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National Theatre (Cottesloe) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank


Fall 2012

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by Christine Swerczek - Nov 1, 2015

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE exploded on stage on October 30th at Creighton University's Lied Center for the Performing Arts as a glorious celebration of light, color and sound. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GIRLS Show Some Skin in New Promo Shot for Barlow & Firth Musical
by Jessica Khan - Sep 17, 2015

The Daily Mail has just unveiled a saucy promo image for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical THE GIRLS, based on the ever-popular CALENDAR GIRLS, which begins at Leeds Grand Theatre this winter. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIOLET Blossoms at Porthouse Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jul 14, 2015


BWW Reviews: Capital Fringe's AT YOUR SERVICE, MR. PRESIDENT! Makes History Personal
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 13, 2015

This charming one-man show at Capital Fringe is perfect for history and political buffs, fans of celebrity gossip or anyone wanting a peak into what life is like behind the iron gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chris Howey Reveals All in the Funny, Often Sad, Always Compelling EXACT CHANGE
by Roy Berko - Jun 14, 2015

In her book, 'Dress Codes: of three girlhoods-my mother's, my father's and mine,' Noelle Howey writes, 'I have a dad who is a woman much like me, but with better legs. And when he was still male, I had a dad possibly like yours: sullen, sporadically hostile, frequently vacant. I had a dad who became a woman in order to be nice.' Noelle goes on to say, 'I have a family that survived a life in the closet . . . a traditional family . . . that would probably be the right wing's worst nightmare.' (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Sheffield Theatre's THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production of Pride &Prejudice to open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans presents Lucy Prebble's The Effect -Stuart Bunce (Toby), Priyanga Burford (Dr James), Ophelia Lovibond (Connie), Henry Pettigrew (Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Colorful CINDERELLA Enchants Washington National Opera
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 14, 2015

The finale of Washington National Opera's season, Cinderella, is an enchanting and vibrant retelling of a classic fairy tale with an imaginative twist. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Kennedy, Mike Schwitter and More in Rehearsals for NCT's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL opens at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater tonight, May 1 and runs through May 10.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Presents SUNSET BABY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 25 at the Odyssey Theatre. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

by Roy Berko - Apr 12, 2015

As the lights came up at the start of Cleveland Play House's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, the audience is exposed to a comfortable large morning room, backed up by a piano area, and stairs to an upstairs. On stage left is a patio, on stage right the house's entrance. Were in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a home situated on a lake. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks Who is Crazier? The One Who Gets Help or the One Who Hopes for the Best?
by Shari Barrett - Mar 11, 2015

NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and The Effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the day-to-day reality of suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact. The production plays more like a modern operetta as there is little dialogue with most of the story being told via the story-forwarding song lyrics. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Disappoints at the Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Mar 6, 2015

DIRTY DANCING, THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, which is now in production at the Connor Palace transports the audience back to the summer of 1963. As is the custom of many well-to-do Jewish New York City families of that time, the Housemans have escaped for the summer to the Catskill Mountains, home of the Borscht Belt. It's a summer away from the sweltering city. It's a time for fun and games, and summer romances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tovah Feldshuh Brings AGING IS OPTIONAL to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 20, 2015

In a few weeks Tovah Feldshuh will be attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Last night she took her inspired performance at 54 Below to new heights. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Compelling, Well-written, Well-acted SLOWGIRL at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Jan 26, 2015

On the surface, Greg Pierce's SLOWGIRL, which is now on stage at Dobama, is the tale of a teenager who finds herself living a real-life nightmare and her confronting the issues with her reclusive uncle, who has problems of his own. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MUTANT OLIVE Reminds Us We Are All Dancing By Ourselves Through Life
by Shari Barrett - Jan 23, 2015

Mitch Hara breaks the fourth wall in his hilarious solo play MUTANT OLIVE about father and son forgiveness. A self-described "ADHD buzz saw looking for a two-by-four," Hara gives life to alter-ego Adam Astra, an actor whose past seems to constantly seep into his present. Astra gleefully spoons out tales of his soul-sucking childhood, monstrous substance abuse, rampant sex and crashed cars - all during the course of an audition for "Death of a Salesman" for which he is totally wrong. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Center Stage's NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Ariela Morgenstern, Justin Scott Brown, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Center Stage presents the rock musical Next to Normal, the second show of its music-filled 2014-15 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night of San Diego Musical Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Lily Lim - Sep 28, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL at the North Park Theatre. It opened on September 26, 2014, and BroadwayWorld brings opening night bows and press night photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bets Malone and More in SDMT's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, (press opening this Saturday, September 27) at the North Park Theatre. Preview is tonight, September 26, 2014, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents LA SYLPHIDE plus George Balanchine's SERENADE
by Shari Barrett - Jun 1, 2014

With performances through June 21 in Los Angeles, the two-act story ballet LA SYLPHIDE will be paired with George Balanchine's romantic SERENADE at four of Los Angeles Ballet's home venues: UCLA's Royce Hall, The Alex Theatre in Glendale, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, and Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Los Angeles Ballet will be touring out of California for the first time, presenting the same production in Seattle, Washington on June 27, 2014, at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MUCKRAKERS Challenges Our Ideas On Personal and Political Boundaries
by Shari Barrett - May 31, 2014

MUCKRAKERS is a searing examination of modern journalism in an age when nothing seems to be worth keeping private anymore. In the play, the two characters caught up in the political espionage drama are Mira, a young female activist who brings Stephen, a famous and slightly older British political journalist, home to her Brooklyn apartment to spend the night. But as they start to expose each others secrets, personal and political desires collide, testing the limits of privacy in the modern world. (more...)


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Turning the Tables
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