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The Eternal Ego Festival Announced Photo The Eternal Ego Festival Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021

The new programming venture will showcase nine conceptual adaptations of multi-character works, in which all roles will be played by a single actor, and in two cases by two actors, using in-person, virtual or hybrid platforms. Works will premiere gradually over the next two seasons, alongside TIFT’s regular scope of programming.

Broadway Rewind: THE VISIT Arrives on Broadway with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More! Photo Broadway Rewind: THE VISIT Arrives on Broadway with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when The Visit opened at the Lyceum Theatre, where it played for 61 performances.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet John Wuchte, a Talented Actor/Director/Writer/Composer and Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet John Wuchte, a Talented Actor/Director/Writer/Composer and Tribal Acting Theater Creator
by Shari Barrett - Jun 5, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on John Wuchte, a talented actor/director/writer/composer and amazing Tribal Acting theater creator, who I first met during last year's Hollywood Fringe Festival when I attended his masterful musical production Scarlett Fever which told the true story of the great search to find an actress to portray Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939. The production utilized John's unique style of performance, which he calls Tribal Acting; a combination of movement, gesture, song and dance, all accompanied by live percussion. And I was hooked!

Karl Marx Arrives in Los Angeles In MARX IN SOHO Photo Karl Marx Arrives in Los Angeles In MARX IN SOHO
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

In Los Angeles, a $4,000,000 car roaring past hungry, homeless people is not a rare sight - for most people, it is simply a fact of life. We are a society in which the dichotomy of ultra-wealthy and absolutely-destitute is accepted, even to the brink of resenting poor and idolizing rich.

ONWEER Announced At Alexander Upstairs Photo ONWEER Announced At Alexander Upstairs
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2019

A new and original physical theatre play that holds very important messages, performed in Afrikaans. The play is created and performed by two upcoming theatre makers Carlo Daniels and Abigail Mei. Onweer follows the story of a young woman Tammy Solomons. Her abusive father, Joe Solomons, is returning home after a 10 year prison sentence. For Tammy, this causes anxiety and waiting in anticipation. His return brings many questions to his family and the community. The play provokes an audience who buries the truths in silence .

BWW Review: Nomadic #TCTheater Company Frank Theatre Opens their 30th Season with THE Photo BWW Review: Nomadic #TCTheater Company Frank Theatre Opens their 30th Season with THE VISIT Staged in the Minnesota Transportation Museum
by Jill Schafer - Oct 9, 2018

To open their 30th season, intrepid nomadic #TCTheater company Frank Theatre is bringing us THE VISIT in the Minnesota Transportation Museum. This is actually the second play I've seen in this unique and super cool venue (see also Wayward and Mission's co-production of GHOST TRAIN). Both plays are set (at least partly) in a train station, so the museum is a perfect location. Filled with vintage train equipment and displays (which you can wander through before the show and at intermission), the museum is fascinating but also kind of dark and creepy and cold, and smells a little like a garage. Which is the perfect atmosphere for Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt's absurd 'tragicomic' play. This is a very Frank play, with a huge and talented cast and great commitment to the highly stylized design and tone of the play.

Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT Photo Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Multiple award-winning Magnet Theatre presents Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic comic-tragedy THE VISIT, co-directed by Mark Fleishman and Warona Seane and starring the talented trainees of the fifth Magnet Theatre training programme.

ROMULUS THE GREAT Comes To Theater Basel Through Today Photo ROMULUS THE GREAT Comes To Theater Basel Through Today
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

ROMULUS THE GREAT, a play written by Friedrich Durrenmatt, is running until May 29 at Theater Basel. The show originally ran in Switzerland in 1949. 

Magnet Theatre Will Present Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT Photo Magnet Theatre Will Present Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2018

Multiple award-winning Magnet Theatre presents Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic comic-tragedy THE VISIT, co-directed by Mark Fleishman and Warona Seane and starring the talented trainees of the fifth Magnet Theatre training programme.

Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT Photo Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2018

Multiple award-winning Magnet Theatre presents Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic comic-tragedy THE VISIT, co-directed by Mark Fleishman and Warona Seane and starring the talented trainees of the fifth Magnet Theatre training programme.

ROMULUS THE GREAT Comes To Theater Basel Through 5/29 Photo ROMULUS THE GREAT Comes To Theater Basel Through 5/29
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2018

ROMULUS THE GREAT, a play written by Friedrich Durrenmatt, is running until May 29 at Theater Basel. The show originally ran in Switzerland in 1949. 

Yangtze Repertory Theatre To Present ROMULUS THE GREAT Photo Yangtze Repertory Theatre To Present ROMULUS THE GREAT
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018

Yangtze Repertory Theatre (Chongren Fan, Artistic Director; Sally Shen, Executive Director) announces a new production of Romulus the Great, by Friedrich Durrenmatt, based on the translation by Gerhard Nellhaus, directed by Chongren Fan. With performances beginning on Thursday, June 7th at the TBG Theatre (312 West 36thStreet, 3F), Romulus The Great will celebrate it's opening night on Saturday, June 9, and will play through Saturday, June 23.

The Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening Production Photo The Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Today, London's newest theatre announces its opening production. On November 1, The Playground Theatre will open its doors for the first time with the world premiere of Picasso by Terry D'Alfonso.

UCLA School Of Theater Announces 2017-18 Season;  Steel Pier, Trojan Barbie, Spring A Photo UCLA School Of Theater Announces 2017-18 Season; Steel Pier, Trojan Barbie, Spring Awakening, The Glass Menagerie & More
by Robert Diamond - Oct 26, 2017

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) Department of Theater announced today its upcoming Mainstage theater season for the academic year 2017-18, which includes the West Coast premiere of Steel Pier and Christine Evans' Trojan Barbie.

Cast Announced For The Playground Theatre's Opening Production PICASSO Photo Cast Announced For The Playground Theatre's Opening Production PICASSO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The cast has been announced for Picasso, the opening production at The Playground Theatre in West London's Ladbroke Grove.

The Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening Production Photo The Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Today, London's newest theatre announces its opening production. On November 1, The Playground Theatre will open its doors for the first time with the world premiere of Picasso by Terry D'Alfonso.

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson.

Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 7, 2016

According to multiple reports, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES.

Chita Rivera Reveals THE VISIT Is Heading to Beijing, Singapore & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 3, 2015

Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT might have closed on Broadway earlier this summer, but according to leading lady Chita Rivera, the show will have another life overseas. She told MSN that the musical will soon open in Beijing, Singapore and  maybe even London.  Click here to read the full article. 

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and Company of THE VISIT Take Final Broadway Bows!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 15, 2015

The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closed yesterday, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the final curtain call!

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