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Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; Capital Productions HELL Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; Capital Productions HELLO, DOLLY! Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; Capital Productions' HEL Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; Capital Productions' HELLO, DOLLY! Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Kean Theatre Conservatory Continues Its 2021-2022 Season With Paula Vogel's INDECENT Photo Kean Theatre Conservatory Continues Its 2021-2022 Season With Paula Vogel's INDECENT
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

Following a successful run of A.R. Gurney's romantic comedy, Sylvia, Indecent, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, will open on November 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Kean's University's Wilkins Theatre. Directed by Holly Logue, the Tony Award-nominated Indecent will run through November 20, 2021.

SISTER ACT Comes to the Kean University Theatre Conservatory Photo SISTER ACT Comes to the Kean University Theatre Conservatory
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

Get ready to raise your voice and make a joyful noise! The Kean University Theatre Conservatory will present the high-energy musical Sister Act by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, and Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Sister Act the Musical is based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, by Joseph Howard.

Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox and More to Star in Benefit Reading of THE WOMAN  Photo Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox and More to Star in Benefit Reading of THE WOMAN HATER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its 2020-21 offerings will continue with a special event benefit reading of Frances Burney’s The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton. The reading will  feature Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, Rebecca S'Manga Frank, Cherie Corinne Rice, Matthew Saldivar, Jenne Vath, and Nick Westrate.

Mentorship Program Introduces Kean University Students to Entertainment Careers Photo Mentorship Program Introduces Kean University Students to Entertainment Careers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

A mentorship program designed to increase diversity in theatre, TV and film production by introducing students to behind-the-scenes careers launched recently for students at Kean University.

BWW Review: YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving  Story-A Must- Photo BWW Review: YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving Story-A Must-See
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 8, 2019

Premiere Stages is currently presenting the New Jersey premiere of Rohina Malik's compelling play, 'Yasmina's Necklace' at Kean University in Union through September 22. The play is superbly directed by Kareem Fahmy and features a cast that brings Malik's beautifully crafted, emotive, yet entertaining story to life.

CATF Welcomes The 2019 Company Photo CATF Welcomes The 2019 Company
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

With a picnic hosted by the Board of Trustees, the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University welcomes 2019 company members. Attended by CATF partners, donors, and community members, this annual event is the first time CATF's 2019 company comes to celebrate the six new plays they are about to create. These artists, from around the country, including cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, gather in historic Shepherdstown to create the future of American theater.

CONNI'S AVANT GARDE RESTAURANT Opens Tomorrow Night At CPT Photo CONNI'S AVANT GARDE RESTAURANT Opens Tomorrow Night At CPT
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to present the return of NYC-based Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, one of CPT's most celebrated holiday entertainments. The production is onstage from November 29 - December 22, 2018, in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant earned accolades in TimeOut NYC and The Village Voice, was a winner of a New York Innovative Theater Award in 2012, and was selected as a "10 Best of the Year" pick by The Plain Dealer in 2011.

CONNI'S AVANT GARDE RESTAURANT Returns To CPT This Winter Photo CONNI'S AVANT GARDE RESTAURANT Returns To CPT This Winter
by Julie Musbach - Nov 14, 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents the return of NYC-based Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, one of CPT's most celebrated holiday entertainments. The production is onstage from November 29 - December 22, 2018, in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant earned accolades in TimeOut NYC and The Village Voice, was a winner of a New York Innovative Theater Award in 2012, and was selected as a "10 Best of the Year" pick by The Plain Dealer in 2011.

Great Recall During the Great Terror: MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN at Contemporary Amer Photo Great Recall During the Great Terror: MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 9, 2018

If you come to this show, do not expect to participate in a truly topical think piece about memory in a time of tyranny. You will witness instead a pair of entwined tales about rare mental abnormality and a somewhat overexposed aspect of totalitarianism. It is the telling of the tales, the acting and the scenery and, the evocations of synesthesia, by which Memoirs will work for you, or not.

CATF Welcomes The 2018 Company Photo CATF Welcomes The 2018 Company
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2018

Known nationally and internationally for its professional cultivation of vibrant new plays, the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University welcomes the 2018 company to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Each July, artists from around the country, including cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, gather in historic Shepherdstown to create the future of American theater.

BWW Review: Haunting World Premiere Play LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS Sees the Light at South Photo BWW Review: Haunting World Premiere Play LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS Sees the Light at South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Apr 24, 2018

What our schoolbooks lack in historical accuracy, art can sometimes pick up the slack by being a reliable, more enthusiastic source to fill in those gaps. This becomes abundantly clear immediately upon experiencing the haunting yet beautifully-dramatized world premiere play LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS, Kemp Powers' captivating new drama under the astute direction of May Adrales, that is now continuing its final set of performances at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through April 29. Visually striking and richly layered, the play piques the audience's curiosity with its riveting storytelling while educating them on a side of American slavery that most probably didn't know too much about before.

South Coast Repertory Premieres LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS By Kemp Powers Photo South Coast Repertory Premieres LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS By Kemp Powers
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2018

Playwright Kemp Powers knew he'd found something incredible in the personal recollections of former slaves documented by a federal writers project during the Great Depression. Discovering the different voices and views in those first-person histories inspired him to learn more and write Little Black Shadows, which has its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, April 8-29, on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Directed by May Adrales, the show is part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Tickets are available now at www.scr.org.  

BWW Review: You Should Visit BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2017

The virtue of Byhalia, Mississippi lies precisely in its modesty. It prescribes no rules, apart from loving one another and telling the truth, for getting through a marital and race-inflected social crisis in a small town; it simply shows how one not-overwhelmingly admirable couple does it. And at that, the true secret here may just be the jokes. Those, and the blackout line at the very end of the play, which just may bring a lump to the throat.

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 2017 Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University announces their 130-member company for the 2017 season.

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 2017 Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University announces their 130-member company for the 2017 season.

Photo Flash: ANNA CHRISTIE, Directed by Peter Richards, at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ANNA CHRISTIE, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of men and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling in Working Barn Productions' staging, directed by Peter Richards.

Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE to Open this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ANNA CHRISTIE, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of men and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling under the direction of Peter Richards.

BWW Review: CATF THE WEDDING GIFT is Visually Stunning, but Difficult to Decipher
by Johnna Leary - Jul 21, 2016

At its basic essence, a play tells a story. But when the audience has difficulty understanding the story and the language, the message, no matter how poignant or powerful, is lost. The Wedding Gift, a world premiere play at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, is a visual feast for audience members, but due to the storytelling method, many audience members are unable to understand the imaginative story.

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