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Six Feet of Separation: How the Performing Arts Are Embracing Social Distancing and A Photo Six Feet of Separation: How the Performing Arts Are Embracing Social Distancing and Attempting a Return to Normal
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2020

Like so many facets of our society brought to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic, the theatre industry currently finds itself at this terrifying impasse. Despite steep reservations and an unclear understanding of what constitutes risk for employees and audiences alike, many arts institutions have begun weighing their options when it comes to how and when to resume operations.

Wilma Theater Announces New Wilma Globe Model to Ensure Social Distancing Among Audie Photo Wilma Theater Announces New Wilma Globe Model to Ensure Social Distancing Among Audience Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia has put considerable thought into how they can bring their next season (beginning in late 2020 or early 2021) to audience members, all while ensuring that the health and safety of both patrons and artists remain a top priority.

BWW Preview: Welcome to the 21st Century (and 1816) at Opera Philadelphia's Digital F Photo BWW Preview: Welcome to the 21st Century (and 1816) at Opera Philadelphia's Digital Festival, including BREAKING THE WAVES
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 30, 2020

Over the last five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented an impressive group of new operas it has commissioned, along with some classics from the standard rep. Starting tomorrow, we'll get a look at some of the best of them, with the company's Digital Festival running through May 29, available on YouTube and the company's website.

BWW Review: DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at The Wilma Theatre Photo BWW Review: DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at The Wilma Theatre
by Alyssa Biederman - Feb 7, 2020

What is exceedingly special about the Wilma's production is that all storytelling elements work together in perfect harmony to create a visually stunning, entertaining and thought-provoking production. 

Due To Popular Demand, The Wilma Theater's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Extends To February  22 Photo Due To Popular Demand, The Wilma Theater's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Extends To February 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Truth, lies, and power - the thrilling play Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph has announced an extension at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater. Due to popular demand, the award-winning epic, directed by Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, will now run to February 22, 2020.

BWW Review: NOURA Anchors Celebration of Arab Artistry at the Guthrie Photo BWW Review: NOURA Anchors Celebration of Arab Artistry at the Guthrie
by Karen Bovard - Feb 2, 2020

Heather Raffo's NOURA, a variation on themes from Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE set within an immigrant Iraqi family, serves as the mainstage anchor for an ambitious, multi-month series of four shows plus a distinguished panel talk at the Guthrie Theater. Collectively, these comprise the theater's Celebration of Arab Artistry. It's been a vital, eye-opening, boundary-crossing initiative. Artistic Director Joseph Haj says, a?oeExpanding the idea of what the classical canon is and should look like is very much in the Guthrie's charge.a??

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

The Wilma Theater Presents DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Photo The Wilma Theater Presents DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Truth, lies, and power - the thrilling play Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph takes the stage at the Wilma Theater from Jan. 28-Feb. 16, 2020. The award-winning epic, directed by Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, explores the blurred lines between lies, history, and conspiracy theories as it traces the origins of Russian President Vladimir Putin's power.

Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees For The 2019 BARRYMORE AWARDS Photo Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees For The 2019 BARRYMORE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Theatre Philadelphia, the non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates theatre across the Philadelphia region, has announced this year's nominees for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. 

 BalletX Presents Summer Series 2019 Photo BalletX Presents Summer Series 2019
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019

BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, is announcing the conclusion of its critically-acclaimed 2018-19 season with a 13-performance run of Summer Series 2019 at The Wilma Theater, July 10-21.

BWW Review: Reshaping Beethoven's FIDELIO into Lang's PRISONER OF THE STATE at the Ph Photo BWW Review: Reshaping Beethoven's FIDELIO into Lang's PRISONER OF THE STATE at the Philharmonic
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 12, 2019

The New York Philharmonic finished up its season with a powerful performance of a new version of the FIDELIO story by composer David Lang, which he neatly titled PRISONER OF THE STATE, summing up a key part of the story. Lang's score and the staging by Elkhanah Pulitzer‚ÄĒand the pulsating performance of the score by the Philharmonic under music director Jaap van Zweden--were triumphs, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats as the 70-minute work unfolded.

HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, THE PROM, and More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards - Full List! Photo HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, THE PROM, and More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019

In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.

BalletX Announces Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's THE LITTLE PRINCE Photo BalletX Announces Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

 BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, is proud to announce the conclusion of its critically-acclaimed 2018-19 season with a 13-performance run of Summer Series 2019 at The Wilma Theater, July 10-21. The season finale performances will feature the world premiere of The Little Prince, a full-length story ballet for the whole family by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic novella. Tickets are available online atwww.BalletX.org, by phone at 215-546-7824, or in-person at 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Breaking: OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE & More Earn Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List Photo Breaking: OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE & More Earn Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.

Photo Coverage: The New Group and Vineyard Theatre Celebrate Opening Night of DADDY Photo Photo Coverage: The New Group and Vineyard Theatre Celebrate Opening Night of DADDY
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 6, 2019

The New Group and Vineyard Theatre just celebrated opening night of Jeremy O. Harris' 'Daddy,' with Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Fran Jaye, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard, in a world premiere production directed by Danya Taymor. 

Review Roundup: Critics Stop By The World Premiere of DADDY Photo Review Roundup: Critics Stop By The World Premiere of DADDY
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2019

The New Group and Vineyard Theatre present Jeremy O. Harris' 'Daddy,' with Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Fran Jaye, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard, in a world premiere production directed by Danya Taymor opening tonight.

Photo Flash: The Cast of DADDY Meet The Press Photo Photo Flash: The Cast of DADDY Meet The Press
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

The New Group and Vineyard Theatre proudly present Jeremy O. Harris' 'Daddy,' with Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Fran Jaye, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard, in a world premiere production directed by Danya Taymor. Previews begin February 12 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, March 5. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 31 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

Tommy Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard Join Alan Cumm Photo Tommy Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard Join Alan Cumming in DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The New Group and Vineyard Theatre announce additional casting for Jeremy O. Harris' 'Daddy,' with Tommy Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard joining Alan Cumming, as previously announced, in this world premiere production directed by Danya Taymor. Previews begin February 12 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 31 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

Soho Rep Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Soho Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Soho Rep. announces its 2018-2019 season, with two world premieres that demonstrate the small but flexible space's 'indispensible' (New York Magazine) presence as 'a 70-seat house filled with big ideas' (Hilton Als, The New Yorker). Through singular and irreverent stylistic approaches, Kate Tarker's Thunderbodies,directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (October 16-November 18, 2018), and Christopher Chen's Passage, directed by Saheem Ali (April 23-May 26, 2019),interrogate the staggering ramifications of U.S and global imperialism.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special - Apr 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!

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