Arden Party News

Karin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by WomenKarin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Peak Performances will kick off its 2017-18 season-which consists entirely of works by women-with a visionary production of The Merchant of Venice from director Karin Coonrod and her Compagnia de' Colombari. (more...)

On the Wire Presents the World Premiere of FROM SHORE TO SHORE / PIAO YANG GUO HAIOn the Wire Presents the World Premiere of FROM SHORE TO SHORE / PIAO YANG GUO HAI
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

From Shore to Shore is a new play by Mary Cooper in collaboration with MW Sun that weaves together three revealing and moving stories drawn from different generations of people from the British Chinese community. (more...)

Mysteries of The Curious Garden to Be Unveiled 5/6Mysteries of The Curious Garden to Be Unveiled 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has designated 2017 as its "year of the garden," and to celebrate will present an art exhibition this spring designed to encourage guests to see, stop, experience and talk about nature -all in surprisingly intriguing ways. The Curious Garden, presented May 6 - October 29, features 11 site-specific installations created to share a story about the Garden's plant collections and plant conservation work by prompting visitors to make a discovery, ask questions and provoke a discussion. Bold, often unexpected, manmade and altered natural materials are employed to direct the eye to focus on the simple beauty of nature.  (more...)

BWW Review: BEFORE THE PARTY at The Goodwood TheatreBWW Review: BEFORE THE PARTY at The Goodwood Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Apr 25, 2017

The Skinner family is the one for whom the word 'dysfunctional' was invented. (more...)

MEN ON BOATS, BOUNDLESS Premiere and More Highlight Cape Rep Theatre's 2017 SeasonMEN ON BOATS, BOUNDLESS Premiere and More Highlight Cape Rep Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 32nd season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, all of them Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from New York. The Indoor Theater season will open with Richard Nelson's Regular Singing, followed by Jaclyn Backhaus' ingenious comedy, Men On Boats. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sh*t-faced Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Sh*t-faced Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Love it or hate it, Shit-faced Shakespeare still three sheets to the wind and bouncing in a bacchic revel from one success to another. 2017 marks the 7th anniversary of the brand and sees their longest run in London with Much Ado About Nothing, coupled with the opening of their 4th market in the USA, Romeo and Juliet at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals, plus dates at the London Wonderground, Udderbelly Southbank for both Shit-faced Shakespeare and Shit-faced Showtime. Around 30,000 people saw Shit-faced Shakespeare in the UK last year, 35,000 in the USA. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Announce Artistic Director Stepping DownNorfolk & Norwich Festival Announce Artistic Director Stepping Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Board of Norfolk & Norwich Festival has just announced that at the end of this year's festival in May, the Artistic Director William Galinsky will be stepping down from the role he has held for 7 years. (more...)

VILLAIN Extends at King's Head Theatre and Receives Offie NominationVILLAIN Extends at King's Head Theatre and Receives Offie Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Bruised Sky Productions's Villain (written and directed by Martin Murphy) has extended its run at the King's Head Theatre due to overwhelming demand. The show will now continue its run from 4-11 March (4 March, 3pm; 6 March, 7pm; 7, 8, 9, 11 March, 9:30pm). (more...)

NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL Announces Full 2017 ProgrammeNORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL Announces Full 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a number of free outdoor events across the festival. For the full festival programme, please visit www.nnfestival.org.uk. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hearts-n-Bloom Garden Tea Party Grows at Mounts Botanical GardenPhoto Flash: Hearts-n-Bloom Garden Tea Party Grows at Mounts Botanical Garden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden hosted the inaugural Hearts-n-Bloom Garden Tea Party last Saturday, attracting more than 150 beautifully clad ladies and gents. Attendees enjoyed high tea provided by the Serenity Tea House and Cafe with musical accompaniment by The Elegant Harp. Scroll down for beautiful photos! (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts AwardsShortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. (more...)

Ricky Nelson Remembered: featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson Come to The Ridgefield PlayhouseRicky Nelson Remembered: featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson Come to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase 'Teen Idol' after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound.  On New Year's Eve 1986, Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to a performance, leaving behind a musical legacy that includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and nineteen other top-ten hits.  On Thursday, April 13th at 8 p.m., Ricky Nelson's twin sons; multi-platinum recording artists in their own right, will relive the music and memories of their father at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Ricky Nelson Remembered Featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson - part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity.  (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts AwardsShortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. (more...)

Bruised Sky Productions Presents WORLDSBruised Sky Productions Presents WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Bruised Sky Productions presents the world premiere of Worlds, written and directed by Martin Murphy, and starring Naomi Sheldon and Andrew Macklin. (more...)

Bruised Sky Productions Presents VILLAINBruised Sky Productions Presents VILLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Suddenly you've got someone who's other, not a person not someone who is there in front of you and you would try to reason with or help. Suddenly it's OK to unleash all the darkness all the horrible things people have deep in the back of their mind that should stay there… (more...)

The Australian Ballet's 2017 Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Goes on SaleThe Australian Ballet's 2017 Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Goes on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet's 2017 season of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked as the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand when they go on sale to the public on Thursday 8 December 2016. Telstra customers have pre-sale access to tickets from 10am today.  (more...)

ShawChicago to Stage JEEVES INTERVENES This FallShawChicago to Stage JEEVES INTERVENES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

ShawChicago continues its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with Margaret Raether's adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's British comedy, Jeeves Intervenes. The production runs November 26 through December 19 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closing production of Karen Zacarias' a new play Into the Beautiful North, has extended and must close November 20 (originally scheduled to close Nov. 13). Central Works' first partnership with the National New Play Network was met with a tremendous response from the press and audiences alike. Described at its premiere as possessing the "alchemy of inspired satire, turned into a laugh-filled theatrical experience" and "never allowing the humor to blind us to the plight of its characters...".  Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

ShawChicago to Stage JEEVES INTERVENES This FallShawChicago to Stage JEEVES INTERVENES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ShawChicago continues its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with Margaret Raether's adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's British comedy, Jeeves Intervenes. The production runs November 26 through December 19 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTHCentral Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Today October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

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