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Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year!

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards - Michael Gravois Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards - Rob Hanford Strong Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.

2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards Update 11/25 - Rob Hanford Huge Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th.

BWW Reviews: Playhouse Offers ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - and Numerous Laughs
by Joseph Baker - Oct 3, 2014

With its emphasis on improvisation, stock characters, and a genial carnival atmosphere, the Commedia dell' arte (dating back as early as the 16th century) has never had much appeal to me; I generally find the productions thumb-twiddling after a while. I certainly had my reservations about Playhouse on the Square's current production, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, adapted by British playwright Richard Bean from a 1743 play by Venetian Carlo Goldoni. However, as much as I cringe at the thought of a play written in this tradition, at the opposite end I am very much a fan of British humor at its silliest - from the 1930's and 40's comedies of Will Hay (who, at least in a number of films, utilized his own kind of stock company) to the sketches of Benny Hill and Rowan Atkinson's delightful MR. BEAN (and wasn't there a group called MONTY PYTHON?) That said, Mr. Bean's sublimely silly little take on the Goldoni play, removed in time and place to early 1960's Brighton, has a plot that bounces from corner to corner of the proscenium like a ping pong ball on Ritalin.

Playhouse on the Square Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

In this fresh, English version of the classic farce, Servant of Two Masters, Francis Hernshall has just been fired from his folk jazz skiffle band. Desperate for work, he becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother -- who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance for an extra meal ticket and takes a job with Stubbers -- but to prevent discovery he must keep his two 'guvnors' apart. Simple. This unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, and slapstick is an award-winning celebration of British Comedy.

Playhouse on the Square to Present ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

In this fresh, English version of the classic farce, Servant of Two Masters, Francis Hernshall has just been fired from his folk jazz skiffle band. Desperate for work, he becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother -- who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance for an extra meal ticket and takes a job with Stubbers -- but to prevent discovery he must keep his two "guvnors" apart. Simple. This unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, and slapstick is an award-winning celebration of British Comedy.

BWW Reiews: Circuit Playhouse in Memphis Offers Moments of GRACE
by Joseph Baker - Apr 24, 2014

Don't Put Your Faith in HIMmelman

BWW Reviews: GRACE Shines at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - Apr 19, 2014

Grace is making its shining regional debut at The Circuit Playhouse. This tragicomedy centers on a naive, evangelical couple, Sam (Joel Onken) and Sara (Morgan Howard) who move from Minnesota to Florida to pursue Steve's dream of opening a chain of gospel-themed motels.

Playhouse on the Square Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

During World War II, the gifted young Jewish girl chronicles her rapidly changing life as she and 7 others hide in an attic to avoid the terrors of Nazi rule. This transcendently powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman tells a deeper story by incorporating Holocaust survivor accounts and newly discovered writings from Anne Frank's diary.

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 3/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

During World War II, the gifted young Jewish girl chronicles her rapidly changing life as she and 7 others hide in an attic to avoid the terrors of Nazi rule. This transcendently powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman tells a deeper story by incorporating Holocaust survivor accounts and newly discovered writings from Anne Frank's diary.

BWW Reviews: Duo Delights in A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - Nov 16, 2013

Greater Tuna plays have been a Memphis tradition since the 1990's. A Tuna Christmas, Directed by Ann Marie Hall (Singin' in the Rain), the second in this series, is a wild yuletide caper that introduces us to the eccentric residents of Tuna--Texas' third-smallest town.

Circuit Playhouse to Offer Pay What You Can Performance of BARNYARD BASH, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

A TUNA CHRISTMAS Comes to The Circuit Playhouse, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

A Tuna Christmas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams will run tonight, November 15 - December 29, 2013 at The Circuit Playhouse.

A TUNA CHRISTMAS Comes to The Circuit Playhouse, 11/15-12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

A Tuna Christmas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams will run November 15 - December 29, 2013 at The Circuit Playhouse.

A TUNA CHRISTMAS to Open 11/15 at Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

A Tuna Christmas runs November 15 - December 29 at The Circuit Playhouse. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, November 21 at 8pm. The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 S. Cooper Street. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.

BWW Reviews: CLYBOURNE PARK Proves Razor Sharp at Playhouse on the Square
by Caroline Sposto - Sep 30, 2013

My belated mother once said, 'Your house is your house and your life is your life, and they really are two separate things.' But are they? Playwright Bruce Norris explores this question in Clybourne Park a provocative play set in an ordinary house in a fictional Chicago suburb.

Playhouse on Park to Present CLYBOURNE PARK, 9/27-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

An off-shoot of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this wickedly funny and frank play about territory won both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Clybourne Park's two acts are set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

The Circuit Playhouse Opens TIME STANDS STILL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Sarah and James, a photographer and a writer, put it all on the line for their jobs, telling the toughest stories in the midst of war. Sarah is sidelined by injuries she sustained in a car bombing, but longs to get back to the action. James is relieved to have her home and sees it as their chance to choose a more conventional life together. As they grapple with this, their friend Richard drops by with his much younger girlfriend, a bubbly event planner who can't understand why journalists simply record what they see instead of trying to stop the violence. Nominated for 2 Tony Awards in 2010 including Best Play.

Circuit Playhouse Opens GOOD PEOPLE, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Rabbit Hole comes 'a humorous and poignant look at what it really means to be down on your luck. Margie Walsh is a single mother living in South Boston. Having lost her job and facing eviction, she's scrambling to catch a break. So when an old flame from the neighborhood who is now very successful moves back to town, Margie hopes he can help turn her life around. Their reunion unlocks decades of memories and resentments that neither has been able to truly put to rest.'

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