Philly Improv Theater Presents Unprecedented Nine Comedy Shows In Fringe FestivalPhilly Improv Theater Presents Unprecedented Nine Comedy Shows In Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) announces that they will have nine shows as part of the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. PHIT most recently participated in the 2017 Festival in their home at the Adrienne Theater. 'We are showcasing many of our longtime performers challenging themselves in new ways. We are also welcoming artists new to the theater to bridge the worlds of alternative and traditional comedy,' said Mike Marbach, acting artistic director of the theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Adam Szymkowicz's MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD is Truly LegendaryBWW Review: Adam Szymkowicz's MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD is Truly Legendary
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2018

The legend of Robin Hood is subject to personal interpretation and, given the times in which we now live, it only makes sense that playwright Adam Szymkowicz would devise his own treatment of the legend in ways both provocative and traditional. In Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood, Szymkowicz posits that both Robin, the personification of the anti-hero, and his supposed love, Maid Marian are indeed the same person, devoted not only to taking from the aristocracy to provide for the peasantry, but also to foment ideas of class and gender equality at a time when such thought was considered heretical. (more...)

Bright Metal Productions and Plays & Players Presents THE SABBATICALBright Metal Productions and Plays & Players Presents THE SABBATICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The Sabbatical is an original work of theater chronicling the lives of the members of a small church congregation. As the stories of their lives intersect, we see these characters struggle with their place in the world, the pitfalls and assurances that come with faith, and the limits of forgiveness. The Sabbatical uses theatrical simplicity, original music, and dance to explore these themes. It Examines what it means to hold sincere and earnest beliefs while avoiding at all costs the kinds of cynicism, derisiveness, and scorn that characterize much of our public discourse in the United States today. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

Give the Gift of Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHEER IS BY COMING TO PHIT! (more...)

Free Comedy Workshops!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

PH-13 is one of PHIT's improv house teams that was cast in May of this year. David Donella, who is the theater's Diversity Coordinator and an improviser on The Future, cast the team. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville Rep Interns Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Rajiv Joseph's quirky and dark love story of Gruesome Playground Injuries, an engaging drama that follows childhood friends Kayleen and Doug over the course of 30 years of physical and emotional bumps and bruises - will be presented by members of Nashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Internship program April 29-30 at Nashville Public Television's Studio A. (more...)

Seattle Center Festal to Celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Lion dances, martial arts, live music and expressive art forms explore Cambodian, Thai, Lao, Filipino and Tongan civilizations at Seattle Center Festal:  Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, May 1, in Seattle Center Armory. (more...)

Nashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Interns to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Internship Program is proud to produce the quirky and dark love story of Gruesome Playground Injuries, an engaging drama that follows childhood friends Kayleen and Doug over the course of 30 years of physical and emotional bumps and bruises. Gruesome Playground Injuries will run April 29-30 in Studio A at Nashville Public Television (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: STARLITE WALTZ's Brooke Gronemeyer & Morgan Robertson
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we focus our virtual spotlight on Brooke Gronemeyer and Morgan Robertson, the stars of Starlite Waltz, the latest - and, unfortunately, last - production from GroundWorks Theatre, headed by artistic director Myra Stephens and managing director Jonathan Stephens, who took over the company from founders Sean and Bob O'Connell (2011 First Night Honorees). (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

It's the official kick-off to summer, what with the Memorial Day Weekend upon us already - seriously, where did the time go? - and while we're certain your calendar is filled with cookouts, fireworks (we don't save all the sparklers for July 4th do we?) and swimming (if it warms up enough here in frosty Tennessee, where it's in the 50s as I type). But being the theatrical fanatic that we (using either the editorial "we" or the royal "we"…just take your pick) are, we would like to humbly suggest you make your way to the theater in the next few days to get some artistic inspiration. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: STARLITE WALTZ's Brooke Gronemeyer & Morgan Robertson
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we focus our virtual spotlight on Brooke Gronemeyer and Morgan Robertson, the stars of Starlite Waltz, the latest - and, unfortunately, last - production from GroundWorks Theatre, headed by artistic director Myra Stephens and managing director Jonathan Stephens, who took over the company from founders Sean and Bob O'Connell (2011 First Night Honorees). (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Coming Up This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2015

It's been a busy spring in Tennessee and as we head into summer, you can rest assured that things are only going to get busier - and more interesting. Our advice? Hydrate yourself (drink plenty of water before heading out), dress comfortably (but tasteful) and head out for a night at the theater. You'll be inspired, entertained and possibly even transported to some far-away world of wonder and imagination.  (more...)

Author Andrew Olivier Releases ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

In an enterprise, managers and employees work together to achieve common objectives. It is the organisation structure which binds them together and brings coordination and meaning in their work. In Organisation Design, author Andrew Olivier shares to readers some of the important keys and principles needed to have an effective organisational framework. He prepares the readers, especially managers, on the things that they need to know about designing structure. Olivier tells readers that as one attains position of seniority in the company, one will realize how competence in the design of structure makes the difference between success and failure. (more...)

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