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BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY Breaks the Fourth Wall into Your Consciousness
by Shari Barrett - Oct 8, 2016

British playwright Shelagh Delaney was a precocious young woman with a keen eye for detail and a gift for naturalistic dialogue. She reached the height of her literary fame at 19 with the premiere of her play A TASTE OF HONEY which she wrote in just two weeks. Much to her dismay, Delaney was often called 'an angry young woman' since she grew up in working class Salford, a gritty industrial neighbor of Manchester. And much of that environment is reflected in her Tony Award winning play which tells the story of Jo, a teenage girl abandoned in a working class town by her slatternly mother and her lover, a gentle black sailor who leaves her pregnant when he returns to sea. But it is another outcast, a homosexual man, who cares for her and provides the only true solace Jo has ever known, though he, too, is destined to leave. (more...)

McDaniel College Theatre Arts Students Perform Abstract Comedy DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in 'Dead Man's Cell Phone,' an abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Performances are Wednesday, Oct. 5-Today, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: the play contains adult language and themes.) (more...)

THIRTEEN to Present DREAM ON, an Epic Road Trip in Search of the American Dream, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Almost 200 years later, political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road in a cobalt blue Ford to retrace the Frenchman's journey in Dream On, airing Today, October 7 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS (more...)

Pottermore Publishes New Writing from J.K. Rowling with Revealing Details on 'Magical Congress'
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

'The Magical Congress of the United States of America,' the third and final instalment in a collection of new original writing by J.K. Rowling entitled Magic in North America, was published on Pottermore.com today. (more...)

Pottermore Publishes New Writing from J.K. Rowling with Revealing Details about the Magical Congress of the United States of America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

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Phoenix Theatre & the Indy Convergence Present BROKEN PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Amidst the backdrop of urban Latin hip hop music, rhyme, and choreography, Broken Promises reveals the shocking truth of how quickly and easily teens are ensnared in the world of sex trafficking.  Desperate for money, four teens living on the edge gamble their lives on internet porn and prostitution.  Before they know it, they are trapped in a life from which they cannot escape, or can they?     (more...)

McDaniel College Theatre Arts Students Perform Abstract Comedy DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in 'Dead Man's Cell Phone,' an abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Performances are Today, Oct. 5-Saturday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: the play contains adult language and themes.) (more...)

McDaniel College Theatre to Stage Abstract Comedy DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in 'Dead Man's Cell Phone,' an abstract comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

FitzandStartz Productions, in Association with Opera Ithaca, Presents THE ADVENTURE IN APARTMENT G#
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company's stage fills with music with The Adventure in Apartment G#, playing at 1pm & 3pm on Saturdays October 29 and November 5. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: In UNDERNEATH, Pat Kinevane Will Inspire You to Just Go Out and LIVE Your Life Without Fear
by Shari Barrett - Oct 25, 2016

During the West Coast premiere of UNDERNEATH by Olivier Award winner Pat Kinevane, be prepared to be called upon and repeatedly referred to during the show if you challenge the audience's attention by unwrapping candy during his performance, drop something on the floor, or just happen to be seated in the front row. That's because Kinevane wants you to pay attention to the play's theme, that "you can never know what might be around the next corner so go out and LIVE your life," he begs of us. With his otherworldly appearance, completely covered in black clothing and face paint highlighted with gold, there is no way you won't pay attention to his mesmerizing performance on a darkened set highlighted with pieces of gold lame which he often uses to reflect light onto the audience. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?  Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIREFLY at Children'sTheatre Company
by Karen Bovard - Oct 20, 2016

This pre-eminent children's theatre company is one of the wellsprings of new plays for young audiences, and has twice commissioned playwright Naomi Iizuka in that effort. This time, Iizuka has woven together aspects of seven different Japanese folktales to create THE LAST FIREFLY, the tale of a boy in search of his absent father. (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

Eliza Power's FEATHERS to Play Hen & Chickens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Michelle Neil and Sibling Productions present Feathers, written by Eliza Power and directed by Milla Jackson, running Tue 8 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 at Hen & Chickens. (more...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

Pat Kinevane Returns to Odyssey Theatre with West Coast Premiere of UNDERNEATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Sticks and stones didn't break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Olivier Award winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company return to Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the company that introduced Los Angeles audiences to the Irish writer/performer's extraordinary Forgotten and Silent, with his third solo work about life lived on the fringes of society. Jim Culleton, artistic director of Dublin's Fishamble and director of both Forgotten and Silent, directs the West Coast premiere of Underneath for a limited run Oct. 14 - Oct. 30. The engagement will also include two performances of Silent, which garnered the 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement following its run at London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's UNDERNEATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sticks and stones didn't break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Olivier Award winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company return to Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the company that introduced Los Angeles audiences to the Irish writer/performer's extraordinary Forgotten and Silent, with his third solo work about life lived on the fringes of society. Jim Culleton, artistic director of Dublin's Fishamble and director of both Forgotten and Silent, directs the West Coast premiere of Underneath for a limited run Oct. 14 - Oct. 30. The engagement will also include two performances of Silent, which garnered the 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement following its run at London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated and Endemol Shine Beyond USA Form Partnership to Produce First-Ever Bottom to Top Climb of Mt. Everest in Virtual Reality
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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Sharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and Marriage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Grace opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega in the Studio for La Jolla Playhouse's MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). The musical features two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (RENT, Anna in the Tropics) as 'Beatriz' - click below to watch her perform a song from the show in the studio! (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful ILIAD at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - Oct 10, 2016

By now the world is used to inhumane aberrations like ten-year wars. But back when Homer wrote his epic poem, it was still something to rage about, as he did about the siege of Troy by the Greeks in the Trojan War. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

Eliza Power's FEATHERS to Play Hen & Chickens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Michelle Neil and Sibling Productions present Feathers, written by Eliza Power and directed by Milla Jackson, running Tue 8 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 at Hen & Chickens. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNAPURNA at None Too Fragile
by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2016

Ulysses, a former college professor and well-published poet, has been living off the grid for over twenty years. His wife and son assumed he was dead. (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

BWW Review: SYLVIA Opens Up a Dog's Mind to Reveal What Makes a Truly Loving Companion
by Shari Barrett - Nov 5, 2016

In the 1995 comedy SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney, married couple Greg (Steve Howard revisiting the role he played with Tanna in 2011) and Kate (appropriately named Beege Barkette) are empty-nesters in the big city. In the opening scene, Greg and Sylvia arrive home after meeting in the park where Sylvia, a bouncy, frisky poodle mix, literally adopted Greg. Tanna jumps up and down, running around just as a new dog inside a home would react, her nervousness and excitement leading her to smell every single inch of the place, leave a liquid deposit, and then remind her new companion over and over again how he is her God she will love and respect forever - as long as he never hits her. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm NYC Readings of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Jayne Ackley Lynch Productions today announced staged readings for the new American musical Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GRACE Poses the Question: What if True Love Never Happens or What if it Does?
by Shari Barrett - Nov 28, 2016

Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of WAITING FOR GRACE, an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth, as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre, directed by Lee Costello. Centering on a woman who wants to have it all, a great career, marriage and children with the perfect husband, but just seems to waste her life with men who don't want what she does. And when she finally meets the right man, what if her fear of abandonment prevents her from ever accepting she has finally found the right man? (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

The United Solo Theatre Festival Presents ORWELLIAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

New Shows from Award-Winning Emerging Directors on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two comic Chekhov shorts The Bear and The Proposal will be directed by Lucy J Skilbeck Dael Orlandersmith's incisive drama Yellowman will be directed by Nancy Medina Skilbeck and Medina are the winners of Genesis Future Directors Awards for 2017  (more...)

Join the Cast of WAITING FOR GRACE for Complimentary Wine Every Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Every Thursday is 'Ladies' Night Out' at Waiting for Grace, the new comedy by Sharon Sharth now running in a visiting production at The Odyssey Theatre through Dec. 11. (more...)

'Happiness Is...' York's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Just announced, Broadway Records will release the 2016 Off-Broadway cast recording of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN in stores, digitally and in-theatre on Friday, November 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Graceopens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

Exclusive First Listen: Aidan Gemme Sings 'Snoopy' on YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Album- Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Today, November 11, Broadway Records releases the 2016 off-Broadway cast recording of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Come spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends-from bright, uncertain morning to starlit, hopeful evening-and all of the lonely brown-bag lunches, kite-flying failures, book reports, glee club rehearsals, and suppertimes in between. Audiences of all ages will learn that 'Happiness is' the simple joys of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

John Stark to Present World Premiere DEVIL'S SALT at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

John Stark Productions presents the World Premiere of playwright, Jovanka Bach's DEVIL'S SALT.  The powerful, sensual drama is set to open December 1st as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda, West Los Angeles, CA 90025.  (more...)

Vets to Bring Postwar Experience EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN to Liberty Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Veteran's Day, the Hollywood American Legion Post 43, Liberty Theater will present the world premiere of Everything In Between, in their Historic Cultural Monument Building at 2035 N. Highland Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford(Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

WAITING FOR GRACE World Premiere Extends at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The world premiere of Waiting for Grace has been extended through December 18 at Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Extraordinary Solo Performer Charlie Bethel Returns to Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Theatre Project welcomes back audience favorite Charlie Bethel, with his brand new solo adaptation of Jack London's The Call of the Wild, for 3 weeks, January 12 - 29, at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. (more...)

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