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The Magical, Mythical Underworld of EURYDICE on the Pearl Theater Stage Through November 6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Life and death exists side by side in eurydice, Sarah Ruhl's whimsical and poetic reimagining of the classic Greek Orpheus myth. In the eponymous play, now at The Pearl Theater through November 6, we follow eurydice into the underworld where she reunites with her departed father. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for $5 tickets to 1st Preview of RANCHO VIEJO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, October 31, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of RANCHO VIEJO. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Houston (more...)

Photo Flash: NextStop Theatre Presents Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

"eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl is now appearing Thursdays through Sundays until November 20, 2016 at NextStop Theatre, in Herndon, Virginia. The first look at photos from the production are now available. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - The Business of the Living: GCIT's ANTIGONE
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Nov 9, 2016

All the kids are saying it these days...and I join with them in the name of theatre. GCIT's Senior Drama Class Production of Don Taylor's translation of Sophocles's Antigone has got me shook. (more...)

Vancouver's Simone Mcintosh Wins At Canadian Opera Company's Annual Voice Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/4; RELATIVITY in Connecticut, HEDWIG in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 4, 2016

Happy Halloween! This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature all the spooky stories in Washington, DC, St. Louis, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 ghoulish stories around our Broadway World below, which include FREAKY FRIDAY in DC, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in St. Louis, and DEAD YELLOW SANDS in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)

Deborah L. Davitt Releases First Book in Her The Rise of Caesarion's Rome Fantasy Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A single event can reshape a world - or shatter it forever. Fifteen years ago, Caesar escaped assassination, and went on to be crowned Emperor of Rome. His son by Cleopatra, Caesarion, carries the blood of Mars, Venus, Isis, and Osiris in his veins - but will the power that the gods have granted him, be enough to secure his hold on Rome after his father's death? What if the powers his sister, eurydice Julia, has begun to manifest, and her puzzling visions that hint at the sacrifices that the gods of both Rome and Egypt will demand of them? Will they, together, be strong enough to forge a better world than the one their ancestors built? Return to the world of Edda-Earth, where magic and science coexist and all the gods are real. And always remember this truth: The end of all things . . . was just the beginning. Recent Praise for Ave, Caesarion: '. . . irresistible wit and superior characterization . . . . A scorching alternate-history adventure packed with romance and fantasy action.' - Kirkus Reviews '. . . a fantastically complex, evocative and involving story that moves through . . . every nuance of the social, spiritual and political world of their times. [A]s gripping, involving, and as real as today's modern world.' D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review 'Ave, Caesarion' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Ave, Caesarion The Rise of Caesarion's Rome, Book One By Deborah L. Davitt Published: October 2016 ISBN: 978-0986091629 ASIN: B01M4M03QO Pages: 659 Genre: Fantasy/Alternate-History About The Author: Deborah L. Davitt was born in Washington State, but grew up in Reno, Nevada, where she earned her BA in English Literature. She received her MA in English at Penn State, where she taught college rhetoric and composition, and has since worked as a technical writer in industries including nuclear submarines, NASA, and computer manufacturing. Her poetry has appeared in Star*Line, Blue Monday Review's Storytime Challenge, Grievous Angel, Silver Blade, Dreams and Nightmares, Poetry Quarterly, and other venues. A short-story of hers has appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, and she has four novels published to KindleThe Valkyrie, The Goddess Denied, The Goddess Embraced, and Ave, Caesarion. Contact Information: Deborah L. Davitt Email: deborah.davitt@edda-earth.com Website: http://www.edda-earth.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddaearth/ (more...)

Vancouver's Simone McIntosh Wins Top Prize at Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Anais Mitchell Pens Op-Ed on New Relevance of HADESTOWN Tune 'Why We Build the Wall'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Anais Mitchell, writer of the HADESTOWN musical, has just penned a blog post for The Huffington Post about the renewed relevance of her song 'Why We Build the Wall' in light of the current presidential election. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 14, 2016, to honor award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Charles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Ghostlight Reading Series with LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Charles Mee on November 28 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud is set to direct. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Back by popular demand after a sold-out 2013 run, Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL brings a modern twist to the Dickensian classic. The show will be playing a limited engagement from December 21–31 at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets). (more...)

Joe DiPietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens at FST this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Mainstage season continues with renowned playwright Joe DiPietro's production of Clever Little Lies. Running from December 14 to March 4, this comedy of sex, love, and family secrets makes its REGIONAL PREMIERE in the Keating Theatre. Subscriptions for all four mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH to Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

Protein Dance's MAY CONTAIN FOOD Embarks on Final Leg of UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a UK tour that started at the Lowry before a three week run at The Place in the Spring and has spanned the country, May Contain Food is embarking on the final leg of its tour with a date in Stockton on the 24th November, and two London dates: artsdepot on the 26th, and then finishes at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 6th as part of Spitalfields Music Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will host a special post-performance conversation between Anna Deavere Smith and The Atlantic journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley, one of the interview subjects Ms. Smith portrays in her acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, will extend for one week and will now play through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). The production, directed by Leonard Foglia and featuring original music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby, opened to rave reviews on November 2nd and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 11th. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - METAMORPHOSES at CFCArts Brings New Life to Old Myths 
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Nov 1, 2016

When it comes to Greek mythology, I'm a total geek. I love the Percy Jackson series, and pour over those huge illustrated mythology books. Not only do I know major gods like Zeus and Aphrodite, but I can name all four gods of the wind and all of the rivers of the Underworld (NERD ALERT). So naturally, I was excited to see these myths come to life onstage at Central Florida Community Arts.  (more...)

BWW Review: Next Stage's EURYDICE Shows Sarah Ruhl in her Early Glory
by Andrew White - Nov 1, 2016

Playwright Sarah Ruhl, confronted with her beloved father's death, must have wrestled hard with how to honor his passing, without losing herself in the process.  Her play, eurydice-in Jay D. Brock's production at Next Stop Theatre-is in some ways a witty take on the old Orpheus myth, but the wit is clearly in service of something more personal and contemporary. (more...)

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department Presents EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will present eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. evening show on Saturday, January 28, at the Malibu campus' Lindhurst Theatre. (more...)

Lena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

 Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that Lena Hall, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Omar Metwally, Austin Smith, Marisa Tomei, and Robin Weigert will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl.  The production, which will be directed by Rebecca Taichman, begins previews Thursday, February 23 and opens on Monday, March 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Continues Season with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to continue Actors Theatre's 2016-2017 Brown-Forman Series with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

Outcry Youth Theatre to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Six months into its inaugural year, Outcry Youth Theatre, continues to deliver great theatre with some of the most talented youth actors in the region. Its next production, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, is no exception. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Presents a Magical METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Mary Zimmerman's delicious adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses is a magical feast of storytelling - mysterious and hilarious, brimming with enchantment, horror, and wonder. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents YELLOW FACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Fresh off its production of the Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation, Los Altos Stage Company lines up another Obie recipient (2008 for playwriting) with David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. Yellow Face opens January 26 and runs through February 19 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere of BLAK WHYTE GRAY
by Roy Tan - Jan 12, 2017

The world in flux, a mood for change: the artists of Boy Blue give expression to experiences of contemporary life. Fuelled by an emotional energy, Blak Whyte Gray pairs the concentrated physicality of select hip-hop dance styles with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: RANCHO VIEJO Celebrates Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Rancho Viejo, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]). The production opened on December 6 at the company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street) and will play through Friday, December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Nashville Shakespeare Festival Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Romeo & Juliet is directed by Nashville Shakespeare Festival's lead teaching artist Santiago Sosa and features a live musical score by Natalie Bell. The fast-paced and youthful production explores the themes of young love and rash acts of violence amid entrenched generational conflict. The star-crossed lovers will be played by newcomers Mason Conrad and Morgan Davis. The cast also features, Nat McIntyre, David Wilkerson, Corrie Maxwell, Rene Millan, Denice Hicks and many more. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)


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Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Receives $20,000 Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Opera Santa Barbara will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help defray costs associated with its new production of Leoš Jana?ek's The Cunning Little Vixen, which the company will present at the Granada Theatre on March 3 and 5. (more...)

EURYDICE, DON GIOVANNI, Recitals and More Set for Pepperdine Fine Arts Events This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division announces several music, opera, and theatre performances during the months of January through April 2017. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

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