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Photo Flash: OUT LOUD Theatre Kicks Off Season with MARAT/SADE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

OUT LOUD Theatre is kicking off their 5th Season and 3-part series 'That Way Madness Lies' with Peter Weiss's 1960's classic, Marat/Sade. Full title, The Persecution & Assassination of Jean-Paul MARAT as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de SADE Set in 1808 in the asylum of Charenton, Marat/Sade explores mental health, revolution, and what it means to be 'free'. Structured almost entirely as a 'play within a play' - led by the direction of the Marquis de Sade - the inmates of Charenton relive and retell the horrors of the French Revolution, all the while grappling with their own internal and external realities. (more...)

Triskelion Arts presents MMDC & BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance - A Shared Evening of New Work
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Triskelion Arts presents MMDC & BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance - A Shared Evening of New Work at The Muriel Schulman Theatre at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Entrance on Banker Street), on March 11 & 12, 2017 at 8pm with a Families Welcome Matinee on March 12 at 4pm. (more...)

The Orchard Abducts Pat Healy's Directorial Debut TAKE ME, Starring Taylor Schilling
by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Orchard announced today that the company will release director Pat Healy's feature debut TAKE ME, starring Taylor Schilling opposite Healy. (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: SNOW IN MIDSUMMER, Royal Shakespeare Company
by Emma Cann - Mar 4, 2017

Snow in Midsummer is a modern retelling of an ancient Chinese drama, which marks the start of an ambitious cultural project translating Eastern classics into English, and Shakespeare into Chinese. The original 13th century play, by Guan Hanqing, bears all the hallmarks of traditional Chinese drama, with sung arias, mime and acrobatic feats. The RSC's new version, written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, is transported to a contemporary setting.  (more...)

BWW Review: ONE LOVE, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by Emma Cann - Mar 24, 2017

Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical. Written and directed by Kwame Kwei Armah, this brand new musical is so much more than a juke-box style tribute act. Set across a dramatic period in the music legend's life, we see Bob Marley caught in the cross-fire between opposing political parties, as his beloved homeland of Jamaica is on the brink of civil war. Torn between his family, religion and the duty he feels to unite his people with his music and his message, One Love is Bob Marley's coming of age story.  (more...)

Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer , much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus , Amadeus , and Lettice and Lovage . Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)

New Dance Alliance Announces 31st Annual Mix Festival, 6/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st annual Performance Mix Festival. “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable” (The New York Times), the 2017 festival will feature works by 20 local and international dance artists, as well as Performance Mix's annual community breakfast, a dance party, and more. (more...)

Periapsis Music and Dance presents IMMINENCE at GK Artscenter 4/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Periapsis Music and Dance presents Imminence, a new work by choreographer Erin Dillon and composer Jonathan Howard Katz, on April 1 at 8:00 pm and April 2 and 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at GK ArtsCenter (aka Gelsey Kirkland Academy), 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn.  Tickets are $24 advance, $30 at the door, with special pricing for students and artists of $15 advance and $20 at the door, available at http://periapsismusicanddance.org/calendar/. (more...)

XOTIC PC Launches New AMD Ryzen Processors to their Desktop Upgrades
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

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Netflix Acquires Yance Ford's Poetic Documentary STRONG ISLAND
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Netflix announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to filmmaker Yance Ford's powerful, poetic documentary STRONG ISLAND, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Music Inspired by Motion Picture GHOST IN THE SHELL Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell [Paramount Pictures via Kobalt Music Recordings]--due out on March 31--Threads together 12 tracks elegantly befitting of Major's unpredictable cybernetic war and personal journey to uncover the secrets behind her dark past. (more...)

LITTLE GIRL BLUE Concert Drama about Nina Simone at Met Room 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Cheyenne Covington & Onyx Qube Productions will present LITTLE GIRL BLUE, a Concert Drama written & directed by Nathan Ross Freeman starring Markeisha Ensley & introducing Bijan Mira Shaw, for one performance only, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:30pm at Metropolitan Room. (more...)

The Cole Foundation Announces Grant Winners for Intercultural Conversations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, initiated to encourage greater understanding of Montreal's cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays that present stories and issues of cultural minorities on stage. Focusing on intercultural and multicultural conversation for their community initiatives, over the past eight years the Cole Foundation has cultivated and strengthened a canon of theatrical work incorporating these themes. A number of companies, both established and independent, have nurtured shows through the various funding opportunities: commissioning/creation grants, productions grants, and translation grants; sharing works among companies, showing others' histories on stage, enabling plays to be presented to new audiences and encouraging dialogue along the way. (more...)

INTIMATE APPAREL Comes to TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Next week, TheatreSquared will open the award-winning, poignant, and uplifting new American drama Intimate Apparel, winner of five national awards for Best Play. This turn-of-the-century story about the empowerment of Esther, an African American seamstress who sews brilliantly intricate "intimates" for high society and red-light women alike, was written by Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Lynn Nottage. Shana Gold (Rapture Blister Burn, Proof) directs a professional cast hailing from Northwest Arkansas, Chicago and New York. Performances are scheduled for March 22-April 16, 2017, with tickets ($15-$45) available at theatre2.org or (479) 443-5600. (more...)

AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs to Power Performance Desktop PCs Starting April 11 Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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SPARK theater + dance Show HOME Focuses on Foster Teens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota are currently set adrift into group and foster homes, waiting for a place to land. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT to 'Take You to Heaven' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT.  (more...)

Barbara Bailey Shares 'In the Cleft of the Rock: An Israeli-American Love Story'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

'In the Cleft of the Rock: An Israeli-American Love Story': a poignant tale of patriotism and passion, faith and sacrifice. 'In the Cleft of the Rock: An Israeli-American Love Story' is the creation of published author, Barbara Bailey, a member of Faith Christian Assembly in Flatwoods, Kentucky, who strives to share knowledge of the Lord and His unfailing love through writing and distributing inspirational pamphlets in her community. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Together for Peter Shaffer Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer, much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus, Amadeus, and Lettice and Lovage. Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, New Alexandra Theatre
by Emma Cann - Mar 10, 2017

Known for his strong female characters, from Educating Rita to Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers, Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine stands head and shoulders above his other work as an in depth exploration of what it was really like to be a woman in the 1980s. Transporting the audience from her kitchen in Liverpool to a beautiful beach in Corfu, 42 year old Shirley Bradshaw's life is thrown out of balance by an unexpected holiday, causing her to question the mundane, limiting life she finds herself leading. (more...)

OSF Spring FESTIVAL NOONS Begin 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has unveiled its 2017 Spring Festival Noons schedule, with a range of events that includes the March 4 conversation "The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist," with guest dramaturg Tiffany Ana Lopez, and back by popular demand, a live demonstration of scenic painting techniques with Festival scenic artists on May 6. (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces March and April 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Highlights of the new season include new courses on Holocaust education and Spinoza's Ethics, a Passover workshop for all ages inspired by historical garments, a day of programs for and about Jewish children and the 20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

COMMON THREADS a New Production from Team Two Entertainment, Filmed in Tucson, Captures Soul of Southwest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

From Team Two Entertainment, the production company behind successful films including "Ambush at Dark Canyon," "A Country Christmas" and "Born Wild," music videos with millions of views for country music star Randy Houser ("Like a Cowboy" and "We Went") and the forthcoming feature film "You're Gonna Miss Me" (starring country superstar Kix Brooks and John Schneider), comes "Common Threads," a heartfelt story set in the Old West, filmed at the one-of-a-kind locations of Old Tucson.  (more...)

Opera-Theater Work AGING MAGICIAN, Featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Coming to New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Co-created by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch (Hedwig and the Angry Inch; The Addams Family; Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999; Wolves in the Walls, New Vic 2007), Grammy Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Rinde Eckert (Renee Fleming VOICES, Orpheus X, Horizon, And God Created Great Whales) and composer and National Sawdust and VisionIntoArt Director Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh, Labyrinth Installation Concertos, The Hubble Cantata), Aging Magician makes its Off-Broadway Premiere at The New Victory Theater from March 3-12, 2017. (more...)

University Of Michigan Museum Of Art Celebrates Bicentennial With Major Exhibition, 7/1-10/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Commemorating the University of Michigan's Bicentennial in 2017, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has organized a major exhibition drawn from the collections of University alumni. (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY to Make West Coast Premiere at triangle productions!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The West Coast Premiere of the hit off-Broadway musical FOREVER DUSTY opens February 2nd and runs through February 25th at triangle productions! (more...)

Discover the Rare Beauty of Szymanowski's Music in an Intimate Concert Setting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Opera Australia is celebrating the work of 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski with an intimate, one-off concert following the Australian premiere of his stunning opera, King Roger, at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Photo Coverage: August Wilson's JITNEY Takes Broadway Bows At Last!
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JITNEY
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Readings of 'i' by Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents 'i' as part of the 2016-2017 Play-by-Play season. The staged readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017.  'i' is a mysterious love story about the Threads that bind us together, set a couple days after tomorrow. (more...)

Review Roundup: August Wilson's JITNEY- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Golden Thread Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, continues the celebration of its 20th anniversary with an ambitious and truly international season of new work featuring artists and stories from or about Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Japan, England, and the U.S. (more...)

Ashley Carter and More Join Cast of A Classic Theatre's FOR THE LOVE OF SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

A Classic Theatre announces the cast of their next production, For the Love of Shakespeare! As theaters around the world celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare, ACT offers a tribute to the Bard with this comedic trio of one-acts. Follow the antics of this company of actors as they explore Shakespeare's world with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The one-acts include "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets" by George Bernard Shaw, "SHAKESappear!" by Milton E. Polsky, and "Something Rotten in Denmark" by Ann Karine (aka Annie G.). (more...)

Sonia Almeida to Exhibit at Condo 2017 in London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Sonia Almeida's presentation at Condo 2017 combines a new tapestry installation along with works on paper and continues her exploration into the mechanics of communication, on view January 14 - February 12, 2017 at The Approach 1st Floor, 47 Approach Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LY. (more...)

Swiftype Launches AI-Powered Content Discovery Engine For Enterprise Users
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!
by Greer Firestone - Feb 9, 2017

This is not the CINDERELLA from our childhood. Wise people reconfigured the fantasy tale into a lavish contemporary production that coalesced with gorgeous and stunning technical aspects that make this a memorable theatrical experience for any age. (more...)

Triskelion Arts to Present MMDC & BodyStories in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Triskelion Arts presents MMDC & BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance - A Shared Evening of New Work at The Muriel Schulman Theatre at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Entrance on Banker Street), on March 11 & 12, 2017 at 8pm with a Families Welcome Matinee on March 12 at 4pm. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA Brings Music, Mischief, and Magic
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 3, 2017

Matilda, her schoolmates, and some outrageously self-absorbed adults have descended upon the San Diego San Diego Civic Theatre through February 5th. (more...)

UK-India Year of Culture in 2017 Set to Celebrate Deep Cultural Ties and the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

India and the UK, bound together through history and shared values of democracy, rule of law and pluralism, share a strong and multi-faceted partnership with deep cooperation across various fields including economics, business, science, and culture. (more...)

Triskelion Arts Presents MMDC & Teresa Fellion Dance - A SHARED EVENING OF NEW YORK, 3/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Triskelion Arts presents MMDC & BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance - A Shared Evening of New Work at The Muriel Schulman Theatre at Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Entrance on Banker Street), on March 11 & 12, 2017 at 8pm with a Families Welcome Matinee on March 12 at 4pm. (more...)

BENCH PRESSING THREADS OF FAITH is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Patricia M. Boord's new book, Bench Pressing Threads of Faith ($18.99, paperback, 9781498495714, $9.99, eBook, 9781498495721) chronicles the author's journey on the 3 Threads of her life faith, health improvement, and powerlifting, and how they have formed the tapestry God created for her life. Readers will see that this book is an amazing story of both the author's physical and faith transformations that have enabled her to compete at the highest levels of powerlifting's bench press competitions. Through her journey, Boord learned that God will never leave you, and He wants to communicate that his love is limitless. (more...)

T. D. Otis Releases DREAM DEEP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

T. D. Otis, a video game enthusiast, avid reader, devoted writer and published author, has completed his new book 'Dream Deep': a gripping and potent work of poetry that explores the ideas of self-acceptance, faith and romance. Read through a roller-coaster of ideas presented in a passionately crafted and vividly illustrated collection of poems. (more...)

Actor Dean Cameron Brings His Hilarious Creation, THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM, to The Space
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

We've all received the email…you know, the one with a Nigerian prince and/or diplomat begging for help and needing a bank account for upwards of $100 million.  While most of us hit delete, writer and performer Dean Cameron did something about it.  It's this humorous creation of the popular email con, "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," that makes its way to The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court) for a three-performance engagement onFriday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 7 and 10 p.m.  Produced by Mark Shunock and Brandon Ellyson, "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam" is on sale now online at www.thespacelv.com.  (more...)

Time Zone Theatre Ltd Announces Cast of THREADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

It's been 5 years. Vic's moved on. Charlie's a medical mystery. And nothing's making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future. Their explosive encounter makes them question everything they know and ask why they can't break free of the Threads that bind them together. David Lane's thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can't. (more...)

The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

Norah Jones to Lead Benefit Concert at The Bell House 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Norah Jones will play an intimate March 22 benefit concert at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Child Life Program in the Pediatrics Department of The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Tickets go on sale at 3:00pm ET today HERE.  (more...)

Showtime to Release Documentary ERIC CLAPTON: A LIFE IN 12 BARS in 2018
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Showtime Documentary Films will release the new documentary ERIC CLAPTON: A LIFE IN 12 BARS, an unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life of the legendary musician. (more...)

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