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ANNAPURNA Ends Off-Broadway Run, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The New Group opened the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, on April 21. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will officially end its run on June 1. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Enda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh will be represented once again at Rogue Machine Theatre when PENELOPE opens on June 14th at 8pm. (more...)

Dan Hoyle Unveils New Show EACH AND EVERY THING at The Marsh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Marsh presents the World Premiere of the newest solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, a search for connection in the digital age. (more...)

Cornerstone Theater Presents BLISS POINT, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Nationally-renowned Cornerstone Theater Company, the Los Angeles ensemble dedicated to community-engaged theater, is proud to premiere Bliss Point. Bliss Point takes us into the sometimes frightening realm of the hunger of addiction, where the need for emotional fulfillment, love, respect, connection, and spirituality is fed through substance abuse. Written by Shishir Kurup and directed by Juliette Carrillo, Bliss Point is a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre. It runs Wednesdays through Sundays, today, May 29 to June 22, 2014. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Presents IN MY CORNER, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joe Orrach, US Air Force Welterweight Champ turned tap dancer, was discovered by Gregory Hines and has appeared on stage and television with Joan Baez, Bob Hope, the Smothers Brothers, Michael Davis, Liliane Montevecchi, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Melissa Manchester, and the Cookie Monster. He's appeared in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You and in the long running Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco. The Pasadena Playhouse is collaborating with Orrach to bring his skills and insight as a communicative performer to support the underserved in the Pasadena community. In his community workshops, Orrach focuses on how to communicate using both words and body language to share thoughts and feelings - as well as learning to read and learn about others by observing their body language and non-verbal cues. He has created exercises that improve public speaking by using the speaker's unique rhythms to best enhance personality and presence and best serve and communicate the authenticity of messages. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform today, May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

Polish Consulate to Host Odyssey Theatre's WHITE MARRIAGE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Polish Consulate will host a performance of the currently running White Marriage on Thursday, May 22 at The Odyssey Theatre in honor of playwright Tadeusz Ro'ewicz who died on April 24 at the age of 92. Polish Consul General Mariusz Brymora is set to speak about Ro?ewicz's influence on Polish post-war culture in arts and letters at a reception following the 8 p.m. performance (more...)

HENRY'S STORY Discusses the Second World War
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-Winning A DELICATE BALANCE Is Filled With Existential Angst
by Shari Barrett - May 16, 2014

Beneath the genteel suburban surface in A DELICATE BALANCE, the real questions raised are existential, abstract, and dangerous - from the unknown fear that taunts their neighbors to the response they receive from Agnes and Tobias, a couple who has been living in separate bedrooms for years in their own home. 'The play is concerned with the isolation of people who have turned their backs on participating fully in their own lives and therefore cannot participate fully in anyone else's life,' explained Albee to biographer Mel Gussow. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The power of storytelling is paramount in our latest ACTING UP FRONT production, Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights. Director Jeff Mills (from BOXTALES Theatre Company) and his seventeen-member cast will amaze and beguile as they enact Scheherazade's tales of love, lust, comedy and dreams. Great storytelling needs nothing more than an empty space, the voices and bodies of the tellers and the engaged imagination of the audience. There is no more fitting material for our ACTING UP FRONT style than tales from the Thousand and One Nights. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HUMAN SPIRIT Will Open Your Eyes to Apartheid in South Africa
by Shari Barrett - Jun 8, 2014

Thanks to Carole Eglash-Kosoff's World Premiere production of her play THE HUMAN SPIRIT at The Odyssey Theatre directed with insight and compassion by Donald Squires, I now have a much clearer understanding of the horrible decisions made by white Europeans leading to apartheid against native black Africans, even those who had fought during World War II and were treated as second class citizens once they returned home. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Opens this Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), with Opening Night set for Friday June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Bring YEARS TO THE DAY to 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company sends original work to New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festival - YEARS TO THE DAY, A DARK COMEDY written by Allen Barton and directed by Joel Polis. Performances will run: July 8th - 12th at 59 E. 59th St, New York AND July 30th - Aug 24th at Ines Wurth, Pleasance Road, Edinburgh. (more...)

RACE, LUNA GALE, CHAVEZ RAVINE, GIRLFRIEND and More Set for CTG's 11th Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

'Managers as Mentors' Celebrates Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

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Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

Spirited Hands Productions to Present New Musical VISIONARY MAN, 7/26-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The language of the Holy Spirit... direct from God? Spirited Hands Productions presents a new American musical based on the fascinating true story of visionary artist J.B. Murray. The world premiere of Visionary Man opens July 26 at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Culinary Odyssey
by Beverlix Jean-Baptiste - Jun 23, 2014

If it is your intention to find your way out of a normal theatre or conventional black box you should find your way to The Invisible Dog. The raw and deconstructed space in Brooklyn on Bergen St. is showing 'And if You Lose Your Way, or A Food Odyssey. The play, consisting of small ensemble cast, is a adaptation of the story of Penelope and Odysseus from Homer's The Odyssey. However, in this telling the past is interwoven with the present in sometimes surreal and candid moments. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox with guest artist Lia D. Mortensen, runs June 13, 2014 - July 20, 2014. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY, Opens at Chromolume Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Supernatural Project presents SUPERNATURAL: The Play opening Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Directed by Audrey Kelley, the play is written and produced by Candace O. Kelley, Audrey Kelley, and Gilda Rogers and stars Tanya Alexander, Peres Owino, Sita Young, Marlynne Frierson Cooley, Quidana Bosman, Virtic Emil Brown, and Zuri Alexander (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Marches Into Its 26th Season with LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Les Miserables from September 10 - October 12, 2014 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by DJ Salisbury and Musical Director Ken Cliffton, the production will headline Orlando Shakespeare Theater's upcoming 26th Season. Single tickets to Les Miserables are available now by calling (407) 447-1700, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit ELOQUENT OBJECTS Coming to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) announced today that it will be one of only four cities in the U.S., and the only venue in this region, to host the international traveling exhibition, Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico, from June 27–Sept. 13, 2015. This new, first-of-its-kind exhibition will include more than 40 magnificent paintings by O'Keeffe and her contemporaries – artists she influenced and those who influenced her. Many of these works are rarely seen, and are on loan from major museums and private collections. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Annoiunces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quintet of shows to celebrate its nineteenth season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2014-2015 season includes: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE GOLDEN APPLE, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and ROAD SHOW. (more...)

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT to Run 7/12-8/24 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening July 12 as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Inkwell Theater to Present LUIGI, Beginning 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Emmy Award winner and Executive Director, Elliot Shoenman, and his son Artistic Director, Daniel Shoenman, founded the Inkwell Theater ten years ago, subsequently establishing national critical acclaim for the company with such productions as the Ovation Award nominated AfterMath, starring Annie Potts. On July 18th they will launch Louise Munson's (Liam Rector Scholar in Fiction) play Luigi, offering Los Angeles audiences a first look at her work when this World Premiere opens at the VS Theatre. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Ends Off-Broadway Engagement this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

This is the final week to see the acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement of Ethel Sings by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited engagement concludes July 13th. (more...)

Overtone Industries to Present ICELAND at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2014, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the stage at REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, with two other Los Angeles-based arts organizations during the kick-off weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2014 (NOW Festival), Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jeremy Crutchley Transforms into the SACRED ELEPHANT to Deliver a Message of Hope and Understanding
by Shari Barrett - Jul 27, 2014

As the title implies, SACRED ELEPHANT is concerned with man's relationship with the planet's largest land mammal. Ancient, intelligent, social and beautiful, the pachyderm has captured the imagination of man for millennia. Indeed, the elephant has approached the status of a deity in some cultures. So powerful a creature is the huge beast that it has only one natural enemy: man. But it is also up to us to be sure this intelligent and loving pachyderm will thrive so we, in turn, can do the same. (more...)

Casting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Company Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Managing Director Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, today announced its 2014-2015 season, including A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by Craig muMs Grant, The Insurgents, a new play by Lucy Thurber, and Nice Girl, written by Melissa Ross. All work will be presented at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street), Labyrinth Theater Company's home in New York City's West Village. (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Examines the Exquisite Perversity of the Human Heart
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2014

The world premiere of Peter Lefcourt's play THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT takes an in-depth and often comic look at two couples, a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in a delightful mess of romantic complications proving you should never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. (more...)

Classical Theatre Lab to Present A FAMILY AFFAIR, Begin. 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Classical Theatre Lab and the City of West Hollywood present A Family Affair by Alexander Ostrovsky, adapted from a translation by Geroge R. Noyes, directed by Mel Green. Causing an uproar when published in 1850, this broad and irreverent Russian comedy of manners centers around a greedy merchant, Bolshov, who makes a fraudulent bankruptcy application in order to finance the lavish lifestyle of his bourgeois husband-hunting daughter. When Bolshov's accomplices run off with his assets and his daughter, he descends into professional and psychological ruin and is jailed. Upon his release, Bolshov, a new man ready to walk the straight and narrow, finds that his selfish and cantankerous family has not changed one bit. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Direct BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, 8/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of 'Stanley' in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at The Odyssey Theatre is set to open Aug. 2. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, Selects Tyler Technologies' Odyssey Case Management System
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

“The Alameda Superior Court is excited about the selection of Tyler and the implementation of The Odyssey case management system for most court case types,” said Alameda's Presiding Judge Winifred Smith. “The comprehensive functionality and ease of use that Odyssey affords will support the court in making significant gains in the areas of e-filing, paperless recordkeeping, and 21st century calendar and docket management.” (more...)


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BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include The Public Theatre's KING LEAR, Constantine Maroulis' return to ROCK OF AGES, the opening of the Off-Broadway production of PHOENIX, and more! (more...)

Otilia Greco Releases Romantic Modern Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Jason Alexander Goes From Broadway Star to Star Director in BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2014

From December 1986 to September 1988, Jason Alexander, the actor best known for his role as George Costanza for nine seasons on the television series Seinfeld, played older brother Stanley in the original Gene Saks production of BROADWAY BOUND on Broadway. It's a play that he loves dearly, calling it Neil Simon's strongest dramedy, and he has directed the marvelous production on the intimate Odyssey stage through September 21, effectively seating the audience in the living room of the Jerome home. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special celebration of 1,000 performances of ONCE, commemorations of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

Christopher Vened's HUMAN IDENTITY Comes to United Solo 2014, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Following a successful run in Los Angeles, performer and writer Christopher Vened brings his one-man show Human Identity to the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival on September 27 at 2:00pm. (more...)

The Odyssey Opera Opens the Fall Arts Season with Korngold's DIE TOTE STADT, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

ODYSSEY OPERA, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, revives an important 20th century masterpiece, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt. For one night only on September 13th, Odyssey Opera presents the work's Boston premiere, which features the Boston debuts of tenor Jay Hunter Morris in the role of Paul and soprano Meagan Miller in the role of Marietta. (more...)

Photo Flash: Neil Simon Visits Odyssey Theatre's BROADWAY BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Audience members at the Sunday matinee of The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's production of Broadway Bound were in for a treat -- playwright Neil Simon was seated in the front row. Check out photos from his appearance bleow! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of 'Stanley' in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at The Odyssey Theatre is set to open tomorrow night, August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Alexander working with the cast, plus production photos, below! (more...)

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