Heritage Theatre Festival's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Feature National Tour Directors And TalentHeritage Theatre Festival's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Feature National Tour Directors And Talent
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Heritage Theatre Festival is preparing to get its 2019 season off to a rocking start with the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. The show tells the story of the momentous night of December 4, 1956, when legendary Sun Studios owner Sam Phillips brought together musical icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis for a one-time-only jam session for the ages. (more...)

BWW Review: Exquisite Storytelling Makes the PlayMakers' World Premiere of Charly Simpson's JUMP a Must-SeeBWW Review: Exquisite Storytelling Makes the PlayMakers' World Premiere of Charly Simpson's JUMP a Must-See
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jan 29, 2019

How many articles have you read in the last four years about high-profile celebrity suicides wherein family members and friends said, 'I had no idea'? And out of the 47,173 people in the United States who died by suicide in 2017 (according to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention), what, if anything, could've kept these beloved fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons, and daughters from taking that leap or wanting to disappear? Depression, grief, suicide, and mental illness are just some of the themes Charly Simpson explores in her new play JUMP, which opened at PlayMakers Repertory Company last weekend. The opening is part of a New Play National Network rolling world premiere that includes Milagro and Confrontation Theatre (Oregon), Shrewd Productions (Texas), and Actor's Express (Georgia). However, this is the first time the play has been fully staged, and this production sets the bar high for future productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JUMP at PlayMakers Repertory CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at JUMP at PlayMakers Repertory Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to be the first theatre to participate in the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of "Jump," by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson. The production, directed by Whitney White in her PlayMakers debut, will run from January 23 to February 10, 2019 before continuing on to three additional theatres in 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Dear Friend, SHE LOVES ME is an Old-Fashioned, Feel-Good, Sweet, Holiday TreatBWW Review: Dear Friend, SHE LOVES ME is an Old-Fashioned, Feel-Good, Sweet, Holiday Treat
by Lauren Van Hemert - Nov 24, 2018

Love is in the air at PlayMakers Repertory Company. That's because the musical romance SHE LOVES ME opened earlier this week at the Paul Green Theatre as a love letter to the Triangle to ring in the holiday season. It's a familiar story, especially to fans of the rom-com film genre. Boy and girl meet through a lonely-hearts club ad and begin corresponding through a series of letters. Little do the pair know that the object of their affection may be someone they already know, perhaps even a coworker at that shop around the corner. Inspired by the 1937 play PARFUMERIE by Miklos Laszlo, SHE LOVES ME opened on Broadway in 1963. Two revivals followed one in 1993 and the other in 2016. The latter revival, starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski, and Gavin Creel, broke the Guinness World Record for being the first Broadway show to be live-streamed. If the plot sounds familiar, it just might be because Laszlo's 1937 play also spawned the 1940 Jimmy Stewart film 'The Shop Around the Corner,' the 1949 Judy Garland movie musical 'In the Good Old Summertime,' and the 1998 film, 'You've Got Mail,' starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. (more...)

BIG FISH Comes To Downtown RaleighBIG FISH Comes To Downtown Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Based on the book by North Carolina's own Daniel Wallace and the hit movie - Big Fish tells the story of a father with incredible, larger-than-life stories and his son who is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. (more...)

BIG FISH Comes To Downtown RaleighBIG FISH Comes To Downtown Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Based on the book by North Carolina's own Daniel Wallace and the hit movie - Big Fish tells the story of a father with incredible, larger-than-life stories and his son who is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents SIGNIFICANT OTHERTheatre Raleigh Presents SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Watch four friends on their quest to find "the one', as they also realize that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding it, at the Kennedy Theatre June 13 -24. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents SIGNIFICANT OTHERTheatre Raleigh Presents SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Watch four friends on their quest to find "the one', as they also realize that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding it, at the Kennedy Theatre June 13 -24. (more...)

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Rep Tackles Moliere's TARTUFFEPhoto Flash: PlayMakers Rep Tackles Moliere's TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Moliere's "Tartuffe," adapted by David Ball. The production is directed by Saheem Ali, in his PlayMakers directorial debut, and runs from February 3 to March 11, 2018 in rotating repertory with Lucas Hnath's "The Christians". (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOT at PlayMakers RepPhoto Flash: First Look at DOT at PlayMakers Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

It's Thanksgiving week, and PlayMakers is kicking off the holidays with Dot by Colman Domingo. This holiday season, the Shealys dare you not to laugh as they reconnect around their aging mother in the heart of a West Philly neighborhood, where they find that losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things. (more...)

PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents the regional premiere of Dot by playwright/actor Colman Domingo ( Fear the Walking Dead, Wild With Happy ). Directed by Nicole A. Watson in her PlayMakers directorial debut, the production features PlayMakers' acclaimed company member Kathryn Hunter-Williams in the title role of Dot, and welcomes new company member Samuel Ray Gates. Dot runs from November 22 to December 10, 2017. (more...)

PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents the regional premiere of Dot by playwright/actor Colman Domingo ( Fear the Walking Dead, Wild With Happy ). Directed by Nicole A. Watson in her PlayMakers directorial debut, the production features PlayMakers' acclaimed company member Kathryn Hunter-Williams in the title role of Dot, and welcomes new company member Samuel Ray Gates. Dot runs from November 22 to December 10, 2017. (more...)

Tale of Legendary Football Coach LOMBARDI Comes to Kennedy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Come get a jump start on football season when Theatre Raleigh welcomes of  Lombardi to the  Kennedy Theatre stage on  July 19 -30  at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Lombardi chronicles the legendary football coach's journey from Brooklyn boy to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (more...)

Sally Mayes, John Paul Almon and Lauren Kennedy Will Lead Theatre Raleigh's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Theatre Raleigh invites you to come see the world premiere adaptation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood:  A Musical by Rupert Holmes on May 11 - 22 at the Kennedy Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASE
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 10, 2016

Set in 1959, Grease tells the story of ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love in their senior year of high school. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Leading the cast is Broadway star John Arthur Greene who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko.  John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016. Check out a first look below! (more...)

John Arthur Greene Joins NCT's GREASE - Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Direct, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Leading the cast is Broadway star John Arthur Greene who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko.  John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016.  (more...)

John Arthur Greene Joins NCT's GREASE - Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Direct, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Leading the cast is Broadway star John Arthur Greene who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko.  John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016.  (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

On the heels of the highly acclaimed, sold-out performances of Parade, Theatre Raleigh is set to present another show that is sure to wow Triangle audiences- Crimes of the Heart takes the Kennedy Theatre stage today, August 13th- 24th (August 13th Preview Night, August 14th Opening Night). (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART, 8/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

On the heels of the highly acclaimed, sold-out performances of Parade, Theatre Raleigh is set to present another show that is sure to wow Triangle audiences- Crimes of the Heart takes the Kennedy Theatre stage August 13th- 24th (August 13th Preview Night, August 14th Opening Night). In this deeply touching Southern Gothic comedy, three young sisters reunite in their Mississippi hometown to await news of their hospitalized grandfather -- and that's just the start of their very bad day. With emotional troubles in the past and immediate troubles with the law, each of the dysfunctional Magrath sisters is forced to face the consequences of her crimes of the heart. For Mature Audiences (due to adult subject matter and language) (more...)