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RACE Opens At Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Photo RACE Opens At Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater opens the 2019 season of live theater with Race, by David Mamet, June 5-28. Race is directed by Jackie Davis, with stage and film actors Johnny Lee Davenport, John Kooi, Bill Mootos, and Tyra Ann-Marie Wilson. Performances are at 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays (with one Monday performance on June 24). Two preview performances, June 5 and 6, begin at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is June 7, at 8 p.m.

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards Photo MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE FOXES: Lillian Hellman's Classic Bares Its Fangs At Lyric Stag Photo BWW Review: THE LITTLE FOXES: Lillian Hellman's Classic Bares Its Fangs At Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 20, 2019

Eighty years after the Broadway premiere of Lillian Hellman's THE LITTLE FOXES, the Lyric Stage Company production, under the direction of Scott Edmiston, demonstrates that the classic American drama has lost none of its punch. A titanic team of actors portrays the dynamic within the rapacious Hubbard family and the collateral damage they impose on all who have the misfortune of being in their path. Without exception, the characters are three-dimensional, fully realized, and thoroughly alive, compelling the audience to engage with them on an intensely emotional level.

Greater Boston Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of THE SALONNI√ąRES Photo Greater Boston Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of THE SALONNI√ąRES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the second Don Fulton New Play Project, The Salonnieres. By acclaimed playwright, Liz Duffy Adams, The Salonnieres, set in pre-Revolutionary Paris, is an evening filled with fairytales, facades, and the feminist revolution. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run October 25 - November 11, 2018. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:00pm.

BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS at Shakespeare & Company Encourages Berkshire Audiences  Photo BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS at Shakespeare & Company Encourages Berkshire Audiences to Think Openly And Differently
by Marc Savitt - Aug 21, 2018

This funny, powerful, and poignant journey with its twists and turns offers catharsis and understanding for those wise and brave enough to take it.  I strongly encourage doing so.

Shakespeare & Company Presents Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents the critically-acclaimed drama, Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, directed by James Warwick. Featuring Elliot Norton Award winner Annette Miller (4000 Miles, Golda's Balcony), performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 16 - September 9.

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Season Casting Photo Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Shakespeare & Company announces its 2018 season casting. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows the Company's Summer Season includes a roster of audience beloved artists, critically acclaimed actors, and a host of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Carey Crim's New England Premiere of Morning After Grace, a comedic romance about second chances.

Second Chances Take Center Stage at the Black Box Lab at Stage 284 Photo Second Chances Take Center Stage at the Black Box Lab at Stage 284
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Black Box Lab at Stage 284 is proud to present two new works that look at what happens when you seize a second chance at happiness, September 21 - 24.

2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The 21st Annual IRNE Awards ceremony was held last night in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston. 

The Bostonian Society Welcomes Return of Site-Specific BLOOD ON THE SNOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On March 6, 1770, four civilians lie dead, and eight more have been wounded by the King's soldiers. As tensions rise in the streets of Boston, Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson faces an impossible choice. Blood on the Snow, by Patrick Gabridge, dramatizes the events immediately following the infamous Boston Massacre and is staged in the Council Chamber of the Old State House, the very room where the discussion took place nearly 250 years ago.

BWW Review: REGULAR SINGING: The Apple Family's Last Supper
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 8, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents the Boston area premiere of the final component of Richard Nelson's four-play cycle. Weylin Symes, the producing artistic director of Stoneham Theatre, returns to the helm with the stellar six-member cast of Joel Colodner, Laura Latreille, Karen MacDonald, Paul Melendy, Bill Mootos, and Sarah Newhouse. The actors are the strength of the production, providing a master class on working as an ensemble. REGULAR SINGING is a feel good drama, but, at two hours, less would be more.

Broadway 'Motel' Austin Pendleton to Helm FIDDLER for New Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Featuring seven productions, New Rep's 2016-2017 season includes Regular Singing, the fourth and final play in Richard Nelson's Apple Family series, presented in collaboration with Stoneham Theatre; Good, CP Taylor's historical, political drama; Fiddler on the Roof, a revival of the Tony award- winning musical, featuring Jeremiah Kissel as Tevye and directed by original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; Thurgood, a one-man play featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Brecht on Brecht, a play with music based on the collective works of Bertolt Brecht; Golda's Balcony, a one-woman play featuring Bobbie Steinbach as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir; and The Gift Horse, a sharp comedy by nationally-acclaimed local playwright Lydia R. Diamond in a Boston-area premiere.

BWW Review: World Premiere of Gabridge's BLOOD ON THE SNOW
by Nancy Grossman - May 16, 2016

BLOOD ON THE SNOW imagines the details of the morning after the Boston Massacre. On March 6, 1770, the acting Royal Governor met with his advisors in the Council Chamber in the Old State House to determine how to restore calm and prevent further bloodshed. The event was a watershed moment for the citizens of Boston on the road to the American Revolution. Patrick Gabridge, the Bostonian Society, and the National Park Service stage the production in the very room where history was made, and the audience becomes the virtual 'fly on the wall.'

Broadway 'Motel' Austin Pendleton to Helm FIDDLER for New Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Featuring seven productions, New Rep's 2016-2017 season includes Regular Singing, the fourth and final play in Richard Nelson's Apple Family series, presented in collaboration with Stoneham Theatre; Good, CP Taylor's historical, political drama; Fiddler on the Roof, a revival of the Tony award- winning musical, featuring Jeremiah Kissel as Tevye and directed by original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; Thurgood, a one-man play featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Brecht on Brecht, a play with music based on the collective works of Bertolt Brecht; Golda's Balcony, a one-woman play featuring Bobbie Steinbach as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir; and The Gift Horse, a sharp comedy by nationally-acclaimed local playwright Lydia R. Diamond in a Boston-area premiere.

BWW Review: SORRY: An Unfortunate Title for Third Installment of APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 29, 2016

Stoneham Theatre stages the third installment in Richard Nelson's four-play series with the director, design team, and cast intact from the earlier entries. They are a cohesive, well-oiled team, but while SORRY gets deeper into the personalities of the characters, it fails to deliver the political goods that we would expect from its setting on Election Day, 2012. Of course, no fiction could match the histrionics of the real life 2016 election-year campaign.

Stoneham Theatre Presents SORRY, Part Three of THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Stoneham Theatre continues the journey from last season's That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad (which was performed at Gloucester Stage), to SORRY, the third of Richard Nelson's The Apple Family Plays, directed by Weylin Symes. Performances run from tonight, February 25, through March 13, 2016. Press Opening isSaturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00pm.

Stoneham Theatre to Present SORRY, Part Three of THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Stoneham Theatre continues the journey from last season's That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad (which was performed at Gloucester Stage), to SORRY, the third of Richard Nelson's The Apple Family Plays, directed by Weylin Symes. Performances run from February 25 - March 13, 2016. Press Opening isSaturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00pm.

BWW Reviews: New England Premiere of SWEET AND SAD at Gloucester Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 1, 2015

Gloucester Stage opens its 36th season with the second play of Richard Nelson's four-part American epic collectively known as THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS. Collaborating with Stoneham Theatre, each company will produce two of the plays between this year and next under the direction of Stoneham's Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, with the same design team and outstanding cast of six actors on board for the entire project.

SWEET AND SAD, THE FLICK, GLOUCESTER BLUE and More Set for Gloucester Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Gloucester Stage Interim Artistic Director Robert Walsh recently announced the lineup for Gloucester Stage's 36th Season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Gloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

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