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Kalita Humphreys Theatre (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.



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...)

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...)

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...)

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 Review: Life and WHAT WE WANTED at the Clurman Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jan 7, 2017

Written by David Harms and directed by Drew Foster (in association with Skyhook Productions LLC) for its current run at the Clurman Theatre (NY's Theatre Row), What We Wanted is truly one of the most intriguing plays I have ever seen performed. After a few moments' adjustment in understanding exactly what is happening, followed by a brief evaluation of whether the family scene before us is acceptable or slightly unsettling, the characters simply become people whose lives are unraveled before the audience to reveal bare, confused human beings affected by the absurdity of life, just as everyone is. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Gabe McKinley's THE SOURCE Gets NYC Reading, Discussion This Month via Culture Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Culture Project presents a creative initiative about the Right to Privacy in our nation. A reading of The Source by Gabe McKinley, directed by Pippin Parker, followed by a public discussion led by journalist Leonard Jacobs. (more...)

Mat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Core Writer Mat Smart lives in New York now, but spent a handful of years in Minnesota as a Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Dance Resource Center Announces Home Grown at Bootleg 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Dance Resource Center, the service organization that is the hub and voice for Greater Los Angeles dance, is pleased to announce the third programmatic year of HOME GROWN @ Bootleg. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Announces Exhibition of New Works By Teresita Fernandez
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Fire (America), an exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernández. The exhibition will debut a 16-foot glazed ceramic wall panel depicting a nocturnal landscape engulfed in flames, as well as a new series of abstract landscapes made from burned paper. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Duke of York's Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 3, 2017

'I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion,' declares Tom Wingfield, the narrator of Tennessee Williams's exquisite memory play. Director John Tiffany has proved gloriously adept at handling both sides of the equation in the magical trick-filled yet emotionally authentic Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and here too, in this acclaimed production that comes to the West End via Broadway and Edinburgh, wonders rub shoulders with bruising truths. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents THE ILLUSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents The Illusion, hailed by The New York Times as "Fantastical…takes your breath away." Legendary playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) displays his brilliance in this wildly inventive tour de force, which celebrates the magic and illusory nature of theatre. Employing crackling, contemporary language and sheer artistry, Kushner creates this most joyfully theatrical play: a supremely entertaining tale of passion, regret, love and magic. Freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, The Illusion was praised by Chicago Theatre Beat as "hilarious, dreamlike and startlingly poignant". (more...)

NEA Still At Risk as Trump Budget Deadline Grows Closer
by Julie Musbach - Feb 18, 2017

The New York Times reports that Trump has not backed down on intentions to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts as a way to curb government spending and balance the budget. Budget planning was already delayed as the budget office waited for the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as budget director, and the administration now hopes to have a plan finalized by March 13. (more...)

THURGOOD Returns to Illusion Theater Following Minnesota Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Following a well-received tour around Minnesota, the powerful one-man play, Thurgood, revisits the Twin Cities from March 9-19 at The Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Developing New Play by St. Paul Playwright Harrison David Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center continues March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. with public readings of 'The Sea & The Stars' by Harrison David Rivers. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek Delgaudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show, IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (What About Bob?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

TrapX Security Wins Cyber Defense Magazine Award 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

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Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Dazzles at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 10, 2017

One of the best modern shows has a top-notch cast and production in Harrisburg. (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: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 27, 2016

We surely needed theatre as a tonic for the horrors that defined 2016; here are the best of the best shows in the Bay Area. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its winter rep season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with THE ORIGINALIST, Charles MacArthur Award-winner John Strand's gripping political masterpiece that spotlights the late polarizing judicial titan, Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

Martyna Majok's New Play QUEENS Set for Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Playwright Martyna Majok's work is making a great impact, most recently 'Ironbound' at Round House Theatre (where it won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Original Play) and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and 'Cost of Living' at Williamstown Theatre Festival and set for its New York debut at Manhattan Theatre Club this season. (more...)

'FAILURE', DRY LAND and 'CITIZEN' Tapped for CTG's Block Party at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (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...)

BWW Review: Balancing Comedy and Sentimentality, Ana Gasteyer Delights in Her Café Carlyle Debut
by Karis Rogerson - Dec 12, 2016

Cafe Carlyle is a low-ceilinged room with walls covered in paintings that lend credence to The Illusion of being locked in another world, a jazzy rendition of 80 years ago that's all glitz and glam. It is in this room that Ana Gasteyer performed, making her debut at the venue. There was an immediate clash between the buttoned-up atmosphere and the by-no-means-buttoned-up performance Gasteyer gave. The SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE alum's show, directed by Julian Fleisher, is, at its heart, a comedy show, sometimes irreverent, sometimes touching, and always laugh-inducing. (more...)

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