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BWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING at KarmaBWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING at Karma
by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2016

As the lights come up on Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING at Karamu, a shadow of a woman can be seen through the textured door window of a doctor's office. (more...)

Photo Flash: Street Theatre Company Brings You The Explosive TICK...TICK...BOOMPhoto Flash: Street Theatre Company Brings You The Explosive TICK...TICK...BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Street Theatre Company presents the final musical of its explosive 2016 season, tick...tick...BOOM!. Written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Larson, creator of the Tony Award smash hit RENT [recently in production at TPAC], and David Auburn, whose incredible play Proof earned him his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, tick...tick...BOOM! opened Off-Broadway in 2001 before moving to West End and the London stage.   (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas Challenges Audience Sensibilities with SILENCE! THE MUSICALBWW Review: Blank Canvas Challenges Audience Sensibilities with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Roy Berko - Oct 24, 2016

Pat Ciamacco, the curmudgeon of glee and horror, is at it again. While it seems almost by chance, the artistic director of Blank Canvas selects the likes of OUR TOWN, TWELVE ANGRY MEN and OF MICE AND MEN. But most often Ciamacco digs up such scripts as THE WILD PARTY (a play about decadence and uninhibited sexual behavior), REEFER MADNESS (the 'truth' about using marijuana), BAT BOY THE MUSICAL (the tale of a large-eyed fanged human child), TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL (a songfest 65-million years in the making), DEBBIE DOES DALLAS (a stage version of the 1978 pornographic film), and TEXAS CHAINSAW MUSICAL (the story of a handsome serial killer and his overly affectionate momma, staged complete with a 'blood zone,' where members of the audience chose, if they desired, to be bathed in fake blood!) (more...)

Photo Flash: Firehouse Theater Company Presents THE CRUCIBLEPhoto Flash: Firehouse Theater Company Presents THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Firehouse Theater Company presents 'The Crucible' October 8 through November 5 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 Adult; $23 for Students/Seniors and are available by calling 303-562-3232 or on line at www.firehousetheatercompany.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Opening This Weekend at the LyricPhoto Flash: First Look at LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Opening This Weekend at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the haunting story of a woman in love, her betrayal, and her descent into madness in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in a new-to-Chicago production with an all-star cast. Often described as a Scottish Romeo-and-Juliet-style tragedy, Lucia di Lammermoor opens on Saturday, October 15, with seven performances through November 6 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIESPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by R. Michael Gros, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase GroundbreakingPhoto Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase Groundbreaking
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Local dignitaries, elected officials and Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) supporters gathered by the river and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Tony Award-winning Broadway producers who now manage the Playhouse -- Alexander Fraser, Producing Director ('Kinky Boots', 'The Normal Heart') and Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer ('Avenue Q', 'In the Heights'). They recognized Bridge Street Foundation's Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, who are gifting this $3 million final phase of renovations to the Playhouse. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rachel Weisz & More at TIFF: DENIAL Red Carpet PremierePhoto Coverage: Rachel Weisz & More at TIFF: DENIAL Red Carpet Premiere
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea) and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) star in this riveting, true-life drama about the courtroom showdown between historian Deborah Lipstadt and notorious Holocaust denier David Irving. (more...)

Photo Coverage: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!Photo Coverage: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 10, 2016

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Troilus and Cressida began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night last night, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash:  San Diego Rep's MANIFEST DESTINITISPhoto Flash: San Diego Rep's MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of "Manifest Destinitis," an Early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre's TELL ME ON A SUNDAYPhoto Flash: New Line Theatre's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

 New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 25th anniversary season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act rock musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, running August 11-27, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GETBWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production will officially open on Wednesday, August 3 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CONFEDERATES World Premiere at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at CONFEDERATES World Premiere at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens its 47th season with the world premiere of the high stakes political drama CONFEDERATES. This fresh, fascinating, and headline-hot show explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign. This production will be directed by Lisa Rothe, with performances now through August 7 (press opening: July 16) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Leslie & Sara Stewart for CONTRACTIONS at the CruciblePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Leslie & Sara Stewart for CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

GAME OF THRONES star Rose Leslie and stage and screen actress Sara Stewart will star in Mike Barlett's CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible this summer under the direction of Lisa Blair. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents New Rock Musical ATOMICPhoto Flash: New Line Theatre Presents New Rock Musical ATOMIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," now in its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, presents the regional premiere of the new rock musical ATOMIC by Danny Ginges and Philip Foxman, running June 2-25, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRepPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRep
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Eugene O'Neill's landmark American drama THE ICEMAN COMETH at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus from June 16 to July 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the HudsonPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ALL THE DAYS at McCarter Theatre CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at ALL THE DAYS at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

If it's not one thing, it's your mother. McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's ALL THE DAYS, a blend of drama and comedy about the hectic history among eccentric mother, her grown daughter, and extended family. With works described as 'a force of nature' by The New York Times, Rothstein represents a powerful new voice in the American Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: BETTY BUCKLEYBWW Interviews: BETTY BUCKLEY
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 5, 2016

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