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Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Louisville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Louisville (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 Louisville

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...)
BWW Review: BOATWRIGHT at Bunbury Theatre BWW Review: BOATWRIGHT at Bunbury Theatre
by Keith Waits on April 19, 2018 in Louisville

???????Boatwright is an original play written by and starring Emmy Nominated Actor Patrick Tovatt about an eccentric man getting up in years living in a humble abode where he spends his days writing and singing little ditties on his guitar and building boats. One day, a young man walks into his establishment and what was once a quiet and simple life is instantly turned on its head. With a set conceived by three-time Emmy award-winning designer David Weller, this play is gorgeous and makes the stage at this theater seem much larger than it is in real life while keeping the good taste to present it in a simple fashion appropriate to the material. (more...)
BWW Review: THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME at University Of Louisville BWW Review: THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME at University Of Louisville
by Keith Waits on April 19, 2018 in Louisville

Christmas. A time of family togetherness - that's the tradition anyway. But Paula Vogel knows that the holidays are also a time in which long-simmering conflicts rise to the surface. In The Long Christmas Ride Home, she presents one family's yuletide journey from home after a confrontational visit with one set of grandparents that leaves a very permanent residue. (more...)
The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach Presents Dance Out Loud Featuring The Black Iris Project The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach Presents Dance Out Loud Featuring The Black Iris Project
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Louisville

The second annual Dance Out Loud event will feature ballet, contemporary, hip hop, African and lyrical dance performances by dancers ranging from preschoolers to professionals from New York City. Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project will present an excerpt from their new ballet "A Mother's Rite" and "Party People." (more...)
An Evening With David Sedaris Comes to The Kentucky Center An Evening With David Sedaris Comes to The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Louisville

Louisville Public Media Presents An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at The Kentucky Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. His new book, Theft By Finding Diaries (1977 - 2002), is a collection of diaries that is in stores now. (more...)
The Kentucky Center Hosts Thunder At The Center The Kentucky Center Hosts Thunder At The Center
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Louisville

This year, enjoy the excitement and spectacle of Thunder Over Louisville from the comfort of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Take in the air show, fireworks, food and family fun from the convenience of The Center, where the main facility will be open with access to the North Terrace on the Belvedere. The Center will open its doors for Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. The air show begins at 3 p.m. with the fireworks scheduled to kick off at 9:30 p.m. (more...)
BWW Review:: THE KING AND I at The Aronoff Center BWW Review:: THE KING AND I at The Aronoff Center
by Taylor Clemons on April 15, 2018 in Louisville

The brand new Lincoln Center production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opens in Cincinnati. (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 Louisville

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...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More!
by BWW Special on April 06, 2018 in Louisville

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 COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and more! (more...)
Kentucky Center To Host Thunder At The Center Kentucky Center To Host Thunder At The Center
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2018 in Louisville

This year, enjoy the excitement and spectacle of Thunder Over Louisville from the comfort of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Take in the air show, fireworks, food and family fun from the convenience of The Center, where the main facility will be open with access to the North Terrace on the Belvedere. The Center will open its doors for Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. The air show begins at 3 p.m. with the fireworks scheduled to kick off at 9:30 p.m. (more...)
BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS at The Liminal Playhouse BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS at The Liminal Playhouse
by Keith Waits on April 02, 2018 in Louisville

This two-person show begins in a remote getaway where a reticent but gifted writer, Olivia (Lauren Argo), has sought seclusion to write a novel. In the middle of a blizzard, a brash and youthful Sex-blogger, Ethan (Winston Blake), bursts in, disrupting Olivia's quiet. Appearing to be complete opposites, Olivia more attracted to the older culture of literature, and Ethan wildly success in the world of social media, they find common ground as writers and quickly make one another's acquaintance. Worlds collide as they uncover the complexities of sexuality and romance in the age of the internet, and they show one another the value of the present, hopes for the future, and the dangers of the past. (more...)
Vice President Joe Biden Comes To The Kentucky Center 6/7 Vice President Joe Biden Comes To The Kentucky Center 6/7
by BWW News Desk on April 02, 2018 in Louisville

Joe Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before serving as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. (more...)
Winners Announced For Upcoming Awards In The Arts, Hosted By Fund For The Arts, Jennifer Lawrence Foundation And Churchill Downs Winners Announced For Upcoming Awards In The Arts, Hosted By Fund For The Arts, Jennifer Lawrence Foundation And Churchill Downs
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2018 in Louisville

Winners have been announced for the 2018 Awards in the Arts, presented by Woodford Reserve and Joy Mangano. The awards ceremony, hosted by Fund for the Arts, Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Churchill Downs, honors arts and arts organizations - some well-known, some rising stars - for their passion and dedication to the arts, and in doing so, celebrates and advances Greater Louisville's vibrant arts and culture. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More!
by BWW Special on March 30, 2018 in Louisville

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 PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! (more...)
ArtsMatch Offers Local Arts Projects Opportunity To Double Their Funds Raised ArtsMatch Offers Local Arts Projects Opportunity To Double Their Funds Raised
by BWW News Desk on March 29, 2018 in Louisville

Fund for the Arts is offering 15 local arts projects the unique and unparalleled opportunity to double their fundraising through its ArtsMatch crowdfunding program. The program, which kicks off Thursday, March 29, and runs until May 31, 2018, provides the opportunity for cultural groups to increase project fundraising through the ArtsMatch platform, wherein the selected groups can reach new audiences and received dollar-for-dollar matching funds for the amount they raise. Community members are invited to explore www.fundforthearts.org/artsmatch and choose projects to support. (more...)
Kentucky Shakespeare Launches New SHAKESPEARE WITHOUT WORDS Tour for Immigrants and Refugees Kentucky Shakespeare Launches New SHAKESPEARE WITHOUT WORDS Tour for Immigrants and Refugees
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2018 in Louisville

Kentucky Shakespeare announces its newest program, SHAKESPEARE WITHOUT WORDS, serving immigrants and refugees in the Louisville Metro area. (more...)
BWW Review: WE, THE INVISIBLES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: WE, THE INVISIBLES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits on March 28, 2018 in Louisville

Documentary-style theater is not a genre I am well-versed in. It very well may be that I have missed out on a preponderance of strong examples, but the only play that springs to mind readily is Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project. Like that play, Stanton's we, the invisibles employs personal anecdote, newspaper articles, interviews and creative nonfiction devices to educate on and proliferate the significance of important social issues. In the case of invisibles, the anchor is the real-life alleged rape of a maid named Nafissatou Diallo by infamous former International Monetary Fund Leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (more...)
BWW Review: YOU ACROSS FROM ME at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: YOU ACROSS FROM ME at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits on March 28, 2018 in Louisville

There is electricity in the air during this time of the year at Actors Theatre. Humana Festival is in town and with it patrons are introduced to new and exciting works that get their start on Actors' stages. Included among these works, the season's Actors Apprentices get time to shine with You Across from Me. (more...)
Weatherford Award For Non-Fiction Announced Weatherford Award For Non-Fiction Announced
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2018 in Louisville

???????University Press of Kentucky author Carol Boggess has been named the winner of the 2018 Weatherford Award for Non-Fiction for her biography James Still: A Life. The award is presented annually by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association to outstanding books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that showcase unique aspects of Appalachian life and culture. It was created in 1970 to honor the lives and legacies of W.D. Weatherford Sr. and his son Willis D. Weatherford Jr. (more...)
100 Theaters Join Playwrights in The Nationwide Ticketing Initiative 100 Theaters Join Playwrights in The Nationwide Ticketing Initiative
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2018 in Louisville

Playwrights Welcome, the nationwide free ticketing initiative created by Samuel French for Dramatists Guild of America members, is thrilled to announce that over 100 theaters have joined the program. These Participating Theaters, located in 26 states, have joined Playwrights Welcome to invest in the success and artistic health of our industry writers, and by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. (more...)
The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2018–2019 Season The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2018–2019 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 25, 2018 in Louisville

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the 2018-2019 season of The Liminal Playhouse, consisting of four Louisville premieres. (more...)
NKU Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season NKU Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2018 in Louisville

???????Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce our 2018-19 academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released in August 2018. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on March 23, 2018 in Louisville

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...)
2018 Titles Announced For University Press Of Kentucky New Poetry And Prose Series 2018 Titles Announced For University Press Of Kentucky New Poetry And Prose Series
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2018 in Louisville

???????The University Press of Kentucky and Centre College are pleased to announce the latest titles to be selected for the University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series-Mend: Poems by Kwoya Fagin Maples and Amreekiya by Lena Mahmoud. These two selections will be published in the fall and mark the third year for the series. They were selected from hundreds of submissions and represent some of the most innovative and powerful work in contemporary American writing. Previous books in the series include Make Way for Her: And Other Stories by Katie Cortese, A Girl's A Gun: Poems by Rachel Danielle Peterson, The Price of Scarlet: Poems by Brianna Noll, and Insurrections: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott, which won the 2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. (more...)