Long Beach Playhouse Stages MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEYLong Beach Playhouse Stages MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

The holidays are upon us filled with good cheer and family traditions. What better family to spend some time with than the Bennets from Pride and Prejudice? Lamenting a shortage of new plays for the holiday season, playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon decided to take on the challenge. (more...)

ADMISSIONS Comes to SpeakEasy StageADMISSIONS Comes to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

From October 25 to November 30, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of ADMISSIONS, the winner of the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: FIT Students Reimagine Disney Fashion For Disney On Broadway 25th Anniversary CelebrationPhoto Flash: FIT Students Reimagine Disney Fashion For Disney On Broadway 25th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Disney on Broadway continues its 25th anniversary celebration in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology, creating a unique design challenge for students to reimagine contemporary designs for some of Disney on Broadway's iconic female characters. The partnership is a first between Disney on Broadway and the college, which will soon be celebrating its 75th anniversary.  (more...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens at the Long Beach PlayhouseEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

The Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2019 season with Lauren Gunderson's play entitled Exit, Pursued by a Bear. In the play Nan is trapped in an unhappy marriage with a man named Kyle. A fan of Shakespeare, she and her best friend, Simon, along with a stripper named Sweetheart, decide recreating dramatic reenactments of their marriage might help husband Kyle see the error of his ways. (more...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Coming Soon To The Long Beach PlayhouseEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Coming Soon To The Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2019 Studio Season with Lauren Gunderson's play entitled Exit, Pursued by a Bear. The play's subtitle is 'A Revenge Comedy.' It's a play that feels like a mashup between Shakespeare and the Coen Brothers. The protagonist, Nan, is trapped in an unhappy marriage with a man named Kyle. She and her best friend, Simon, along with a stripper named Sweetheart, cook up a plot to reenact scenes from Nan and Kyle's miserable marriage in hopes of helping Kyle understand the ways he's failed her. (more...)

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach PlayhouseJane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Like mothers and daughters everywhere, Elizabeth Bennet and her mother do not see eye-to-eye on many of life's big questions. In their case, Elizabeth's disinterest in finding a husband is in opposition to her mother's fervent matchmaking on her daughter's behalf. Still, when a handsome and enigmatic bachelor, Mr. Darcy, comes on the scene Elizabeth's resolve to not let her feelings override her good sense is threatened. Will his pride or her prejudice doom the romance or will the chemistry between them win the day? (more...)

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to Long Beach PlayhouseJane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but it is her mother's. And with Mrs. Bennet's overzealous match-making it's difficult to escape the subject. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership ChangeNew Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership Change
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

New Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, announces that Artistic Director Jim Petosa will step down from his leadership position (held since 2012) at the end of the 2018-2019 Season. He will next direct We Will Not Be Silent, opening in October, which will be the last production he directs during his tenure as artistic director. (more...)

BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN: Boys Will Be BoysBWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN: Boys Will Be Boys
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 11, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents the New England premiere of Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, most recently seen on Broadway over the summer. Lee became the first Asian-American female playwright to have a play produced on Broadway with this exploration of privilege, identity, and American values in a white, middle-class family. (more...)

OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens TodayOC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival opens August 16. OC-centric, which has been awarded the honor of Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY, is the only theatre festival fully producing new works from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County. (more...)

OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens 8/16OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival opens August 16. OC-centric, which has been awarded the honor of Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY, is the only theatre festival fully producing new works from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County. (more...)

Greater Boston Stage Company Announces $15,000 Gift To Dana-FarberGreater Boston Stage Company Announces $15,000 Gift To Dana-Farber
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company is proud to announce $15,000 in donations raised during the run of Calendar Girls to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Comes to The Long Beach PlayhouseMY FAIR LADY Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage season with the classic and much beloved musical My Fair Lady. Most people know the story of Eliza Doolittle - a flower seller of limited means with a feisty personality whom Professor Higgins transforms into a Victorian lady who can engage with people of wealth and means without a hint of the once-humble street vendor showing through the facade. (more...)

BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS: Make a Date With Some of Boston's BestBWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS: Make a Date With Some of Boston's Best
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 11, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company has lined up a dream ensemble for their season finale, CALENDAR GIRLS, based on the 2003 Miramax motion picture. Under the direction of Nancy E. Carroll, a formidable actor in her own right, Maureen Brennan, Sarah deLima, Mary Potts Dennis, Kerry A. Dowling, Karen MacDonald, and Bobbie Steinbach tastefully disrobe for a photo shoot to produce a calendar for charity. Cheryl McMahon, Kathy St. George, Jade Guerra, Michael Kaye, Sean McGuirk, and Nael Nacer keep their clothes on, but add to the fun. (more...)

Greater Boston Stage Announces CALENDAR GIRLSGreater Boston Stage Announces CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Calendar Girls is a delightful, heartfelt comedy based on the true story of eleven English Ladies Club members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund. Made famous by the hit 2003 movie, this is a play about friendship, determination and hope; about loss in many forms; about the importance of acceptance; and about knowing when to let go. Directed by Nancy E. Carroll, Calendar Girls boasts a star- studded cast. Performances run May 31 - June 17, 2018. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces 28th Annual New Works FestivalLong Beach Playhouse Announces 28th Annual New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the Long Beach Playhouse kicks off its 28th annual New Works Festival (NWF) in its Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: LONELY PLANET: Hope in the Face of LossBWW Review: LONELY PLANET: Hope in the Face of Loss
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 7, 2018

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance team up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET, a story of friendship, loss, and hope during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Artistic Director Jim Petosa directs with a smooth ebb and flow, keeping our focus on the relationship between two friends portrayed by Michael Kaye and Tim Spears. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Christmas Cheer to Long Beach PlayhouseA CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Christmas Cheer to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

December is a month for honoring traditions, celebrating with family and friends and reminding ourselves that compassion and kindness never go out of style. Fortunately for all of us, 170 years ago Charles Dickens mixed those things together and created a story he called A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. The title has been shortened over time but not its ability to lure us into the story. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Christmas Cheer to Long Beach PlayhouseA CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Christmas Cheer to Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

December is a month for honoring traditions, celebrating with family and friends and reminding ourselves that compassion and kindness never go out of style. Fortunately for all of us, 170 years ago Charles Dickens mixed those things together and created a story he called A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. The title has been shortened over time but not its ability to lure us into the story. (more...)

ALL IN THE TIMING to Open This Weekend at Long Beach PlayhouseALL IN THE TIMING to Open This Weekend at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

On September 2, The Studio Theatre presents All in the Timing by David Ives. In 1990 the New York Times described the show as hilarity spun from words. It is just as true today as it was then. (more...)

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