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Photo Flash: Inside FUN(d) HOME,The 2019 Wilbury Group Gala Photo Photo Flash: Inside FUN(d) HOME,The 2019 Wilbury Group Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Sponsored by David and Ellen Galkin, on behalf of the Ira S. and Anna Galkin Charitable Trust, FUN(d) HOME The 2019 Wilbury Group Gala honored stage and film Actor Richard Donelly with the 5th Annual Kerry Callery Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Arts, and introduced the Arthur Richter Spirit of Giving Award to the man himself, Arthur Richter.

BWW Review: THE BURN at The Wilbury Theatre Group Photo BWW Review: THE BURN at The Wilbury Theatre Group
by Barb Burke - Jan 17, 2019

The Burn runs until February 3 at the The Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence, R.I.

Photo Flash: First Look At New England Premiere Of THE BURN At The Wilbury Group Photo Photo Flash: First Look At New England Premiere Of THE BURN At The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Wilbury Theatre Group kicks off the New Year with the New England premiere of Philip Dawkins' The Burn, presented in conversation with More Weight: A Derivative New Work inspired by Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' by director Logan Serabian. Performances for The Burn and More Weight are scheduled for January 10 - February 3, 2019.

Photo Flash: First Look At The Rhode Island Premiere Of HYPE MAN At Wilbury Group Photo Photo Flash: First Look At The Rhode Island Premiere Of HYPE MAN At Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

The Wilbury Theatre Group continues its 2018/19 season with Idris Goodwin's acclaimed new play Hype Man: a break-beat play, November 1-18, 2018.

Wilbury Group Presents RI Premiere Of HYPE MAN: A BREAK-BEAT PLAY Photo Wilbury Group Presents RI Premiere Of HYPE MAN: A BREAK-BEAT PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Wilbury Theatre Group continues its 2018/19 season with Idris Goodwin's acclaimed new play Hype Man: a break-beat play, November 1-18, 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY At Wilbury G Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY At Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

This subversive, loopy, and fantastically eccentric take-think banjos, beach balls, and guitars-on Gilbert and Sullivan's preposterous musical took audiences in Chicago by storm when presented by rebel theatre-makers The Hipocrites. Frederic was mistakenly apprenticed as a young boy to a band of sentimental pirates. Now 21, he falls head-over-heels for the Major-General's daughter and forswears the buccaneer's life forever, or so he thinks. This buoyant, award-winning Pirates of Penzance by Sean Graney and Kevin O'Donnell and featuring just 12 actors (who also serve as the orchestra) is an irrevent and fresh homage to a world turned upside-down for Gilbert and Sullivan diehard fans and newcomers alike.

BWW Review: Surreal MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by Andria Tieman - Mar 20, 2017

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY takes place in the near future, and then further into the future, and then way into the future as the world as we knew it becomes increasingly distorted and warped seemingly via a century long game of telephone.  It's a play that analyzing will just leave a person more discombobulated, so it's probably best to just strap in any enjoy the ride.  Regardless of whether or not you understand it, you will come away thoroughly entertained by the phenomenal cast and skillful music direction of Wilbury favorite David Tessier.  The people Wilbury Theatre Group are masters of the strange and unexpected, and even if the audience can't completely grasp what's going on, the cast has everything handled, so that it's best to just sit in their thrall and trust that we're all going to make it out ok.

Photo Flash: First Look at MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, directed by Brien Lang, is currently playing at The Wilbury Theatre Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW Review: 10,000 THINGS Doesn't Add Up to Much at Wilbury Group
by Robert Barossi - Oct 24, 2016

There is certainly something worthwhile about theater that pushes boundaries, tries new things, experiments and offers unique way to tell a story. The art form, in general, benefit from that kind of work. It benefits from work that expands the minds of an audience and tells them a story in a way that challenges them. On the other hand, Wilbury Group's second show of the year, 10,000 Things by Erik Ehn, proves how this kind of theater can instead leave an audience bored, confused or both. 

Wilbury Group Announces World Premiere of Erik Ehn's 10,000 THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the world premiere of ?10,000 Things, a new work by acclaimed playwright Erik Ehn, October 20-30 2016.

Wilbury Group Announces World Premiere of Erik Ehn's 10,000 THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the world premiere of ?10,000 Things, a new work by acclaimed playwright Erik Ehn, October 20-30 2016.

Photo Flash: First Look at JERUSALEM at The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group closes its 2015/16 season with the Rhode Island premiere of Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth's epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play, May 19-June 4, 2016.

BWW Review: Wilbury Theatre Group's Uneven CAIN + ABEL
by Andria Tieman - Oct 26, 2015

CAIN + ABEL, the Wilbury Theatre's new production by Resident Playwright Ben Jolivet re-examines the familiar bible story of the two brothers, the role of god, legacy and relationships in a play that blends levity, philosophy and tragedy.  The concept of the play is interesting and the story, which everyone already knows the ending of, is well punctuated with subtle jokes and moments of levity.  Unfortunately, the execution leaves the play both underwhelming and over the top.

Wilbury Group to Stage World Premiere of CAIN + ABEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group continues its 2015/16 season with the world premiere of a new play by playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, Cain + Abel, October 22-November 1, 2015. A fresh and imaginative re-telling of the classic story, Cain + Abel finds the two brothers mourning the loss of their father and questioning their places in a rapidly changing world. Fighting their way into the unknown the brothers reach an uneasy peace, until a mysterious traveler shows up and sacrifices need to be made.

BWW Reviews: Wilbury Group Showcases New Works with ROADHOUSE: THE MUSICAL
by Robert Barossi - Feb 27, 2015

For theater aritsts and theater lovers, few things compare to watching the genesis of a new piece of theater. The creation and development of a new work, from initial staged readings and workshops to final performance, is a thrilling process. Of course, there are many steps along the way and not all of them are successful. Not every aspect of the play found in the first version of the script will make it to the final version. Not every beloved moment or great-idea-at-the-time will end up making the grade when all is said and done. Still, it's a process that is vital to the present and future of theater. Vital because new blood and new life must be created and injected into the theatrical world and it's up to theater artists everywhere to make sure that happens. In our region, one of the companies doing just that is The Wilbury Group, currently presenting the second iteration of a new work, Roadhouse: The Musical.

Wilbury Group's New Works to Present THE TELLER WORKSHOP, 2/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Wilbury Theatre Group's New Works program announces a workshop production of resident artist Cyrus Leddy's new play The Teller directed by Susie Schutt, February 20-22, 2014.

The Wilbury Group Presents Exit the King 1/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2012

The Wilbury Group is set to kick the new year off with one of its most ambitious productions to date, Eugene Ionesco's poignant comedy-drama, Exit the King, January 5-15, at 95 Empire Street, home of the Perishable Theater.

The Wilbury Group Presents Exit the King 1/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2012

The Wilbury Group is set to kick the new year off with one of its most ambitious productions to date, Eugene Ionesco's poignant comedy-drama, Exit the King, January 5-15, at 95 Empire Street, home of the Perishable Theater.

The Wilbury Group Presents Exit the King 1/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2011

The Wilbury Group is set to kick the new year off with one of its most ambitious productions to date, Eugene Ionesco's poignant comedy-drama, Exit the King, January 5-15, at 95 Empire Street, home of the Perishable Theater.

The Wilbury Group Presents Exit the King 1/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Wilbury Group is set to kick the new year off with one of its most ambitious productions to date, Eugene Ionesco's poignant comedy-drama, Exit the King, January 5-15, at 95 Empire Street, home of the Perishable Theater.