L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company to Present DOUBLE FEATURE at Matrix Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Head over to the Matrix Theatre in June for a mini Australian theater festival, when L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents a 'Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks. Opening with Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell on June 6 and the U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell on June 7, performances of the two plays continue in repertory through June 28, with a free 'Works by Women' reading series taking place every Wednesday evening. (more...)

BWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE Is A Sure Fire Success
by Barry Lenny - May 21, 2016

Andrew Bovell has provided another of his powerful and captivating scripts. (more...)

29th Street Playwrights Collective Resident Artist and Dramaturg Emma-Goldman-Sherman Set for Great Plains Theatre Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

29th Street Playwrights Collective Resident Artist and Dramaturg Emma-Goldman-Sherman has been selected as one of four dramaturgs working on 26 of the nation's most exciting new plays chosen to participate in the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, NE.  She will be working with playwrights Gina Femia, Dan Giles, Elizabeth Heffron, Ben Hoover, Paul Hufker, Emilio Rodriguez and Celine Song.   (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Pear Theatre completes its 2015/2016 season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, a searing, dark comedy of an American family, where secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments, and nothing is sacred-or safe. Called 'Hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat' by The New York Times, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 2008. (more...)

TSWALO/SOURCE to Play Alexander Upstairs in June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In TSWALO/SOURCE, lyrical prose, poetry and physical storytelling entwine to interrogate the rules that govern life on earth: power, creation, truth and connection, intuition. Directed by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana, the 50-minute show is described by writer-performer Billy Langa as the 'expression of his source'. (more...)

Bacon Lovers Go Wild With New Jack Link's' Bacon Snacks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

In a fierce fight with stomach-growling hunger, there's nothing like a bold blast of bacon to beat taste buds into submission. Now, Jack Link's Protein Snacks, the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide, meets consumers' relentless craving for bacon with two new innovations to satisfy even the most ferocious hunger attack SQUATCH Loaded Snack Sticks with Bacon & Cheddar and Jack Link's Small Batch Maple Bacon Jerky No. 10. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present BEFORE I LEAVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

National Theatre Wales' next production, Before I Leave, will be a moving and uplifting production written by Patrick Jones and directed by Matthew Dunster (who directed the multi-award-winning Mametz for NTW in June 2014). It will feature covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, and will be performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

National Theatre Wales Presents BEFORE I LEAVE, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

National Theatre Wales' next production, Before I Leave, will be a moving and uplifting production written by Patrick Jones and directed by Matthew Dunster (who directed the multi-award-winning Mametz for NTW in June 2014). It will feature covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, and will be performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

BWW Review: Diva Netrebko Casts Spell at Metropolitan Opera Recital
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 3, 2016

Anna Netrebko came out on stage in a shimmering white and silver gown with matching headband, looking like an Art Deco goddess in a poster by Alfonso Mucha. It's a look that suited her--not only because the Russian soprano has Bellini's NORMA on her Met schedule in the not-too-distant future, but because she's about as close to a goddess as the Met can conjure up these days (with maybe one or two competitors). And the audience ate it up. (more...)

The Court Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Works and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The selection of outstanding plays we have chosen for The Meridian Energy 2016/17 Season give The Court Theatre the opportunity to create some genuinely great theatre and to present our audiences with memories that will be kept alive for a lifetime. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Playwrights Annual Monologue Festival Kicks Off 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Philadelphia Young Playwrights once again gives 18 local high school students a chance to be heard as the 2016 Young Voices Monologue Festival winners will debut their work March 10-19 at the city's new home for new work, The Drake, 1512 Spruce Street. Tickets cost $15 for the public performances. Tickets are available at www.interacttheatre.org or by phone at 215-568-8079. There are student matinees each year for local schools. For student matinee scheduling and tickets, please contact Janine Merolla - Janine@phillyyoungplaywrights.org or 215-665-9226 x7004. (more...)

Fifth House Ensemble and Baladino to Release 'Nedudim' from Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble, known for its narrative chamber music projects and new-music initiatives, and Baladino, a Mediterranean folk band from Israel that merges pop sensibilities with musical traditions from the Middle East and beyond, join forces on Nedudim, a genre-defying, world-premiere album of all-new arrangements and three new compositions. (more...)

BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES- A Talented Cast Makes This Twisty-Turning Puzzle Most Easy to Swallow & Enjoy
by Gil Kaan - Jun 7, 2016

The Australian Theatre Company's stunning quartet of talented actors elevates playwright Andrew Bovell's very clever SPEAKING IN Tongues into an entertaining puzzlement. Jeneffa Soldatic firmly directs her gifted cast in their multiple intersecting roles that asks the audience to really, really pay attention to details. (more...)

Meat Loaf to Release New Album 'Braver Than We Are' In Collaboration With Jim Steinman 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf, is readying the release of his highly anticipated new album, 'Braver Than We Are' for 429 Records. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

Babies React to Their Mother's Voice When it is Emitted Through the Vagina from the 16th week of Pregnancy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

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Photo Flash: SPEAKING IN TONGUES and RUBEN GUTHRIE at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Head over to the Matrix Theatre in June for a mini Australian theater festival, when L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents a 'Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks. Opening with Speaking in Tonguesby Andrew Bovell on June 6 and the U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell on June 7, performances of the two plays continue in repertory through June 28, with a free "Works by Women" reading series taking place every Wednesday evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: Interrobang Theatre Project's THE NORTH POOL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project will conclude its 2015-16 Season, exploring “Unnatural Disasters,” with the Midwest premiere of the psychological drama THE NORTH POOL by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, playing May 27 – June 26, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, May 29 at 2 pm. (more...)

CPT Announces New Fall Season - GROWN UP, MERRYVILLE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

CPT heralds the arrival of a new season with a jam-packed line up designed to satiate all your innovative theatrical desires. With theatre/gig mash ups, MP rap battles, valiant attempts to smash the patriarchy, solve the housing crisis & sort out Europe, plus kids taking over the stage to lay down how it really is, this Autumn you won't want to be anywhere else. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - Curious Theatre Presents: 10 Plays Written By The Future In One Week 
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jul 5, 2016

10 playwrights. 10 plays. 5 days, give or take. 3 hour production in front of an audience of more than 100. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE LAST GALAH Was A Great Way To Finish
by Barry Lenny - Jul 3, 2016

Everybody took to the stage for the rousing finale, including the stage crew. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

Hiss Golden Messenger Announce HEART LIKE A LEVEE World Tour
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 19, 2016

Following last week's announcementof new album Heart Like a Levee (out everywhere October 7 on Merge Records), Hiss Golden Messenger share details of their world tour, beginning October 14 in Asheville, NC. It will see Hiss Golden Messenger creative force M.C. Taylor and his band travel throughout North America before playing shows in the UK and Europe in December. (more...)

Cast Complete for Andrew Bovell's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

After a hugely successful and critically acclaimed world premiere season in Adelaide, Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True will have its UK premiere in September this year, for which the full cast has been announced. (more...)

STALE MAGNOLIAS: THE MUSICAL to Play Oasis This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Imagine a sequel to 'Steel Magnolias,' a lost season of 'Designing Women,' and a second helping of 'Fried Green Tomatoes' all rolled into one! Steel Magnolias is every 80's 'Southern lady's comedy' and now it's set to music! Book and lyrics by Sean Owens, music by Don Seaver. Directed by Cora Values. (more...)

OUTSKIRTS OF EDEN to Play Frigid Theater Festival NYC 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

'Outskirts of Eden' is a one-act play adapted by Eva Dolan from Edward LeComte's novel 'I, Eve' to take a bite out of the (Big) Apple at 2016 FRIGID Festival in New York City in February and March. (more...)

World Patent Marketing Invention Team Unveils Transcom, An App...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Loni Ackerman Leads Broadway Hopeful MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME Premiere in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME, Sherri Heller's world-class comedy about an indestructible working-class Jewish family in the Bronx, valiantly surviving the Sixties Cultural Revolution, will have its World Premiere at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ). (more...)

Toy Island Takes Movie-Making to New Levels at Toy Fair 2016 With Introduction of Special FX Master
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

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Sundog Theatre Announces SCENES FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY National Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016 Scenes From The Staten Island Ferry awardees. The six awardees' plays will be produced as 6 original, 1-act plays about life on the historic Staten Island Ferry. This year submissions came from all over the world. The five performances will be held at New Dorp Moravian Church Theatre, 2205 Richmond Road on Staten Island and Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors. For additional information, please visit www.sundogtheatre.org. (more...)

Verge Theater Announces September Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. The Clean House can be somewhat defined by its setting:  ' A metaphysical Connecticut. Or, a house that is not far from the city and not far from the sea.' And so we move forward into a hilarious and not quite so absurd class study where money be damned because life is really about whether or not you can tell (or at least laugh at) a good joke. (more...)

PA Fringe Arts Festival to Present I FUCKING DARE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Frantic Assembly's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia is in rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has your first look. (more...)

MY OCEAN to Premiere at Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 9-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The My Ocean Collective is proud to present the world premiere of My Ocean by Sasha Singer-Wilson at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival from September 9-17.  (more...)

Verge Theater to Open 2016-17 Season with THE CLEAN HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. (more...)

THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY Sets Performance at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Performance is Monday, August 29, 2016, 7pm at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Festival Presents Staged Reading of Henry Ong's THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

"The Blade of Jealousy," a play adapted by playwright Henry Ong from Tirso De Molina's "Jealous of Herself," will receive a staged reading at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.  Melchor falls in love with a mysterious veiled lady in a cathedral, simply from a glimpse of her hand. When he meets Magadelena, he is less enamored, not realizing that Magadelena and the veiled lady are one and the same person. A madcap comedy of disguise and deception ensues. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

New York, NY, (March 12, 2016) – The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, 4/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

Meet the App that Saves Obscure Languages from Digital Extinction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW to Play Above the Arts Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hannah Elsy Productions will present THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW, 16 May - 28 May 2016 at Above the Arts Theatre. Press Night: May 18th, 10.00pm. (more...)

Birmingham Cabaret Festival at the Old Joint Stock Announces May Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Nestled away in the grade II listed grandeur of the Old Joint Stock you will find our wonderfully intimate theatre! (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

MTC to Present DOUBLE INDEMNITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

One of the greatest crime novels of our times is given new life thanks to a razor-sharp stage adaptation by award-winning writer Tom Holloway. Under the expert direction of Sam Strong, Double Indemnity promises twice the ordinary payout in passion and intrigue when it makes its world premiere on Friday 3 June at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands Tackle Religious Tolerance In NATHAN THE WISE
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

German philosopher Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play was forbidden to be performed until after his death. (more...)

DANCE ANIMAL: TORONTO Set for Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Robin Henderson and Derrick Chua are thrilled to announce the cast of DANCE ANIMAL: TORONTO, which will premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival, June 29 to July 10, 2016, at the Tarragon Theatre Mainspace. Specific show times to be announced in May. (more...)

5th Annual Anguilla Lit Fest is Presented, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA - Anguilla is set to host the fifth annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification at the Paradise Cove Resort from May 19-22, 2016. This year's distinguished panel of authors includes: (more...)

L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company Crowdfunds for June Double Feature
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company, set to produce two Australian plays at the Matrix Theatre this June, has launched a crowdfunding campaign at generosity.com. (more...)

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