BWW Review: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY: A Call to Dissent From Flat Earth TheatreBWW Review: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY: A Call to Dissent From Flat Earth Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 6, 2017

Flat Earth Theatre open its 12th season with Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner's 1987 play, a juxtaposition of the rise of fascism in 1930s Germany with the Reagan administration's neglect of the AIDS crisis in America. In 2017, there are lessons to heed from these watershed moments. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENT SKY: Wishing on the StarsBWW Review: SILENT SKY: Wishing on the Stars
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2017

Flat Earth Theatre presents the New England premiere of Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, a historical drama about a trio of women astronomers who charted the heavens at the Harvard Observatory at the turn of the 20th century. Their work was vital, but they were not seen as equals in the workplace and their sacrifices were many as they struggled to break the glass ceiling. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Janelle A. RobinsonExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Janelle A. Robinson
by Broadway's Backbone - Aug 17, 2016

In this episode: Janelle A. Robinson trained in opera but always had a love for musical theatre. She has cake walked to "Can't Help Loving that Man" and gave out letters in "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' Janelle talks about being classical trained, becoming a a teacher, race relations in theater, her truth on the myths of non traditional casting, and still being miffed she didn't get cast as Maria in "Sound of Music' as child. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's MARY POPPINSPhoto Flash: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Below, check out photos from North Shore Music Theatre's production of MARY POPPINS playing thru July 31. (more...)

The School of Theatre at Florida State to Present HEDDA GABLERThe School of Theatre at Florida State to Present HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The 2015-2016 School of Theatre Season will close with Henrik Ibsen's infamous Hedda Gabler, directed by Fred Chappell. One of the world's most famous literary heroines, aristocrat Hedda pushes the boundaries of what she can convince others to do in the name of love and shows the world that love, in the wrong hands, can result in greatness and in catastrophe. Hedda Gabler is playing in the Lab Theatre March 25-April 3. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Third Consecutive Surplus and MoreDetroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Third Consecutive Surplus and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Phillip Wm. Fisher, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Board Chairman since December 2012, closed the 2015 Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Annual Meeting of the Governing Members today as his last official order of business as Chairman. Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner at Deloitte LLP, was elected DSO Chairman by the Board of Directors during their meeting following the Governing Members' proceedings. (more...)

Author Mark Robinson Funding INTO THE WOODS - A BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE MUSICALAuthor Mark Robinson Funding INTO THE WOODS - A BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE MUSICAL
by Michael Dale - Sep 8, 2015

'It is important to document theatre history so that future generations can truly comprehend the impact and artistic value of the great works.' (more...)

BSO Performs Music for Peace Concert in West Baltimore Church TonightBSO Performs Music for Peace Concert in West Baltimore Church Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

In the wake of Baltimore's recent unrest and tensions resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a Music for Peace concert tonight, May 9, 2015, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore (in the Mondawmin Mall neighborhood). (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces MUSIC FOR PEACE CONCERT, TodayThe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces MUSIC FOR PEACE CONCERT, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

In the wake of Baltimore's recent unrest and tensions resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a Music for Peace concert on May 9, 2015, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore (in the Mondawmin Mall neighborhood). Last week musicians of the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop performed an impromptu open-air concert outside its home, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, providing a respite from protests and violence for over 1,000 members of the community. This Today, musicians from the BSO and Alsop will team up with musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, the BSO's inner-city after-school program OrchKids, Peabody Institute, Baltimore School for the Arts, and musicians from City College in a program dedicated to the resilience of the people of Baltimore and the future promise of Charm City. Mount Lebanon Baptist Church's pastor, Dr. Franklin Lance, will open the program with welcome remarks and will be joined by Delegate Barbara A. Robinson. (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces MUSIC FOR PEACE CONCERT, 5/9The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces MUSIC FOR PEACE CONCERT, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

In the wake of Baltimore's recent unrest and tensions resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a Music for Peace concert on May 9, 2015, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore (in the Mondawmin Mall neighborhood). Last week musicians of the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop performed an impromptu open-air concert outside its home, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, providing a respite from protests and violence for over 1,000 members of the community. This Saturday, musicians from the BSO and Alsop will team up with musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, the BSO's inner-city after-school program OrchKids, Peabody Institute, Baltimore School for the Arts, and musicians from City College in a program dedicated to the resilience of the people of Baltimore and the future promise of Charm City. Mount Lebanon Baptist Church's pastor, Dr. Franklin Lance, will open the program with welcome remarks and will be joined by Delegate Barbara A. Robinson. (more...)

BSO to Perform Music for Peace Concert in West Baltimore Church, 5/9BSO to Perform Music for Peace Concert in West Baltimore Church, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

In the wake of Baltimore's recent unrest and tensions resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces a Music for Peace concert on May 9, 2015, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore (in the Mondawmin Mall neighborhood). (more...)

Verizon Hosts Statewide Black History Month Celebration in Maryland With Free Open House on Feb. 28 at the Reginald F. Lewis MuseumVerizon Hosts Statewide Black History Month Celebration in Maryland With Free Open House on Feb. 28 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas LITTLE WOMEN Jumps Off the PagesBWW Reviews: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas LITTLE WOMEN Jumps Off the Pages
by Buster Spiller - Oct 19, 2014

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas "Little Women" JUMPS off the pages (more...)

AS WE LIE STILL to Run 7/14-27 at NYMFAS WE LIE STILL to Run 7/14-27 at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents As We Lie Still a new romantic musical fantasy with book by Olivia de Guzman Emile, Music and Lyrics by Patrick Emile. Michael Serrecchia directs a cast of six, including Olivia de Guzman Emile, George Michael Ferrie Jr., Clinton Greenspan, Erika Larsen, Michael A. Robinson*, and Travis Stuebing. As We Lie Still is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Playhouse on Park's HIGGINS IN HARLEM Takes Shaw UptownBWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's HIGGINS IN HARLEM Takes Shaw Uptown
by Jacques Lamarre - Mar 8, 2014

Yoouuuuu can taaaake the A-Train, yooooou can take it all the way to Haaarlem. (more...)

Workshop Theater Premieres Lou-Lou Igbokwe's IYOM, Now thru 10/12Workshop Theater Premieres Lou-Lou Igbokwe's IYOM, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY has announced the world premiere production of Lou-Lou Igbokwe's IYOM, directed by Jessica Creane. IYOM will play a four-week limited engagement at WorkShop Theater Company's Main Stage (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). Performances begin tonight, September 19 and continue Saturday, October 12. Opening Night is Saturday, September 21 (8 p.m.). Press are invited to all performances. (more...)

Workshop Theater to Premiere Lou-Lou Igbokwe's IYOM, 9/19-10/12Workshop Theater to Premiere Lou-Lou Igbokwe's IYOM, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY has announced the world premiere production of Lou-Lou Igbokwe's IYOM, directed by Jessica Creane. IYOM will play a four-week limited engagement at WorkShop Theater Company's Main Stage (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). Performances begin Thursday, September 19 and continue Saturday, October 12. Opening Night is Saturday, September 21 (8 p.m.). Press are invited to all performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  The East Coast Regional Premiere of MARY POPPINS at Maine State Music Theatre is MagicBWW Reviews: The East Coast Regional Premiere of MARY POPPINS at Maine State Music Theatre is Magic
by Scott Moreau - Aug 10, 2013

There's something very special about a story that can instantly make people of any age feel like a child again. Sometimes in the hustle bustle of today's world with so many 'adult' problems, adults forget what it's like to have been a child. MARY POPPINS has been just that kind of story for children of all ages for years, and Maine State Music Theatre's current production of MARY POPPINS will warm your heart and lift your spirits. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC in New CanaanBWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC in New Canaan
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 24, 2013

Perfect pitch for a tImely and timeless show. (more...)

Wife of Jackie Robinson Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2013

Dealing with racism was very painful for baseball legend and groundbreaking player Jackie Robinson and his family, his wife Rachel Robinson says in an interview with CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH Charles Osgood to be broadcast today, April 7, 2013 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

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