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BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is The Hottest Ticket In Town
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 16, 2016

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is An Exuberant Must-See At Theatre Under The Stars (more...)

BWW Review: TORN, Royal Court Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 14, 2016

Family is the ideal, the necessity, the burden and the war zone of Nathaniel Martello-White's intricate new piece, alternately elusive and confrontational. It's group therapy - Ultz provides the community hall plastic chairs and tea table - with no safeguards, where familial secrets are not just teased out but wrenched, kicking and screaming, to the surface. (more...)

BWW Review: Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9 Soars at Studio
by Roger Catlin - Sep 13, 2016

If Studio Theatre has a go-to playwright, it's been Caryl Churchill, the award-winning British innovator and provocateur, whose season-opening 'Cloud 9' at the theater is as brash and challenging as anything on area stages, and yet was first written over 30 years ago. (more...)

by Marietta Lunceford - Sep 10, 2016

DADDY'S DYIN'... is a fast paced play with a touch of sentimentality, lots of crazy characters and a few laughs along the way. You always leave a Del Shores' show feeling better about the nuts in your own family. DADDY'S DYIN'... WHO'S GOT THE WILL? plays September 8- October 1. For more information go to or call 205-328-0868 for tickets. (more...)

BWW Review: Classic RAISIN IN THE SUN at Rep Spotlights How Far We Haven't Come
by Jay Irwin - Oct 6, 2016

There are certain plays out there that remain enduring classics. Maybe they're just that good. Or maybe they still pack a punch all these years later and resonate with attitudes of today. Well the Seattle Rep is presenting one on those classics with Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and while it falls firmly into that first category of "just that good" unfortunately watching it last night I also felt how far we have and haven't come since it debuted in 1959 as many of the themes of inequality and prejudice on display are still all too prevalent today. (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

CAT Theater Announces WISHING WELL Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

CAT Theatre will present Wishing Well by Jon Klein, January 20 through February 4, 2017.  Wishing Well is CAT Theatre's contribution to the 2017 Richmond Acts of Faith Festival.  We spend a stormy weekend with the dysfunctional Cauthen family at their island vacation home.  Memories are relived, relationships are analyzed and family wisdom shared.   (more...)

The South Orange Performing Arts Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is celebrating a decade of presenting superb arts events to the region with a Gala on October 29, 6-11 p.m.  The iconic building, located at One SOPAC Way in the heart of the South Orange Village, will host the party in its theatre, loft and lobby areas. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Walker - Deciphering Diva
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Walker - May 9, 2016

Divas are a classic theatre troupe that have appeared in productions for decades. So often divas come off as brazen, brash, and dramatic, having a shallow personality and the constant need to acquire attention. Earlier in April my peers and I began work on "Hay Fever" by Noel Coward, a play that puts a dramatic family under the microscope and examines the interactions between relatives that don't fit the standard definition of "normal." I was thrilled to have been cast as Judith Bliss, The Matriarch of the Bliss family and an ex-starlet herself. Through the process of this show, and using Judith as a lens, I have found the "diva" to be so much more than the dramatic figure he or she is often portrayed to be, but rather a complex and insecure character that can be challenging to decipher.  (more...)

BWW Review: SINS OF THE MOTHER Smolders at Banks Brothers Productions
by Brett Cullum - May 3, 2016

Anchoring SINS OF THE MOTHER is a uniformly great cast who flesh out these roles with passion and sincerity. Key to the whole piece are sisters played by Shundranieka Ross and Sonya Gooden who do a duet of dizzying acting expertise. (more...)

Louie Anderson Coming to the Capitol Center, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Louie Anderson will be appearing at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8PM.  Tickets are currently on sale at just $35 per seat.  The show is presented in association with Kirschner Concerts and is sponsored by Amadio Insurance and the Concord Group Insurance Companies. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Honored For Lifetime Achievement, 1994
by Michael Dale - May 22, 2016

The great couple of the theatre was presented with the first-ever Tony Award for a lifetime of work. (more...)

BWW Review: GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST at Theatreworks
by Christi Esterle - May 2, 2016

I admit it, melodrama is something of a guilty pleasure of mine. I don't mean 'melodrama' in the way you're thinking, with audiences booing and hissing the mustache-twirling villain as he ties some dewy blonde to the railroad tracks. I mean stories where everything-the characters, the situations, the emotions-are larger than life. It's one of the reasons I enjoy musicals so much; after all, what could be more melodramatic than singing out your feelings at the top of your lungs? (more...)

BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life
by Jason Carlos - May 2, 2016

Canadian Stage's 2015/2016 season comes to a close with the world premiere of two plays by acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill. The work is a collaboration with Canadian Stage and the Department of Theatre at York University which presents a bold double bill that combines a vivacious take on Renaissance art history and a gripping adaptation of a biblical tale. BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM are directed by Matjash Mrozewki and Estelle Shook respectively, both 2015 graduates of York University's MFA Program in Theatre - Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage. Starring Salvatore Antonio, Valerie Buhagiar, Nicola Correia-Damude, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Christopher Morris and Alon Nashman, the double bill is an outstanding showcase of a bright theatrical vision brought to life with an outstanding creative team. (more...)

Scoop: THE CATCH on ABC - Thursday, May 19, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CATCH, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 19, 2016! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

TITS! Thanksgiving Is A Tradition of Sin! promises to be one of the most irreverent, and smartest, comedies presented at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Opening on June 4th at The Complex, the 10-actor comedic tour-de-force promises 90 minutes of non-stop one-liners, music, laughter, and all spoken and sung in the rhyming couplets style of Moliere. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5/21-6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America's most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Possum Point Players' A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Possum Point Players present the ground-breaking drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. Tickets are $18, adults, and $17, students and seniors, and may be purchased at or by calling 856-4560. (more...)

BWW Review: FAST COMPANY: The Art of the Con
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 8, 2016

Described as a theatrical crime caper, FAST COMPANY explores a major con gone wrong and digs into the dynamics of the family Kwan. It's a fun ride when the game is being plotted and executed, but slows considerably when the focus is on the family. The actors do what they can to get inside their characters, but they're written a little flat and the relationships are less than compelling. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Don't Miss These Shows, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 3, 2016

Theater-goers from our neck o' the woods have been quite spoiled already this year - and 2016 is barely three months old - and the hits, as they are wont to say, just keep on coming. In fact, there's so much great theater going on in the Nashville area right now, that you may be having a difficult time choosing among the bounteous offerings local companies are providing you. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is an Uneven American Masterpiece
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 28, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's epic LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is undoubtedly one of the most venerated works of the American theatre. With a star-studded Broadway revival set to open in April, it is a show that is never far from the theatergoing public's consciousness. While that can be a blessing for theatre companies anxious to attract audiences based on the title's Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning resume, it can also mean that memories of previous incarnations can set the bar unattainably high. Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has assembled an impressive cast for their production running through April 17th, however, for nearly all of the show's four-hour running timing, the four incredibly talented actors seem to be performing four very different versions of the play. Irrespective of each other, they each have moments where they are moving, and even mesmerizing, but when placed together into the show's larger context, the disjointed perspectives become distracting. From mismatched accents to the production's ever-shifting tone, it's difficult to hone in on director Mark Edward Smith's specific voice for this masterpiece of family drama. (more...)

Review Roundup: HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Opens at The Public
by Review Roundups - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau, Head of Passes officially opens tonight, Monday, March 28. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Adobe Theater will present American playwright Horton Foote's play DIVIDING THE ESTATE April 29th through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

TV Star Ilene Kristen Set for Dixon Place Reading of AND I SAW HER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Daytime television star Ilene Kristen will be featured in the staged reading of award-winning playwright Penny Jackson's AND I SAW HER on March 10 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Launches 'Tribeca Tune In' to Showcase Best in TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced a further expansion of TV with a new program, Tribeca Tune In. (more...)

Critic's Choice: If Life's A Cabaret, Why Aren't You At The Theater?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Winter's apparently over - it's in the mid-70s, balmy and windy, as we write this - and even before Spring pops up all over, there's an amazing amount of good theater to be found in the Nashville area. In fact, there's so much to choose from that you have absolutely no excuse staying alone in your room. Instead, in the wise and wonderful words of Sally Bowles, life is a cabaret and you're far more likely to find that out in the darkened confines of a theater, where magic and mayhem is bound to happen. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2016: THE JAMES PLAYS TRILOGY Is A Slice Of Overlooked History
by Barry Lenny - Mar 1, 2016

The big theatre event for this year's Adelaide Festival is titled, with deceptive simplicity, The James Plays Trilogy, (more...)

BWW Review: CAKEWALK Lacking Nutritional Value
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 1, 2016

In a departure from its more substantial recent fare, Zeitgeist Stage Company offers up a sugary confection about a cake baking competition in a small Vermont town. Although widely-produced in Canada and the United States, including a run Off-Off Broadway, CAKEWALK is a slight story that is slow to pick up steam. Its humor is driven by its quirky characters and Director David J. Miller fields an endearing ensemble, but the recipe lacks nutritional value. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, Drayton Arms Theatre, June 23 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 24, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine comedy by Moliere brought to the stage in English and French by a company dedicated to resurrecting rarely performed Francophone plays. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Child Care' Episode of New TNT Series ANIMAL KINGDOM
by - Jul 6, 2016

On the next episode of TNT's new the adrenaline-charged drama starring ANIMAL KINGDOM titled "Child Care" - Smurf does what's needed to keep the family intact when Pope tests positive for drugs. (more...)

Kennedy Matriarch Rose Kennedy Portrayed in ROSE this August at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

As part of the Solo Celebration series, the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) will present "Rose," the Chicago area premiere of best-selling Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer's one-woman play about Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Aug. 19 - Sept. 25.  The play is directed by Goodman Theatre Producer and Artistic Collective Member Steve Scott and will star six-time Joseph Jefferson Award recipient Linda Reiter.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Judas Kiss' Episode of ANIMAL KINGDOM on TNT
by - Jul 27, 2016

On the next episode of TNT's new the adrenaline-charged drama starring ANIMAL KINGDOM titled "Judas Kiss", while the Codys go after the biggest score of their lives, the cops put J in an impossible position. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After the tasty buffet, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre serves up heaping helpings of laughs this summer with the return of Church Basement Ladies, the show that got the hilarious series cookin'! This fun celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there is now on stage through Aug. 21. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Church Basement Ladies below! (more...)

The Church Basement Ladies' RISE UP, O MEN to Play Plymouth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Curt Wollan and Troupe America Inc., the producer of the national hit musical comedy series The Church Basement Ladies announce the ladies return to Plymouth Playhouse with a completely new look at what happens in their Church Basement kitchen. You've met the ladies, now meet the men. Told from a male perspective (with the ladies), the truth is revealed about what happens in the kitchen of the church basement in this hilarious yet touching new musical titled RISE UP, O MEN, the sixth in the popular series, previews August 17-19, opening August 20 and continuing through November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: GREY GARDENS, Southwark Playhouse, January 7 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jan 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the well executed European premiere of a musical based on a cult classic movie, but is left ill at ease about its content. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/03/2016
by BWW - Jan 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/03/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Gary Ward Releases PANTERRA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Gary Ward, has completed his new book 'Panterra - The Machinist': a gripping and potent tale of human perseverance, strength, and adaptation to new surroundings and challenges. (more...)

Arts Industry to Honour Queensland Actress Carol Burns
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

On Monday 8 February 2016 the arts community and leaders from various industry sectors will gather at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Playhouse to honour the life and career of the acclaimed and much loved Australian actress, CAROL BURNS who passed away after a brief illness, just before Christmas. (more...)

BWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at Arena
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

When Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation opened at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2014, the depiction of a Georgetown political salon seemed so perfectly reflective of Washington, Arena Stage's Molly Smith rushed to get it staged here, and even succeeded in obtaining the same director, Doug Hughes. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kris Jenner Talks Bling & More on ELLEN
by TV News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Matriarch of the Kardashian clan, and one of the most famous moms in Tinseltown, Kris Jenner doesn't let a thing get past her, not even one of her dynamic family members. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY VALENTINES at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2016

Ah, the 1970s - what a decade, am I right? - the perfect time period for theatrical farce, what with its polyester double-knit slacks, soft and silky Nik-Nik shirts, some swell television sitcoms and the rise of entertainment conglomerates to gobble up the so-called 'little guys' in order to allow commercialism to run amok and for the notion of selling out one's soul for personal gratification and financial gain to become part of the American way of life. Let's face it: Isn't all that what has led to and created the current climate of political division and personal derision? (more...)

BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS Finds Heart
by Marietta Lunceford - Feb 27, 2016

Every once in a while, everything falls in place and you have a truly memorable evening. Last night was one of those nights, thanks to ACTA Theatre's production of LOST IN YONKERS and their true community spirit. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hypocrites' THE GLASS MENAGERIE Displays A Powerful Shine
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 16, 2016

Upon entering the Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage to take in The Hypocrites' production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, I was immediately struck by the bottles upon bottles of breathtaking glass that cover Grant Sabin's decrepit-yet-beautiful set. Like director Hans Fleischmann's production itself (a remount of a production he originally envisioned for Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company), the set for this GLASS MENAGERIE both exhilarates yet also supplies a sense of foreboding. When Fleischmann (who also stars) takes to the stage as Tom Wingfield, he embodies the role of the vagabond dreamer in every way. In this staging of Tennessee Williams' classic 1944 memory play, Fleischmann beckons audiences anew into the story--but his mangy hair, wild beard, and tattered attire (Mieka Van Der Ploeg's costume designs are a treasure throughout) keep us slightly distrustful. Nevertheless, this GLASS MENAGERIE captivates throughout-and though this play has been around for 72 years, the material felt entirely fresh to this first-time viewer. (more...)

THE REAL MACHIAVELLI Opens March 4 at 13th Street Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

In the middle of an election season of clashing egos and outrageous demagogues, comes a new play about the writing of the most infamous book ever written about dirty politics, 'The Prince.' Cheryl King, artistic director of Stage Left Studio, will direct and perform in Monica Bauer's new play, The Real Machiavelli, opening on March 4th for a limited run at 13th Street Repertory Theater. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere Unprecedented Unscripted Docu-Series SISTERS IN LAW, 3/24
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

WE tv is set to premiere the, unprecedented, unscripted docu-series, SISTERS IN LAW on Thursday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/27/2015
by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/27/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

TV One to Present Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama JEAN OF THE JONESES, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

TV One announced today the television premiere of JEAN OF THE JONESES, a critically acclaimed comedy-drama, is set for Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. ET (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ellen Barkin Stars in New TNT Drama ANIMAL KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The new series ANIMAL KINGDOM premieres Tuesday, June 7th on TNT. Today the network unveiled an all-new trailer for the adrenaline-charged drama starring Ellen Barkin. (more...)

Memorial Players' RAGTIME Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

?The story of Memorial Players' spring musical this year is almost prescient in its relevance to Baltimore (and the country) in 2016 - wealth inequality, abuse of power, corruption, the struggles of immigrants, collectivist organizing, cults of celebrity, the American dream lost and then found. What is almost more amazing is that it was selected by our Theater Committee more than two years ago. (more...)

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