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Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with AutismCast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

Palo Alto Players Announce First Ever Staged Reading Companion Series for 2017-18Palo Alto Players Announce First Ever Staged Reading Companion Series for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its inaugural staged reading companion series for the company's 87th season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT presented by The Wandering Theatre Company at Capital FringeBWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT presented by The Wandering Theatre Company at Capital Fringe
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 17, 2017

Anytime a company presents something I don't expect to see in a festival setting, it generally peaks my interest. The Laramie Project is one of those shows I never thought I would see performed in Capital Fringe. When The Wandering Theatre Company presents the piece and then disrespects the material by doing things to the show that are not needed it results in the following diatribe even if the production features some strong performances. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 SeasonAstonRep Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Season, kicking off this fall with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin. This winter, the season continues with a FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, celebrating one of the 20th century's greatest writers. AstonRep's season concludes next summer with THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a community's deeply-moving response to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen. The 2017-18 season will also include the 9th ANNUAL WRITERS' SERIES, a daylong festival of workshops from talented local and regional writers.  (more...)

Tectonic Theater Project's Play About Autism UNCOMMON SENSE Set for Sheen CenterTectonic Theater Project's Play About Autism UNCOMMON SENSE Set for Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project's production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman, Uncommon Sense runs for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theatre (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECTSierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10, Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a reading of "THE LARAMIE PROJECT" as part of "Theater By The Book," a series of informal play readings for the community. Written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Sharon Winegar, "THE LARAMIE PROJECT" is the deeply moving reaction to the 1998 murder of university student Matthew Shepard outside of Laramie, Wyoming. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More! (more...)

Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents Conversation Starter THE LARAMIE PROJECTGreasepaint Youtheatre Presents Conversation Starter THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Greasepaint Youtheatre presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT, April 7 - 9, 2017, a dramatization of the aftermath of an infamous hate crime. This breathtaking theatrical collage explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Based on interviews with citizens of Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard, this play is a true and heartbreaking story. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, will perform the regional premiere of the nationally acclaimed concert-length oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who composed the work. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Tampa (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, will perform the regional premiere of the nationally acclaimed concert-length oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who composed the work. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Tampa (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PETER PAN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and More Set for Palo Alto Players' 2017-18 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PETER PAN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and More Set for Palo Alto Players' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 87th season - "The World Turned Upside Down" - featuring the Bay Area regional premiere of the Tony-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - For Matthew: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at GCITBWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - For Matthew: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at GCIT
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jan 25, 2017

The power of theatre is not only to entertain, but to heal, honor, and harbor the most pressing themes. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Attention Theatre Teachers and Students!BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Attention Theatre Teachers and Students!
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jan 13, 2017

As juniors & senior students from the School of Performing Arts at Gloucester County Institute of Technology and proud members of International Thespian Society Troupe 5480, we're embarking on a theatre advocacy project, and we need your help! (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This morning, The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, kicked off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on 'CBS This Morning. (more...)

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