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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...)

BWW Review: Studio Completes The Apple Family Cycle with the Poignant SORRY and Exquisite REGULAR SINGINGBWW Review: Studio Completes The Apple Family Cycle with the Poignant SORRY and Exquisite REGULAR SINGING
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 10, 2015

The Apple Family has triumphantly returned to Studio, where the final two installments of the cycle are being staged in repertory with the poignant Sorry and exquisite Regular Singing. (more...)

Exhibitions of the Week: Alberto Burri at the Guggenheim, Frank Stella at the WhitneyExhibitions of the Week: Alberto Burri at the Guggenheim, Frank Stella at the Whitney
by Patrick Kennedy - Nov 9, 2015

Two new exhibitions summon two painters of grand, perhaps flawed ambitions, yet of undeniable power. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE DISTANCE at SheffieldPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with THE DISTANCE at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Sheffield Theatres and Orange Tree Theatre present Deborah Bruce's THE DISTANCE. Charlotte Gwinner directs Michelle Duncan (Bea), Charlotte Emmerson (Alex), Daniel Hawksford (Dewi), Charlotte Lucas (Kate), Timothy Knightley (Simon), Steven Meo (Vinnie) and Joshua Sinclair-Evans (Liam). The production opens on 3 November, with previews from 29 October, and runs until 14 November at Sheffield Theatres, ahead of a run at Orange Tree Theatre from 26 November to 19 December. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 10-16
by Nora Dominick - Oct 16, 2015

Still watching the incredible 360 degrees SCHOOL OF ROCK video? Continuously watching the Hamilton cast rap at the BET Hip Hop Awards? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Emerson Steele Brings ROLES I CAN'T PLAY to Feinstein's/54 Below!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Emerson Steele Brings ROLES I CAN'T PLAY to Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 16, 2015

You know that feedback you hear? "Sorry, you're not right for this role Ö you're not young enough, old enough, tall enough, short enough, MALE enough?!" So, what's a girl to do? Tongue in cheek, with humor and heart, with songs, stories, dances, and goofy antics, 2014 Theatre World Award winner,†Emerson Steele, turns the norms upside down and, tonight, plays the roles she has always wanted to play and some she hopes to play in the future! (more...)

BWW Review: Charisma and Chemistry Abound Between Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in LOVE LETTERSBWW Review: Charisma and Chemistry Abound Between Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in LOVE LETTERS
by Shari Barrett - Oct 15, 2015

The undeniable chemistry between Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal is on full display again in Love Letters, a special theatrical tour that officially launched this week at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. From the moment these two entered the stage holding hands, the audience was totally ready to be swept away into a very different yet in so many way similar tale of two lovers doing their best to just love and be honest with each other throughout their lives even though most of it was spent apart. And we were not disappointed. (more...)