Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; Theatre West End's THE COLOR PURPLE Leads Best Musical! Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; Theatre West End's THE COLOR PURPLE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to Garden Theatre A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to Garden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

In this fun holiday treat for the whole family, nine-year-old Ralphie Parker is dreaming of the perfect Christmas present: a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun. From November 24 through December 23, 2018, A Christmas Story comes to life on the Garden Theatre stage. The play, directed by Patrick Braillard and sponsored by Florida Hospital, opens on November 24 at 2:00 pm. A sensory-friendly performance will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Florida Repertory Theatre BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Florida Repertory Theatre
by Emily Yorgey - Oct 20, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of BECOMING DR. RUTH by Mark St. Germain, directed by Florida Rep ensemble member Chris Clavelli, tells the story of Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer. (more...)

BWW Review: 'THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP‚Ä"A Penny Dreadful' at Orlando Shakes BWW Review: 'THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP‚Ä"A Penny Dreadful' at Orlando Shakes
by McKenzie Lakey - Oct 19, 2018

Howls of laughter echoed down the halls of Orlando Shakes last weekend as the spooky satire, 'The Mystery of Irma Vep-A Penny Dreadful', opened just in time for the Halloween season. From the title alone, the expectations for a show filled to the brim with satire and comedy are fairly high. (If you're unaware of the anagram that lies within 'Irma Vep', I'll let you discover that through the spectacular fashion that it's revealed in thanks to one of the two men who command the stage throughout the entirety of the show.) But straying from any further potential spoilers, let's explore the finer elements that make this show sing-or perhaps, scream. (more...)

Cozy Up For The Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Orlando Shakes Cozy Up For The Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' IRMA VEP Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' IRMA VEP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

A two-man comedy, Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from October 10 - November 18, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Florida Rep Opens Season with BECOMING DR. RUTH Florida Rep Opens Season with BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of "Becoming Dr. Ruth," a moving and humorous new biographical comedy to kick off its 2018-2019 Season. Playing September 21 to October 21 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, the run includes four nearly sold out preview performances September 18-20 and stars Broadway and regional theatre veteran, Susan Greenhill, and welcomes back director and longtime Florida Rep ensemble member, Chris Clavelli. (more...)

Florida Rep Opens Season with BECOMING DR. RUTH Florida Rep Opens Season with BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of "Becoming Dr. Ruth," a moving and humorous new biographical comedy to kick off its 2018-2019 Season. Playing September 21 to October 21 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, the run includes four nearly sold out preview performances September 18-20 and stars Broadway and regional theatre veteran, Susan Greenhill, and welcomes back director and longtime Florida Rep ensemble member, Chris Clavelli. (more...)

Florida Rep Opens Season with BECOMING DR. RUTH Florida Rep Opens Season with BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of "Becoming Dr. Ruth," a moving and humorous new biographical comedy to kick off its 2018-2019 Season. Playing September 21 to October 21 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, the run includes four nearly sold out preview performances September 18-20 and stars Broadway and regional theatre veteran, Susan Greenhill, and welcomes back director and longtime Florida Rep ensemble member, Chris Clavelli. (more...)

Photo Flash: Orlando Shakes Presents IN THE HEIGHTS! Photo Flash: Orlando Shakes Presents IN THE HEIGHTS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights runs from September 5 - October 7, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Casting & Creative Teams Announced For Five Florida Rep Productions Casting & Creative Teams Announced For Five Florida Rep Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce directors for its 2018-2019 Season and complete casting for five of its upcoming productions. The theatre's 21st season is set to open to previews Sept. 18 with the moving, one-woman comedy, Becoming Dr. Ruth, which kicks off a nine-show season in the theatre's two venues. (more...)

IRMA VEP - A PENNY DREADFUL Comes To Orlando Shakes IRMA VEP - A PENNY DREADFUL Comes To Orlando Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

A two-man comedy, Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from October 10 - November 18, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS At Orlando Shakes Stars Local And National Latinx Talent IN THE HEIGHTS At Orlando Shakes Stars Local And National Latinx Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights runs from September 5 - October 7, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

BWW Review: What Lies Beyond Ideality in A.R. Gurney's THE FOURTH WALL BWW Review: What Lies Beyond Ideality in A.R. Gurney's THE FOURTH WALL
by Kristen Morale - Jun 14, 2018

Presented by Theater Breaking Through Barriers and under the direction of Christopher Burris, The Fourth Wall is anything but inhibiting, especially in terms of its creation. This Off-Broadway company brings actors with and without disabilities together to break stereotypes and portray how little there is separating all those who wish to bring their love of theater to an audience. The collaborative efforts of a diverse cast are proven successful in this rather momentous production of a show not many people can acknowledge as having seen. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Off-Broadway Revival Of A.R. Gurney's THE FOURTH WALL Photo Flash: First Off-Broadway Revival Of A.R. Gurney's THE FOURTH WALL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Theater Breaking Through Barriers celebrates playwright A.R. Gurney with the first Off-Broadway revival of his comedy THE FOURTH WALL. Directed by Christopher Burris, performances run through June 23 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres.  (more...)

BLACKBERRY WINTER Returns for UCF Celebrates the Arts BLACKBERRY WINTER Returns for UCF Celebrates the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

A staged reading of Steve Yockey's Blackberry Winter, presented by Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF as a part of UCF Celebrates the Arts, will appear April 9, 2018 in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. This production of Blackberry Winter originally appeared at Orlando Shakes in 2017, after the script was featured as a reading at the Theater's PlayFest 2014. To raise awareness of caregiving in its various forms for Alzheimer's, dementia, and other conditions, the reading will be followed by a post-show talkback with the playwright, caregivers, and performers. Tickets ($20) are available online now at http://arts.cah.ucf.edu/event/blackberry-winter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Flash: Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night February 21 - March 23, 2018 in the Margeson Theater. Performed in traditional Elizabethan style by an all-male cast, Twelfth Night will play in repertory with Shakespeare in Love. Tickets ($25 - $50) to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

History's Greatest Playwright Comes to Life in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE History's Greatest Playwright Comes to Life in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents a new stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love February 7 - March 25, 2018 in the Margeson Theater. A romantic look into the Bard of Avon's life, Shakespeare in Love will play in repertory with William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Tickets ($25 - $50) to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Produces Timely Contemporary Comedy, NATIVE GARDENS Orlando Shakespeare Theater Produces Timely Contemporary Comedy, NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Karen Zacar as' Native Gardens. Zacar as' new comedy tells the story of high-powered lawyer Pablo Del Valle and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, who are working toward the so-called American Dream. After purchasing a house next door to Frank and Virginia Butley, the neighborhood's old guard, the two couples find themselves in a heated dispute about their shared fence line. Native Gardens appears from January 3 - February 4, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

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