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BWW Review: CHARLEYS AUNT at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is a Comedic Jewel Photo BWW Review: CHARLEYS AUNT at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is a Comedic Jewel
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 30, 2018

Treat yourself to the comedic jewel of the fall theatre season. Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas is now being performed at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. With the creative, clever direction of Joe Discher and a cast that is ideal in their roles, you'll be laughing out loud at the situations that occur in this timeless story about the unpredictability of love.

DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight Photo DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - the acclaimed new new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will begin performances tonightat the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement.

BWW Review: THE RIVER at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: THE RIVER at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 14, 2018

When does a passion for something become an obsession? And does the desire to share that passion with another person create a unique opportunity to build a bond or an opportunity to push the other person away? 'When we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone that was once lost?' These are some of the questions answered in Jez Butterworth's (JERUSALEM, THE FERRYMAN) THE RIVER, the opening play of TheaterWorks' current season in Hartford.

BWW Interview:  Aaron McDaniel and CHARLEYS AUNT at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Photo BWW Interview: Aaron McDaniel and CHARLEYS AUNT at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 11, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'Charley's Aunt' the hilarious 19th century comedy of manners by Brandon Thomas. Directed by Joe Discher, performances begin on 1024. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Aaron McDaniel who will play Jack Chesney in the show.

Review Roundup: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Barrington Stage Photo Review Roundup: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Barrington Stage
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Glass Menagerie, which is currently on stage through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Check out photos of the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Barrington Stage Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Barrington Stage
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Glass Menagerie, which is currently on stage through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Check out photos of the cast in action below!

Michael McKeever's DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway on October 18 Photo Michael McKeever's DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway on October 18
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28.  Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement.

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Barrington Stage Company Reminds Audiences That Si Photo BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Barrington Stage Company Reminds Audiences That Simple and Easy are Not the Same.
by Marc Savitt - Oct 10, 2018

Thanks to Julianne Boyd and the team at Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire audiences can be transported back to a 'simpler time' through THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

THE RIVER Comes to TheaterWorks Photo THE RIVER Comes to TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

On a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come to fly-fish since he was a boy. But she's not the only woman he has brought here - or indeed the last. Seductive, chilling and poetic, THE RIVER asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey Presents CHARLEY'S AUNT Photo The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey Presents CHARLEY'S AUNT
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 56th season leaps into the chill of autumn with a classic that will warm the hearts of people of all ages. Charley's Aunt, the hilarious late 19th century comedy of manners by Brandon Thomas, will be presented for the first time on the STNJ stage. Joseph Discher returns to direct. Returning company favorites John Ahlin, Peter Simon Hilton, David Andrew Macdonald, and Erika Rolfsrud are featured amongst the cast of 10 that will bring this delightful farce to life. Performances begin October 24. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.  

VIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The  Photo VIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The Show To The Berkshires
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).

Box Office Opens Monday Sep. 24 For Michael McKeever's DANIEL'S HUSBAND Photo Box Office Opens Monday Sep. 24 For Michael McKeever's DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by Julie Musbach - Sep 21, 2018

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 24, 2018, via Telelcharge.com and the Box Office at Westside Theatre will be open beginning October 8 for the acclaimed play DANIEL'S HUSBAND, written by Michael McKeever and directed by Joe Brancato.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/21 - GYPSY, H Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/21 - GYPSY, HUNCHBACK, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 21, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature GYPSY, HUNCHBACK, FUN HOME, and More!

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 19, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25thSilver Anniversary at the theatre) in association with T&D Productions, LLC are thrilled to present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original "Janis" starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

THE RIVER Comes to TheaterWorks Photo THE RIVER Comes to TheaterWorks
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2018

On a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come to fly-fish since he was a boy. But she's not the only woman he has brought here - or indeed the last. Seductive, chilling and poetic, THE RIVER asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?

Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Celebrates the Queen of Rock and Roll's Glory Days  Photo Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Celebrates the Queen of Rock and Roll's Glory Days and Early Blues Influences
by Shari Barrett - Sep 16, 2018

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Davies carries on and mimics the unmistakable raspy voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort to a tee, her stage presence making it easy to see what made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock and beyond even to this day, so many years after her too-soon passing at the age of 27. After listening to Davies' sharing of Janis' life, it is easy to think the rock legend died from not only from drugs and alcohol but from her lonely co-dependent longing for a man to share her life, equaling her love of the spotlight and adoration received from a live audience, which she could never find. Davies' renditions of Joplin favorites, including ‚ÄúSummertime,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúPiece of My Heart,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCry Baby,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMe and Bobby McGee‚ÄĚ among others, ignite the stage and audiences alike with a passion no man in her life could ever match.

Barrington Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE Photo Barrington Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).

Photo Coverage: HEARTBREAK HOUSE Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Coverage: HEARTBREAK HOUSE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 7, 2018

Heartbreak House celebrated its opening night last night, September 6. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out all the photos below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser and More in HEARTBREAK HOUSE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser and More in HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2018

The limited Off-Broadway engagement for the Shaw's timely classic comedy Heartbreak House will open Sunday September 9th.at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through September 29th only. Check out photos of the ensemble in action below!

Casting Announced For DANIEL'S HUSBAND At Westside Theatre Photo Casting Announced For DANIEL'S HUSBAND At Westside Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement.

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