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RCP Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Photo RCP Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020

Reston Community Players continues its 53rd season with The Diary of Anne Frank, an impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. Based on a true story, Anne Frank tells the story of the two-year ordeal through the writings of the title character, whose optimism in the midst of a dark existence has served as a guide for generations. The Diary of Anne Frank runs February 28-March 14 at the Reston Community Center.

BWW Review: Welcome to the Renaissance! Touring SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at EJThomas Photo BWW Review: Welcome to the Renaissance! Touring SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at EJThomas
by Roy Berko - May 16, 2019

Theater history books refer to 'The Black Crook,' which opened in 1866 in New York, as the first book musical. According to 'Something Rotten!,' by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell (book) and Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics that honor should go to 'Omelette.'

BWW REVIEW: Sioux Falls Welcomes SOMETHING ROTTEN! to The Washington Pavilion. Photo BWW REVIEW: Sioux Falls Welcomes SOMETHING ROTTEN! to The Washington Pavilion.
by Katie Becker - Apr 24, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN! kicked off a three-night run in Sioux Falls, SD Tuesday night, which just so happen to also be William Shakespeare's 454th birthday. What a great way to celebrate Shakespeare!

BWW Interview: Matthew Baker of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Lied Center For Performing Arts, Photo BWW Interview: Matthew Baker of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Lied Center For Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 5, 2019

If you have not heard of SOMETHING ROTTEN! the musical, you soon will. If you have not seen SOMETHING ROTTEN!, you soon should! This crazy, hilarious musical farce is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 26 and 27. If laughter is good medicine, this is my prescription for everything that ails you.

BWW Dance Interview: Kyle Abraham Talks Live! The Realest M.C and More! Photo BWW Dance Interview: Kyle Abraham Talks Live! The Realest M.C and More!
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 1, 2019

KYLE ABRAHAM is a 2017-18 Joyce Creative Residency Artist, 2016 Doris Duke Recipient, 2015 City Center Choreographer in Residence, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist for 2012-2014.

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC 3/1 - SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE WO Photo BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC 3/1 - SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE WOLVES, and More!
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Mar 1, 2019

It's a very busy weekend for theatre in the Midlands!

Broadway Hit SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes To Wilmington March 7-10 Photo Broadway Hit SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes To Wilmington March 7-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author  John O'Farrell, plays The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington March 7-10, 2019. The show is part of the 2018-19 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! (and very funny) was afoot at Broadway San Jose! Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! (and very funny) was afoot at Broadway San Jose!
by Linda Hodges - Feb 4, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a bit of fluff that's easy on the brain, but you absolutely forget your troubles and isn't that a great gift in these troubling times?

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Broadway In Louisville Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Jan 18, 2019

Something Rotten! roared into town this week. And judging from the high-energy opening night, audiences won't be lifting their noses at this hybrid Shakespeare/Musical production. The title itself is a quotation from one of Shakespeare's best-known plays and includes the ubiquitous use of exclamation points in titles of musicals. Additionally, this particular quote points to some of the plot points in the storyline.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Kentucky Center For The Arts Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 18, 2019

Louisville is going back to the Renaissance!

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 9, 2019

Something Rotten! is Something Awkwardly Awesome

Noah Hawley to Direct TO BE READ BACKWARDS Photo Noah Hawley to Direct TO BE READ BACKWARDS
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Noah Hawley is set to direct a film adaptation of To Be Read Backwards for Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Emily Kristen Morris of SOMETHING ROTTEN Tour Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow! Photo Emily Kristen Morris of SOMETHING ROTTEN Tour Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 2, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the national tour of Something Rotten! with Emily Kristen Morris as she takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram tomorrow, November 3rd! Follow along as Morris shows you her two show day while performing as Bea! Be sure to tune in tomorrow!

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Bedazzles at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Bedazzles at the Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - Oct 24, 2018

SOMETHING ROTTEN! opened at Appleton's Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on October 23 and will continue to play through October 28. SOMETHING ROTTEN! offers laughs, entertaining dance numbers, and enough musical theater references to delight any fan.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Overture Center Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Oct 10, 2018

There's nothing rotten about Something Rotten! When the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel (Matthew Michael Janisse and Richard Spitaletta) find out that their newest play about Richard II is in direct competition with another play about the same exact thing written and directed by rock star-status-achieving Shakespeare (Matthew Baker), they scrap the entire script and seek out a new idea.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN! Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents the 10-time Tony Award¬ģ nominated, including Best-Musical, Something Rotten!-"a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house," says New York Post-onFriday, November 2, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

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