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Greenwich Theatre Triumphs at Edinburgh FestivalGreenwich Theatre Triumphs at Edinburgh Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

NUMEROUS four and five-star reviews; the possibility of follow-up tours; a writer and an actor signing up with two different agencies; a show offered a month's run in New York, another winning a coveted award from The Scotsman newspaper and a third being considered by two publishers Greenwich Theatre's team came away triumphant from the Edinburgh Festival with all sorts of fringe benefits. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catherine Steadman Talks WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTIONBWW Interview: Catherine Steadman Talks WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 18, 2017

Catherine Steadman's career spans stage and screen: from Mansfield Park to Downton Abbey, and from Oppenheimer (which earned her an Oliver Award nomination) to That Face at the Royal Court. She's now embarking on a new production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall. (more...)

From Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre Sets 2017-18 Winter SeasonFrom Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre Sets 2017-18 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre takes audiences on a journey all over the world with its upcoming 2017-18 Winter Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three Presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALSPhoto Flash: Theatre Three Presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

An older white couple from the country unknowingly moves to the gayborhood in Dallas to be closer to their granddaughter. What begins as polite dinner conversation with their gay, multi-ethnic neighbors careens out of control. A hilarious collision of race, sex, guns and sports, playwright Matt Lyle examines shifting generational beliefs and just how hard it is to raise a child regardless of who you are and where you live. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for Forward Flux Productions Upcoming Double FeatureFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for Forward Flux Productions Upcoming Double Feature
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Forward Flux Productions is thrilled to share cast and creative team information for the upcoming Double Feature, playing September 19 - October 7 at West of Lenin in Fremont (203 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103)! This is the third year in a row that the company will present two new plays in the same space on the same night, back to back. (more...)

Unruly Win Red Bull Culture Clash ATL; Jermaine Dupri & More Among Special GuestsUnruly Win Red Bull Culture Clash ATL; Jermaine Dupri & More Among Special Guests
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The world's biggest music battle made its debut in Atlanta on Friday, August 25. Inspired by Jamaican sound clashes, the Atlanta installment took place at 787 Windsor and featured four of the top crews from around the globe (more...)

Broadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This FallBroadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) will make his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater, producers Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton announced today. (more...)

Five Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance InstituteFive Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Five theatre directors are slated for the fifth Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat, which convenes in Arles, France, August 25 through September 7. The Retreat is one of 24 residencies and Labs the Institute hosts annually across the world, and is an integral part of the Theatre Program's ongoing engagement with global theatremakers.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Too presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALSPhoto Flash: Theatre Too presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

An older white couple from the country unknowingly moves to the gayborhood in Dallas to be closer to their granddaughter. What begins as polite dinner conversation with their gay, multi-ethnic neighbors careens out of control. A hilarious collision of race, sex, guns and sports, playwright Matt Lyle examines shifting generational beliefs and just how hard it is to raise a child regardless of who you are and where you live. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTSBerkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

San Diego REP to Present First Annual Latinx New Play FestivalSan Diego REP to Present First Annual Latinx New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) and Amigos del REP have announced the first annual Latinx New Play Festival, a weekend of new play readings by Latinx playwrights. (more...)

Theatre Too At Theatre Three Presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALSTheatre Too At Theatre Three Presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

An older white couple from the country unknowingly moves to the gayborhood in Dallas to be closer to their granddaughter. What begins as polite dinner conversation with their gay, multi-ethnic neighbors careens out of control. (more...)

YBCA Debuts New Performing Arts Festival TRANSFORMYBCA Debuts New Performing Arts Festival TRANSFORM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) invites the community to be inspired and provoked by Transform, its new signature performance festival-a two-week celebration of the power of ideas. (more...)

BWW Review: MOSQUITOES, National TheatreBWW Review: MOSQUITOES, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2017

Olivia Williams and Olivia Colman are shattering as two warring sisters in Lucy Kirkwood's epic (more...)

Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication CeremonyFord Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)

BWW Review: More Empathy for a Barbaric Monarch in the Touring KING AND IBWW Review: More Empathy for a Barbaric Monarch in the Touring KING AND I
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 13, 2017

Leaning toward spectacle and theatricality, Bartlett Sher's production of THE KING AND I took me by surprise with its emotional power. (more...)

Reggae-Dancehall, Soca, and EDM Converge to Create a New Music FestivalReggae-Dancehall, Soca, and EDM Converge to Create a New Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Electric Karnival's Inaugural Festival Kicks Off In Miami July 3rd - May 21, 2017 - Electric Karnival (EK) takes the stage as Miami's newest music festival on July 3 set amongst the lush tropical environment of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The one-day festival is a culture clash uniting Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, and EDM while orchestrating strong elements on Caribbean Carnival and J'ouvert. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Zahra BarriEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Zahra Barri
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 30, 2017

BWW speaks to Zahra Barri about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Talk Like An Egyptian. (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre SeasonYITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

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