Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM!Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM!Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)

2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Founded in 2015, the Cloris Awards celebrate excellence in theatre in Greater Des Moines. The annual awards program brings together the theatre community and the public to celebrate their work and enhance the visibility of locally-produced theatre. The 2017-2018 season featured 43 productions by 12 participating companies. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Additional Details For 2018 SeasonWilliamstown Theatre Festival Announces Additional Details For 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2018

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced details about additional programming and events for the 2018 summer season. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep Announces Spring Rep Plays EURYDICE And PROWESSBrown/Trinity Rep Announces Spring Rep Plays EURYDICE And PROWESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs end their 2017-18 season with two plays in rep, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, and Prowess by Ike Holter. Eurydice, directed by Addie Gorlin ('19), tackles grief and growing up through the lens of the reimagined Greek myth, and will be performed May 4-19, 2018. Prowess, directed by Ken-Matt Martin ('19) explores accountability in a world of vigilante justice, and can be seen May 5-20, 2018. All performances take place on the same set at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)

Angela Brazil Named Director of Brown of Trinity Rep MFA ProgramsAngela Brazil Named Director of Brown of Trinity Rep MFA Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Brown University and Trinity Rep announce a change of leadership of their Masters of Fine Arts Programs in Acting and Directing. Earlier this month, Trinity Rep acting company member and Brown/Trinity Rep faculty member Angela Brazil assumed the role of Director of Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs in Acting and Directing. Trinity Rep associate director and former Brown/Trinity Rep Head of Directing Brian Mertes assumed the role of Director of Graduate Studies for the MFA Programs in Acting and Directing. Trinity Rep acting company member and former Director of Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Stephen Berenson will continue to serve the school as the Founding Director of the programs. (more...)

BWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 31, 2017

Redemption is on the mind in Pyramid Theatre Company's The Amen Corner, the classic James Baldwin show that completes Pyramid's summer season. Baldwin's play often rests on questions concerning redemption, sacrifice, and spirituality making the show a fitting choice for Pyramid after two successful seasons in Des Moines. While this production is able to bring spirit and liveliness through its passionate performances, often times the delivery gets lost in Baldwin's layered script and comes across as plain confusing. (more...)

BWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 28, 2017

In times of great distress, fear can make people do terrible things. It can push wives to turn on husbands, mothers to turn on children, and neighbors to turn on neighbors. This idea surrounds Mississippi Goddamn, a new play by Jonathan Norton that received its first official staging at Pyramid Theatre Company last night. Norton's new play is a force to be reckoned with, as he looks into the fear and actions of one family living next to Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers while investigating what acts of betrayal lie under one household. Although Mississippi Goddamn could benefit from slightly tightening technical and delivery aspects, Norton's story and sincere performances from the entire cast drive the idea of fear and betrayal home to create a wonderfully tense and exciting performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sideshow Theatre's MAI DANG LAO Premiere at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at Sideshow Theatre's MAI DANG LAO Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Following its hit production of No More Sad Things, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2015/16 Season with the world premiere of David Jacobi's chilling new drama MAI DANG LAO, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing now through April 10, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, March 10 at 7:30 pm, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DM Playhouse Counts Down to 100th AnniversaryDM Playhouse Counts Down to 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is approaching its 100th anniversary, and is starting the celebration early with a special performance to be held each year leading up to the big day. Today and tomorrow, Mar. 4-5, the Playhouse will begin the trip down memory lane with 'Countdown to 100: A Musical Revue of the '60s and '70s.' (more...)

DM Playhouse Counts Down to 100th AnniversaryDM Playhouse Counts Down to 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is approaching its 100th anniversary, and is starting the celebration early with a special performance to be held each year leading up to the big day. On Mar. 4-5, the Playhouse will begin the trip down memory lane with 'Countdown to 100: A Musical Revue of the '60s and '70s.' (more...)

Sideshow Theatre's MAI DANG LAO to Premiere This Spring at Victory Gardens TheaterSideshow Theatre's MAI DANG LAO to Premiere This Spring at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Following its hit production of No More Sad Things, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2015/16 Season with the world premiere of David Jacobi's chilling new drama MAI DANG LAO, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing March 6 - April 10, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2015 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced six acting award winners. (more...)

DM Playhouse Announces 2015 Dionysos Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 7/26DM Playhouse Announces 2015 Dionysos Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the 2014-15 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The Dionysos Awards celebrates the contributions of more than 1,700 individuals, giving 77,000 hours annually as actors and backstage and front-of-house volunteers.   (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Winners Announced - Nicole Miller, Tiffany Johnson, Aaron Smith & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Winners Announced - Nicole Miller, Tiffany Johnson, Aaron Smith & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Des Moines winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards - Travis Monroe Neese Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards - Travis Monroe Neese Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards - Travis Monroe Neese Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards - Travis Monroe Neese Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards Update 11/25 - Travis Monroe Neese Leads Best Actor!2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards Update 11/25 - Travis Monroe Neese Leads Best Actor!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

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