BWW Review: Silliness is Raised to Absurd in Hanover Tavern's Hysterical 39 STEPS BWW Review: Silliness is Raised to Absurd in Hanover Tavern's Hysterical 39 STEPS
by Jeremy Bustin - Mar 13, 2020

Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1935 film, 'The 39 Steps' is a typical Hitchcockian concoction of action, suspense and surprising twists, topped off with a bit of humor for good measure. Patrick Barlow's amusing adaptation ups the ante on the comedy and adds a bit of absurdity (and dozens of recognizable Hitchcockian references) to this award-winning farce, based on both the film and the 1915 John Buchanan novel. Thanks to a superb cast and crew, Richmond audiences can now experience one of the silliest and most entertaining plays at Virginia Repertory Theatre's Hanover Tavern through March 29. (more...)

Virginia Rep At Hanover Tavern Presents THE 39 STEPS Virginia Rep At Hanover Tavern Presents THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the first production of 2020 at the Hanover Tavern: The 39 Steps, opening Friday, February 14. The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and adds a dash of Monty Python, to create a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This play is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, and even some good old-fashioned romance! (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Virginia Repertory Theatre Delights All Ages BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Virginia Repertory Theatre Delights All Ages
by Susan Haubenstock - Dec 9, 2019

Virginia Rep's all-ages show for the holiday season is 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella,' a gently updated retelling of the fairytale. Originally written for television in 1957, the musical has had several stage and TV productions, and eventually a rewrite by Douglas Carter Beane (author of last season's 'Sister Act' at Virginia Rep). The retooled version played Broadway for two years, earning several Tony nominations and a Tony win for costume design. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Rodgers and Hammmerstein's Cinderella on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. One Preview performance will be on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. (more...)

Company of Fools Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART Company of Fools Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Company of Fools (COF) will kick off its 24th theatre season with a production of Crimes of the Heart - the 1981 Tony Award nominee for best play and Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama. Written by celebrated playwright Beth Henley and directed by Scott Palmer, the production will run June 26-July 13 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Cabaret Nights Presents Audra Honaker Swift Creek Mill Theatre Cabaret Nights Presents Audra Honaker
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Audra Honaker, the dynamic ray of sunshine that has graced stages all over Central Virginia, will entertain audiences through song July 19 & 20 at the Mill. Musical direction by the exceptional Shellie Johnson. Doors open at 7 PM with performance at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: TheatreLAB's Cunning SWEENEY TODD Stands at Throat-Slashing Distance! BWW Review: TheatreLAB's Cunning SWEENEY TODD Stands at Throat-Slashing Distance!
by Jeremy Bustin - Feb 22, 2019

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Virginia Rep Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS Virginia Rep Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Virginia Rep opens Ken Ludwig's holiday whodunit The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays on Friday, November 30 at the Hanover Tavern, the first show of the 2018-19 Hanover Season. This "murderously funny" farce follows Broadway star William Gillette, admired worldwide for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, as he must reprise his role in order to solve the mystery of his own attempted murder during holiday festivities with his castmates. The show runs through January 6, 2019 at the Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069. (more...)

BWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Firehouse Theatre: Limitless Textual Interpretations Grounded By A Faultless Production BWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Firehouse Theatre: Limitless Textual Interpretations Grounded By A Faultless Production
by Brent Deekens - Apr 10, 2018

Plays Through April 14th (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse's AN OAK TREE Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse's AN OAK TREE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Tim Crouch's play AN OAK TREE is a unique performance experience that revolves around a traveling hypnotist who discovers that the volunteer he's called up from the audience for his show is the father of a girl he accidentally killed in a car accident. As Crouch explains, for the grieving father 'nothing now is what it is. It's like he's in a play - but he doesn't know the words or the moves.' (more...)

BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET is the Surprise Hit of the Season! BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET is the Surprise Hit of the Season!
by Jeremy Bustin - Dec 18, 2017

Head on over to Hanover Tavern to see one of the smartest, funniest and, surprisingly, most charming plays of the year. Wrapped in twists, MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET features a powerhouse cast-delivering some of their best dramatic and comedic work. (more...)

MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Comes to Virginia Rep MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Comes to Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Virginia Rep opens the 2017-18 Hanover Tavern season this winter with Miracle on South Division Street, a heartwarming family comedy by Tom Dudzick. Miracle on South Division Street tells the story of the Nowaks of Buffalo, New York, and the hilarious revelation that shakes their family's beliefs to the core. This heartfelt comedy opens Today, December 1, 2017, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road and runs through December 31, 2017. (more...)

MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Comes to Virginia Rep MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Comes to Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Virginia Rep opens the 2017-18 Hanover Tavern season this winter with Miracle on South Division Street, a heartwarming family comedy by Tom Dudzick. Miracle on South Division Street tells the story of the Nowaks of Buffalo, New York, and the hilarious revelation that shakes their family's beliefs to the core. This heartfelt comedy opens Friday, December 1, 2017, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road and runs through December 31, 2017. (more...)

Virginia Rep Kicks Off the 2017-18 Children's Season with AKEELAH AND THE BEE Virginia Rep Kicks Off the 2017-18 Children's Season with AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens Akeelah and the Bee on Friday, September 29 at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn to kick off the 2017-18 Children's Season. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. (more...)

Last Week to See Company of Fools' A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Two one-act plays provide a double feature more hilarious than any presented in Hollywood's heyday. Winner of two Tony Awards and a hit Broadway production. The first act, A Day in Hollywood, is a revue of classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by singing and dancing ushers from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the iconic Hollywood landmark. (more...)

TheatreLAB Announces Extension of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is proud to announce that Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, is now extended due to popular demand. Directed by TheatreLAB Artistic Director, Deejay Gray, the production will now run through August 13th at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement (300 East Broad Street). For extension performances, the roles of Colleen and Jenny will be played by Addie Barnhart and Liz Earnest. Added performances are on August 11th, 12th, and 13th at 8pm. TheatreLAB is also introducing a Special Second Viewing Rush Rate. Anyone who wants to see the show a second time can bring their receipt from their first viewing to get a half-priced ticket at the door. (more...)

TheatreLAB to Host Staged Reading of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES + Silent Art Auction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is proud to host a one night only staged reading of Wendy Wassersteins' The Heidi Chronicles, as a farewell to Associate Artistic Director,McLean Jesse (Best Actress - 2016 Style Weekly Readers Poll, Best Actress - 2015 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award). Directed by James Ricks, the reading and accompanying art auction will take place on July 24th at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement. (more...)

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