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BWW REVIEW: SELF-YELP Wittily Probes the Absurdity of the Popular Crowd-Sourced Review Site at the 2017 Midtown International Theater FestivalBWW REVIEW: SELF-YELP Wittily Probes the Absurdity of the Popular Crowd-Sourced Review Site at the 2017 Midtown International Theater Festival
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 28, 2017

Like it or hate it, Yelp is an undeniable force in American culture. Like Google, it's become a verb, as in, 'I Yelped the restaurant that gave my reservation away!,' or 'I'm going to Yelp the mechanic who installed brakes instead of a timing belt!'Yelp reviews can go viral, as with the recent post by a Kyle O. from Texas about Berghain, an exclusive Berlin nightclub that is actually a gay sex mecca. They can even cost a Yale professor a deanship, as with June Y. Chu, whose elitist, mean-spirited reviews of multiple New Haven businesses added yet more fuel to the flame of anti-Yale sentiment nationwide. SELF-YELP, then, a two-woman short play by Helene Ellford and Emily Thomas featured both at the Midtown International Theater Festival and the Strawberry One-Act Festival, could not be more timely. The five vignettes are drawn from Yelp reviews in New York City, and while the thread tying these reviews together is tenuous, the writing is consistently funny. The small audience (under ten people) laughed through most of the 30 minute piece. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, August 19, 2017Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, August 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Aug 1, 2017

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Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This WeekendMidtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Catherine Charlebois and Ben Michael to Lead North Carolina Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTCatherine Charlebois and Ben Michael to Lead North Carolina Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, has announced casting for the upcoming production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, playing July 25-30 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

SELF YELP, Inspired by Real Yelp Reviews, Set for Two NYC Festivals This SummerSELF YELP, Inspired by Real Yelp Reviews, Set for Two NYC Festivals This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Inspired by real Yelp reviews and the people who write them, Self Yelp is a character-based show starring and written by Helene Ellford & Emily Thomas which will have eight performances July 14 - August 1 this summer as a part of both the Midtown International Theatre Festival and the Strawberry One Act Festival. (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVALRiant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This SummerMITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Summer 2017 LineupThe Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, April 29, 2017Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, April 29, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW today, April 29, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 29, 2017Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 29, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

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VIDEO: Watch Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARVIDEO: Watch Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre, presents Jesus Christ Superstar, playing this Easter, April 11-16 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 29, 2017Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 29, 2017
by - Apr 13, 2017

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Aaron C. Finley, Aleks Pevec and Brennyn Lark to Lead North Carolina Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARAaron C. Finley, Aleks Pevec and Brennyn Lark to Lead North Carolina Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre, is proud to announce casting for the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing this Easter, April 11-16 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, January 7, 2017Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, January 7, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW today, January 7, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, January 7, 2017Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, January 7, 2017
by - Jan 6, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

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Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, October 29, 2016Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, October 29, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

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Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 29, 2016Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 13, 2016

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Seattle Interactive Conference Announces 2016 Program and AgendaSeattle Interactive Conference Announces 2016 Program and Agenda
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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