BWW Review: Ammons, Krebs Lead Entertaining SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at SpringhouseBWW Review: Ammons, Krebs Lead Entertaining SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Springhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 4, 2019

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the 1982 stage musical borne of the 1954 film treatment based on a story by Stephen Vincent Benet, doesn't hold up as well in 2019 as many classic musical theater titles a?" what with its sexist storyline, ersatz score that longs to remind us of something by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and its meandering plot a?" but make no mistake about it: The production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, now onstage through this weekend at Smyrna's Springhouse Theatre Company is mighty entertaining, thanks to Paula K. Parker's talented cast who bring the show to life with vigor and commitment. (more...)

Massachusetts High School Students Compete At State Semi-Finals Of Poetry Out LoudMassachusetts High School Students Compete At State Semi-Finals Of Poetry Out Loud
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

The Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department and Mass Cultural Council celebrate the 14th anniversary of the national Poetry Out Loud contest, having facilitated the contest in Massachusetts since its inception in 2006. This year, seventy-two high school students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will participate in five regional semi-final contests March 2, March 3, and March 4. Semi-final contests will be held in Boston, Cape Cod, Framingham, Newburyport, and Springfield. All upcoming contests are free and open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Muraoka Helms Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN; Concert At TimesCenter On October 21Photo Flash: Alan Muraoka Helms Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN; Concert At TimesCenter On October 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series tonight at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway By the Bay presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with NEXT TO NORMAL, running August 11 - 27, 2017 at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

THE NEWSPAPERMAN Documentary to Profile Legendary Editor Gene Roberts
by Movies News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

David Layton and Mike Nicholson announce the first ever documentary on legendary newspaper editor Gene Roberts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TENS at Actors Theatre Of Louisville - Angst and Issues of the Day
by Keith Waits - Jan 20, 2017

The plays of Actors Theatre's annual free Tens festival take on the issues of our day, racial tensions, violence, and police harassment, but weave them amid the promise and angst of new relationships. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre to Celebrate FIREPOWER Opening with Champagne Toast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The World Premiere of Kermit Frazier's powerful play Firepower will have a Champagne Celebration today, January 5, 2017 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 pm. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre to Celebrate FIREPOWER Opening with Champagne Toast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

The World Premiere of Kermit Frazier's powerful play Firepower will have a Champagne Celebration on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 pm. (more...)

Louisville's Favorite Holiday Tradition Returns
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Dickens' classic tale of hope and redemption finds extraordinary new life in Actors Theatre's joyous staging. Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with this spectacular production brimming with festive fun, soaring ghosts and cheerful carols that will charm audiences of all ages. A Christmas Carol will preview November 22 and November 23, openNovember 25 and run through December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Liev Schreiber & More at TIFF: THE BLEEDER Red Carpet Premiere
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar, The Good Lie) directs Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, and Naomi Watts in this biopic of New Jersey boxer Chuck Wepner, whose legendary ability to take punishment in the ring made him the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets 2016-17 Professional Training Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters has introduced the 2016-2017 Professional Training Company (formally known as the Apprentice/Intern Company). (more...)

Richard Adams Carey Hosts Reading and Book Signing in Colebrook
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) On September 9, 2015, author and Southern New Hampshire University MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction faculty member Richard Adams Carey read from his newly released non-fiction book, In the Evil Day (ForeEdge 2015), at the Tillotson Arts Center in Colebrook, New Hampshire. In the Evil Day chronicles the tragic shootings that occurred in Colebrook on the afternoon of August 19, 1997. The shooter, Carl Drega, was armed with a semiautomatic weapon and killed four of the small, rural New Hampshire town's residents. The victims included two state trooper, a local lawyer, and a senior editor at Colebrook's local newspaper, the News and Sentinel. Drega was killed later that evening in a shootout with the Vermont and New Hampshire state police. Carey dedicated thirteen years to the writing of the book. In that time, he conducted interviews with many of the people directly involved in the events, several of whom were in attendance for the reading. Those who had agreed to interviews with him received complementary copies of In the Evil Day. In a Facebook post prior to the reading, Carey noted that, of all the upcoming events for In the Evil Day, the one at the Tillotson Art Center 'is at once the happiest and most dreadful.' 'There were about 60-70 people there in the Tillotson Arts Center, and maybe a dozen were people who now enjoy a double life as characters in my narrative,' Carey said. 'The gathering itself was friendly and receptive, but also rather somber.' 'The line was long,' he continued, 'and we sold - or gave away - boxes of books. Gave copies to the Historical Society and the town library. It was a beautiful, restorative event, one that I left with tears in my eyes. And I hope it was one more step on this long and still incomplete journey towards healing.' In a starred review from Booklist, In the Evil Day received praise as a 'tension-filled report of a small town's terror' that was 'portrayed with surprising love, bittersweetness, and hope, resulting in a beautifully written and enthralling true-crime tale.' Other upcoming events for In the Evil Day include readings at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH on September 30 at 7PM, and at the Barnes & Noble in Salem, NH on October 3 from 1-3PM. All event listings can be found on Carey's website. In the Evil Day is the first of two September book releases for faculty members at Southern New Hampshire University's MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction. Chinelo Okparanta's critically anticipated Under the Udala Trees will be released on Tuesday, September 23. (more...)

Pine Box Theater Company Presents ElectionFest 2012, 10/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Just in time for the final showdown for the White House, Pine Box Theater patriotically presents ElectionFest 2012, twelve bold, ten-minute plays exploring the issues driving the divide in today's political landscape and the upcoming election, written by some of the country's most exciting theatrical voices. The four-night festival will be presented October 22-23 & 29-30, 2012 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org or by calling the Theatre Wit Box Office at (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Pine Box Theater Company Presents ElectionFest 2012, 10/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

Just in time for the final showdown for the White House, Pine Box Theater patriotically presents ElectionFest 2012, twelve bold, ten-minute plays exploring the issues driving the divide in today's political landscape and the upcoming election, written by some of the country's most exciting theatrical voices. The four-night festival will be presented October 22-23 & 29-30, 2012 at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theatrewit.org or by calling the Theatre Wit Box Office at (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Casa Mañana Presents The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, Closes 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Community Bank presents Casa Mañana's Children's Theatre production of The Adventures of Brer Rabbit at Casa Mañana Theatre, April 1 - 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Casa Mañana Presents The Adventures of Brer Rabbit 4/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

Community Bank presents Casa Mañana's Children's Theatre production of The Adventures of Brer Rabbit at Casa Mañana Theatre, April 1 - 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Casa Mañana Presents The Adventures of Brer Rabbit 4/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

Community Bank presents Casa Mañana's Children's Theatre production of The Adventures of Brer Rabbit at Casa Mañana Theatre, April 1 - 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BIRDIE Closes at the Lyric Stage 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

Lyric Stage's BYE BYE BIRDIE, 1961's Best Musical Tony Award winner, opens tonight at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall. Lyric Stage's production will feature a 31 piece orchestra playing Robert Ginzler's original Broadway orchestrations. (more...)

BIRDIE Sings Tonight At Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2010

Lyric Stage's BYE BYE BIRDIE, 1961's Best Musical Tony Award winner, opens tonight at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall. Lyric Stage's production will feature a 31 piece orchestra playing Robert Ginzler's original Broadway orchestrations. (more...)

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