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Institute for Contemporary Art to Open Next Spring at Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art to Open Next Spring at Virginia Commonwealth University
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Norfolk

On April 21, 2018, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a new, non-collecting contemporary art institution designed by Steven Holl Architects. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by BWW Special on October 13, 2017 in Norfolk

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 ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! (more...)
Charlottesville Opera Announces Interim Artistic Director and 2018 Season Charlottesville Opera Announces Interim Artistic Director and 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in Norfolk

Charlottesville Opera has named Steven Jarvi as Interim Artistic Director for 2017/2018. (more...)
Wolf Trap Adds Two New Shows to 2017-18 The Barns at Wolf Trap Season Wolf Trap Adds Two New Shows to 2017-18 The Barns at Wolf Trap Season
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in Norfolk

Wolf Trap has added two new shows to its 2017-2018 The Barns at Wolf Trap season - a theatrical chamber music piece Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy (3/11), presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates, and Enter The Haggis (3/7). (more...)
Songwriter and Playwright Zack Zadek Receives VCCA Fellowship Songwriter and Playwright Zack Zadek Receives VCCA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2017 in Norfolk

Zack Zadek of Brooklyn, NY, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). The VCCA is located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia. Zack Zadek will be among approximately 25 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers. (more...)
BWW Interview: Liminality Theatre Company's Avery Sedlacek of SURVIVOR'S GUILT BWW Interview: Liminality Theatre Company's Avery Sedlacek of SURVIVOR'S GUILT
by Christopher Castanho on October 09, 2017 in Norfolk

The play 'Survivor's Guilt or The Jumping Off Point' by Virginian playwright Alex Flanigan will be produced at Liminality Theatre Company in Winchester, VA October 13th-14th. Liminality Theatre Company is a student-run theatre, comprised of Shenandoah University students. Their mission statement details their goal to create work outside the idea of traditional theatre. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 8 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 8
by Audition Roundup on October 08, 2017 in Norfolk

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 8, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
BWW Review: Richmond Triangle Players' CLOUD 9: A Mysterious Cup of Tea BWW Review: Richmond Triangle Players' CLOUD 9: A Mysterious Cup of Tea
by Jeremy Bustin on October 07, 2017 in Norfolk

CLOUD 9 is a charmingly funny but introspective head-scratcher of a play that shouldn't be missed. The entire company, production team, and everyone at Richmond Triangle Players have delivered a solid piece of theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) Reasons BWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) Reasons
by Jeremy Bustin on October 07, 2017 in Norfolk

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Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Now Extended at TheatreLAB Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Now Extended at TheatreLAB
by BWW News Desk on October 06, 2017 in Norfolk

By popular demand, TheatreLAB and Yes, And! Entertainment have announced that their production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years will now run through October 28th. BroadwayWorld has a look at Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award winners Alexander Sapp and Christie Jackson in action below! (more...)
Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR' Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Norfolk

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More!
by BWW Special on October 06, 2017 in Norfolk

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 HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! (more...)
Marin Shakespeare Company's Lesley Currier Named 2017 Burbage Award Recipient Marin Shakespeare Company's Lesley Currier Named 2017 Burbage Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk on October 04, 2017 in Norfolk

American Shakespeare Center (ASC) Co-Founder and Director of Mission Ralph Alan Cohen presented the 2017 Burbage Award to Lesley Currier, Founding Managing Director of Marin Shakespeare Company. The American Shakespeare Center presents the prestigious Burbage Award annually to a person whose work has advanced the love and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare through the public production of his plays. (more...)
Real, Rescued, Acrobatic Housecats to Perform at NextStop Theatre Company Real, Rescued, Acrobatic Housecats to Perform at NextStop Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Norfolk

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of REAL performing house cats.   (more...)
8th Annual Festy Experience Sets Daily Schedule, Kids Activities and More 8th Annual Festy Experience Sets Daily Schedule, Kids Activities and More
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Norfolk

The 8th Annual Festy Experience takes place October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm, a 387-acre property in Arrington, Virginia (also the new home of LOCKN' Festival) at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (more...)
Robert Duvall to Bring Evening of Storytelling to Barter Theatre Robert Duvall to Bring Evening of Storytelling to Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Norfolk

He's been in wars, he's survived the apocalypse, he's driven cattle across the country, but he's never been to Barter Theatre. Until now. (more...)
A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Norfolk

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)
The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin' McCourys and More Among The Festy Experience's 2017 Lineup The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin' McCourys and More Among The Festy Experience's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Norfolk

The Festy Experience has announced the first half of its music lineup for the 8th annual festival, happening October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. (more...)
FRIENDLY'S FIRE Comes to Barter Theatre FRIENDLY'S FIRE Comes to Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2017 in Norfolk

One man will see just what lengths a good friend will go to when he is in need this fall in Friendly's Fire, starting Oct.5. (more...)
BWW Review: TheatreLAB And Yes, And's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Stays With You BWW Review: TheatreLAB And Yes, And's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Stays With You
by Jeremy Bustin on October 02, 2017 in Norfolk

It is this reviewer's exultant onus to relay that in the case of TheatreLAB and YES, AND's production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, director Chelsea Burke and her team have pulled out all of the stops to give the audience an unforgettable experience, with the technical follow-through and musical polish to rival any production that has ever been mounted. And these generous qualities are symbiotically aligned with the equally powerful presence of actors Christie Jackson and Alexander Sapp. It's just that freaking good. (more...)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Mill Mountain Theatre LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Mill Mountain Theatre
by Christopher Castanho on October 02, 2017 in Norfolk

Mill Mountain Theatre presents the hilarious Little Shop Of Horrors, October 4th-22nd. From the music & lyrical team that brought you the original animated film Disney's Beauty & The Beast comes a musical of a different style. Part horror comedy musical, part sci-fi spoof; all delicious fun, Little Shop of Horrors has been making audiences all over the country scream with laughter since its debut in the early 80's. (more...)
Tickets on Sale Now for ShenanArts THE GAME'S AFOOT Tickets on Sale Now for ShenanArts THE GAME'S AFOOT
by BWW News Desk on October 01, 2017 in Norfolk

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 1 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 1
by Audition Roundup on October 01, 2017 in Norfolk

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 1, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Reston Players Present Broadway Classic AIDA Reston Players Present Broadway Classic AIDA
by BWW News Desk on October 01, 2017 in Norfolk

Aida, winner of four Tony Awards and featuring music by pop legend Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, will be sweeping the Reston Community Center stage for 10 extraordinary performances. This musical is popular and special because its story combines a tragedy of love and intriguing politics. Although set in Egypt centuries ago, theatergoers will experience the tension created by the forbidden love between a Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter. (more...)
Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Repertory Theatre Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2017 in Norfolk

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE will run at Virginia Repertory Theatre through October 8, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)