Urinetown, the witty, clever, satirical Broadway comedy musical at the regal and historic Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College on April 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Donmar Warehouse
by Rona Kelly - May 7, 2017

Written by Bertolt Brecht during World War II, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui serves as a parable for Adolf Hitler. Germany becomes Chicago, Hitler becomes gangster Arturo Ui, as we witness his sociopathic rise. Today, this play proves 'all too current'. Immersive, Simon Evans' production breaks down The Fourth Wall as the titular character endeavours to build one up. (more...)

BWW Feature: John Perovich's UNEXPECTED
by Jeanmarie Simpson - May 31, 2017

The relationships in unexpected take surprising turns - thus, the title. The story follows a Hero's Journey trajectory, but remains unpredictable, which allows for some marvelous exchanges. There is genuine pathos in the play, however Perovich's skillful construct doesn't allow the fable to be bogged down in sentimentality. (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN at Mesa Encore Theatre
by Erin Kong - May 31, 2017

Satirical works tend to resurface during trying social and political times, and Mesa Encore Theatre's production of Urinetown timing is impeccable. Urinetown takes place in a dystopian-esque world, where due to a severe drought, private toilets are banned by the government, and citizens can only relieve themselves via costly public toilets. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Raises the Curtain on Summer with June Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatergoers of all ages invited to downtown Lawrenceville for camps, comedy nights and more summer fun! (more...)

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at MNM PRODUCTIONS
by John Lariviere - May 22, 2017

MNM Productions presents Monty Python's Spamalot at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts. Featuring music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and book and lyrics by Eric Idle, Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped-off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The title of the musical comes from a line in the movie which goes: 'we eat ham, and jam, and Spam a lot.' Like the film, written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways (more...)

Season Tickets Available for 2017 - 18 Black Box Season at Mesa Encore Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The 2017 - 18 Black Box Season at Mesa Encore Theatre has been announced. See the full lineup below: (more...)

BWW Review: QUARTET at Little Colonel Playhouse
by Keith Waits - May 19, 2017

Getting older. We're all doing it, every minute of every day, whether we like it or not. Time exempts no one even as it robs us of qualities and attributes that once made us who we were, gifts us with new ones, and leaves certain things at our very crux unchanged. The Little Colonel Players' current production of Ronald Harwood's Quartet allows us a poignant glimpse into the lives of four retired opera singers as they come to terms with what they were and who they are. (more...)

BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
by Natalie de la Garza - May 18, 2017

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub. (more...)

Review: GONDAL - New Play Misses The Mark, But Shows Promise
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Mar 9, 2017

GONDAL is presented by the University of Texas at Austin's Theatre and Dance department, as part of UT New Theatre showcase. Now in its tenth year, UTNT presents newly created works of theatre from UT graduate playwrights. Created to facilitate these emerging artists, UTNT serves as the jumping off point for their original and imaginative creations. In the words of curators, Steven Dietz and Liz Engelman, these plays, "seek to delight and disrupt you; to turn the familiar inquiry of the name "play" on its head. (more...)

Three of Sacramento's Funniest Ladies are Bringing TREATMENT to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

 Three of Sacramento's funniest ladies are teaming up to write and perform their original piece, Treatment on B Street Theatre's Mainstage.  (more...)

BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY: Midwife at the Birth of the State of Israel
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 30, 2017

Playwright William Gibson chronicles Golda Meir's life and times in GOLDA'S BALCONY, focusing primarily on the period of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, interspersed with flashbacks of her journey to becoming Prime Minister of Israel. Bobbie Steinbach inhabits the role in a tour de force performance that is passionate, fierce, intuitive, and packed with emotion. The New Rep production is skillfully directed by Judy Braha. (more...)

BWW Review: TWISTED MELODIES Wrings Laughter, Tears At Center Stage
by Cybele Pomeroy - Mar 29, 2017

If you are already a Hathaway fan, you really must not miss this show. If you are not already a fan, prepare to be converted. I walk into the show knowing very little of Donny Hathaway and walk out touched and changed forever. Writer/Performer Kelvin Roston has created a brilliant work of heartbreak, genius and intimacy to terrify and delight patrons of Center Stage. (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

Apply Now for O'Neill Center's 2017 Cabaret Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting applications for the Cabaret & Performance Conference Fellows Program. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 27, 2017

Chicago Comes to Sarasota! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Farce For A New Age, THE HOMOSEXUALS OR 'FAGGOTS' Is Both Hilarious And Enlightening
by Jade Kops - Mar 25, 2017

Reviving a genre for a new era, Declan Greene's THE HOMOSEXUALS OR 'FAGGOTS' presents a farce where the taboo is less being caught in a compromising position but rather being caught with a compromising opinions. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - Mar 24, 2017

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a RAazor-Sharp Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs (more...)

BWW Review: DARK VANILLA JUNGLE, Theatre N16
by Gary Naylor - Mar 23, 2017

Philip Ridley's dystopian nightmare has moments of poetry and humour but is ultimately just too relentlessly grim and must be endured rather than enjoyed. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Desert Theatreworks is Rip-Roaringly Funny
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 16, 2017

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) is currently presenting a howlingly funny, expert production of the musical farce THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, featuring brilliant performances and direction, and nonstop lunacy. (more...)

BWW Review: AFTER PARTY, Pleasance Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 16, 2017

After Party sees tensions, long since buried, bubble to the surface, as one of the old gang returns from prison to settle old scores and reclaim what he believes to be his. (more...)

BWW Interview: TONY N TINA'S Beautiful Bride, Karah Osland Krajewski
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 15, 2017

BWW Interview: TONY N TINA'S BEAUTIFUL BRIDE KARAH OSLAND KRAJEWSKI (more...)

BWW Review: Christina Carlisi - A Tour de Force as MARTHA
by Gil Kaan - Mar 13, 2017

The Whitefire Theatre's west coast premiere of playwright Ellen Melaver's MARTHA possesses all the creative elements, exquisitely combined, for a stunning one-woman show on modern dance revolutionary Martha Graham. The incredible Christina Carlisi totally embodies this movement innovator with her very first hand gestures. (more...)

BWW Review: STOMP Leaves a Hard to Fill Footprint in a Special Performance Art Show
by Paul Batterson - Mar 13, 2017

The dozen percussionists and performers prove that one's garbage can be another person's instrument. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Obsidian Theater and Standing Room Only's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Obsidian Theatre in association with Standing Room Only Productions brings the cult classic rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, to Houston audiences now through July 1. Obsidian/SRO takes pride in being a local powerhouse for intimate and engaging theater - and this production will be no different. As an homage to the gritty late-night theater it originated as, HEDWIG will have special midnight showings leading up to Houston Pride Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the show below! (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Breaks Ground on New Home at 5050 N. Clark St.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, today broke ground in its new home at 5050 N. Clark St. (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jun 6, 2017

Upon arriving at Gettysburg Community Theatre to see their currently running show, RUTHLESS!, I was struck by the esthetic quality of the theatre and its majestic grandeur married with the hospitality of a well-connected community atmosphere. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis Kendrick of Mill Mountain Theatre's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Christopher Castanho - Jun 6, 2017

The Jungle Book, a short play based on the classic stories by Rudyard Kipling, is Roanoke's very own Mill Mountain Theatre's summer outreach production, taking live theatre to unconventional settings, including parks and libraries. This production feature's MMT's 2017 Summer Apprentice Company. I was lucky enough to sit down with the director and adaptor of the well-known tale to hear about the process creating this new play and learn more about how Mill Mountain Theatre is spreading the gift of theatre across Roanoke, for free. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOD, Finborough Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 23, 2017

Owners of a passed-down takeaway joint on an Australian highway, sisters Elma (Emma Playfair) and Nancy's (Lily Newbury-Freeman) unstable relationship is challenged on a daily basis between running the shop and dealing with their past. When they decide to turn their activity into a proper restaurant and hire the mysterious traveller Hakan (Scott Karim), their life take an unexpected turn. (more...)

BWW Feature: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN at Anthony Cools Showroom At Paris Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Jun 21, 2017

'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,' the longest running off-Broadway show, is making its mark in Las Vegas. The production starring Kendra Wilkinson ('The Girls Next Door, Kendra on Top) and Jai Rodriguez (('Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' ABC's 'Malibu Country), is scheduled for a limited run on the Las Vegas Strip at the Paris Las Vegas through Aug. 20. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 2, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI: Welcome to Friday, June 2, 2017! The weekend is upon us (thank you, very much) and we cannot conceive of a better way to live life dramatically than by catching a first night performance of a show? It's opening night for several new shows and we send out warm wishes of "break a leg"... (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at 777 Theater
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 2, 2017

The Neo-Futurists talk Art, Suspense, Mystery, and their exciting new true-crime documentary, A Simple Art. (more...)

BWW Review: THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 17, 2017

These Tress Are Made Of Blood tells the story of Argentina's Dirty War using cabaret as a vehicle to describe the horrors and the politics that drove it. (more...)

Dance Entropy Performs IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE at LIC Landing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an outdoor performance set against the striking backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, June 28th at 7pm. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 1, 2017 - or, as we like to call it #TheaterThursday, 'June is busting out all over…' as a song from Carousel reminds us, and there's no better way to kick off a new month than by planning our theater outings for the weekend! Tomorrow night at Cumberland County Playhouse, the company, cast and crew unveil the 2017 model of Smoke on the Mountain, which marks the 24th year of the musical playing in Crossville. Weslie Webster directs and her cast includes Daniel W. Black and Lauren Marshall as Sanders family father and mother Burl and Vera. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Both Inspiring And Enlightening, THE CHAPEL PERILOUS Is A Wonderful Expression of An Australian Woman's Journey Of Self Discovery
by Jade Kops - Apr 30, 2017

Dorothy Hewett's partly biographical story of a young woman's quest to find herself is presented with raw heart and honesty in Carissa Licciardello's production of THE CHAPEL PERILOUS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gerald Thomson of UNEXPECTED at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 3, 2017

I am most concerned with what the audience sees, as they are the viewers/hearers of our story, so what they gather from our performance must be paramount. I come in with a strong image of what I want the show to look like. I then block the show right away to get it on its feet. I call this building the skeleton. The rest of the rehearsal process is about fleshing out that skeleton. I do not have the actors wander the stage looking for what feels right for them. It may end up being more “true to life” by letting two people do what comes naturally, but that does not make for a good presentational performance. I block to keep things visually interesting and I work to use the entire stage. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES at Whippoorwill Theater
by Kellie Williams - Apr 29, 2017

If you're looking for a laugh-filled spoof of a murder mystery solved by pop culture's most recognizable detective team, look no further than the Whipporwilll Theater. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Griffin, LaCardo and Horst from CCP's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

Directed by Bryce McDonald and featuring a cast that includes Ross Griffin (as Jerry Lee Lewis), Daniel W. Black (Carl Perkins), Edward LaCardo (Elvis Presley) and Steven Horst (Johnny Cash) as the titular quartet, Million Dollar Quartet is sure to set box office records in Crossville where you are likely to find the very best musical theater this side of Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIFT HORSE: Obehi Janice Sparkles in Lydia Diamond's Early Play
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 28, 2017

New Repertory Theatre takes us for a ride in the wayback machine for the Boston-area premiere of one of Lydia Diamond's earliest plays. THE GIFT HORSE is a somewhat autobiographical, witty play that is heavy on character, rife with serious themes, and about fifteen to twenty minutes longer than what we are accustomed to two decades later. Obehi Janice, Alejandro Simoes, and Maurice Emmanuel Parent make the ride worthwhile. (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Present BEYOND THE ETCHINGS at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Infinite Variety Productions will present a special Memorial Day performance of Beyond the Etchings, directed by Jessica Schechter, on Monday, May 29 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST PARTY at Finnigan Productions
by Keith Waits - Apr 24, 2017

A Key For Living (more...)

BWW Preview: Out Of The Box Theatre Company Presents HIGH FIDELITY
by Maggie Yates - Apr 21, 2017

'What came first? The music or the misery?' asks Rob Gordon, sad-sack hipster and star of Out of the Box Theatre Company's upcoming musical, 'High Fidelity.' (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! Brings Bette Midler Back to Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 20, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opens tonight, April 20. (more...)

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Presents IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an evening length performance in the round at Danspace Project, June 1-3 at 8pm. Admission: Advance tickets: $22 General / $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 (cash or check only), pending availability. Box Office: (866) 811-4111, www.DanspaceProject.org (more...)

BWW Review: SCT's NADESHIKO - Two Stories with Not Much to Say
by Jay Irwin - Apr 16, 2017

In Keiko Green's 'Nadeshiko', currently getting its world premiere from Sound Theatre Company, there are two stories happening on the stage. Only one of the stories is very well fleshed out and only one is very interesting and unfortunately they're not the same story. With stiff and stilted dialogue, pacing, and acting, the play amounts to a look into an interesting part of history most are unfamiliar with but doesn't explore that history in an interesting way. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAILER PARK TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS at Show Palace Dinner Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 16, 2017

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is expertly directed by Matthew Belopavlovich and Steven Jones, also the choreographer. Matty Colonna, who also plays Duke, is the music director. This show is a triple win for the three men. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Apr 15, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT entertains while providing unique twists and positive lessons from the classic children's story CINDERELLA. The entire family will enjoy this musical with audience participation for children and music from the 1980s for their parents. (more...)

Angel City Chorale Celebrates Connectivity with INTERACTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the esteemed Los Angeles choir led by Founder-Artistic Director Sue Fink, will present Interactive, an imaginative and multidimensional concert event during the first weekend in June. (more...)

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