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BWW Review: Almond Joy: Constellation Theatre Company's MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCEBWW Review: Almond Joy: Constellation Theatre Company's MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCE
by Roger Catlin - Aug 15, 2018

Sarah Ruhl is one of the most produced contemporary playwrights today, with provocative works like 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' and 'In the Room: The Vibrator Play.' Less often produced is one of her earliest plays, the 2002 'Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce,' especially since she reworked it in recent years as a chamber musical. (more...)

BWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts SpaceBWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts Space
by Roger Catlin - Jun 11, 2018

Talk about 'Freaky Friday.' Brett Abelman's new play 'Switch,' at Fringe Logan Arts Space, is more like 'Freaky Pride Weekend.' A straight D.C. couple matched up by their mutual genderqueer friend find themselves in the afterglow of intimacy having switched bodies and hence gender. The balance of the play is exploring the abrupt switch amid Pride Weekend and trying to figure out how or whether they should try to switch back. (more...)

Announcing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCHAnnouncing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Brett Abelman's Switch, running June 7th - 23rd at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, will open select show evenings with a short but mighty performance series Beyond The Binary.  The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are excited to host a variety of DC artists as an entry into Abelman's comedy about body-swapping, belly laughs, and uncanny sex.  (more...)

The Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride WeekendThe Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are launching their next production, Switch by Brett Abelman. It runs June 6 - 23 at the Fringe Logan Arts Center. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW Review: 45 PLAYS teaches us about 45 PRESIDENTSBWW Review: 45 PLAYS teaches us about 45 PRESIDENTS
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 16, 2018

In the course of American history there have been 44 men to become President of the United States. In the course of just under two hours, 5 very capable women embody those 44 men, plus their wives, mistresses, political opponents, and everyone's favorite non-POTUS, Benjamin Franklin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

One week before the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as President, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, has debuted the 45th entry into the popular play 45 Plays for 45 Presidents to a sold out opening weekend. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Debuts 45th Entry In Presidential Madcap SprintNextStop Theatre Debuts 45th Entry In Presidential Madcap Sprint
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On Saturday, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, opens a hysterical take on history with the play 45 Plays for 45 Presidents . The play, which is already selling out performances, presents a series of 45 two-minute plays-- one for each American President. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG BAD WOLF at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreBWW Review: BIG BAD WOLF at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Oct 11, 2017

Treat the kids, and yourselves, and go into the woods to meet these fun characters. (more...)

Be Blown Away All Over Again by Windmill Theatre Co.'s BIG BAD WOLFBe Blown Away All Over Again by Windmill Theatre Co.'s BIG BAD WOLF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

After taking the world by storm with a series of critically acclaimed tours, Windmill Theatre Co's family favourite Big Bad Wolf returns to Adelaide for an encore season these October school holidays. (more...)

 Windmill Launches New Screen Arm, School Dance Film And 2018 Theatre Season Windmill Launches New Screen Arm, School Dance Film And 2018 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

After the international success of its first feature film Girl Asleep, award-winning South Australian theatre company Windmill Theatre Co has today announced the launch of Windmill Pictures, a new arm of the company wholly dedicated to developing screen projects from its live theatre repertoire. (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre To Revive Harburg & Saidy's JAMAICAHarlem Repertory Theatre To Revive Harburg & Saidy's JAMAICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Harlem Repertory Theatre, under the direction of its Founding Artistic Director Keith Lee Grant, has announced that it will present JAMAICA, Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy,'s powerful story about a Jamaican woman's dream of moving to New York City, July 29th - March 24th at The Tato Laviera Theatre (240 East 123rd Street). (more...)

Rosemary Myers Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to TheatreRosemary Myers Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Windmill Theatre Co Artistic Director, Rosemary Myers, has been awarded the Australia Council Theatre Award for 2017. This prestigious award is given to one artist as recognition of the outstanding achievements and considerable contributions they have made to theatre.  (more...)

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook to present CALENDAR GIRLS 3/17 - 4/1St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook to present CALENDAR GIRLS 3/17 - 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The senior women of Knapeley Village, England bring new meaning to Girls' Night Out when they decide to pose nude for a calendar to raise money for a new settee for the local hospital waiting room.  Anarchy ensues when the "Calendar Girls" defy their church's conservative fundraising protocol and spice it up with the amateur photographic help from the hospital porter. (more...)

BWW Review:  Pointless Theatre's KING UBU A Riotous Middle Finger for the HolidaysBWW Review: Pointless Theatre's KING UBU A Riotous Middle Finger for the Holidays
by Andrew White - Dec 19, 2016

If you've had enough of the holiday cheer and are in desperate need of a chaotic romp, you could do a whole lot worse than Pointless Theatre's whimsical production of Alfred Jarry's anarchic satire, King Ubu. Decked out in costumer Ivania Stack's fuzzy, teddy-bear pajamas, the cast crackles with the energy of the cocky, petulant high-schooler that Jarry once was. The result is a 2-hour tour of Shakespeare as interpreted by a drug-addled adolescent. (more...)

Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Spin Gold with RUMPELSTILTSKINWindmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Spin Gold with RUMPELSTILTSKIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Awardwinning Pinocchio in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and New York reunite with Rumpelstiltskin, starring multi-award-winning actor and singer Paul Capsis. This brand new production based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm is a rocking family musical full of twists and turns for audiences aged 8 - 108. (more...)

ONE GLTIZ WISH Opens Tonight, Runs Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

One Glitz Wish opens tonight at Strand Theater Co. The Opening Night Receptions starts at 7:30 and there will be a Post-show Q&A with the Cast! (more...)

Only Three More Chances to See ONE GLITZ WISH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Strand Theater Company proudly presents the inaugural production of its 2014 season, One Glitz Wish, by Kristin Harrison. (more...)

Only Three More Chances to See ONE GLITZ WISH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Strand Theater Company proudly presents the inaugural production of its 2014 season, One Glitz Wish, by Kristin Harrison. (more...)

ONE GLTIZ WISH Opens Tonight, Runs Through 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

One Glitz Wish opens tonight at Strand Theater Co. The Opening Night Receptions starts at 7:30 and there will be a Post-show Q&A with the Cast! (more...)

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