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American Conservatory Theater Announces Sneak Peek At 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today three of the seven productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season, which will include A.C.T.'s first staging of Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party, Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic American take on The Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. The additional four productions-along with performances order and run dates-will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Emma Donoghue's ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin have announced casting for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. (more...)

Stephen Casey and Cast Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. (more...)

Famed Hollywood Publicist Pens Drama About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Adrift in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field Executive Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly. Previews begin Thursday, April 13 with opening night set for Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

Didy Veldman Presents Umanoove in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

???????DIDY VELDMAN has developed an excellent reputation for her expressive, dynamic work for dance companies including Rambert, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve.  She formed UMANOOVE, her own company, to develop and perform THE HAPPINESS PROJECT which first toured in November 2016 and will tour again in April and May 2017. (more...)

Geva's 2017 Fielding Studio Series Concludes with SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center's 2017 Fielding Studio Series concludes with Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

Guillermo Calderon's Politically Charged KISS to Make West Coast Debut at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Damascus, Syria: 2014. Four friends gather to watch their favorite soap opera on TV - but are all the unspoken passions on the screen? Is anything really what it seems to be? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a politically charged and emotionally urgent new play by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon. Bart DeLorenzo directs the West Coast premiere of Kiss for an April 29 opening at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Venus Presents BERNARD BUFFET: PAINTINGS FROM 1956 TO 1999, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

VENUS is pleased to present Bernard Buffet: Paintings from 1956 to 1999, an exhibition of important and historic works by the renowned late figurative painter, who remains one of the most controversial French artists of the 20th century. Comprised of thirteen paintings from exceptional moments in Buffet's career, the show will be on view from April 5th through May 27th, 2017. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Ancient & Epic Tales Named Finalist in INDIES Book of the Year Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

August House is pleased to announce that Foreword Reviews has selected Ancient and Epic Tales as a finalist for their Annual INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Children's Books. This prestigious award honors the top books published each year by independent presses other than the powerful Big Five publishing houses. The winners of the INDIES Book of the Year Awards will be announced on June 24th at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: PUNK ROCK at The Odyssey Theatre Gets Top Marks for a Jolly Good Show
by George Brietigam - Mar 27, 2017

This show is the very definition of a slow burning candle. More aptly put, a slow burning candle whose wick winds up being connected to a thousand pounds of dynamite that blows your face off without any warning. (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor and Bologna's LOVE ALLWAYS Enjoys L.A. Premiere at Gray Studios
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2017

Comprised of 10 short plays in 2 acts about the follies and foibles of love and lovers, LOVE ALLWAYS addresses the subjects of love and romance which have long provided great source material for comedy, created from the pens of two proven masters of American comedy. With busy careers in film, television and Broadway, Taylor and Bologna have defied the Hollywood odds with a marriage that's lasted 51 years (so far). And no doubt, many of the relationship stories shared must be of a very personal nature to them, or perhaps some of their closest friends! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Unwin's ALL OUR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting is announced for Stephen Unwin's, All Our Children, his gripping new play which probes one of the darkest episodes in recent history. (more...)

World Premiere Play GOONIE Comes to Atwater Village Theatre 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Goonie, a world premiere play written and performed by Terry Maratos, will run for a limited engagement of five weeks at the Atwater Village Theatre with opening set for Friday, April 7 at 8pm, it was announced today. There will be one Pay-What-You-Can preview performance on Thursday, April 6 at 8pm. Directed by Jim Anzide, the run will continue through May 5 only. (more...)

Portland Blues-rockers BALTO Release Daytrotter Session + Announce US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, Portland blues-psych outfit Balto is releasing their Daytrotter session, recorded late last year during their cross-country tour. The session features tracks from the recently released Strangers, out now via Total Reality Meltdown. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Photo Flash: Teen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What happens when kids have the world at their feet, and its weight on their shoulders? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the Los Angeles premiere of Punk Rock, a ferociously funny, complex and unnerving play by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) that peels back the layers of teen angst for a deeper look at what might make one of them snap. Lisa Jamesdirects for a March 25 opening at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

New McCree Theatre Presents a Gala Reception & World Premiere Performance of A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK: THE STORY OF THE VELVELETTES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Board of Directors and Friends of the New McCree Theatre are presenting a Gala Reception and World Premiere Performance of the original musical, A Needle in a Haystack: the Story of the Velvelettes, a tribute to Motown's longest lasting girl group that still performs with all of its original members today. The event will take place at the New McCree Theatre, 2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. A red carpet reception, with refreshments, will begin at 5:30 p.m. while curtain for the premiere performance of the musical is at 7:00 p.m. Organizers are requesting a $50.00 donation from each patron. Funds will be utilized to enable the New McCree Theatre to carry on its plethora of performing arts activities on behalf of the underserved residents of north Flint for the remainder of the program year. Tickets can be purchased by telephone or online at www.thenewmccreetheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage
by Daniel Collins - Mar 17, 2017

Audiences are in for a magic journey both on and off stage as Center Stage, now unveiled after a $28 million renovation, presents award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of the Chinese fable, 'THE WHITE SNAKE.' (more...)

Riverside Theatre Concludes 2016-17 Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the 2016-2017 Season with the exciting musical, Saturday Night Fever. Performing on the Stark Stage from April 11 - 30, 2017, Saturday Night Fever is sponsored by Linda & Mel Teetz and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. Saturday Night Fever is produced in association with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage presents The White Snake, now playing through March 26.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of THE WHITE SNAKE at Baltimore Center Stage
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage presents The White Snake, now playing through March 26. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Temple Theaters Presents American Classic OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Temple Theaters presents Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning drama Our Town, directed by Douglas C. Wager. Featuring Donna Snow as the Stage Manager, the production runs March 10-11 and 23-26 in the Tomlinson Theater. Considered one of the finest plays of the twentieth century, Our Town continues to move audiences of all ages. (more...)

Theater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Department of Cultural Affairs today named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the City's newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Debate Society's THE LIGHT YEARS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The world premiere production of The Light Years, written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society, is currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, March 13, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Julia Migenes Lovingly Shares DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC at the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Feb 26, 2017

Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes has returned to L.A. with the world premiere of DEBUSSY: HIS LETTERS AND MUSIC, her newest musical portrait of legendary French composer Claude Debussy. Her exploration of his life - his youth, his determination to find his own musical path while battling the more conservative musical world, and his great wit - begins with his actual letters, then integrates his music. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano, currently a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at El Camino College whose fingers literally fly over the keys, the show is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak who allows Ms. Migenes to shine brilliantly whether she is reading, singing, or interacting with the audience. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents West Coast Premiere of THE SNOW GEESE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the west coast premiere of  THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White (The Other Place), directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville.  THE SNOW GEESE will begin previews on Saturday, March 11, will open on Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, April 9 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Opera Night at Bay Street Theater 4/22 with COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Divaria Productions will be presenting a live opera performance of Cosi Fan Tutte on Saturday, April 22 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50 and are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces 2017 Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

On April 29 Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens its 2017 season. Opened in 1963, the upstairs space has become the Playhouse counterpoint to the more traditional offerings on the Mainstage. The Studio's proscenium stage in the 98-seat theatre feels intimate and inviting. Although a smaller theatre than the Mainstage there is no less attention given to the quality of its productions. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nikki M. James and More to Channel the Bard for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Open Fist Tackles Ambitious GARY PLAYS Series by Iconic Playwright Murray Mednick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME in Concert Comes to Historic Temple Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Temple Theaters is excited to present She Loves Me: A Concert, directed by Brandon McShaffrey with music direction by Gina Giachero. The 1963 musical comedy written by Joe Masteroff (book), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Jerry Bock (music) will have a limited run, April 14 - 16  at the historic Temple Performing Arts Center. The concert presentation showcases the beautiful music that has made She Loves Me one of the most charming musical comedies about the mysteries of falling in love. (more...)

Breaking News: Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde & Reed Birney Will Lead 1984 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin announced today that Tony® Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony® Award winner Reed Birney will lead the cast of the Broadway Premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.  The trio, who will portray the novel's classic characters Winston Smith, Julia and O'Brien, respectively, will be joined by Wayne Duvall (Parsons), Carl Hendrick Louis (Martin), Nick Mills (Syme), Michael Potts (Charrington), and Cara Seymour (Mrs. Parsons).  (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk Presents THE BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Join the BPA Gallery May 5 for an artist reception and a fanciful evening of art, food, and friends. (more...)

Didy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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BWW Review: MACBETH: REVISITED Brilliantly Updates Shakespeare's Tragic Tale of Power, Greed, and the Blood-Thirst for Ambition
by Shari Barrett - Apr 23, 2017

Culver City residents Jeannine and Jack Stehlin are celebrating the 21st anniversary season of their New American Theatre production company by presenting MACBETH: REVISITED, directed by and starring Jack Stehlin in the title role with choreography and sound design by John Farmanesh-Bocca. Last year, this team of two brilliant production designers brought the award-winning Tempest Redux to The Odyssey Theatre, with mind-blowing choreography enabling the classic tale to resonant with modern audiences. Their great skill working together is again gracing a local stage at Sacred Fools on Hollywood's Theatre Row, featuring a gender-bending cast of company members who tell Shakespeare's tale of power, greed, and the blood-thirst for ambition - all in a roughly 95-minute theatrical journey. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Porters' PERICLES Sets Sail Next Week at The Whitmore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. (more...)

Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Many More Shows Announced as Part of Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Thursday, 20th April Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme. (more...)

Shaina Taub's AS YOU LIKE IT Musical Adaptation to Bring Friends, Feuds and Romance to Public Works This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Laurie Woolery, AS YOU LIKE IT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside equity actors. Now in its fifth season, this unforgettable Public Works musical adaptation about chance encounters and self-discovery, will run for five nights for free, September 1-5, at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, THE HUMANS and More Slated for Seattle Rep in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's new nine-play 2017/2018 Season, which kicks off with a massive, community-driven musical adaptation, and continues with a theatrical take on a Jane Austen favorite, the launch of a  Broadway National Tour of a Tony Award-winning play, an August Wilson masterpiece, and much more. (more...)

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY's Jenn Colella Performs 'Me and the Sky' on 'Theater Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Yesterday's edition of THEATER TALK featured playwright Paula Vogel discussing The Odyssey of her new play, INDECENT and the cast and creatives of the new Broadway musical, COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Goes to the Dogs with EMMETT & ELLA'S BIG APPLE ESCAPADE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company is going to the dogs! with the musical adventureEmmett & Ella's Big Apple Escapade. Performances are on Saturdays April 29th and May 6th at 1 & 3pm. (more...)

The Porters Of Hellgate Present Shakespeare & Wilkins' PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. (more...)

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