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BWW Review: Compelling, Timely SIDE EFFECTS at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - May 27, 2017

As Capitol Hill seems to talking nonstop about the state of American health care at a time when it all might change, a couple of one-man plays at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop was breaking down the issues in terms that are immediate, emotional and human. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2017
by - May 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Previews: Summer Stages CABARET, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, & More Lead BWW'S Top Atlanta Theatre Picks for Summer
by Amy Zipperer - May 27, 2017

The summer months usher in all the things we love about summer in Atlanta: visits to the Atlanta Zoo, Braves baseball, evening strolls through the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year, the summer months are also playing host to some of the best Theatre offerings of the year, and there are so many that you might need help narrowing the playing field. (more...)

Canines Hit the Stage in THE POUND: A MUSICAL FOR THE DOGS at Sound Bites 4.0
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs - a funny and heartwarming musical about a collection of colorful canines and their quest to find a home - will be showcased as part of Theatre Now New York's Sound Bites 4.0 musical Theatre festival: http://www.tnny.org/ - an excerpt from The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs will be presented at the Signature Theatre on 42nd Street (Irene Diamond Stage) on May 29, 2017. (more...)

Princeton Triangle Club Stages Encore Performances of its  Original Musical Comedy GREECE'D LIGHTNING
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

The Princeton Triangle Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary, returns to the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center to present the final two encore performances of its original musical-comedy extravaganza, Greece'd Lightning! on Friday, June 2nd at 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: JAM, Finborough Theatre
by Gary Naylor - May 27, 2017

Jam, Matt Parvin's first play, shows promise but cannot overcome its structural and narrative problems to deliver its full potential. (more...)

Leslie Jordan Set for Metropolitan Room Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive, and varied career trajectories of the past few decades. (more...)

Fiona Kelly and Sabine Ducrot Announce Recital at Cit Cork School of Music
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Irish flautist Fiona Kelly, hailed by the New York Times as a player with “impressive technique and elegant musicianship”, is principal flute of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In this recital, Fiona will be accompanied by pianist Sabine Ducrot for a programme featuring famous works by Debussy and Franck, plus a selection of delightful pieces for flute by three lesser known French composers. (more...)

Paul Reiser Brings A NIGHT OF COMEDY to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician PAUL REISER has spent the last 30 plus years acting in Oscar and Emmy Award-winning movies and television shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central's 'Top 100 Comedians of All Time.' Reiser is best known for co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series 'Mad About You,' which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. (more...)

Theater with a View Announces RABBIT HOLE Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Theater with a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific Theatre company, returns this July with a brand new production of David Linday-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production, which will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA), begins previews on Wednesday, July 12 and will run through Saturday, July 29. (more...)

Old Vic Theatre Evacuated Following Security Alert
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

According to The Independent, London's Old Vic Theatre, currently home to WOYZECK starring Star Wars' John Boyega, was evacuated on May 27th due to a possible security threat.  (more...)

THE SOUL GATHERER Preps for Opening at Stone Cottage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

On a stormy night a young woman suffering from catatonia begins to emerge from her years of silence with a series of painful screams. That same night her estranged brother is scheduled to arrive. The live-in nurse and maid become overwhelmed with trying to keep the young girl calm and call her Psychiatrist for help. There is a blackout. When the lights emerge a young man is found nearly nude on the floor face down in a bed of feathers in a catatonic state. Is it a mass delusion, a physical embodiment of the girl's mental illness, a visitation of an angel, or is this visitor an imposter? Be prepared to be startled, provoked and intrigued by this most unique play. (more...)

THE DONALD TRUMP CHRONICLES Plays Planet Connections this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

THE DONALD TRUMP CHRONICLES, AMONG OTHER THINGS PRESENTED BY RANDY CORDERO, part of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2017 (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: He's Back in the Building! Go Inside Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by TV - Press Previews - May 27, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

Write Out Loud to Conclude 10th Anniversary Season with Reading of THE OPEN ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience - announces THE OPEN ROAD, the final production in their 10th Anniversary Season, on Monday, June 5th at 7 p.m. at Old Town Theatre (4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego). (more...)

MOVIES THAT MATTER Film Series Concludes with 'Dead Man Walking'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series comes to a close this year with a screening of the 1995 film, Dead Man Walking, on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm. Following the series' theme of teaching audiences about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves while providing a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace, Dead Man Walking tells the remarkable story of a prisoner on death row who learns to accept God's love and  come out of hiding. (more...)

The Coterie & The White Theatre at The J Announce 1st Co-Production: Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Coterie Theatre and the White Theatre at "The J," the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, will come together to co-produce Disney's Newsies for a limited run in the Summer 2018. The show will mark The Coterie and The J's first collaboration, as well as the Kansas City region's first locally-produced production of Newsies. It will be co-directed by Coterie Producing Artistic Director, Jeff Church, and Jerry Jay Cranford, who will also serve as choreographer, with musical direction by Pam Williamson, veteran of 10 musicals at The J. Newsies will feature a cast of all-local professional and non-professional adult and youth actors, and will be performed live on stage at the White Theatre at The J, July 7-29, 2018. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Nashville Ballet presents EMERGENCE 6/1-3
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Nashville Ballet will close its 2016-2017 performance season with its popular experimental ballet series Emergence June 1-3, 2017, at Nashville Ballet's Studio A. This season's edition will feature the debut of three all-new Nashville Ballet collaborations only weeks in the making and the opportunity to interact with the artists to learn about the creative process. (more...)

EAT. DRINK. PLAY. at Firehall Arts Centre 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Firehall Arts Centre presents Eat. Drink. Play. on June 22, 2017, with doors opening at 7pm. Created to celebrate the incredible food and drink happening in the Firehall's backyard, the event brings together the area's finest restaurateurs, craft brewers, small-batch distillers, and performers for an eclectic summer evening of sampling and sharing. (more...)

Enjoy PURE COUNTRY with Julie Johnson and Harley Jay at Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lyric Stage will close its 24th season with its 21st world premiere, PURE COUNTRY, June 9-18, 2017. Performances are June 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 PM and June 11 & 18 @ 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Tickets are available @ www.lyricstage.org or by calling 972-252-2787. (more...)

Stephen Costello Headlines Met's Free Summer Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following a string of engagements in Russia and Armenia, Stephen Costello – star of back-to-back productions at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this year – returns New York to headline the company's free annual summer recital series in the city's parks. At Central Park SummerStage (June 12) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (June 14), the Tucker Award-winning tenor joins fellow Met stars soprano Susanna Phillips and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong for a program of favorite arias and duets, accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders. As Opera News noted in a recent “Spotlight” double-page spread, “the all-American tenor” is now “at the top of his game.” (more...)

Special Events Announced in Conjunction with the Huntington's Production of RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Ripcord the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Ripcord, available at huntingtonTheatre.org/ripcord by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) and BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, May 26, 2017 at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Joshua Harmon's Hit Play BAD JEWS Returns to the LA Area for One-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The critically acclaimed Joshua Harmon play Bad Jews will be making a brief return to the Los Angeles area June 19th-25th at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. The production, starring Jeanette Deutsch, Ryan Phillips, Andrew Fromer and Bailey Humiston, is directed by Anna Steers and is the debut production of the newly formed AFDF Productions. (more...)

Northwest FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Features Festál Turns 20 as its 2017 Cultural Focus
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????Seattle Center and Northwest Folklife deepen their longstanding partnership this year as Northwest Folklife Festival celebrates Festal Turns 20, as its Cultural Focus for 2017. The focus recognizes the outstanding series of 24 ethnic cultural festivals produced at Seattle Center on weekends throughout the year.  (more...)

WILLY'S LIL VIRGIN QUEEN to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning actress and playwright, Terra Taylor Knudson, premiere's her one-woman show "Willy's Lil Virgin Queen", at Hollywood Fringe Festival June 4th, 10th, 17th, 21st and 24th at Asylum@ Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. This seventy-five minute piece is a mad-cap, comic romp as Willy Shakespeare teaches a 20th century "lil virgin" how to skip the prince and be the queen she was always meant to be. (more...)

Tickets for Tower Theatre's Fall Events On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tower Theatre has revealed initial details for a long-awaited fall concert and event schedule, which includes nationally touring acts as well as the iconic venue's first non-concert public event in the auditorium's fully-renovated space. (more...)

Announcing TREADWLL GOLD: A New Play Based on the Book by Sheila Kelly
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In 1916, no one knew the booming town of Treadwell-home to the largest gold mine in the world-was on the brink of its ultimate destruction. In one momentous year, as infrastructure crumbles, fires rage, and war looms, young engineer George Barnett arrives in the territory of Alaska with "guts and genius," not expecting to fall in love or carry the safety of the miners and the town on his shoulders. Treadwell Gold is written by Rachel Atkins and inspired by the book of historical nonfiction by Sheila Kelly. The play is based on real people and events. Treadwell Gold takes us to a time when science and engineering were looked to with faith that progress was always an option and engineering could always make our lives better. Treadwell Gold runs in limited engagement at Perseverance Theatre, June 22 - July 3. (more...)

RUDE at South 4th Bar Announces June Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

RUDE, the weekly night of comedy held every Tuesday at Williamsburg's South 4th Bar, has announced their line-up of shows and performances for June 2017, kicking off on June 6th. The June roster includes Rude's new monthly queer showcase, a comedy showcase hosted by Crissy Milazzo and Brandon Wardell, and a 'video party' by comedy collective Ground Floor Comedy. (more...)

Blue Star Award Winners Announced at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical Theatre students. Last night's 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundreds of area teens an opportunity to perform musical numbers on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage while their teachers, peers, parents and others cheered them from the seats. Many of the students took home Blue Star Awards in recognition of their high school theatrical accomplishments. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

PETER PAN Flies Into The Rose This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Audiences will be transported on a magical flight to Neverland for a swashbuckling musical that delivers non-stop action, spell-binding music and stunning choreography when Peter Pan takes flight at The Rose Theater, June 2-18, 2017.  (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

What to Watch in San Diego This Holiday Weekend
by E.H. Reiter - May 26, 2017

Support aspiring Theatre kids going to New York or go see one of many newly opened shows around town - San Diego has many Theatre options for you this Memorial Day weekend! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Out at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

What would happen if rock-n'-roll legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash all got together for one night only to give one of the most epic jam sessions the world has ever known? That's what happens in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony-winning musical that brings to life this legendary session that occurred on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego, is thrilled to announce a brand new member of the staff, Jenny Case. The new leadership position of Managing Director has been created for Case, and will include working closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions, Cabarets, new play development and cultivating and managing patron relationships.  (more...)

BAD JEWS Comes to Capital Stage 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Capital Stage presents Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon a  NY Times Critics Pick (2013). Amy Resnick, last seen at Capital Stage in August: Osage County, and Blackberry Winter will direct this Sacramento Premiere. Bad Jews will be the sixth and final production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from June 21-July 23, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Brooke and Chad Are… JUST AS GAY AS YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Cabaret Artists Chad M. Ryan and Brooke M. Haney's first collaborative endeavor, Brooke and Chad Are… Just as Gay as You. (A Queer Cabaret of Chaos and Clarity), premieres this year during Pride Week on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at the Duplex. Created by Haney and Ryan from their combined personal "GAY" experiences, the show explores the themes of queerness and identity and the unlikely friendship between a Gay man and a Queer woman, all under their shared love of music and storytelling. Filled with chaotic  humour, truth telling vulnerability and occasional crisp clarity, the evening is sure to be a 'gay ol time.'  The duo has also partnered with Shining Hope for Communities to raise money and build awareness for Margaret's Safe Place, a project of Shining Hope. To that end, a portion of the proceeds from every ticket will go to support Shining Hope. (more...)

Found Theatre LOVERS, HATERS & OTHERS Presented As Benefit For Found Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Found Theatre of Long Beach is proud to present a special theatrical event. Kim and Scott McClelland, founders and operators of the famous Roadhouse Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania, for more than 20 years, have graciously offered to perform their signature piece, "Lovers, Haters & Others" as a benefit for the Found. The show consists of scenes and monologues from 12 different plays, ranging from Shakespeare's "Richard III" to Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," to Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" and Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" (more...)

Catch WHERE THE NUMBERS END:  A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Just four performances remain of the Whitefire Theatre's world premiere of "WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy" written and directed by Amanda Moresco, running Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, May 27, June 3 and 10 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre presents THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the Northwest premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, directed by David Domkoski. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Daphne du Maurier's short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, is boldly adapted into a new, contemporary play by Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, The Night Alive).  (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer Intensive
by Emma Suttell - May 26, 2017

As the school year comes to a close, the window opens for summer intensives. This year, located in Phoenix, Sandra Day O'Connor High School is holding their annual "Theatre Rocks" Summer Camp. For incoming 7th through 12th graders, the school is putting on a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a short rehearsal process of only five weeks. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE to Take the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

DEAR MASTER to Bring Passionate Letters to the Stage at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

An intellectual, artistic friendship between novelists marks the Los Angeles premiere and fifth production of Little Fish Theatre's 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Molly Ringwald, Amy Spanger, Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More Celebrate Victoria Leacock Hoffman at Keen Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Victoria Leacock Hoffman was a long-time collaborator of Jonathan Larson and original producer of tick, tick...BOOM! To salute her vision and incredible contribution to musical Theatre history, Keen Company's gala evening included extraordinary performances by stars of stage and screen, celebrating Victoria's legacy! Featuring performances by Molly Ringwald, Amy Spanger and the cast of tick, tick...BOOM!: Nick Blaemire, George Salazar, & Ciara Renee. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

'DOG SEES GOD' Opens Tonight at Vagabond Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Opening tonight, Friday, May 26, Vagabond Theatre Company presents DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V Royal, directed by Michael R Mele.  Don't miss this darkly comedic and heartwarming snapshot of teen angst taken through the parodical, unauthorized lens of one of the most beloved comic strips in history. (more...)

Review Roundup: CONSTELLATIONS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell and Dana Green star in Constellations - playwright Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse - opening at The Armory on May 19, with preview performances beginning May 13, and regular performances running through June 11. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OLD MAN AND THE MOON Brings Tall Tales to The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - May 26, 2017

The PigPen Theatre Co. bring THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON to the Old Globe thorugh June 18th. (more...)

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