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Two-time Ima Hogg Semifinalist And Texas Residents Among This Year's Contestants Two-time Ima Hogg Semifinalist And Texas Residents Among This Year's Contestants
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Houston

???????The Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony League announced today the 10 semifinalists of the 43rd annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition, one of the few nationwide competitions open to all standard orchestral instruments and piano. The semifinalists will compete for the $25,000 Grace Woodson Memorial Award, which includes the opportunity to perform with the Houston Symphony. (more...)
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Get A Look At CLEO At The Alley Theatre VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Get A Look At CLEO At The Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Houston

Set during the filming of the disastrous 1963 movie Cleopatra, Cleo is the story of the scandalous romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Now Through Aproil 29 . Tickets at alleytheatre.org (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22
by Audition Roundup on April 22, 2018 in Houston

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Reaffirms History and Family BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Reaffirms History and Family
by Katricia Lang on April 22, 2018 in Houston

The quiet semi-autobiographical drama gives harsh treatment to narrow interpretations of family as well as those who see the pain and suffering of another human being as an opportunity for a good story. (more...)
BWW Review: CLEO Barges Onto the Alley Stage BWW Review: CLEO Barges Onto the Alley Stage
by Gary Laird on April 20, 2018 in Houston

The writer and director are to be congratulated for managing to tell the story fully in one 80-minute, no-intermission production. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Houston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Houston (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in Houston

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Fade To Black Embarks On Its 6th Season Fade To Black Embarks On Its 6th Season
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Houston

Shabach Enterprise's groundbreaking play festival, Fade To Black, returns for its 6th season of short plays. Fade To Black is Houston's first and only play festival to showcase the new works of African-American playwrights! (more...)
BWW Review: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Bribes Russia at Classical Theatre Company BWW Review: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Bribes Russia at Classical Theatre Company
by Brett Cullum on April 18, 2018 in Houston

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR is a fluffy piece, but has real bite when we look across at our current state of political officials. It almost hurts to laugh so hard at the Russians. (more...)
Theatre Under The Stars Announces Winners Of The 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards Theatre Under The Stars Announces Winners Of The 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Houston

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) awarded high school students from across the Greater Houston area for excellence in theatre last night at the 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards! (more...)
Ira Glass Will Share Life Lessons And Anecdotes About His Career In Jones Hall Ira Glass Will Share Life Lessons And Anecdotes About His Career In Jones Hall
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Houston

???????Creator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program, Ira Glass, brings an all-new lecture entitled Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass to Houston. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass will share lessons from his life and career in storytelling on Saturday, May 12 in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Mariachi Opera About Divided Immigrant Family Returns To Houston Grand Opera Mariachi Opera About Divided Immigrant Family Returns To Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Houston

At a time when our nation is wrestling with tough questions about immigration, Houston Grand Opera is bringing back its bilingual production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna / To Cross the Face of the Moon, a moving story that chronicles the joys and struggles of three generations of a family divided between countries and cultures through the rich melodies of mariachi. HGO presents three special performances on May 17, 19, and 20 in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Composed by Jose 'Pepe' Martinez with libretto by Leonard Foglia and known as the world's first mariachi opera, Cruzar has been performed to audiences around the world, including in New York City in January 2018. HGO's production will feature the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos. Tickets for these productions at the HGO Resilience Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center are available at HGO.org. Parking is available at the Avenida North Garage located at 1815 Rusk Street, across from Resilience Theater. A sky bridge connects the parking garage to the GRB, and clear signage directs patrons to the theater. More information about parking can be found here. (more...)
Young Audiences Celebrates 62 Years At The Annual Gala Young Audiences Celebrates 62 Years At The Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Houston

The evening--led by honorary chairs Janet and Harvin Moore and co-chairs Judy Y. Liu and Christa and Kevin O'Hara--honored the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School and Yellowstone Academy as the 2018 Arts Empowerment Award recipients for their commitment to arts and culture in education. Over 250 guests filled the ballroom of The Junior League of Houston to celebrate the honorees and enjoy spectacular performances by featured arts partners. The night featured a beautiful installation by Laura Tyagi and exciting new activities like the mystery bag balloon pop, year of dining raffle, and interactive mirror photo booth. All proceeds from the evening benefitted Young Audiences of Houston's outreach efforts, serving over 243,910 youth through equitable access to the arts and arts-based learning. (more...)
The Ensemble Theatre To Be Recognized By August Wilson Estate The Ensemble Theatre To Be Recognized By August Wilson Estate
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Houston

??????? The Ensemble Theatre celebrates its 30-year revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Eileen J. Morris with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002. (more...)
BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON
by David Clarke on April 16, 2018 in Houston

Dorcas Leung, currently touring the nation with HAMILTON as the standby for Angelica Schuyler, Eliza Hamilton, Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, is an Asian immigrant who grew up in Houston and went to elementary, middle, and high school in Spring Branch ISD. Making a triumphant return to the city that helped raise her in a one of the most popular musicals to ever grace the stages of the world, BroadwayWorld chatted with her about the true power of the show.  (more...)
WOKE AND HALF ASLEEP is Nothing For Houstonians To Sleep On WOKE AND HALF ASLEEP is Nothing For Houstonians To Sleep On
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Houston

Woke and Half Asleep is having it's first live podcast at Rec Room on Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm. Created by two decorated young Houston artists, the live podcast is produced in partnership with Rec Room Arts Artist Residency Program. (more...)
Houston Ballet Presents DON QUIXOTE Houston Ballet Presents DON QUIXOTE
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Houston

???????Houston Ballet presents the much-anticipated return of former Artistic Director Ben Stevenson's Don Quixote, a thrilling revival of the classic tale, gracing the stage for the first time in more than a decade. Houston Ballet continues their Hometown Tour in venues across the city, performing this exciting ballet at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts April 13-15, 2018. (more...)
Tribute To The Beatles And FINAL FANTASY Added To Summer Series Lineup Tribute To The Beatles And FINAL FANTASY Added To Summer Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Houston

The Houston Symphony announced today the addition of Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles and Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY to the 2018 Summer Series at Jones Hall. (more...)
BWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Obsidian Theater BWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Obsidian Theater
by Brett Cullum on April 13, 2018 in Houston

It's not a reinvention, but a celebration of the classical musical that delivers familiar songs and themes. It is well worth coming to this CABARET where indeed… life is beautiful. (more...)
BWW Interview: HCC Artistic Director Robert Simpson on the Chamber Choir's Margaret Hillis Award Win BWW Interview: HCC Artistic Director Robert Simpson on the Chamber Choir's Margaret Hillis Award Win
by Katricia Lang on April 12, 2018 in Houston

Robert Simpson, the founder and artistic director of Houston Chamber Choir, has been in a whirlwind, a waking dream as intoxicating as communion wine and as unreal as that spinning top in the last scene of INCEPTION, since Good Friday when he learned that Houston Chamber Choir, the chorale he established in 1995, was winner of the 2018 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. But he still took time to break bread with BroadwayWorld. See the interview inside! (more...)
Houston Early Music Closes Season With Rare Performance Of 'The Mystery Sonatas' Houston Early Music Closes Season With Rare Performance Of 'The Mystery Sonatas'
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Houston

???????Classical Baroque music lovers will have a rare opportunity to hear the complete works of Heinrich Biber's "The Mystery Sonatas" on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Shepherd School of Music's Duncan Recital Hall at Rice University. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in Houston

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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Names Prizewinners For Inaugural Student Playwright Festival Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Names Prizewinners For Inaugural Student Playwright Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Houston

???????Local high-school seniors and aspiring playwrights, Addison Antonoff, William Miner, and Carter A. Prentiss have been chosen by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) as prizewinners of its inaugural Student Playwright Festival. Each playwright is awarded a $500 scholarship and is paired with a Houston-based playwright as a mentor to fine-tune the plays and prepare the plays for production. The students will be guests of honor as their plays are performed at the MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston on June 6, 2018. (more...)
New Artist Added To Clarke & Associates Exhibition With Opening Reception New Artist Added To Clarke & Associates Exhibition With Opening Reception
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Houston

???????Clarke & Associates will host an opening reception on May 5 for Felipe Lopez and his Ambiente Amore exhibition and Lester Marks for his Capturing Dreams: Roticas, Spectrums, and Personages photo works. Their works will be displayed in two separate gallery spaces at Clarke & Associates. Guests can meet both of the artists and view their art at this free event in The Heights. The exhibition runs May 5 - Aug. 24 and will include experiential multimedia components that provide an engaging sensory experience to the audience.                (more...)
THE LILIES OF THE FIELD Tugs At Houston's Heartstrings THE LILIES OF THE FIELD Tugs At Houston's Heartstrings
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Houston

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theatre companies, is now A.D. Players at The George. The theatre company is pleased to announce its upcoming spring show, "The Lilies of the Field," taking place April 20-May 13, with preview performances April 18-19 at the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater. The critically acclaimed story earned Sidney Poitier the accolade of being the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in the 1963 movie adaptation. (more...)