Art Theatre News

'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Documentary Film 10/13 Release Date Announced'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Documentary Film 10/13 Release Date Announced
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The L7: Pretend We're Dead documentary, produced by Blue Hats Creative will be released worldwide October 13 on VOD and Blu-ray / DVD. A multi-city theatrical screening tour of the film will kick off on September 1, with over a dozen dates and more to be announced in select markets this Fall. Excitement around L7: Pretend We're Dead has catalyzed a widely anticipated reunion which unleashed their high-octane energy and anthemic chops upon stages worldwide. The band will play a stint of West Coast dates next month with more chances to experience the electrifying onslaught coming soon. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESecret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada TheatreFrenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Lisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre HorizonLisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Theatre Horizon's season of #WomenWhoDare starts off with a moving story of one family's history and culture that is made huge and universal by the power of theatre. Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride will have it's Philadelphia-area premiere at the Norristown theatre from October 6 through October 29, 2017. (more...)

fruitlessmoon theatreworks to Premiere AMERICAN CARNAGE: A LOVE STORY at City Heights Performance Annexfruitlessmoon theatreworks to Premiere AMERICAN CARNAGE: A LOVE STORY at City Heights Performance Annex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

fruitlessmoon theatreworks will present the world premiere of AMERICAN CARNAGE: A LOVE STORY written and directed by Aimee Greenberg opening in November 2017 at City Heights Performance Annex in San Diego. (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup AnnouncedHERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited RunPhoto Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on BroadwayStrike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates the Life of Playwright-in-Residence Sam ShepardMagic Theatre Celebrates the Life of Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Sam Shepard passed away on Thursday, July 27 of complications from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Shepard spent a decade as playwright-in-residence at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, where he premiered his masterworks Buried Child (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1979), True West (1980), and Fool for Love (1983, starring Ed Harris and Kathy Baker). Shepard returned to Magic in 2000 to direct the world premiere of his new work The Late Henry Moss, starring Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute Alumni Critical of Diane Paulus's Leadership in Response to School's Three-Year HiatusA.R.T. Institute Alumni Critical of Diane Paulus's Leadership in Response to School's Three-Year Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Harvard University's ART Institute, the university's graduate-level theater program within the American Repertory Theater, recently announced a three-year admissions suspensions while administrators implement a strategic plan to stabilize the troubled program. On July 30, the A.R.T. Institute Alumni Association sent a letter to the leaders of the Institute criticizing Diane Paulus's 'little respect or interest in the program' and 'negligence in her duty to the Institute.' (more...)

BWW Review:  PLACES Performed at 59E59 is an Outstanding Production Now Going to Edinburgh FringeBWW Review: PLACES Performed at 59E59 is an Outstanding Production Now Going to Edinburgh Fringe
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 31, 2017

Places is an outstanding production written and performed by Romy Nordlinger, directed and developed by Kate McHugh. The solo show, complemented by multi-media, was just performed at 59E59 Theaters as part of East to Edinburgh, the theatre's annual preview for the Edinburgh Festival. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Ken Clark and More to Lead Andy Mientus Penned BURN ALL NIGHTKrystina Alabado, Ken Clark and More to Lead Andy Mientus Penned BURN ALL NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to present Burn All Night, with Book and Lyrics by Andy Mientus, Music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses, Choreography by Sam Pinkleton, and Directed by Jenny Koons. Performances begin on Friday, August 18 and run through Friday, September 8 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge.  (more...)

Stephen Spinella and Leslie Jordan Will Lead Michael Mayer-
 Helmed WARHOL CAPOTE at the ARTStephen Spinella and Leslie Jordan Will Lead Michael Mayer- Helmed WARHOL CAPOTE at the ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will soon present Warhol Capote, adapted by Rob Roth and directed by Michael Mayer featuring Stephen Spinella as Warhol and Leslie Jordan as Capote. Performances begin on Saturday, September 9 and run through Friday, October 13 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

COCA Announces 2017-18 SeasonCOCA Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

COCA is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 COCA Presents season, which will run from October 20 - July 28, 2018. (more...)

BWW Features: Going PLACES with Nazimova and Parity ProductionsBWW Features: Going PLACES with Nazimova and Parity Productions
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 20, 2017

The most famous actress you've never heard of. (more...)

Fierce Announces Full Programme of Art, Theatre, Dance, Music & More for 2017 FestivalFierce Announces Full Programme of Art, Theatre, Dance, Music & More for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Today, international festival of performance Fierce announced the full programme of live art, theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, and parties taking over Birmingham from 16 - 22 October 2017. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Shaun Parker & Company to Present Special Fundraiser Performance of BLUE LOVEShaun Parker & Company to Present Special Fundraiser Performance of BLUE LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Shaun Parker & Company will present Blue Love, for one night only at the Seymour Centre on August 23rd. (more...)

Franklin Stage Company to Present Reading of Raucous New Adaptation of THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTORFranklin Stage Company to Present Reading of Raucous New Adaptation of THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Franklin Stage Company will present a staged reading with music of Oded Gross' raucous adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector, July 12 - 16 at Chapel Hall in Franklin, NY. (more...)

Headlong Announce Lisa Dwyer Hogg As Emma In PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS UK TourHeadlong Announce Lisa Dwyer Hogg As Emma In PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Jeremy Herrin will direct Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma in the much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed People Places & Things.   (more...)

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