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BWW Interview: xoxo moongirl by Nicole Burgio at Morris Museum 9/24 and 9/25 Photo BWW Interview: xoxo moongirl by Nicole Burgio at Morris Museum 9/24 and 9/25
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 20, 2020

An exciting show, xoxo moongirl, an autobiographical circus fantasia, will be performed live by Nicole Burgio at the Morris Museum Parking Deck on Thursday 9/24 and Friday, 9/25 at 7:00. See Burgio fly through the air, backlit by a gorgeous New Jersey sunset.

BWW Interview: Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an  Photo BWW Interview: Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Exciting Expansion of Possibilities in the World of Theater
by Jim Munson - Sep 16, 2020

The best part of my job as a theater writer is that I get to speak with fascinating people, and they dona??t come more fascinating than actor and Paralympic athlete Katy Sullivan, who plays the titular role in TheatreWorks Silicon Valleya??s benefit online workshop reading of Pandora. This intriguing new work by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein investigates the Pandoraa??s box myth, delving into the world-changing curiosity and hope resulting from one womana??s fateful actions. The streamed performance features a stellar cast of actors assembled from across the country and was recorded over Zoom under the direction of TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli. Pandora will be offered via video streaming from 6pm (PDT), Thursday, September 24, 2020 until 6pm (PDT), Monday, September 28, 2020. Viewers can sign up to receive a link to view Pandora at TheatreWorks.org without charge, although donations are encouraged to support TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. For additional information, visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

BWW Interview: Christopher Demos-Brown on AMERICAN SON at the Adrienne Arsht Center Photo BWW Interview: Christopher Demos-Brown on AMERICAN SON at the Adrienne Arsht Center
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Jan 9, 2020

It was a point of pride to interview celebrated local playwright, Christopher Demos-Brown, about his play, American Son, which opened on Broadway last November and starred Kerry Washington. South Florida's theater community celebrated one of our own as the play had a wildly successful run on Broadway. American Son will have its Florida premiere at the Arsht Center as a co-presentation with Zoetic Stage of which Demos-Brown is Zoetic Stage's founding artistic director.

BWW Review: ArtsWest's HEAD OVER HEELS Certainly 'Got the Beat'! Photo BWW Review: ArtsWest's HEAD OVER HEELS Certainly 'Got the Beat'!
by Jay Irwin - Nov 25, 2019

Back in 2018, a little show came along to Broadway called a?oeHead Over Heelsa??. All I knew was that it was the story of Sir Philip Sydney's a?oeArcadiaa?? with the songs of the 80's pop group, The Go-Go's. OK, another jukebox musical, we'll see. Then I went to NY and it didn't quite make the list of shows I was seeing. But after I found out more about it, like it was touting having the first trans woman originating a principal role on Broadway. Cool. Maybe I'll see it next time. And then it closed. Well, now ArtsWest has picked it up for its Seattle Premiere and I find that the show itself also speaks to homosexuality and gender identities beyond the binary, but not in a documentary or preachy way. Plus, it's a ton of fun. All of which makes me kick myself for not seeing it when I had the chance. But it's here now and ArtsWest nails it!

A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS Returns Following Sold-out Run At Dublin Fringe 20 Photo A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS Returns Following Sold-out Run At Dublin Fringe 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

The Abbey Theatre presents the return of Dublin Fringe box office hit A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, created by award-winning company Collapsing Horse. Based on a short story by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, this will be a show for all ages this Christmas season, brought to vivid life on stage using music, puppetry, and live video projection.

Photo Flash: First Look At Flint Repertory Theatre's THE CHAIRS Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Flint Repertory Theatre's THE CHAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2019

Flint Repertory Theatre presents “THE CHAIRS”, the absurdist comedy by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Donald M. Allen starring Kay Kelly and Michael Kelly. Performances are Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 10. Tickets are now on sale.

Flint Repertory Theatre Presents THE CHAIRS Photo Flint Repertory Theatre Presents THE CHAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Flint Repertory Theatre presents a?oeTHE CHAIRSa??, the absurdist comedy by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Donald M. Allen starring Kay Kelly and Michael Kelly. Performances begin Friday November 1 and runs through Sunday November 10. Tickets are now on sale.

Nilo Cruz Named Visiting Playwright-in-Residence at UCLA Photo Nilo Cruz Named Visiting Playwright-in-Residence at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Teri Schwartz, Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world's most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, announced today the appointment of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz as the school's second Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Visiting Playwright-in-Residence. Cruz will assume his role for the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year.

Abbey Theatre Announces Winter Season Photo Abbey Theatre Announces Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Directors of the Abbey Theatre, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, today announced two productions set to delight audiences this winter. The first, a major new Abbey Theatre production, from the Irish canon, of Drama at Inish; followed by Collapsing Horse's A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, a magical show for all the family.

Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For EVERYBODY Photo Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For EVERYBODY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company will begin its 2019/20 Season with the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist EVERYBODY by Obie Award-winner, MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient and Washington, D.C.-native Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Gloria). This 'fun and breezy' (Broadway World) comedy about life (and death) will play at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from October 15 through November 17, 2019.

Peterborough Players Announce Cast of SHE LOVES ME Photo Peterborough Players Announce Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

"She loves me/And to my amazement/I love it knowing that she loves me/She loves me/True, she doesn't show it/How could she when she doesn't know it?" If those well-known lyrics strike up a tune in your head, then you're no doubt familiar with She Loves Me, this season's big, Broadway-style musical on stage at the Peterborough Players from July 31st- August 11th.

NATIONAL CRITICS INSTITUTE at O'Neill Theater Center Honors Mark Charney Photo NATIONAL CRITICS INSTITUTE at O'Neill Theater Center Honors Mark Charney
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 16, 2019

O'Neill Center Honors Mark Charney as He Steps Down as NCI's Associate Director

Peterborough Players Presents Their 86th Year Of Professional Theatre Photo Peterborough Players Presents Their 86th Year Of Professional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

A graceful examination of a collision of cultures. A comedy about the hilarious eccentricities of Midwestern family life. A big Broadway musical where lonely hearts fall in love. A play about an artist's responsibility for his art with some of the most beautiful music in the world. After 86 years, the 2019 season at the Peterborough Players promises to continue their tradition of producing delightful, surprising, thought-provoking professional theatre at the highest level. In addition, this year boasts an entire season of American playwrights.

Bryony Jarmin-Pinto Releases SUN KISSED on Tru Thoughts Photo Bryony Jarmin-Pinto Releases SUN KISSED on Tru Thoughts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Out today, “Sun Kissed” is the latest single from London-based vocalist and songwriter, Bryony Jarman-Pinto. Taken from her forthcoming debut album Cage and Aviary (out August 16 on Tru Thoughts), this follows lead tracks “As I've Heard” and “Saffron Yellow”, which received upfront support from the likes of Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music), Jamz Supernova (BBC 1Xtra) and Robert Elms (BBC Radio London). 

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 22, 2019

Based on Thornton Wilder's 1954 play titled The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! follows famed New York City matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi as receives her toughest challenge yet. She must travel to Yonkers to find a suitable match for the miserly 'well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire' Horace Vandergelder. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace's niece and his two young clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to matching Horace.

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Ensemble Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Apr 22, 2019

Ensemble's production features many of the interesting aspects of this search for identity: a grumpy grandpa with a dark secret; an old Ukrainian woman who's mind has been warped by trauma and isolation; an underdog translator with a tenuous mastery of English; and an emotionally clumsy college kid who mistakes the trauma of his family for personal depth. But the adaptation from novel to stage is clunky, clouding an otherwise dramatic origin story.

Palm Beach Dramaworks' 12th Annual Shelly Award Given To Louise Snyder Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks' 12th Annual Shelly Award Given To Louise Snyder
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

The sounds infusing the lobby of the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion on March 16 were voices from a bygone era, those that filled the airwaves when radio reigned and families gathered 'round to listen to all kinds of programs - not just music but mysteries, comedies, adventure stories, and police procedurals.

BWW Interview: Yehuda Hyman Dives Head First Into His Mother's History in THE MAR VIS Photo BWW Interview: Yehuda Hyman Dives Head First Into His Mother's History in THE MAR VISTA
by Marika O'Hara - Feb 19, 2019

Yehuda Hyman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and playwright who's new play, The Mar Vista: In Search of My Mother's Love Life will be running at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center from March 5 through March 23, 2019. Yehuda Hyman spoke to BroadwayWorld about the process of developing the show over the last several years and the unique stories it portrays.

BWW Review: KING ARTHUR at Elder Hall, University Of Adelaide Photo BWW Review: KING ARTHUR at Elder Hall, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Feb 18, 2019

State Opera is presenting the semi-opera, or dramatick opera, King Arthur,

BWW Feature: The Power of Live Theatre: Thoughts Inspired by the STA 2019 CONFERENCE  Photo BWW Feature: The Power of Live Theatre: Thoughts Inspired by the STA 2019 CONFERENCE in Prague
by Derek DeWitt - Jan 30, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) annual conference came to Prague this year. It has an extensive performance program, crafted by host Guy Roberts and Prague Shakespeare Company, that was open to the public as well as conference attendees. The conference was all about bringing the focus back to the artistic sides of things, as theatre tries to compete in a world filled with on-demand entertainment.

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