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BWW Review: In BUILDING THE WALL, Playwright Robert Schenkkan Offers a Chilling Call to ActionBWW Review: In BUILDING THE WALL, Playwright Robert Schenkkan Offers a Chilling Call to Action
by Shari Barrett - Apr 3, 2017

A wave of new plays addressing social unrest are now hitting the stages of Los Angeles theaters. Last weekend I saw Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain Theatre, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Written as a reaction to the dawn of the Trump presidency, Schenkkan offers a direct response to his immigration policies, revealing how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alanna Kalbfleisch Makes Theater HappenBWW Interview: Alanna Kalbfleisch Makes Theater Happen
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Mar 6, 2017

I don't think my goal is to be a performer, rather more of a person who makes theater happen. Whether that is being an actor, a designer, a director, a patron, a donor, a supporter, an observer, or the executive director of a theater company, that's completely up to fate, really. All I want is to be a part of the progression of this art. (more...)

BWW Interview: Noah Becker: An Interview with the InterviewerBWW Interview: Noah Becker: An Interview with the Interviewer
by Barry Kostrinsky - Feb 14, 2017

Noah Becker has published over 3500 interviews and did hundreds himself with artists, but has the tables turned as I ask this Painter, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Whitehot magazine questions about his art, writing career and his preferences when compelled to choose between Chinese soups. (more...)

BWW Review: One Down Nine to Go:  
KING HEDLEY II Kicks off Television Actress' Pledge to Stage All 10 August Wilson Century Cycle Plays in LA.BWW Review: One Down Nine to Go: KING HEDLEY II Kicks off Television Actress' Pledge to Stage All 10 August Wilson Century Cycle Plays in LA.
by George Brietigam - Jan 30, 2017

A little bit of King Hedley's ambition might have rubbed off on television actress turned theatrical producer Sophina Brown. Better known as Nikki Betancourt from CBS's hit NUMB3RS, Brown has delved into the Los Angeles 99-seat theatre scene with the goal of producing all ten of August Wilson's plays in the Century Cycle. First up -- KING HEDLEY II, which opened last Thursday at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor PalaceBWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Grand Opera's FAUST Pulls Out All the StopsBWW Review: Houston Grand Opera's FAUST Pulls Out All the Stops
by Gary Laird - Nov 2, 2016

HGO's production of Gounod's FAUST puts the 'grand' in grand opera. The current production has all the bells and whistles - a timeless story, a top-notch cast, the costumes, sets and lighting of an all-out extravaganza. In short, it has everything the word 'opera' conjures up. And it's at the Wortham, all for you. (more...)

BWW Review: MORAL IMPERATIVE Asks How Far Would You Go to Get What You Want?BWW Review: MORAL IMPERATIVE Asks How Far Would You Go to Get What You Want?
by Shari Barrett - Sep 27, 2016

In today's world, many are passed over for promotion, often causing jealousy and bitter reactions to the person who does advance over you. But just how far would you go to get that job you want and feel best qualified for, at least in your own mind? And what if you feel that person in the positions above you was just so vile and wrong for the job that you became convinced the world would simply be a better place if that person was dead? Would you have a moral imperative to shove that individual over to the other side? That's the question posed by the new World Premiere mystery MORAL IMPERATIVE by L.A.-based playwright Samuel Warren Joseph, now onstage at Theatre 40 through October 17. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP Shares Lucy Alibar's Southern Childhood MemoriesBWW Review: World Premiere THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP Shares Lucy Alibar's Southern Childhood Memories
by Shari Barrett - Sep 22, 2016

Solo shows written and performed by their authors need to be told with enough personal stage presence to be truly interesting to the audience. Such is the case in Lucy Alibar's world premiere THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP in which she enthusiastically and humorously shares journal entries blending scenes of a lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, disputes with a childhood freinemy, a clutter of inbred cats, phone calls from death row, Daddy's burnpile, and countless other rich ingredients into a delicious and magical stew of stories about her singular childhood in Grady County, Florida. The play is currently onstage through October 2, 2016,.at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in downtown Culver City, directed by Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour Celebrates 100th Show and Neverlanders Fly Away for Saturday Intermission Pics!Photo Flash: Paramour Celebrates 100th Show and Neverlanders Fly Away for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, An American in Paris, Paramour, Finding Neverland and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Ayckbourn's THE KARAOKE THEATRE COMPANY at SJTPhoto Flash: First Look at Alan Ayckbourn's THE KARAOKE THEATRE COMPANY at SJT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Join The Karaoke Theatre Company at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, now through Friday 7 October in rep, presented by the Stephen Joseph Theatre and Alan Ayckbourn. In the cast are Rachel Caffrey, Andy Cryer, Jessie Hart, Louise Shuttleworth, Leigh Symonds, and Sarah Follon. Press night is this coming Tuesday 12 July, 7.30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Brooke O'Harra's I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE: A Living History Tour at La MaMaPhoto Flash: Brooke O'Harra's I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE: A Living History Tour at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

La MaMa proudly presents I'm Bleeding All Over The Place: A Living History Tour, conceived and directed by Brooke O'Harra, text by Brooke O'Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas and Heidi Schreck, and original music by Brendan Connelly. I'm Bleeding All Over The Place runs from June 16 - 26, 2016 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Seth Sikes Brings Liza Minnelli Tribute Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Seth Sikes Brings Liza Minnelli Tribute Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, 'may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook' returned to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Wednesday, June 8th in Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, an evening of Minnelli's most popular songs. The show was performed to a capacity crowd that included legendary composer John Kander who wrote all of Minnelli's signature tunes along with Broadway director Susan Stroman and lyricist David Zippel. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and More Take Saturday Intermission PicsPhoto Flash: THE KING AND I, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and More Take Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features a backstage moment under the mistletoe with AMERICAN PSYCHO, Ashley Park with Justin Bieber, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Brings the Joy of Love and Family Traditions to Energetic Life on the Streets of Washington HeightsBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Brings the Joy of Love and Family Traditions to Energetic Life on the Streets of Washington Heights
by Shari Barrett - May 11, 2016

Much like the much-loved musical "Fiddler on the Roof," IN THE HEIGHTS focuses on family love and traditions being challenged by the beliefs of the next generation. In our modern world where a good education can make all the difference, what does it take for a poor family to put a cherished only child through an expensive university? And what happens when the student cannot keep up and drops out and gets romantically involved with someone her parents don't think is good enough? And what happens when a neighborhood is challenged by urban renewal and its flavor is about to be lost? Can it be saved when local shop owners must leave their beloved neighborhood when rents rise? (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES MIS International Tour Stars Launch Albums in ManilaPhoto Coverage: LES MIS International Tour Stars Launch Albums in Manila
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Apr 3, 2016

Helpmann Award winners Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean) and Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), current stars of the international touring production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's phenomenal musical LES MISERABLES, took time out from their daily performances at the Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resorts and Casino, to launch their newest solo albums held at Pangea Ultra Lounge at City of Dreams last Wednesday, March 30. (more...)

BWW Review: Commending Cloud9BWW Review: Commending Cloud9
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 7, 2016

There is magic in midtown. Memphis is stagestruck -- moreso than ever, and with a surplus of talent! (Investors call the new vitality and nightlife 'gentrification,' I call it a renaissance because the arts are thriving all around us.) In one square mile, there are more shows each weekend than an avid theatre goer has time to enjoy. This month, yet another tantalizing choice appeared on the calendar. Cloud9 Theatre Company just closed its inaugural show at the Evergreen Theatre. (I was Sorry I couldn't get there opening night.) Based on what I saw, we have another local gem. What fun to live and work in the midst of so much creative energy! (more...)

BWW Review: SORRY: An Unfortunate Title for Third Installment of APPLE FAMILY PLAYSBWW Review: SORRY: An Unfortunate Title for Third Installment of APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 29, 2016

Stoneham Theatre stages the third installment in Richard Nelson's four-play series with the director, design team, and cast intact from the earlier entries. They are a cohesive, well-oiled team, but while Sorry gets deeper into the personalities of the characters, it fails to deliver the political goods that we would expect from its setting on Election Day, 2012. Of course, no fiction could match the histrionics of the real life 2016 election-year campaign. (more...)

BWW Profile: DARIEN ARTS CENTERBWW Profile: DARIEN ARTS CENTER
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 29, 2016

Shakespeare did this? (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 1/09- WICKED, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and Many More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 1/09- WICKED, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and Many More!
by Sally Henry - Jan 9, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful REEFER MADNESS at Blank Canvas induces Giggles and MunchiesBWW Review: Delightful REEFER MADNESS at Blank Canvas induces Giggles and Munchies
by Roy Berko - Dec 14, 2015

Even though the movement may have been slowed down by the recent Ohio election, the march toward legalization of marijuana seems on its way in this country. (more...)