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The Wall, was adapted by Millard Lampell and is based on John Hersey's novel of the same name.



The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty.

BWW Review: GORGON Deals With Youth Deaths And Coping With GriefBWW Review: GORGON Deals With Youth Deaths And Coping With Grief
by Barry Lenny - May 4, 2016

Elena Karapetis has moved into tscriptwriting and is presenting her second play, Gorgon. (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimée & Kate McGarry and Brian Regan Set for NJPAC This WeekendAlvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimée & Kate McGarry and Brian Regan Set for NJPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey's undisputed masterpiece. Friday, May 6, 2016 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

The Skivvies to Perform at Serenbe Playhouse, 5/20The Skivvies to Perform at Serenbe Playhouse, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

For one night only, New York's hottest duo - The Skivvies - will be taking over Atlanta! Join the Playhouse team after our performance of Buyer & Cellar on Friday, May 20th at 10pm at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for a concert like no other! (more...)

BWW Guide: The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps in OrlandoBWW Guide: The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps in Orlando
by Kimberly Moy - May 4, 2016

Performing arts grow self-confidence, teach collaboration, and reawaken creative skills that become latent throughout the year. The specialized performing arts camps in Orlando are exceptional. There is something for every budget and every interest. (more...)

Production Underway for Season 2 of Crackle's Scripted Drama THE ART OF MOREProduction Underway for Season 2 of Crackle's Scripted Drama THE ART OF MORE
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, is now in production on season two of the network's first original scripted drama series, THE ART OF MORE. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Aurora Theatre Company Extends David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENTAurora Theatre Company Extends David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, a masterful reinvigoration of Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

ONTRAPORT Announces ONTRAPALOOZA 2016 Keynote SpeakersONTRAPORT Announces ONTRAPALOOZA 2016 Keynote Speakers
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This JuneJennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

Betty Buckley, Mark Lamos & Leigh Katz Featured on WPKN's STATE OF THE ARTS This WeekBetty Buckley, Mark Lamos & Leigh Katz Featured on WPKN's STATE OF THE ARTS This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Betty Buckley, Mark Lamos and Leigh Katz are the featured guests on this week's (Friday, May 6) State of the ARTSwhich airs LIVE every Friday from 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson. (more...)

BWW Review: A GREAT WILDERNESS: Bring Your Moral CompassBWW Review: A GREAT WILDERNESS: Bring Your Moral Compass
by Nancy Grossman - May 3, 2016

Zeitgeist Stage Company presents the Boston area premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's A GREAT WILDERNESS, set in a gay conversion camp in Idaho. A gentle Christian counselor takes on one final camper before his retirement, but the boy wanders off into the woods, setting in motion a physical search for him and soul-searching for the adults in his life. The plot gets lost in the woods with the missing boy, resulting in a very different play than anticipated. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 3, 2016

On April 30th 2016 at Symphony Space on NYC's Upper West Side, Valentina Kozlova glowed with well-deserved pride as she introduced the Awards Ceremony and Gala of this year's eponymous Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. Originally called the Boston Ballet Competition, the event has mushroomed in just six years into a worthy contender for joining the ranks of such celebrated competitions as Youth America Grand Prix, Varna, and Jackson. (more...)

Florida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & MoreFlorida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, recently called 'one of the top regional troupes in the United States' by 'The Wall Street Journal', is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Running October 7 to May 14, the season includes Agatha Christie's most famous whodunit, a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and more! (more...)

FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, Featuring Larger-Than-Life Puppets, Comes to the MannFIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, Featuring Larger-Than-Life Puppets, Comes to the Mann
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On July 20, in celebration of its 40th season, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the North American premiere of FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's orchestral score for the 1910 ballet The Firebird. (more...)

VIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham WindhamVIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham Windham
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Broadway actors Mark Aldrich and Jimmy Ludwig came up with the idea of matching hit shows with local breweries. (more...)

Cynthia-Reeves to Display Sarah Amos Collography Exhibit, TodayCynthia-Reeves to Display Sarah Amos Collography Exhibit, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Landscape is not merely the world we see, according to master printmaker Sarah Amos; it is a way of seeing the world, both real and imagined.  For over thirty years, Amos's marks on paper, a visual language of dotted lines traversing across the picture plane, reveal windows into her life's journey to the States, with traces of aboriginal and cultural identity never lagging far behind.  In Amos' words, 'I record, observe, assemble and archive organic objects, cultural relics, places, tools and experiences, creating a highly personalized iconography.  My drawings, paintings, and prints are not only visual diaries, but a language of the real, the imagined, and the half-forgotten'. (more...)

Central Queens Academy to Honor FRESH OFF THE BOAT's Hudson YangCentral Queens Academy to Honor FRESH OFF THE BOAT's Hudson Yang
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Central Queens Academy Charter School (CQA) - a public, tuition-free, college-preparatory school serving underserved students in one of New York City's most diverse neighborhoods - will honor Fresh Off the Boat star Hudson Yang, The Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Yang, and distinguished real estate attorney Bruce D. Saber at its first-ever Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Recap: Jon Snow Heads 'Home' in GAME OF THRONESBWW Recap: Jon Snow Heads 'Home' in GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 2, 2016

Episode two of Game of Thrones just aired tonight and with it, we got a lot of what we had last week, shocking deaths and violence, but we also got the answer to everyone's burning question. Is Jon Snow really dead? The episode, entitled “Home” not only was named so because of the word being dropped quite often in dialogue, but several of our primary characters dealt with their families, identities and “homes”. I would say this is one of the closes instances we've gotten on this show of having the title actually play a key role in the total events of the narrative, but alas, it still struggled to remain thematically relevant, despite it's frequent usage.  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

The Adobe Theater Presents THE WHITEHEADED BOY This SummerThe Adobe Theater Presents THE WHITEHEADED BOY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Who is "The Whiteheaded Boy"? He is the Irish equivalent of our 'Fair-haired child,' the one who can do no wrong, the one who is indulged in all that he does. He gets the largest piece of pie, the choicest piece of meat, and his favorite meal whenever he wants. He is the one who has been told since birth that he is 'different' from all the rest - special, better. He is the 'gifted' one, the boy for whom the gates of success will magically open simply because he asks. He is the one whose inevitable fall to Earth is especially painful because it is so unexpected. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLaura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES Returns to Investigation Discovery 5/2TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES Returns to Investigation Discovery 5/2
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES follows one of the nation's top crime writers, Aphrodite Jones, as she goes behind-the-scenes of famous murder cases to uncover hidden secrets (more...)

Remembering Famed Photographer, Charles GatewoodRemembering Famed Photographer, Charles Gatewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Charles Gatewood (http://charlesgatewood.com) passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Keenan-Bolger in TUCK EVERLASTINGBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Keenan-Bolger in TUCK EVERLASTING
by Ken Fallin - Apr 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Andrew Keenan-Bolger in Tuck Everlasting! (more...)

The Skivvies & More Among 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival's Special Events; New Immersive Theatre Initiative UnveiledThe Skivvies & More Among 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival's Special Events; New Immersive Theatre Initiative Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has added a new community immersive theatre project entitled Orpheus in the Berkshires (July 14 - 17), a World Premiere production made by and for the Berkshires, as well as an exciting line-up of special events for their 62nd season. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/7Tony Winner Betty Buckley Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series bring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley - Live in Concert on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in a special one night only performance!  (more...)

BWW Race Review: 2016 BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON - Breathtaking Views, Brutal Winds Make It a Course to be Reckoned WithBWW Race Review: 2016 BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON - Breathtaking Views, Brutal Winds Make It a Course to be Reckoned With
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 28, 2016

The 31st presentation of the 2016 Big Sur International Marathon was held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 along the sprawling, winding California coast of Highway One, offering breathtaking views of the towering redwoods, rolling rural hills, expansive Pacific Ocean, and the 'ragged edge of the western world.' In addition to the Marathon, it also included a 21-miler, 10.6-miler, 5K, and the By the Bay 3K fun run, totaling approximately 10,000 participants in this epic weekend-long event. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Patti LuPoneBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Patti LuPone
by Ken Fallin - Apr 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Patti LuPone, who will appear in the New York Pops Gala on Monday night, May 2. (more...)

Berkeley Rep and Cal Shakes to Host BREAKING THE BINARY SymposiumBerkeley Rep and Cal Shakes to Host BREAKING THE BINARY Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep and California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced today they will co-present a free half-day symposium called Breaking the Binary: Building a Trans/Gender-Non-Conforming/Non-Binary Inclusive Theatre. The event will include, connect, and present views and resources from a cross-section of theatre artists on the subject of T/GNC/NB inclusion. The event is organized by trans-identified theatre professionals Lisa Evans and SK Kerastas, and will showcase work from trans theatre artists and provide holistic support to theatre organizations and artists making this type of work. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

Crystal Johnson's THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN Musical Comes to BrooklynCrystal Johnson's THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN Musical Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN, a dramatic, autobiographical musical chronicles the journey of Crystal Johnson as she goes from early developmental stages as a vocalist and thespian on Off-Broadway blossoming into a Broadway actress, singer and songwriter signed to a major record label. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams & More Strip Down with The SkivviesSTAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams & More Strip Down with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, otherwise known as the Skivvies, returned to Feinstein's/54 Below last night with their signature 'undie-rock,' and as usual, a slew of all-star guests. Check out performances by Nick Adams, Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, Caroline Rhea, Kevin Zak and more from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Help Launch Repetto Boutique in SoHoPhoto Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Help Launch Repetto Boutique in SoHo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Allison Walsh, Leanne Cope, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner and Sara Esty from Broadway's An American in Paris were on hand today, April 28, to help launch the first U.S. location of Repetto, a French ballet, street shoe and ready-to-wear boutique. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

SecondOpinionExpert, Inc. and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Form Strategic PartnershipSecondOpinionExpert, Inc. and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Form Strategic Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Jaybird Productions to Present URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This SpringJaybird Productions to Present URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Jaybird Productions is thrilled to present Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy that hilariously explores such serious topics as unsustainability, corporate greed, and government corruption, in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, North York for a 3-show mid-week run, May 17-19 in support of local charity. (more...)

See 'Show of the Season' SHE LOVES ME for Just $50See 'Show of the Season' SHE LOVES ME for Just $50
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 28, 2016

In celebration of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary, She Loves Me returns to Broadway for the first time since it triumphantly launched Roundabout's musical theatre initiative over 20 years ago. Based on the same story that inspired the hit movie You've Got Mail, this romantic musical comedy stars Tony® winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, 'Nashville'), Zachary Levi (First Date, 'Heroes Reborn'), Tony winner and Emmy® nominee Jane Krakowski (Nine, '30 Rock'), Tony nominee Gavin Creel (Hair), Byron Jennings (You Can't Take It With You), and Tony winner Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It). (more...)

Vans Launches Online Voting Contest to Support #RightToArtVans Launches Online Voting Contest to Support #RightToArt
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

CYPRESS, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Vans launches online voting today for the seventh annual VansCustom Culture competition, a national contest designed to give high school students a platform to embrace creative expression while joining a movement to support arts education and foster their school's #RightToArt. (more...)

AN IMPROVISED 80s TEEN MOVIE SET FOR Playhouse on ParkAN IMPROVISED 80s TEEN MOVIE SET FOR Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

An athlete, a brain, a princess, a criminal and a basket-case, along with other classic John Hughes characters of the 80s, will dodge clueless parents, meddlesome teachers and the rough waters of high school social hierarchy during an Improvised 80s Teen Movie. (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & MoreSegal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & National Park Service to Host The Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival, 5/15Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & National Park Service to Host The Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noonat The Great Hallat Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. (more...)

New Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRICNew Play THE MESSIAH COMPLEX to Explore Legacy of The Black Panthers at BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BRIC is pleased to present the world premiere of The Messiah Complex, a new play written by Nia Witherspoon and visionary director Charlotte Brathwaite with choreography by Ni'Ja Whitson and dramaturgy by Cherrie Moraga. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAD MAN WALKING Shines Light into the Darkness in Georgetown, TXBWW Review: DEAD MAN WALKING Shines Light into the Darkness in Georgetown, TX
by Amy Bradley - Apr 27, 2016

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts Department of Theatre presents DEAD MAN WALKING at the creative theatre in the round stage known as Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater. Located in the heart of Georgetown, Texas and more specifically, Southwestern University, director Kathleen Juhl gathers students to tell a tale of a very unlikable young man watching the clock of his life run out. Set in 1970's Louisiana, the audience is transported through the stories of intolerance rather than scenery. Opening with a bare stage, some chairs, and a simple platform, the play begins with Sister Helen Prejean (played my Ally Oliphint) curious and nonjudgemental about her questionable surroundings in "the projects". Soon, she is asked by a local priest to visit a man on death row, and with some hesitation, she goes against the advice of her peers and ventures to the prison. With the bars and jail represented through creative cross lighting and distance, Matthew Poncelet (played by Dillon Betros) awaits, like a lion waiting for prey. The young man facing the last week of his life comes alive in his berating and tempting of Sister Prejean to abandon him through his brutish and ignorant dialogue. This stands in contrast with Sister Prejean's attempts to  humanize a convicted murderer and rapist, as she is on a mission of religious guidance and tolerance, and not wanting to pass judgement. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran UniversityBWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran University
by Cary Ginell - Apr 26, 2016

Playing a character is hard enough for many actors and actresses who are starting out in musical theater, but The Drowsy Chaperone throws its performers a curve because of the complicated nature of the show. A cloistered record collector, the character known only as Man in Chair, shares his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, with the audience, and as he talks about it, the characters come alive in front of them. But Man in Chair is also talking about the actors who play the characters in the faux musical. This causes a triple-layered dilemma for anyone who plays in the show because they have to fold two characters into their own personalities. We talked with three of the show's stars, who are all theater arts students at California Lutheran University. Kevin Repich is a third year Communications and Theater Arts major who is also in the college's Improv Troupe. Malissa Marlow, also a junior, is a Thousand Oaks High School graduate who has already appeared in productions of Spring Awakening (as Martha), Night of the Living Dead (as Corpse on the Stairs - really!), and Songs for a New World (Woman 1). Leah Dalrymple, also from Thousand Oaks High, is making her musical debut at CLU, but has received a Vee-Cee award for her performance as Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises at Moorpark College. We talked with all three this week about this very funny show, which is packing in audiences at the CLU Black Box Theater. (more...)

Season Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next WeekSeason Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Season tickets for the highly anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 2. Sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, the season will feature Tony Award-winning productions, Broadway smashes and first-ever national tours. For more information visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS.  Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards left off, and hosted by the Independent Shakespeare Co. and Dr. Pinch and Pinchtones, the best of 99-seat theatre was celebrated in an exuberant and emotional evening that put a "Raw" spotlight on the year's best work. (more...)

Mariza, with Special Guest Bebel Gilberto, to Perform at NJPAC This FallMariza, with Special Guest Bebel Gilberto, to Perform at NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Grammy nominee Mariza. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present Ellis Island Asian American Heritage FestivalNai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Present Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. (more...)

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