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Frances McDormand and Kate Valk to Co-Host Live Zoom Series FRAN & KATE'S DRAMA CLUB Photo Frances McDormand and Kate Valk to Co-Host Live Zoom Series FRAN & KATE'S DRAMA CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

On January 28, Frances McDormand and Kate Valk will host the first installment of Fran & Kate's Drama Club, a live Zoom series about The Wooster Group’s storied past, emboldened present, and speculative futures. Proceeds from the event will support The Performing Garage.

Play-PerView Will Reunite the Cast of TONI STONE For a Reading Photo Play-PerView Will Reunite the Cast of TONI STONE For a Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

The Roundabout cast of Toni Stone will reunite for a reading for Play-PerView. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm EST.

Theater in Quarantine Announces Fall Season With Heather Christian, Madeleine George, Photo Theater in Quarantine Announces Fall Season With Heather Christian, Madeleine George, Raja Feather Kelly and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020

Theater in Quarantine, a pandemic performance laboratory from writer, director, and performer Joshua William Gelb and choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin, has announced a new series of live-streamed performances that push the boundaries of live performance inside the digital space.

The Wooster Group's THE B-SIDE is Now Available for Streaming Photo The Wooster Group's THE B-SIDE is Now Available for Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

The Wooster Group's 2017 production of The B-Side: 'Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,' A Record Album Interpretation is now available to stream for free on the company's website through Monday, September 14.

Larry Owens, April Matthis, Keith Josef Adkins and D. Woods Join 48HOURS IN...HARLEM Photo Larry Owens, April Matthis, Keith Josef Adkins and D. Woods Join 48HOURS IN...HARLEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020

Tomorrow, Harlem9, the Obie Award-Winning producing collective, begins the stream of their 10th Annual and 1st Digital Festival.  The Harlem based collective is no stranger to Black Playwrights, Actors and Directors who also make their living within the Theatre, TV and Film industry. 

Harlem9 Presents 48HOURS IN...HARLEM Digital Edition Photo Harlem9 Presents 48HOURS IN...HARLEM Digital Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020

Harlem9 recently announced that their 10th Anniversary would be Digital. Last year, 2019, was the first year that the Obie Award-Winning collective went National.

The Play Company Presents Mini-Commissions by Katie Brook & Trish Harnetiaux, William Photo The Play Company Presents Mini-Commissions by Katie Brook & Trish Harnetiaux, William Burke and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

The Play Company today shared the series of Mini-Commissions they initiated in April, offering audiences digital access to exciting new works by artists creatively navigating the constraints of our times.

Felicia Curry and Helen Hedman Named To Resident Company Of Artists Roster At Everyma Photo Felicia Curry and Helen Hedman Named To Resident Company Of Artists Roster At Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi is thrilled to announce that actors Felicia Curry and Helen Hedman have joined the organization as members of the Everyman Theatre Resident Company of Artists. Everyman Theatre is one of only a handful of Regional Theatres that has a resident company of professional artists as part of its mission.

Hammer Theatre and One Year Lease Theater Company Mark Anniversary of U.S. Moonwalk W Photo Hammer Theatre and One Year Lease Theater Company Mark Anniversary of U.S. Moonwalk With PIECES OF THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

Audiences can mark the 51st anniversary of the U.S. landing on the moon July 20 when Hammer Theatre Center and One Year Lease Theater Company (OYL) partner for a special presentation of Pieces of the Moon, a timely and compelling new play by Nick Flint adapted for radio, making its World Premiere via live stream.

The Play Company Announces #Playfrom6FeetAway Spring 2020 Programming Photo The Play Company Announces #Playfrom6FeetAway Spring 2020 Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

The Play Company has announced #Playfrom6FeetAway Spring 2020 programming, a series of experimental new works and stimulating conversations that can be experienced together, even as we hunker down and shelter in place.

SIX, AMERICAN UTOPIA, Rachel Chavkin, Ben Levi Ross, and Billy Porter-Directed THE PU Photo SIX, AMERICAN UTOPIA, Rachel Chavkin, Ben Levi Ross, and Billy Porter-Directed THE PURISTS Take Home Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

Among tonight's winners was the pre-Broadway engagement of Six the Musical. which took home Outstanding Visiting Production for its run at ART, while David Byrne's American Utopia was honored with Best Visiting Performance, Musical.

38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announced - MOBY-DICK, Billy Porter's TH Photo 38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announced - MOBY-DICK, Billy Porter's THE PURISTS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards.

BWW Review: DETROIT RED at ArtsEmerson Photo BWW Review: DETROIT RED at ArtsEmerson
by Andrew Child - Feb 7, 2020

In David Mamet's book On Directing Film, he breaks down the way a linear narrative can be conveyed by placing images in direct contrast to each other. a?oeThe dream and the film are the juxtaposition of images in order to answer a question.a?? Certainly, with a majority of the action taking place upstage of a scrim and the fusion of filmed and live material, ArtsEmerson's Detroit Red, an original play by Will Power about Malcolm X's early adult life in Roxbury, leaves one feeling more as though one has watched a movie or woken from a dream than sat through a performance. Recently, I also saw Gloria: A Life, which is playing at the American Repertory Theatre. While I admittedly found the show to be trite and pandering, it obtusely fused projection effects with live performance in a way that felt cheap, gimmicky, and more like a new SnapChat filter than anything else. Contrast that with Ari Herzig's film work for Detroit Red, which snaps the audience effectively between viewpoints in black and white and splays broad images across the haziness of Adam Rigg's nondescript set. The success of the production lies in the success of the filmed elements, which establish a framing device, pinpointing the action to an exact moment in time. Additionally, the projections act as effective abstractions, allowing the actors to waver between realism and poetry as photos of their faces appear as oversized watermarks in space. Lighting designer Alan Edwards equally contributes to the cinematic feel of the piece. Sharp shafts of light slice through open space and act, ingeniously, as the camera lens might in film, focusing our attention on specifics and the relevant details. Aside from a few extraneous hat changes for the three actors who take on all the roles in the piece, between the work of Herzig, Rigg, and Edwards, the performance seems to be a study in the logistics of jump-cuts or cross-fades in real time. Adding to the film-instead-of-theatre feeling in the space, the performance actively roused and engaged the audience, which had a huge swathe of Boston school groups present. The crowd felt comfortable verbalizing responses, in part, because of our physical separation from the action presented to us, and to be able to laugh, cheer, gasp, and grimace in solidarity with those around you is a rare treat.

ArtsEmerson Presents The World Premiere Of DETROIT RED Photo ArtsEmerson Presents The World Premiere Of DETROIT RED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

ArtsEmerson will present the World Premiere of Detroit Red by internationally renowned playwright Will Power. This theatrical exploration of the life of Malcolm X as he dwelled and came of age in the Roxbury section of Boston, plays the Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage February 01 a?" 16, 2020.

BWW Review: MOBY DICK: The One That Got Away Photo BWW Review: MOBY DICK: The One That Got Away
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 14, 2019

The much-anticipated MOBY DICK (A Musical Reckoning), from the team that brought you NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 in 2015, has finally surfaced at the Loeb Drama Center of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. Based on the iconic American novel by Herman Melville, the three-and-a-half-hour-long musical endeavors to theatricalize about 40 of the book's 135 chapters, taking a much larger bite from the source material than the mere 70- page section of Leo Tolstoy's WAR AND PEACE adapted for THE GREAT COMET. Oh, would that Dave Malloy (music, book, lyrics, and orchestrations) and Rachel Chavkin (director, co-developer) had approached this project with such surgical skill, rather than casting the broadest of nets upon the waters.

Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos of MOBY-DICK At A.R.T Photo Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos of MOBY-DICK At A.R.T
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

Moby-Dick began previews on Tuesday, December 3 and opened on December 12 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It plays through Sunday, January 12. 

VIDEO: See A.R.T.'s Transformation For MOBY-DICK Photo VIDEO: See A.R.T.'s Transformation For MOBY-DICK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Dave Malloy's musical adaptation of Moby-Dick is officially setting sail tonight with the show's opening night, and A.R.T. is giving us a peek into the theatre's transformation to bring the whale of a tale to life on stage. Check it out with this video!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART! Photo VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART!
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

Moby-Dick begins previews tonight, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens Wednesday, December 11, and plays through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Tickets on sale now: online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge).

VIDEO: Choreographer Chanel DaSilva Discusses the Choreography of MOBY-DICK at A.R.T. Photo VIDEO: Choreographer Chanel DaSilva Discusses the Choreography of MOBY-DICK at A.R.T.
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Moby-Dick is coming soon to American Repertory Theater. Choreographer Chanel DaSilva shares the how the choreography of Moby-Dick comes to life in an all new video.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals For MOBY-DICK at ART Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals For MOBY-DICK at ART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Moby-Dick begins previews on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens Wednesday, December 11, and plays through Sunday, January 12, 2020.

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