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12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Audience of One Lea Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Audience of One Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards;  at Cookeville HE  Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; at Cookeville HE Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Audience of On Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Audience of One Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCE Photo Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCERT at Polk Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 1, 2022

Studio Tenn ‚Äď the Franklin-based professional theater company ‚Äď launches its 2022-23 season in collaboration with Tennessee Performing Arts Center for a concert staging of Elton John and Tim Rice‚Äôs Aida, playing for just two nights at TPAC‚Äôs James K. Polk Theatre September 30 and October 1. Under the direction of Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy (who shares duties with co-director and choreographer Gerry McIntyre), Aida features a starry cast of actors with Broadway pedigrees (Jackie Burns and Rex Smith), along with some of Music City‚Äôs most beloved stage veterans (Bakari Jamal King and Mark Cabus) and featuring the stunning triumph of a young woman who audiences have watched grow up on Nashville stages (Maya Riley) in the title role.

Review: Nashville Repertory Theatre's 38th Season Opens With RENT At TPAC'S Polk Thea Photo Review: Nashville Repertory Theatre's 38th Season Opens With RENT At TPAC'S Polk Theatre Through 9/25
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2022

Thanks to the rousing performances of director Micah-Shane Brewer’s talented company who have brought the show to vivid life for Nashville audiences, Rent provides a noteworthy opening to the company’s 38th season. Performed with commitment and sharp focus by a cast of young performers, this revival of Rent proves the show’s timelessness, the score’s resonance and the story’s relevance well into the 21st century.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Malkovich Starring in Pandemic Thriller THE SURVIVALIST Photo Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Malkovich Starring in Pandemic Thriller THE SURVIVALIST
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 22, 2020

Yale Productions announces that Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Malkovich are starring in the new pandemic thriller ‚ÄúThe Survivalist‚ÄĚ.

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Launches CINEMATTERS: NY Social Justice Film Festiva Photo Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Launches CINEMATTERS: NY Social Justice Film Festival In January
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan announces the launch of a brand-new film festival next month: Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival, which will present impactful films to engage the community toward a more democratic, inclusive, and just society. The festival, which will run January 16-20, 2020, explores various themes of inequality, injustice, advocacy and social responsibility, and sheds a light on timely social issues, including racial discrimination, LGTBQIA rights, environmental and water justice, immigrant rights and religious intolerance.

Aspen Film Announces Lineup for 40th Anniversary Filmfest Photo Aspen Film Announces Lineup for 40th Anniversary Filmfest
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 27, 2019

Aspen Film is proud to announce the program for its 40th Anniversary Filmfest, which will showcase top filmmaking from across the globe at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House and Metropolitan's Isis Theatre from September 23-29, 2019, and a weighty lineup of documentaries at the Crystal Theater in Carbondale from September 27-29, 2019. In addition to screenings of highly anticipated fall previews and award-winning features and documentaries, panel discussions with special guests punctuate the week-long festival, which celebrates 40 years of Independent by Nature.

Photo Flash: CIRCUS OF BOOKS Opens At Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Photo Photo Flash: CIRCUS OF BOOKS Opens At Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2019

From CIRCUS OF BOOKS, director Rachel Mason , parents Karen and Barry Mason, brother Mike Mason, as well as composer Ian Colletti attended the Opening Night Gala.

2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Festival Announces Line-Up Photo 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Festival Announces Line-Up
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 12, 2019

Celebrating its 37th anniversary, Outfest - the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen - today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. The nation's leading LGBTQ festival will be held July 18-28, 2019.

Utah Film Center Announces 2019 'Damn These Heels' Film Lineup Photo Utah Film Center Announces 2019 'Damn These Heels' Film Lineup
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 11, 2019

Utah Film Center announced today the feature films selected for the 16th annual Damn These Heels Film Festival and new elements to the Festival for film lovers, filmmakers, and all storytellers. Damn These Heels will run July 12 - 14, 2019 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and is a festival for all that explores LGBTQ issues, ideas, and art through independent, documentary, and foreign films from around the world. Passes and tickets are now on sale on the Utah Film Center's website. Additional titles will be announced on the website leading up to the Festival.

2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Gala Screenings Photo 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Gala Screenings
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 20, 2019

Outfest ‚Äď the Los Angeles based non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen ‚Äď today announced its 2019 Achievement Award recipient, Nisha Ganatra, and its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. The nation's premiere LGBTQ festival will be held July 18-28, 2019.

Photo Flash: Throughline Theatre Presents ANDRE Photo Photo Flash: Throughline Theatre Presents ANDRE
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2019

''All's well,' Sounds throughout the camp. Alas! all is not well.' One of the most notorious stories to come out of the early history of our country, almost everyone knows the name Benedict Arnold. His offer to surrender West Point to the British posed a serious threat to the burgeoning United States in its earliest years. Far fewer people, however, probably know the name John Andre.

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup Photo Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.  

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Stunning and Provocative A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Photo BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Stunning and Provocative A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2018

Nora's back - and she's pissed! Some 15 years after Henrik Ibsen's proto-feminist Nora Helmer came to the momentous decision to leave her controlling husband at the end of A Doll's House - and some 140 years after she first stepped in front of the footlights at Copenhagen's Royal Theatre in 1879 - she finally returns to her Norwegian home to confront her estranged husband and to reveal just what she's been up to since she left her utterly conventional life behind in search of something more.

BWW Review: Dance, Dance, DANCE: MSMT's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Photo BWW Review: Dance, Dance, DANCE: MSMT's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jul 20, 2018

With the immortal songs of the BeeGees, mesmerizing disco dancing, and a cast of unforgettable characters, the musical version of Saturday Night Fever offers an inherently compelling theatrical experience. Maine State Music Theatre's new production does all that and more: it brings freshness, originality, and strong dramatic narrative to the work, all the while that it envelops the audience in its pulse and passion. This production is white-hot, warm, funny, and genuine.

Theaterati of the Year Among New First Night's Top Ten Categories Revealed Photo Theaterati of the Year Among New First Night's Top Ten Categories Revealed
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 2, 2018

Design categories, road shows, theatrical events and the 12 people whose achievements in 2017 are particularly noteworthy were revealed tonight as part two of First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater was presented during a live Facebook broadcast with two of the hosts of Midwinter's First Night (Ashley Wolfe and J. Robert Lindsay) announcing the work recognized among the best of 2017.

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Annual A CHRISTMAS STORY Ushers in the Holiday Season Photo BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Annual A CHRISTMAS STORY Ushers in the Holiday Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 30, 2017

Nashville audiences love their traditions whether they be of a theatrical bent or of a more personal nature so it should be noted that the holiday season in Music City is now upon us with the arrival of one of the most beloved theater traditions: Nashville Repertory Theatre's annual staging of A Christmas Story (the tale of young Ralphie, his long-suffering mother, his old man and his younger brother Randy), which offers up a timeless tale of Christmas in the heartland that is overflowing with nostalgia and a whole lot of heart.

Rebekah Carrow to Lead Pirandellian Drama MARY V at TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

In 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of 'Henry V,' led by their king, an actress named Mary.

Pirandellian Drama MARY V to Play Theater for the New City This June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

In 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of 'Henry V,' led by their king, an actress named Mary. The play explores ways in which actors' commitment can break down the relationship between illusion and reality and how the division between femininity and masculinity can yield destruction for both sexes. Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Ave., presented the play last summer in its 2016 Dream Up Festival and will now present it for a full production June 1 to 18. 

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