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Author Calvin Woodill Releases SOLAR SHOCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

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Folding Legs Announce Drown in Light EP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Brooklyn-based alt-rock/indie-pop quartet Folding Legs (whose members hail from New York City, Vienna and Stockholm) have developed a distinctive melodic sound that incorporates diverse influences (more...)

Another Production Company Stages TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Another Production Company will produce a staged play reading of Suzan-Lori Parks 'Pulitzer Prize winning play Topdog/Underdog. The play tells the darkly comic fable of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. The brothers, who have been abandoned by their parents and fallen through the cracks of our social service system, are haunted by their past and forced to confront The Shattering reality of their future. (more...)

Four Clowns Stages HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Now thru 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, still buzzing from the success of their recent award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival engagement, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all new take on one of the Bard's most popular works. Four Clowns presents Hamlet will run for eight performances only, Fridays and Saturdays from tonight, September 18 - October 10, 2015, all shows at 8:00pm. (more...)

Another Production Company to Stage TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Reading, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Another Production Company will produce a staged play reading of Suzan-Lori Parks 'Pulitzer Prize winning play Topdog/Underdog. The play tells the darkly comic fable of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. The brothers, who have been abandoned by their parents and fallen through the cracks of our social service system, are haunted by their past and forced to confront The Shattering reality of their future. (more...)

BROADWAY BOUND! Glenn Close & Rose Byrne Go From DAMAGES To Broadway In 2015
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 8, 2014

Today we kick off a new spotlight series on the stars, shows and special events bringing together the worlds of stage and screen as they happen, highlighted by copious clips and pertinent information on the particularly property - BROADWAY BOUND! For the first entry in this new series, we shine a light on the headliners of highly-praised recent drama series DAMAGES who both will be appearing on the Great White Way this season in hotly anticipated revivals of classic plays - Glenn Close and Rose Byrne! (more...)

Folding Legs Release 'Double Time' Video, Drown In Light EP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

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BWW Reviews: Volatile, Discomforting DISGRACED Earns Its Pulitzer
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2014

Ayad Akhtar's drama of being Muslin in post 9/11 American makes for enthrallingly provocative theatre. (more...)

CSULB University Players & Four Clowns' UBU THE SH*T to Run 11/21-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Running November 21- December 7, the CSULB University Players and Los Angeles-based clown troupe Four Clowns will present a modern retelling of French playwright Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi entitled Ubu the Sh*t. Four Clowns' Artistic Director and CSULB Theatre Arts alum Jeremy Aluma has adapted Jarry's script and is directing this collaborative production. With clown training and techniques incorporated into the rehearsal process by Aluma and members of the Four Clowns company, the undergraduate cast has been given the opportunity to explore the art of clown first-hand by some of Los Angeles' most experienced clown teachers, creating a truly unique version of Jarry's absurdist comedy. For many of the undergraduate actors in Ubu, this is their first experience with working in the art of clown. (more...)

MEMPHIS Team DiPietro, Bryan & Ashley to Reunite for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; 2014/15 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces four shows for its 2014/2015 season, boasting numerous Tony Award-winning playwrights, directors and actors. The season kicks off with a Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

CSULB University Players & Four Clowns' UBU THE SH*T Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Running tonight, November 21- December 7, the CSULB University Players and Los Angeles-based clown troupe Four Clowns will present a modern retelling of French playwright Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi entitled Ubu the Sh*t. Four Clowns' Artistic Director and CSULB Theatre Arts alum Jeremy Aluma has adapted Jarry's script and is directing this collaborative production. With clown training and techniques incorporated into the rehearsal process by Aluma and members of the Four Clowns company, the undergraduate cast has been given the opportunity to explore the art of clown first-hand by some of Los Angeles' most experienced clown teachers, creating a truly unique version of Jarry's absurdist comedy. For many of the undergraduate actors in Ubu, this is their first experience with working in the art of clown. (more...)

BWW Review: Fine Performances Make TREVOR Must See Theatre
by Frank Benge - May 23, 2016

Using true events as source material, TREVOR by Orange is the New Black writer Nick Jones, is at once witty, hilarious and gut-wrenching. The story is about former show biz chimp Trevor (Jason Newman), a 200-pound chimpanzee, and his owner Sandra (Rebecca Robinson), who has an almost maternal attachment to him. At the core, the play is a look at misunderstood communication. Sandra thinks she knows what Trevor is thinking, but the audience is aware of how far off she actually is. Trevor is almost singularly focused on returning to his show biz existence when he worked with Morgan Fairchild (Rebecca Pearcy) in a 'commercial about water bottles or possibly paper'. It is this communication failure that leads to mounting tensions and the ultimately tragic ending. Consider just how frustrating it is not being able to truly communicate with the person you depend on. Yes, this happens in human relationships all the time, but when you make one of the elements in the equation an animal with violent tendencies, both the tension and the very real chance for disaster rise exponentially. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL MY SONS, Open Air Theatre, May 20 2014
by Sarah Flinton - May 21, 2014

Having never been to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre before, all I knew was the buzz and excitement other people gave off about previous shows there. Walking through the main entrance, immediately there's a warming and unique atmosphere; perhaps it's just because it's that time of year when we can finally sit outside in England with only a small chance of being rained on. It's a new season at the Open Air, and what better way to begin than with Arthur Miller's classic 'All My Sons', directed by Timothy Sheader. (more...)

Four Clowns to Bring THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Four Clowns returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year to present The Halfwits' Last Hurrah, an original piece penned by company clowns Ms. Jamie Franta and Mr. Don Colliver. The play features a fame-hungry showman and his mischievous troupe of halfwits as they struggle to keep their variety show from derailing when they are faced with a vindictive ghost from the past. Part Vaudeville tribute, part show biz farce, the audience will enjoy an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem with The Halfwits' starting Thursday, June 4 through Friday, June 26 at The Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Four Clowns to Bring THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Four Clowns returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year to present The Halfwits' Last Hurrah, an original piece penned by company clowns Ms. Jamie Franta and Mr. Don Colliver. The play features a fame-hungry showman and his mischievous troupe of halfwits as they struggle to keep their variety show from derailing when they are faced with a vindictive ghost from the past. Part Vaudeville tribute, part show biz farce, the audience will enjoy an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem with The Halfwits' starting Thursday, June 4 through Friday, June 26 at The Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

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'When Angels Die' Offers Hope to Rape Survivors and Others Affected by Crime
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

A young single mother's world forever changed when she was raped and left for dead in her own home in July 1993. She survived, but her entire family was left with scars that took years to heal. 'When Angels Die' is Caroline de Chavigny's gripping, firsthand account of surviving The Shattering aftermath of a brutal rape. Her book offers hope to those living with fear because of a crime and provides a guide to regain control of their lives. It was many years before de Chavigny found the professional therapy that helped her family truly heal. 'I originally wrote the book as a form of self-help therapy because I couldn't find a book that offered a guide to life after a rape,' de Chavigny said. 'It's so difficult for anyone who has been a crime victim to know what to do and how to deal with the flood of questions and fears that surface. 'It takes time, but it's possible for crime victims to become crime survivors. I dedicate the book to those in transition.' 'When Angels Die' (Banney House Publications/$9.99 paperback and $4.99 e-book) is available at www.CarolinedeChavigny.com and www.Amazon.com. About Caroline de Chavigny Author Caroline de Chavigny was born in Montreal, Canada, and has a bachelor's degree in business. Through her latest book, 'When Angels Die,' de Chavigny aims to share how she overcame post-traumatic stress disorder after a vicious criminal attack, and she offers hope to others facing their own transitions from crime victims to survivors. Her desire to help others also led her write children's books, including 'A Sparrow's Sad Song' and 'Merry Birthday.' Her style of writing comes straight from the heart. All of de Chavigny's books are published by Banney House Publications. To order any of de Chavigny's books, go to www.CarolinedeChavigny.com or to www.Amazon.com. (more...)

Brian 'Head' Welch Premieres New Song With Book Launch
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

To coincide with the pre-order launch of his new book titled With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn (due out May 17 fromNelson Books), musician and New York Times bestselling authorBRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH premiered a new song this week (3/15), 'Lo Lamento,' from his solo bandLove and Death. Fans who purchase the book at Welch's official webstore will receive a free download of the track. Click here to stream 'Lo Lamento.' (more...)

Stan Lee's CHAKRA THE INVINCIBLE Launches on Rovio's ToonsTV Across All Angry Birds Apps Worldwide
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Graphic India and POW! Entertainment announced today the launch of a new superhero creation from Stan Lee (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/08/2014
by BWW - Jun 8, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/29/2014
by BWW - Jun 29, 2014

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Four Clowns' THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH Plays Hollywood Fringe, Now thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Four Clowns returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year to present The Halfwits' Last Hurrah, an original piece penned by company clowns Ms. Jamie Franta and Mr. Don Colliver. The play features a fame-hungry showman and his mischievous troupe of halfwits as they struggle to keep their variety show from derailing when they are faced with a vindictive ghost from the past. Part Vaudeville tribute, part show biz farce, the audience will enjoy an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem with The Halfwits' now through Today, June 26 at The Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/22/2014
by BWW - Jun 22, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/22/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks -Sacramento & Bay Areas
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 2, 2014

What better way to get away from the summer heat than to enjoy a fantastic show in a nice, cool air-conditioned theatre! BroadwayWorld's Harmony Wheeler gives you all the details on your upcoming summer of performing arts, from Marry Me a Little and Orphan of Zhao in the Bay Area to Mary Poppins in Sacramento! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRACERS at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Revived for the Hollywood Fringe Festival comes Tracers, a haunting collection of stories about the Vietnam War written by the men who were there. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/15/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

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Four Clowns' THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH Plays Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Four Clowns returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year to present The Halfwits' Last Hurrah, an original piece penned by company clowns Ms. Jamie Franta and Mr. Don Colliver. The play features a fame-hungry showman and his mischievous troupe of halfwits as they struggle to keep their variety show from derailing when they are faced with a vindictive ghost from the past. Part Vaudeville tribute, part show biz farce, the audience will enjoy an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem with The Halfwits' now through Friday, June 26 at The Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

TRACERS Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Revived for the Hollywood Fringe Festival comes Tracers, a haunting collection of stories about the Vietnam War written by the men who were there. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/01/2014
by BWW - Jun 1, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

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Hampstead Theatre to Live Stream WONDERLAND, 26 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Wonderland will be live-streamed on Saturday 26 July 7.30pm over the internet worldwide and free on hampsteadtheatre.com and theguardian.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, a Dynamic Father/Daughter Drama
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2015

Emotions emerge as a successful playwright and his actress daughter wait for her opening night NY Times review. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' THE WEIR Serves Up Guinness and Ghost Stories
by Christi Esterle - Jan 24, 2014

Conor McPherson's The Weir is all about the atmosphere, and Theatreworks certainly has it. Scenic designer Jonathan Wentz has built a cozy rural Irish pub with mismatched chairs, a turf fire, and Guinness on tap. The floorboards of the stage come right up to the front row of seats; you feel like you could walk right up to the bar and order yourself a pint (in fact, the audience is invited to do just that at the performance's conclusion). This is a small-town watering hole, a place where everybody knows everybody's business and men fresh from a hard day's work gossip like old ladies over beer and whiskey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Counter-Productions Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company will Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Topdog/Underdog' February 27-March 8 at AS220's Blackbox. For more information visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/336512793211203 (more...)

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company is proud to present Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Topdog/Underdog' February 27-March 8 at AS220's Blackbox. (more...)

A.C.T. Receives NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. A.C.T. is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support their upcoming production of The Orphan of Zhao, playing June 4-29, 2014 at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater. (more...)

UPDATED: Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, and Many More Tribute Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by Sally Henry - Aug 29, 2015

Like all of the theatre community, BroadwayWorld is shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of 21-year-old Les Miserables performer Kyle Jean-Baptiste after an accident at his mother's home on Friday night. Below, read the heartfelt messages that friends and fans have been sharing to social media ever since the news of his death. (more...)

Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, still buzzing from the success of their recent award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival engagement, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all new take on one of the Bard's most popular works. Four Clowns presents Hamlet will run for eight performances only, Fridays and Saturdays from September 18 - October 10, 2015, all shows at 8:00pm. Shakespeare's Hamlet has been appearing in various forms across LA this year, and it seems only natural for the Clowns to take on this classic story.  (more...)

BWW Review: Optimist Theatre Embraces Shakespeare and Its Audience
by Erin Lewenauer - Aug 26, 2016

You can feel fall. The breaking of a stick. The Shattering of leaves. It's unusual to fall victim to this intense experience in the aggressively muggy, unending days of August in Milwaukee. And yet you'll feel this beginning with the first chord of Optimist Theatre's production of Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar, performed 12 times over 3 weekends: August 4-7, 11-13, and 18-21. Free to the public, this marks the program's 7th season, held outdoors at the Selig-Joseph-Folz ampitheater in Alice Bertschy Kadish Park. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)


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Review Roundup: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 3, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, opens tonight, April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement running through June 15. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STC to Present ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

John Howard, Robyn Nevin, Chris Ryan, Eryn Jean Norvill and Josh McConville are amongst the cast for Sydney Theatre Company's All My Sons by Arthur Miller. STC Resident Director Kip Williams is at the helm following the success of The Golden Age in January and Miss Julie, currently at Melbourne Theatre Company. Performances of All My Sons are at Roslyn Packer Theatre from 4 June 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: HUGO BALL: A Dada Puppet AdveNTuRe!!/?1!!??
by Roger Catlin - Apr 24, 2016

It was 100 years ago this year when Hugo Ball chose a nonsense word to label the anti-art movement of World War I - dada. (more...)

David Strathairn Will Headline ACT's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today two additional productions for the company's 47th subscription season: Glen Berger's acclaimed solo drama, Underneath the Lintel, starring Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn, and Beatrice Basso and Linda Alper's new translation of Eduardo De Filippo's poignant Italian comedy, Napoli!, featuring A.C.T. favorites Marco Barricelli and Stratford Festival star Seana McKenna. These two productions join the previously announced 1776, A Christmas Carol, Major Barbara, Venus in Fur, and The Orphan of Zhao. The final production for the 2013-14 season will be announced at a later date. (more...)

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