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Student Blog: Letters from a Nobody in New York #6: Meet a Professor, Dean Liza Genna Photo Student Blog: Letters from a Nobody in New York #6: Meet a Professor, Dean Liza Gennaro!
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021

There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!

Broadway Licensing Offers Up Streaming Rights to Shows that Can't Perform Live Photo Broadway Licensing Offers Up Streaming Rights to Shows that Can't Perform Live
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 13, 2020

Broadway Licensing has secured approvals for live streaming over 400 plays from their Playscripts catalog.

BWW Review: LOVE, DEATH, AND THE PROM at Nebraska Thespian Festival Photo BWW Review: LOVE, DEATH, AND THE PROM at Nebraska Thespian Festival
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 4, 2020

Jon Jory's LOVE, DEATH, AND THE PROM kicked off the Nebraska State Thespian Festival Thursday night by marking the first All State show performed in years. Young thespians from across the state put on the production in the Holland Performing Arts Center. It's a perfect cast and crew for this non-linear anthology detailing both the lively and stressful aspects of high school.

Shakespeare Dallas Presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Photo Shakespeare Dallas Presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019

Director Robyn Cohen To Helm THE ELEPHANT MAN at El Portal Photo Director Robyn Cohen To Helm THE ELEPHANT MAN at El Portal
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2019

Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (Thursday Night Theater Club), have signed acclaimed director/actor, Robyn Cohen for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at The El Portal Theatre MainStage.  Both Vitorino and Walker are thrilled to have Robyn Cohen at the helm directing their cast of twelve. This will be her second time to direct with Thursday Night Theater Club.

Photo Flash: First Look at OCTA's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Photo Photo Flash: First Look at OCTA's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2018

Up next at Olathe Civic Theatre Association is Jane Austen's beloved classic, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. This witty comedy of manners is directed by Jessica Franz and runs at OCTA November 2 - 18, 2018, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Jane Austen Classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Comes To Life At NKU SOTA Photo Jane Austen Classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Comes To Life At NKU SOTA
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2018

Jane Austen's classic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be on stage at Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts, running Nov. 29-Dec. 9 at NKU's Corbett Theatre.

OCTA Opens Classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY With Contemporary Twist Photo OCTA Opens Classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY With Contemporary Twist
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 31, 2018

Directed by Christopher Annino, 'Silent Times' is a Roaring-Twenties escapade set in a small New England town. The story centers on Oliver Henry III (played by Geoff Blanchette), a small-time crook turned vaudeville theater owner. From humble beginnings in England, he immigrates to America in search of happiness and fast cash. He becomes acquainted with people from all walks of life, from burlesque performers, mimes, hobos to classy flapper girls. As his fortunes rise his life spins out of control. Much of the storyline is a reflection on current social issues that burden our society today.

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse Photo Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Like mothers and daughters everywhere, Elizabeth Bennet and her mother do not see eye-to-eye on many of life's big questions. In their case, Elizabeth's disinterest in finding a husband is in opposition to her mother's fervent matchmaking on her daughter's behalf. Still, when a handsome and enigmatic bachelor, Mr. Darcy, comes on the scene Elizabeth's resolve to not let her feelings override her good sense is threatened. Will his pride or her prejudice doom the romance or will the chemistry between them win the day?

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to Long Beach Playhouse Photo Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to Long Beach Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but it is her mother's. And with Mrs. Bennet's overzealous match-making it's difficult to escape the subject.

Ross Valley Players Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Ross Valley Players Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Twelfth Night takes place on the mythical, magical island of Illyria, where almost anything can happen in Director Jennifer LeBlanc's fresh and comedic version of this classic. A shipwreck has stranded two survivors here, Sebastian and Viola, brother and sister, although each is unaware of the survival of the other. The sister, Viola, dresses as a man to protect herself in this strange environment, frustrating Duke Orsino who finds himself falling in love. Great comic confusion ensues involving some of Shakespeare's greatest comic characters, including Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby Belch, jester-like Feste and the imposing Malvolio. Will true love win out? Will siblings be reunited? Not easily. And therein lies our tale.

Ross Valley Players Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Ross Valley Players Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Twelfth Night takes place on the mythical, magical island of Illyria, where almost anything can happen in Director Jennifer LeBlanc's fresh and comedic version of this classic. A shipwreck has stranded two survivors here, Sebastian and Viola, brother and sister, although each is unaware of the survival of the other. The sister, Viola, dresses as a man to protect herself in this strange environment, frustrating Duke Orsino who finds himself falling in love. Great comic confusion ensues involving some of Shakespeare's greatest comic characters, including Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby Belch, jester-like Feste and the imposing Malvolio. Will true love win out? Will siblings be reunited? Not easily. And therein lies our tale.

Ross Valley Players Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Ross Valley Players Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

Twelfth Night takes place on the mythical, magical island of Illyria, where almost anything can happen in Director Jennifer LeBlanc's fresh and comedic version of this classic. A shipwreck has stranded two survivors here, Sebastian and Viola, brother and sister, although each is unaware of the survival of the other. The sister, Viola, dresses as a man to protect herself in this strange environment, frustrating Duke Orsino who finds himself falling in love. Great comic confusion ensues involving some of Shakespeare's greatest comic characters, including Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby Belch, jester-like Feste and the imposing Malvolio. Will true love win out? Will siblings be reunited? Not easily. And therein lies our tale.

Olathe Civic Theatre Association Announces Exciting 2018-2019 Season Photo Olathe Civic Theatre Association Announces Exciting 2018-2019 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2018

Announcing Olathe Civic Theatre Association's exciting 2018-2019 season of five shows which begins September 7, 2018.

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Krudtt√łnden Photo BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Krudtt√łnden
by Erik-Kristian Husted - Apr 19, 2018

The Copenhagen Theatre Circle's (CTC) community theatre production of Pride and Prejudice, offers the audience an enigmatic look on the popular Jane Austen novel.

San Jose Stage Company Presents the World Premiere of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE Photo San Jose Stage Company Presents the World Premiere of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2018

The World Premiere of The Postman Always Rings Twice by Jon Jory takes the stage at San Jose Stage Company as a part of their 35th Anniversary Season: "Truth & Illusion".  Adapted from the 1934 novel by James M. Cain, this play examines a love affair turned deadly. This crime thriller explores the consequences of attempting to escape fate.

NKU Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season Photo NKU Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2018

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce our 2018-19 academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released in August 2018.

Photo Flash:Long Wharf Theatre to Present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE Photo Photo Flash:Long Wharf Theatre to Present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, directed by Brendon Fox.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Seeks New Plays For Playfest 2018 Photo Orlando Shakespeare Theater Seeks New Plays For Playfest 2018
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is seeking new full-length plays to be featured in PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust. Past PlayFest plays have dealt with issues of racism, autism, gender, Alzheimer's, immigration, etc. While Shakespeare and classical productions deal with "timeless issues," PlayFest favors new plays that confront modern "issues of our times."

PRELUDE TO THE APOCALYPSE (FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH) Comes to La MaMa's 'Series Of One' Fe Photo PRELUDE TO THE APOCALYPSE (FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH) Comes to La MaMa's 'Series Of One' Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2018

Prelude to the Apocalypse (For What It's Worth) engages with the climate crises in a number of unexpected ways: through the lens of evolutionary time, the biblical apocalypse, and the process of growing up as a person and a society. The play also examines the human tendency to make wishes, especially in moments when we feel powerless. It all takes place in the shadow of a giant hourglass. Nevertheless, the universe breathes on.

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