Introducing Yale School Of Drama's Design Class Of 2020 Introducing Yale School Of Drama's Design Class Of 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA introduces the 2020 Class of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers, who matriculated this week. A showcase of these artists' work will be held in New York when conditions allow. More information will be shared online at drama.yale.edu/designshowcase2020 when possible. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Proctors Maintains its Delicate Balance. BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Proctors Maintains its Delicate Balance.
by Marc Savitt - Feb 20, 2020

I want to state clearly this a very good production with a large group of talented professionals. Notable performances include Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye and Ms. Murphy, Froch, and Barenblat as his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava respectively. The choreography originally by Jerome Robbins, recreated by Christopher Evans, with new choreography by Hofesh Schecter is also noteworthy. Overall, however, I felt the production did not quite reach its potential. While this is not a re-imagined Fiddler, there are infusions of some new elements that for me, just didn't work. (more...)

BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Is Transcendent ~ A Shining Event At ASU Gammage BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Is Transcendent ~ A Shining Event At ASU Gammage
by Herbert Paine - Jan 29, 2020

In all the times that I have seen FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (and they have been many ~ whether on stage or film), I have never seen a production as inspired, imaginative, and moving in its staging as Bartlett Sher's. The vision of this Tony Award-winning director imbues this musical classic with a singular vitality and soulfulness that distinguishes it from its antecedents. Now appearing at ASU Gammage through February 2nd, the show is a stunning and magical mix of superb performances, Christopher Evans's dazzling and muscular choreography, and Michael Yeargan's vivid and ethereal set designs. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Repertory Theatre VIDEO: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Repertory Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). THE PLOT opened on Thursday, December 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Rep Photo Flash: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5. (more...)

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present The World Premiere of THE PLOT By Will Eno Yale Repertory Theatre to Present The World Premiere of THE PLOT By Will Eno
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Proves Just as Vital and Engaging in 2019 as When it Debuted in 1964 BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Proves Just as Vital and Engaging in 2019 as When it Debuted in 1964
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 26, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof first debuted on Broadway in 1964 and in the intervening 55 years, it's become a beloved standard in the Broadway musical canon, being revived many times and performed on stages all over the world in productions both professional and amateur. The heartwarming tale of the world-weary dairyman Tevye, his long-suffering wife Golde, their five(!) daughters and their suitors and all of the other inhabitants of the Russian village of Anatevka has been delighting audiences ever since that initial mounting and rather than growing old and rather precious over time, Fiddler on the Roof instead has become even more relevant, particularly in the current socio-political climate in which immigrants have become political pawns and in which change is constant. (more...)

BWW Review: Latest Revival of Musical Classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Rises at OC's Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Latest Revival of Musical Classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Rises at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - May 16, 2019

In the latest North American touring production of what continues to be one of Broadway's laudable theatrical staples, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's amiable patriarch Tevye is now being played by Israeli-born actor Yehezkel Lazarov, who gives the iconic role a fresh, less geriatric delivery that still shines with old-world charm, nuanced depth, and a down-to-earth, relatable persona. Lazarov--who leads this touring non-Equity iteration of the Bartlett Sher-directed 2015 Broadway revival--provides just one of the many reasons to reacquaint yourself with this enduring stage classic, now finishing up its limited engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts through May 19, 2019. Sill lively and emotionally poignant--and quite relevant and timely to see through the lens of the uneasy times we live in--the stage musical offers a safe, if slightly sanitized view into the lives of poor Jewish families in turn-of-the-century Russia where the looming assault of pogroms are about to threaten their very lives and existence. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A Celebration Of Life BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A Celebration Of Life
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 6, 2019

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BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Orpheum BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Orpheum
by Chris Miritello - Mar 21, 2019

The mamas and the papas (and sons and daughters) debuted at Memphis's Orpheum on Tuesday night, but this was no case of California dreamin'. Rather, it was the national touring company of Fiddler on the Roof that descended on the Bluff City to serve up a hefty helping of tradition. Fiddler on the Roof is, of course, one of the classics, with a storied history that includes its having enjoyed the first musical run to pass the 3,000 performance mark, and a near decade long reign as the longest running Broadway musical. Audiences may also remember the 1971 film adaptation starring Topol as the show's central patriarch Tevye, which garnered three Academy Awards. Set in a Jewish settlement in Russia in 1905, the show would not be expected to bear any shade of modernity. That being said, the production's youthful and endearing cast, excellent choreography and innovative lighting design, combined with its timeless themes of family, community and connectedness to one's ancestral history certainly make it resonate with inter-generational audiences of all faiths. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Dr. Phillips Center BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - Mar 12, 2019

This show is essentially what it was on Broadway: a gorgeous staging that marries stunning stagecraft with complex and rewarding material. But with so many of the cast members, the singing isn't where it ought to be... (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 9, 2019

Based on Sholem Aleichem's series of short stories about Tevye the Dairyman, Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, a poor milkman who lives in pre-revolutionary Russia with his wife and five daughters. Among the traditions in their little village of Anatevka, the matchmaker arranges a match between a boy and a girl, and the father must approve the arranged marriage. However, Tevye must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three eldest daughters who wish to marry for love and outside influences of the Tsar who intrude upon his village. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Oct 31, 2018

Jewish oppression, immigrant families struggling to keep together, and an exodus of foreigners fleeing to America for a better life. Topics ripped from headlines of CNN are also the basis for the classic 1964 musical comedy FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The record breaking musical is as relevant today as ever, and the National Tour settled into Shea's Buffalo Theatre last night after it's launch in Syracuse, NY two weeks ago. (more...)

Kavinoky Theatre Presents THE FOREIGNER Kavinoky Theatre Presents THE FOREIGNER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, completes its 38th season with its production of The Foreigner by Larry Shue. (more...)

Kavinoky Theatre Presents THE FOREIGNER Kavinoky Theatre Presents THE FOREIGNER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, completes its 38th season with its production of The Foreigner by Larry Shue. (more...)

Special Talk-Back Performance Announced for BEN BUTLER Special Talk-Back Performance Announced for BEN BUTLER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The Kavinoky Theatre Proudly Presents: A Special Talk-Back Performance/Reception with Playwright Richard Strand Friday, March 16th at 7:30 pm (more...)

Ben Butler Comes to The Kavinoky Theatre Ben Butler Comes to The Kavinoky Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, continues its 38th season with its production of BEN BUTLER by Richard Strand. (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre presents THE CRUCIBLE The Kavinoky Theatre presents THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, continues its 38th season with The Crucible by Arthur Miller. (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre presents Talkback Following Performance of THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, concludes its 37th season with the production of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre Presents Special Talk-Balk Performance of THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, concludes its 37th season with the production of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

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