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Review: MISERY Loves Company in This Stage Adaptation of Stephen King's Ultimate Thriller at Jobsite Theater

Misery written by the incomparable “Master of Horror” Stephen King was first released via Viking Press on June 8, 1987. The story revolves around the main character, romance novelist Paul Sheldon, and his self-proclaimed number-one fan Annie Wilkes. Paul is seriously injured in a car crash, and Annie being a former nurse discovers Paul and brings him home for rehabilitation. While staying in Annie’s home, Paul receives treatment and pain meds and soon discovers he is prisoner and forced to adhere to all of his captor’s demands.

Review: Paul Potenza Will Break Your Heart as THE ELEPHANT MAN at The Tampa Repertory Theatre

Sometimes a show comes along that is so powerful, at times shattering, with a top-flight cast, that it deserves two Broadway World reviews. Tampa Rep's production of THE ELEPHANT MAN certainly fits into that category. My BWW colleague, Drew Eberhard, saw the show at its final preview, and I had the honor of attending its opening weekend. At the play's center is a performance by Paul Potenza in the title role that should have anyone reading this sentence to stop what they're doing and obtain their tickets ASAP. THE ELEPHANT MAN runs at the HCC Studio Theater in Ybor City thru February 19th, so you better hurry.

Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at TampaRep

Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in London in November of 1977. Pomerance’s play also transferred to the National Theatre in London for an “In Rep” residency. From January to March of 1979 it played off-Broadway, and made a transfer to the Booth Theatre on Broadway later in 1979, but the production closed in 1981 after 916 regular performances. The Elephant Man received revivals in 2002 and 2014.

Previews: THE ELEPHANT MAN at TampaRep

This production is especially poignant as it was a conversation between the late beloved C. David Frankel, co-founder and artistic director of TampaRep, and Paul Potenza that set the show in motion.

Tampa Repertory Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN

TampaRep's second show this season will play throughout February at the Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus in the Performing Arts Building.

Review: Steven Dietz Adaptation Of The Bram Stoker Classic DRACULA Commands the Stage in True Gothic-Noir Fashion at Jobsite Theater

Dracula, a novel written by Bram Stoker and published in 1897, became Stoker’s most definitive work. Told in an epistolary style through letters, journal entries, and newspaper articles, Stoker’s novel is never told through the eyes of a single protagonist. Our tale begins with a businessman by the name of Jonathan Harker traveling to the Transylvanian Castle of one Count Dracula, in order to procure a deed. Having merely escaped the castle with his life, after finding out the Count is a Vampire, Harker makes his way home to England, where the Count has now taken up residence with plans to plague the small seaside town of Whitby.

The Tampa Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 & More

The Tampa Repertory Theatre has announced a new season of three plays for 2022-2023, continuing its collaboration with local venues and artists.

BWW Review: Some of the Most Memorable Moments & Local Performances of the Year

These are the things that helped get us through a tough year.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; LIGHTS, STAGE, SING CABARET Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; Broadway Everyday Star Theater's LIGHTS, STAGE, SING CABARET Lead Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.


“WHAT BECOMES OF A CHILD THAT STARVED FOR AFFECTION?” -M.C. IN SHOCKHEADED PETER “YOU’VE GOT TO BE CRUEL TO BE KIND, IN THE RIGHT MEASURE. CRUEL TO BE KIND, IT’S A VERY GOOD SIGN....” -NICK LOWE FROM “JESUS OF COOL” ALBUM (1978). Once every so often audiences of a theatre-going persuasion are treated to something a little out of the ordinary. Something that may just have to be experienced before allowing it to fully sink in. Jobsite revels in the strange, the unorthodox, the Masterclass of all things twisted and warped; and these are some centralized moments of Shockheaded Peter or its namesake Der Struwwelpeter. Having personally never heard of Der Struwwelpeter or William Maloney’s The Worst of Everything, I had no idea what I was in store for. Which made this particular show more zany, exciting, and mentally stimulating than most seen as of late. From every angle, there was something to watch, something to leave our mouths agape and make you just think what the hell?

BWW Review: You've Never Seen Anything Like Jobsite Theater's SHOCKHEADED PETER

Based on a notoriously deranged German children's book, it's a theatrical marvel...but will audiences get it?

BWW Review: Giles Davies Brings Local Theater Back to Life in Jobsite's FRANKENSTEIN: THE MODERN PROMETHEUS at the Jaeb

I needed this; we needed this; and if you are reading this, I know that you need this right now too.

BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Shows & Performances of the Past 10 Years

25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!

BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too.

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life.

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

A wonderful cast brings to life this Tony Award winner for Best Play.

BWW Reviews: Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT at Stageworks

Down and dirty and poetic at the same time, TMFWTH is funny, edgy and extremely smart.

BWW Reviews: Miraculous Eric Davis in freeFall's THE TEMPEST: ESTA ISLA ES MIA

Eric Davis delivers a revelatory one man performance in one of the year's most exciting, enthralling theatrical experiences.

BWW Reviews: Incredible Paul Potenza & Angela Bond in Jobsite's ANNAPURNA

Only four chances left to see this Jobsite winner which showcases the finest local performances of the year thus far.

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