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Photo Flash: First Look at the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Twenty-five writers and artists from around the globe were honoredSunday night, April 13th, at the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the prestigiousWilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The two grand prize honors were captured by Randy Hendersonof Kingston, WA who was awarded the The Golden Pen Award and a $5,000 cash prize and Trevor Smith of Tucson, AZ who was awarded the The Golden Brush Award and a $5,000 cash prize. (more...)


BWW Reviews: DOCTOR ANONYMOUS Looks At The Masks We Wear While Hiding The Truth From Ourselves
by Shari Barrett - Apr 12, 2014

Although a work of fiction, DOCTOR ANONYMOUS was inspired by a watershed moment in LGBT history when Dr. John E. Fryer, wearing a mask and using a voice-distorting microphone, declared himself a homosexual in front of the American Psychiatric Association's 1972 convention - leading to the decision to de-list homosexuality as a mental illness. (more...)


AYCKBOURN AT 75: A THEATICAL BIRTHDAY PARTY Presented at Black River Playhouse, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

On April 12, 2014, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of the most produced playwrights in the English language, celebrates his 75th birthday. To mark the event, some of his most loyal New Jersey-based theater artists are presenting AYCKBOURN AT 75: A THEATICAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. The show will trace his remarkable life and career featuring excerpts from such plays as THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR and BEDROOM FARCE as well as songs from BY JEEVES, a collaboration between Ayckbourn and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. With special permission from Sir Alan, the show will also feature a scene from Ayckbourn's very first play, THE SQUARE CAT, which is unpublished and unavailable for performance. The 1959 comedy has never been seen in the USA and hasn't been performed in more than 50 years. The entire evening is written and directed by Michael T. Mooney, who studied theatre-in-the-round with Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England. Mooney has directed ten of the author's plays in the Garden State, including four American premieres. (more...)


Photo Coverage: FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO IN CONCERT Opens In West Hollywood's DBA
by Lily Lim - Mar 29, 2014

After more than three years in Los Feliz, the live musicimmersive concert experience "For The Record" will move to a larger home in West Hollywood, DBA (www.dbahollywood.com). Beginning March 27, the hit series will make their debut in this new, next level performance space that is hosting the most vital and relevant live music, DJ's, performance art, spoken word and theatrical events. "For The Record: Tarantino" at DBA will offer audiences an elevated and completely reimagined production of the show that inspired the series as a whole. The show will run every Thursday - Sunday at 8:00 p.m with tickets ranging from $35 - $55, and can be purchased at DBAHollywood.com. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night- check below for photos of the event! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at DOCTOR ANONYMOUS at the Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. John Henry Davis directs the world premiere of Doctor Anonymous, opening March 29 at the Zephyr Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York, May 8-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

For twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair has been the world's foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught, and Folk Art. And for twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair took place in winter. In 2014, for the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8 - 11 at Chelsea's Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. These dates coincide with the New York edition of Britain's Frieze Art Fair. (more...)


Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launched its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. Check out a first look beow! (more...)


Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. (more...)


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of TNC's NOTHING BUT TRASH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Theater For The New City presents the world premiere of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH, which began previews on March 6, 2014 at the 155 First Avenue, New York. NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction, directed by G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005), will officially open on Sunday, March 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Washington Stage Guild's BACK TO METHUSELAH, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Dreams with the start of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that will culminate in the company's 30th anniversary! BACK TO METHUSELAH, a cycle of plays by George Bernard Shawthat takes us from Adam and Eve meeting the Serpent in the Garden of Eden to a world 30,000 years in the future, is subtitled 'a Metabiological Pentateuch.' Check out a first look below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Promo Shots for Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press performance is Sunday, March 9 at 7 pm. (more...)


Photo Flash: Inside John Travolta's West End Stage Conversation!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Global movie icon John Travolta, one of Hollywood's biggest and best-loved stars, just got up close and personal on stage in London's West End in A Conversation with John Travolta. Travolta, who was first catapulted to international stardom in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970s, treated the audience to an intimate evening of anecdotes about his illustrious career, private insights from his life as one of the world's most admired screen idols as well as taking part in a special question and answer session with audience members. The on stage interview was conducted by film critic, Barry Norman. ] (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's DONKEYS' YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Rose Theatre Productions presents Donkeys' Years by Michael Frayn between the 6 and 22 February 2014. This sparkling revival is directed by Lisa Spirling, making a return to the Rose following her acclaimed production of Michael Frayn's Here in 2012. There will be a talk with Michael Frayn and Lisa Spirling at 5.30pm in the auditorium on Thursday 13 February. (more...)


Playhouse on the Square Announces 2014-2015 Season
by Caroline Sposto - Feb 6, 2014

Yesterday evening at five, Playhouse on the Square hosted a lively reception. Amid refreshments and trivia questions with prizes, Jackie Nichols unveiled the 2014-2015 Season. It's going to be grand! (more...)


BWW Reviews: An interesting Tale of Truth or Fiction - KNOCK ME KISS at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Feb 4, 2014

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement which spanned the period from about 1919 to 1929. It was the literary era when members of the Great African American Migration, Negroes who had moved into the U.S. Northeast and Midwest, asserted themselves in art, poetry, literature and theatre. Participants included James Wendell Johnson, Cleveland's Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - Daniel Okulitch, Tom Randle & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)


BWW Previews:Finnigan Productions Announces Seventh Annual Funky Fresh Festival Lineup
by Todd Zeigler - Jan 23, 2014

Two of the most anticipated weeks of theater each year in Louisville are when Finnigan Productions presents its annual lineup of 10-minute plays under the banner 'Finnigan's Festival of Funky Fresh Fun.' (more...)


BWW Reviews: World Premiere of Comic Noir DAY TRADER Proves Money is the Only Excuse for Giving Away Your Soul
by Shari Barrett - Jan 19, 2014

It's quite a treat to experience watching a playwright perform in his own work. While at first I was disappointed to be seeing an understudy in the main role, when it turned out it was the playwright Eric Rudnick playing the lead in his own play DAY TRADER at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles on January 18, I was thrilled to be in the audience. (more...)


BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a Great Big Hit!
by Anya Sebastian - Jan 13, 2014

Who would have thought that a cheap, black and white horror movie, shot in 1960 by Roger Corman in just two days, would resurface some 20 years later, to become an off-Broadway musical comedy smash hit? The show, in its new incarnation (created by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken) ran for over four years, before transferring to Broadway and from there to London's West End. (more...)


Photo Flash: Remembering Amiri Baraka
by Walter McBride - Jan 10, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, playwright, critic, activist, and one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters, Amiri Baraka, has passed away after weeks of failing health. He was 79. BroadwayWorld remembers the playwright below. (more...)