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Convergence-Continuum Presents the Cleveland Premiere of THE OLDEST PROFESSION Convergence-Continuum Presents the Cleveland Premiere of THE OLDEST PROFESSION
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Cleveland

Convergence-continuum presents the Cleveland premiere of THE OLDEST PROFESSION by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel.  It's 1981, the year in which Ronald Reagan is about to the White House, and five hookers of advanced age (50's-70's) are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market, and aching joints. The motley crew of ladies - who ply their trade on New Yorks' Upper West Side -- have been colleagues for decades.  With wit, compassion, humor, and some pretty naughty songs, they struggle to find and learn new tricks as they fight to stay in "the Life" in their era of trickle-down economics. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!
by BWW Special on February 23, 2018 in Cleveland

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)
Cat And Nat Bring Their CAT AND NAT: THE FUN SHOW To Playhouse Square Cat And Nat Bring Their CAT AND NAT: THE FUN SHOW To Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Cleveland

???????From "sleep" to "sex" - "Pampers" to "parenting"…and all other "Mom truths" in between, the hilarious duo of "Cat and Nat" has become a viral sensation, commiserating with moms and dads about the realities of parenting.  Now the success of their sassy videos is going live, on the road for CAT AND NAT: THE FUN SHOW. (more...)
Cleveland Youth Orchestra Announces Auditions For 2018-19 Season Cleveland Youth Orchestra Announces Auditions For 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk on February 20, 2018 in Cleveland

???????The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra today announced auditions for the 2018-19 season. Auditions will be held at Severance Hall during the month of May. Middle- and high-school student instrumentalists who are studying privately and involved in their school music program are invited to audition. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW on February 20, 2018 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Cleveland (more...)
GLT presents Shakespeare's Towering Tragedy MACBETH GLT presents Shakespeare's Towering Tragedy MACBETH
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Cleveland

 Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, continues the second half its 56th season with Shakespeare's towering tragedy Macbeth. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, March 29 - April 15, 2018. GLT's Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee directs the production. (more...)
BWW Review: MISERY at Great Lakes Theater BWW Review: MISERY at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko on February 19, 2018 in Cleveland

When Great Lakes Theater Festival announced in June, 2009, that it's Associate Artistic Director, Andrew May, was no longer going to be part of the company, many CLE theatre-goers were shocked. (more...)
Photo Flash: Thoughtful Drama AMERICAN DREAMS Makes World Premiere in Cleveland Photo Flash: Thoughtful Drama AMERICAN DREAMS Makes World Premiere in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to present the world premiere of American Dreams. The production is onstage from February 8 - March 3, 2018, in CPT's James Levin Theatre. (more...)
Verb Ballets Travels To Cuba To Join ProDanza In March Verb Ballets Travels To Cuba To Join ProDanza In March
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Cleveland

Verb Ballets of Cleveland, Ohio prepares to travel to Cuba on March 3, 2018 to join forces with ProDanza of Havana in an international collaboration to form the Cleveland Havana Ballet. The Cleveland Havana Ballet will debut in Cuba with a groundbreaking partnership supported through the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion initiative. This significant cultural collaboration will encompass performances in Havana, Cuba by the combined companies in March led by Verb Ballets' Producing Artistic Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson and ProDanza under the direction Laura Alonso. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18
by Audition Roundup on February 18, 2018 in Cleveland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 18, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's MISERY Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's MISERY
by BWW News Desk on February 18, 2018 in Cleveland

Great Lakes Theater presents Stephen King's Misery February 16 - March 11, 2018 at Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)
Ignite The Night, A Fundraiser For Spark Theatre, Celebrates Lorain County's Artists With A Night Of Entertainment Ignite The Night, A Fundraiser For Spark Theatre, Celebrates Lorain County's Artists With A Night Of Entertainment
by BWW News Desk on February 18, 2018 in Cleveland

Improvisational comedy, musical performances, live theatre and more take center stage for Ignite the Night at Elyria Performing Arts Center on February 24th, 2018. (more...)
BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS - Laughs, Laughs and More Laughs at Karamu BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS - Laughs, Laughs and More Laughs at Karamu
by Roy Berko on February 17, 2018 in Cleveland

Sometimes theater is high drama. At other times it's for learning about history or philosophy. 'Sassy Mamas,' now on stage at Karamu, is on stage for one purpose only...to create outlandish laughter. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in Cleveland

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 Delights With its Blend of Dance, Music, and Telling of Tales BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 Delights With its Blend of Dance, Music, and Telling of Tales
by Roy Berko on February 15, 2018 in Cleveland

Mention the name 'Riverdance' and the general thought of many is Michael Flatley. Yes, Flatley, the Irish dance champion and the theatrical show consisting of mainly Irish music and dance, are synonymous. (more...)
Canton Museum of Art Free Offers Admission on Presidents' Day Canton Museum of Art Free Offers Admission on Presidents' Day
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Cleveland

Canton Museum of Art (CMA) will observe Presidents' Day with free gallery admission from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018. Free art acitivites for all ages will be available in the lobby, one of which will be inspired by the legacy of president Abraham Lincoln. (more...)
Cleveland Play House Announces 13th Annual New Ground Theatre Festival Cleveland Play House Announces 13th Annual New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Cleveland

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the inspiring works for the 13th Annual New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF). The New Ground Theatre Festival provides the opportunity for playwrights to develop and showcase their work, while offering Cleveland audiences the opportunity to see these remarkable new plays come to life. The Festival will run from May 11th - May 19th. (more...)
BWW Review: JELLY BELLY--A Fascinating Investigation of a World That Many Don't Know at Ensemble BWW Review: JELLY BELLY--A Fascinating Investigation of a World That Many Don't Know at Ensemble
by Roy Berko on February 13, 2018 in Cleveland

The South Side of Chicago is noted for its gritty streets, drug dealers, drive by shootings and pressure for Black men and boys to not only protect their turf, but be 'prideful' and not allow themselves to be slave to the ways of the 'massa' (the white bosses). (more...)
BWW Review:  BOY - Truth is Stranger Than Fiction at None Too Fragile BWW Review: BOY - Truth is Stranger Than Fiction at None Too Fragile
by Roy Berko on February 13, 2018 in Cleveland

Truth can often be stranger and more compelling than fiction. Such is the case of David (Bruce) Reimer and his identical twin brother, Brian, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (more...)
RENT Returns To Playhouse Square RENT Returns To Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Cleveland

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour are proud to announce that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Cleveland are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland), by visiting playhousesquare.org, or by calling 216-241-6000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 216-640-8600. RENT comes to Playhouse Square as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)
Photo Flash: Cleveland Public Theatre & Teatro Publico de Cleveland present EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS Photo Flash: Cleveland Public Theatre & Teatro Publico de Cleveland present EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and Teatro Publico de Cleveland (TPC) present the regional premiere ofEn el Tiempo de las Mariposas, a play by Caridad Svich based on the novel by Julia Alvarez. The production is directed by Julia Rosa Sosa and will be performed in Spanish, with English subtitles, by TPC ensemble members and will runFebruary 22 - March 10, 2018, in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre.  (more...)
Powerful Long Ladder & Holy Trinity Revive Weathervane Playhouse's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL For Women's History Month Powerful Long Ladder & Holy Trinity Revive Weathervane Playhouse's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL For Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Cleveland

After playing to sold-out houses, standing ovations and an extended run at Weathervane Playhouse, one of Akron's premiere theatre companies, 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' is coming to Cleveland under the play's award winning director, Terrence Spivey with Akron native, Ms. Marissa Davis, reprising her role as Billie Holiday along with Cleveland musicians Ed Ridley and Bradford McGhee. (more...)
Playhouse Square To Launch First National Tour Of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Betty Buckley Playhouse Square To Launch First National Tour Of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Cleveland

The KeyBank Broadway Series 2018-2019 season will begin with the premiere of the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical revival of HELLO, DOLLY! starring Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the title role. (more...)
BWW Review: Talent-Filled HAIR Rocks at Beck BWW Review: Talent-Filled HAIR Rocks at Beck
by Roy Berko on February 12, 2018 in Cleveland

In December, 1968, about 50 Lorain County Community College students flew to New York. Some in the clean-scrubbed conservative group, coming from a campus void of political turmoil, had never traveled as far-a-field as downtown Cleveland. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11
by Audition Roundup on February 11, 2018 in Cleveland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 11, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)