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Kalita Humphreys Theatre (Dallas, TX)
Dallas, TX

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A lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer's son has been living since his father expelled him from home. THE ILLUSION, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, is Kushner's most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic.



Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Expands Education Programs with Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Patron Services & Community Engagement Manager Kyle Eric Bradford today announced new Master Classes and vocational opportunities for the DFW performing community. (more...)

BWW Review: Sleight-Of-Hand Trickster Helder Guimaraes is Aces in VERSO
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2016

It takes a certain amount of moxie for a solo performer to begin his Off-Broadway show by looking into the audience and stating 'I am weird.' (more...)

BWW Review: Sultry Tango and Sly Humor Make MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING a Fun Shakespearian Frolic
by Maggie Yates - Sep 29, 2016

'Much Ado About Nothing' is a Shakespearian comedy that plays, essentially, on the idea that gossip is a bitch. With sultry tango, occasional jovial singing, and slapstick stalking throughout the playing space, 'Much Ado About Nothing' is a natural, entertaining Shakespearian experience. (more...)

PIERCE, MARK, MORPH Exhibition to Open This Fall at Frost Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The new exhibition Pierce, Mark, Morph originates this fall in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, on view October 22, 2016 through February 12, 2017. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, 'The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding' as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play 'The Dybbuk' by S. Ansky. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Pixel Film Studios Released TranSlide Parallax for Final Cut Pro X
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Comedy-Drama THE INTERVENTION to Debut on DVD 11/29
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Called a 'sharp-tongued and smart observational comedy' (Russ Fischer, The Playlist) and 'a modern twist on The Big Chill' (Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound) the exceptionally entertaining comedy-drama THE INTERVENTION, makes its DVD debut on November 29, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

BWW Review: Yale Edges Out Harvard 32-31 in the Wildly Entertaining Second Annual HARVARD-YALE CANTATA at Feinstein's/54 Below 
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 23, 2016

The first annual HARVARD-YALE CANTATA at Feinstein's/54 Below, a musical competition modeled on the legendary boat race, was nothing short of electrifying. The sold-out show directed and produced by Tom Toce (Yale '78) was one of those evenings that make you grateful and happy to live in New York among so many brilliant and passionate artists. And if you happened to attend either school, it produced a particular pride in all that is wonderful about institutions fashionable to bash in an age of reverse snobbery. (Full disclosure: I graduated from Yale in 1995.) While the second CANTATA played to a slightly smaller crowd, the show featured songs by lyricists who have made lasting contributions to popular music in the 20th Century: Alan Lerner (H '40), Tom Lehrer (H '46 and MA '47), and John Forster (H '69). In more recent years, Cambridge and New Haven have produced Broadway composers such as Larry O'Keefe (H '91 HEATHERS, LEGALLY BLONDE) and Bobby Lopez (Y '97, BOOK OF MORMON, AVENUE Q, and songs from FROZEN), the youngest of only 12 people to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Oscar. (more...)

Dream Theater to Play Hershey This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Dream Theater will bring their fall North American headline tour to Hershey Theatre today, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BALL: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MY LOST TESTICLE to Tackle Cancer with Humor in Duluth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

???????Twin Cities actor and playwright Max Wojtanowicz will tour his highly-acclaimed original musical Ball: A Musical Tribute To My Lost Testicle to the Underground Theatre in Duluth, MN. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Brings Smoke and Mirrors and Projections to the Nightmare in Scotland
by Maggie Yates - Oct 7, 2016

MACBETH Brings Smoke and Mirrors and Projections to the Nightmare in Scotland. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

Illusion Theater Presents Transatlantic Love Affair's Latest Fringe Hit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

 The acclaimed ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair (TLA), tackles a dark tale of ambition, revenge and the seedy underbelly of the criminal world in 105 Proof; or, the Killing of Mack 'The Silencer' Klein. In this original tale, set in Prohibition times - the era of the Tommy gun and the speakeasy - a small-time bootlegger discovers the true cost of moonshine. The new work will be on stage November 5-20 at the Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

BALL Tackles Cancer with Heart and Humor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

When Rice, MN, native Max Wojtanowicz was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer in January 2016, a friend told him to 'conquer it, and then sing about it.' He accepted that challenge. Through storytelling and original songs about chemotherapy, community, and courage, Ball is a show about laughing (and singing) in the face of darkness when life throws you a curve… ball. Wojtanowicz's first solo performance effort is his fourth original musical with director Nikki Swoboda, in collaboration with composers Michael Gruber, Jason Hansen, and Andrew Cooke. Jerry Rubino will join Wojtanowicz at the piano. (more...)

Pixel Film Studios Released TransWall Dynamic for Final Cut Pro X
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

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The Jewish Museum Presents 'Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design', 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Showcasing rare furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932, the exhibition is bringing together over 180 rarely-seen works from major public and private collections in Europe and the United States. It will also address Chareau's life and work in the New York area, after he left Paris during the German occupation of the city, including the house he designed for Robert Motherwell in 1947 in East Hampton, Long Island. Drawings, ephemeral material, and archival photographs will provide contextual background to Chareau's activities in France and the United States. (more...)

BWW Review: Dive into THE GULF - A Sexy and Edgy World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 3, 2016

Audrey Cefaly's new play THE GULF is an exciting premiere to say the least. As funny as it is powerful, as tender as it is passionate, THE GULF reveals a pair of volatile lovers whose relationship is as sharp as a fishing knife - pointed and dangerous. As directed by Joe Calarco, the play is also a duo-de-force for the actresses who bring the love, sex and honky tonk to a small fishing boat floating aimlessly in the Gulf of Mexico. IT is also a tour de force for two actresses: Rachel Zampelli and Maria Rizzo light up the stage with fire and gritty realism. (more...)

Aurelien Bory Returns to BAM with PLEXUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

French theater director Aurelien Bory and Japanese dancer Kaori Itocome together for Plexus, a genre-busting piece in which a woman's movement is both supported and restrained by her surroundings.   (more...)

Andrea Rosen Gallery Presents Josiah McElheny's DREAMLANDS: IMMERSIVE CINEMA AND ART, 1905-2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Andrea Rosen Gallery is pleased to announce Josiah McElheny's inclusion in Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. (more...)

BWW Review: ELIXIR OF LOVE at Houston Grand Opera
by Gary Laird - Oct 26, 2016

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera opens the season with an eye-popping ELIXIR OF LOVE (more...)

Tony Kushner Sits Down with WNYC News to Discuss Roy Cohn, Donald Trump, and the 2016 Election
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Angels in America is considered by many to be the seminal play on America at the end of the twentieth century-not the least of which because it features the lawyer Roy Cohn. Cohn, who served as Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Senator's Communist witch hunt that terrorized many in the artistic community and provided the inspiration for Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Cohn also served as the attorney for high-level members of the mafia, and, perhaps most relevant to today's current political environment, worked as Donald Trump's lawyer during the 1970s and 1980s.  (more...)

PIERCE, MARK, MORPH Exhibition to Open This Fall at Frost Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The new exhibition Pierce, Mark, Morph originates this fall in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, on view October 22, 2016 through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup - New PBS Documentary HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens ofLin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton - winner of 11 TONY AWARDS and the Pulitzer Prize - explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, tonight (more...)

BWW Recap: Violent Delights Have Violent Ends in WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 2, 2016

“Every hero has a choice.” That's not exactly the tagline of HBO's new drama Westworld, but it should be. Westworld explores mankind at it's core and what our choices say about us. It explores the depths and depravity of humanity, our culture, and our pleasures. What do our choices and our desires say? What is entertainment and why is it so often riddled with sex, violence, and most frequently sexual violence? While we constantly hide behind the separation between fiction and reality, the perverted, exploitative, and gratuitous demand for inclusion of what we generally condemn as morally wrong in our society to be present and pronounced in our media is undoubtable and HBO as a network is frequently one of our biggest culprits. But, perhaps that is why Westworld works so brilliantly. (more...)

Prog Rockers Dream Theater to Bring 'The Astonishing' to NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Metropolitan Entertainment and New Jersey Performing Arts Center present progressive hard rock band Dream Theater, performing their new concept album, 'The Astonishing,' live at NJPAC on October 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Hollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

What a glorious feeling! This holiday season, Village Theatre brings to the stage one of Hollywood's most beloved classics,Singin' in the Rain. Based on the MGM film, which is widely lauded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is a faithful adaptation by the original award-winning screenplay team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown andArthur Freed. The production will be helmed by much of the same creative team that launched last season's hit musical, Billy Elliot, with Artistic Director Steve Tomkins once again in the director's chair. (more...)

Liu Wei to Hold Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Liu Wei. The gallery's second exhibition with the Chinese artist will be shown in both its New York locations. Each space will feature an installation alongside new paintings in which Liu Wei continues his examination of the physiological and psychological conditions that shape reality. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, November 2, from 6-8 PM at 536 West 22nd Street and 201 Chrystie Street. (more...)

This Year's Miss Richfield 1981 Holiday Show is Going to Be Ho-Ho-Ho-larious
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Miss Richfield 1981 is running for Governor in her all new show, From the Trailer House to the State House - Santa Style! For her 17th annual holiday show, Miss R will prove why she'll be Minnesota's best commander-in-chiffon, laying out her platform in side-splitting songs, very funny videos and getting the audience involved in the movement: #BigHairMatters. The Midwest maven will be on stage December 2-17 at The Illusion Theater located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. There's no better time to launch a campaign than the Holidays! (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - The Business of the Living: GCIT's ANTIGONE
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Nov 9, 2016

All the kids are saying it these days...and I join with them in the name of theatre. GCIT's Senior Drama Class Production of Don Taylor's translation of Sophocles's Antigone has got me shook. (more...)

TWO ACTORS, TWO PLAYS Presents An Exciting New Shakespeare Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Upcoming actors Hannah Cox and Robert Boddington will take on not one but two canonical Shakespearean roles in Montague Basement's exciting new Shakespearean double bill. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents 'Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design', Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Showcasing rare furniture, lighting fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for the extraordinary Maison de Verre, the glass house completed in Paris in 1932, the exhibition is bringing together over 180 rarely-seen works from major public and private collections in Europe and the United States. It will also address Chareau's life and work in the New York area, after he left Paris during the German occupation of the city, including the house he designed for Robert Motherwell in 1947 in East Hampton, Long Island. Drawings, ephemeral material, and archival photographs will provide contextual background to Chareau's activities in France and the United States. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

BWW interview: Theatre Life with Tonya Beckman and Joe Brack
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 30, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Director Saro Lusty-Cavallari Discusses MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Montague Basement's upcoming production of Shakespeare's Macbeth offers an affecting and horrifying vision of darkness and illusion, says director and designer Saro Lusty-Cavallari.  (more...)

BWW Review: Darkly Hilarious THE FLU SEASON at Burbage Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Nov 21, 2016

THE FLU SEASON is a darkly funny, incredibly touching and thoroughly strange production.  At its core, it's a simple story about love and relationships. The setting of a mental hospital, with additional commentary from two men known as Prologue and Epilogue, who are dueling over creating the story as it unfolds for the audience, complicates things and interjects unexpected twists and turns.  Burbage Theatre Company has never been afraid to take on the surreal and strange, and with The Flu Season, they have proven once again that odd little stories are in very good hands.  Under the expert direction of Wendy Overly, this simple premise becomes wholly immersive and heartbreaking. (more...)

1950's Hell's Kitchen Brought to Life in Novel Theatrical Experience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

NINE actors, 46 characters and one boys' fight all add up to The Actors' Hub's latest show at the Subiaco Arts Centre. (more...)

Heidi Lynne Gluck Debuts Video For Better Homes & Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Heidi Lynne Gluck has premiered her video for “Better Homes & Gardens” with The Big Takeover. (more...)

Tyler Michaels Launches TRADEMARK THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Trademark Theater officially launches today, November 14th, 2016 and announces their first production. Led by local theater artist Tyler Michaels (Guthrie, Theater Latte Da, History Theater), Trademark's mission is to create, develop, and produce new theatrical works in the state of Minnesota. Trademark strives to bring high-quality, original productions to life, utilizing local creators and performers from the heart of the Twin Cities arts community. (more...)

Jen Silverman's WINK to Launch 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The popular Ruth Easton New Play Series features free public readings of new plays by Playwrights' Center Core Writers. (more...)

THE SECRET TRIO Performs Concert, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Secret Trio is composed of three extraordinary musicians rooted in Turkish, Balkan Roma (Gypsy) and Armenian music who came together to create a new type of chamber music. Not bound by a single tradition, they perform original pieces and traditional melodies that incorporate the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, and classical music. The trio features Ismail Lumanovski, a master clarinetist and member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars, who was lauded in the New York Times as a “brilliant, fearless young clarinetist” and has launched a major career as a soloist and a chamber musician in both the classical and cross-over repertoires; Tamer Pinarbasi, a leading kanun (zither) player and a member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars; and Ara Dinkjian, one of the world's top oud (fretless lute) players, who is best known as the founder of the highly influential and groundbreaking instrumental group Night Ark. (more...)

BWW Review: CATS, New Wimbledon Theatre, 10 November 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 10, 2016

CATS is a strange phenomenon. Despite the fact that there is no real plot, its infectious songs and legendary choreography has meant that it has been playing around the world almost constantly since 1981. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Election Year Play Cycle to Tour to DC, Hong Kong and Australia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's acclaimed trilogy THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family will tour to Washington D.C., Australia, and Hong Kong beginning in January 2017. (more...)

BWW Recap: Cheap Tricks and Twists on AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 10, 2016

The penultimate episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE just aired and while it was a thrilling gore fest, the introduction of new characters solely as extra lenses to tell the story only to have them killed off within the very same episode was the perfect example of the cheapening overall effect of where this story was always fated to end up.  (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION IN WINTER's Michael Hanna
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 6, 2016

Michael Hanna plays middle son Geoffrey in James Goldman's tale of a king and his family on the eve of Christmas that's a complete change from the happy holiday show across the building. THE LION IN WINTER plays through Dec. 31. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - Dec 2, 2016

Mile Square Theatre brilliantly gives life to a holiday classic. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Avenue's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Swimmingly Magical
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2016

The original animated film of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is arguably one of the best of the Disney canon. With songs written by the incredible Alan Menken and Howard Ashman it marked the rebirth of the Disney animated musicals. The original conversion of it into a Broadway musical was not so great. With bad staging and flow, achieving The Illusion of swimming by putting the actors on Heelys (shoes with wheels in the heels) so they would glide across stage, and additional songs from Menken and Glenn Slater (owing to the passing of the great Howard Ashman) the show lost much of it's core cleverness and heart in favor of the cliche and gimmicky. Now there's a new version with a reworked book and score and much improved staging which is currently being offered at the 5th Avenue Theatre and while it still may not have that magical greatness of the original film it does manage a magic of its own largely due to some new stage magic and a stellar cast including an Ariel (Diana Huey) who is the most layered, honest, real and still adorable Disney Princess ever. (more...)

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