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Three World Premieres, Mickle Maher Mini-Festival Set for The Catastrophic Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonThree World Premieres, Mickle Maher Mini-Festival Set for The Catastrophic Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Catastrophic Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season, which is slated to be the theatre's most ambitious season yet. The new season includes three world premieres, an avant-garde classic, and a mini-festival of work by Catastrophic favorite, Mickle Maher. (more...)

Listen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCASTListen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress) on the American Masters website, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher. (more...)

SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching TodaySNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, (more...)

CCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty OperasCCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty Operas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

BWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMOREBWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMORE
by Herbert Paine - Jul 31, 2017

A gold mine of talented teens, led by Bennett Wood's mesmerizing performance as Edgar Allan Poe, is delivering an exhilarating and riveting presentation of NEVERMORE at Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale through August 5th. A must-see! (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series, Major League Baseball, David Ortiz' Big Papi Productions, Nick Davis Productions, and Albert M. Tapper Co-Producing Documentary AbouTHIRTEEN's American Masters Series, Major League Baseball, David Ortiz' Big Papi Productions, Nick Davis Productions, and Albert M. Tapper Co-Producing Documentary Abou
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

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THE SPYGLASS SEVEN to Feature the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween Night Off-BroadwayTHE SPYGLASS SEVEN to Feature the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Edgar Allan Poe is coming to Off-Broadway this Halloween night in a new play about the nineteenth-century writer's life, loves and literary legacy. (more...)

WRITE OUT LOUD presents 8th Annual TWAINFEST, 8/19WRITE OUT LOUD presents 8th Annual TWAINFEST, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience  - announces the 8th Annual TwainFest to take place on Saturday, August 19th from 11am - 5pm in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego. New this year, TwainFest expands into the evening with Twain After Dark, a ticketed event for adults at the Cosmopolitan Hotel which starts at 6:00pm. TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud and sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes in association with Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. (more...)

Greasepaint Presents NEVERMORE, 7/28-8/5Greasepaint Presents NEVERMORE, 7/28-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Delve into the macabre with Greasepaint Youtheatre as it celebrates one of the world's most fascinating writers in an unforgettable new musical play. The semi-biographical musical, NEVERMORE - THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, blends fact and fiction. (more...)

Thomas Jefferson and Edgar Allan Poe Play MONTICELLO to Make World PremiereThomas Jefferson and Edgar Allan Poe Play MONTICELLO to Make World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Aurora Theatre Works, Inc., presents the world premiere of Thomas H. Geoghegan's Monticello, directed by Anthony Irons. Based on historical fact, Monticello is a fictional examination of what happens when the country's founding father and freedom architect realizes that the whole republican experiment - America - might have turned out to be a mistake. (more...)

VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 ScheduleVIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

Proscenium Live Free Festival of New Work Arrives from Portland Shakes & Proscenium JournalProscenium Live Free Festival of New Work Arrives from Portland Shakes & Proscenium Journal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal, in association with Artists Repertory Theatre, present the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work. All performances are free and begin at 7:30pm on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

New Wilton's Music Hall Season Includes BBC Proms and Les Enfants TerriblesNew Wilton's Music Hall Season Includes BBC Proms and Les Enfants Terribles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Wilton's Music Hall announces its sensational new season programme, jam-packed full of independent theatre productions, live music, opera and cabaret. (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Elmer to Step DownChicago Humanities Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Elmer to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Jonathan Elmer announced that he will be stepping down from his position as Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival effective Friday, June 30 and returning to Indiana University full time. Elmer was appointed to the Artistic Director position in February 2015. (more...)

Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Pauses for the Summer; Halloween Edition Coming This FallImmersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Pauses for the Summer; Halloween Edition Coming This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?,' Poseiden Theatre's immersive mystery production at St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is taking a hiatus beginning June 28, 2017 and returning with a Halloween Edition from October 11 to 31, 2017.  The gap will be used for Artistic Director Aaron Salazar and his team to re-imagine the offering for the Halloween season. (more...)

Richard Linklater, Edgar Allan Poe & Tyrus Wong Documentaries Coming to AMERICAN MASTERSRichard Linklater, Edgar Allan Poe & Tyrus Wong Documentaries Coming to AMERICAN MASTERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

New American Masters documentaries will premiere this fall on PBS about filmmaker Richard Linklater, artist Tyrus Wong and author Edgar Allan Poe. Descriptions follow (more...)

BWW Review: TAPE FACE, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: TAPE FACE, Garrick Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Jun 8, 2017

Almost two and a half hours in a theatre with no talking. You might think you're at the ballet (and you may be, given one of the skits). Returning to the London stage, Sam Wills dons his signature mouth tape once again. He may be silent, but audiences are screaming for Tape Face. (more...)

PHANTASMAGORIA Comes to Atlanta Fringe for One Week OnlyPHANTASMAGORIA Comes to Atlanta Fringe for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

After wowing audiences with 8 years of performance in Florida, and its first two touring shows including 2015's SOLD OUT PERFORMANCES in Atlanta, the critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA, will bring its third touring show direct from the Orlando Fringe for a ONE WEEK engagement at 7 Stages in Little Five Points. (more...)

Long Beach Opera presents SoCal Premiere of Opera FRIDALong Beach Opera presents SoCal Premiere of Opera FRIDA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On June 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present five outdoor performances of the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of Frida. The opera celebrates the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her vivacious spirit, sexuality, fragility, and her tumultuous life with muralist Diego Rivera. Robert Xavier Rodriguez' brilliant score captures Frida with music as rich and haunting as her art. (more...)

Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Triples Playing Schedule in BrooklynImmersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Triples Playing Schedule in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

To accommodate increasing demand, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' will triple its performance schedule beginning June 7. (more...)

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