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Patrick J. Adams and Troian Belissario Will Lead GOD'S SPIES at the Cape Cod Theatre  Photo Patrick J. Adams and Troian Belissario Will Lead GOD'S SPIES at the Cape Cod Theatre Project
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021

Tickets for individual performances are offered for a donation of $25 per person. Audience members can also select an All Access Pass, which provides access to every performance with a donation of $100 or more.  Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

The Charlottetown Festival Set To Return With Three Mainstage Musicals Photo The Charlottetown Festival Set To Return With Three Mainstage Musicals
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021

After being forced to cancel the entire 2020 Charlottetown Festival due to the pandemic, Confederation Centre of the Arts will raise the curtain for the 2021 Festival, which will run from June 3-September 4.

SITI Company Announces Legacy Plan and Prepares for Finale Season Photo SITI Company Announces Legacy Plan and Prepares for Finale Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020

SITI Company has announced the SITI Legacy Plan, which includes a finale 30th anniversary season and the creation of a robust physical and digital archive. At the conclusion of the finale season, anticipated to be the Fall of 2022, SITI Company will cease to operate in its current iteration as a touring, teaching, performing ensemble.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Fellows Class Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Fellows Class
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2020

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced the 2020-2021 class of Fellows. The 20-year-old program propels the most promising creative talents to their full potential to help shape the future of theater. This season's class includes six musical theater writers and four playwrights, who were selected from more than 500 applicants.

Comedian Don Barnhart Brings Live Comedy Back To Las Vegas Photo Comedian Don Barnhart Brings Live Comedy Back To Las Vegas
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2020

Don Barnhart brings the laughter back to Las Vegas as Delirious Comedy Club reopens at The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino with nightly laughter at beginning July 4th holiday weekend with 2 shows nightly inside The Spare Room at 8 & 10pm.

VIDEO: Check Out Comedian Don Barnhart's Tiger King Impression Photo VIDEO: Check Out Comedian Don Barnhart's Tiger King Impression
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020

It's been said that laughter is the best medicine and Las Vegas comedian Don Barnhart takes that to heart by releasing new character Joe Zotic - The Tiger King to keep people laughing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

DEAR RITA Comes to Nova Scotia Photo DEAR RITA Comes to Nova Scotia
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2020

Rita MacNeil is coming home. Today, The Charlottetown Festival, in association with The Savoy Theatre, has announced that the new musical celebration Dear Rita will make its Nova Scotia premiere in October 2020.

Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway Photo Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2019

Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

Patrick J. Adams Will Make His Broadway Debut Opposite Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Photo Patrick J. Adams Will Make His Broadway Debut Opposite Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams In TAKE ME OUT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2019

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that PATRICK J. ADAMS will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).

Patrick J. Adams Will Make His Broadway Debut in TAKE ME OUT Photo Patrick J. Adams Will Make His Broadway Debut in TAKE ME OUT
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2019

Patrick J. Adams will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).

Cast and Designers Announced for THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS Photo Cast and Designers Announced for THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2019

A brand new holiday musical for families with teens and tweens, but enough smart humor to keep adults entertained as well, will premiere in Chicago this holiday season. THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS a?" developed by Chicago-based non-profit company CPA Theatricals and produced in collaboration with Greenhouse Theater Center a?" is a completely original 90-minute musical about a brilliant young woman just out of high school and her quest to save Christmas.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Soulpepper Thea Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Soulpepper Theatre?
by Paul Smith - Sep 30, 2019

A Streetcar Named Desire recently opened at Soulpepper Theatre. Read what critics had to say!

Confederation Centre Lifts The Curtain On The 2020 Charlottetown Festival Photo Confederation Centre Lifts The Curtain On The 2020 Charlottetown Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2019

An uproarious homage to Jazz Age musicals. A fiery redhead. An icon of East Coast anthems. A madcap comedy about being out in rural Canada. Have we got a story for you!

Paley Center Presents Exclusive SUITS Farewell Exhibit Photo Paley Center Presents Exclusive SUITS Farewell Exhibit
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 17, 2019

The Paley Center for Media today announced that it will celebrate the final season of the acclaimed series Suits when it presents: Suits: A Farewell Celebration Exhibit.  The exclusive engagement will run at the Paley Center's Beverly Hills location July 17 through September 15. Admission to this exciting new exhibit is free.

Full List of Winners Announced For the 40th Annual Dora Awards - Soulpepper Theatre,  Photo Full List of Winners Announced For the 40th Annual Dora Awards - Soulpepper Theatre, Canadian Opera Company, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2019

The 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2018-2019 season were handed out in a star-studded celebratory ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, hosted by the multi-talented, multi-award-winning Rick Miller, well-known for his widely acclaimed one-man shows that include MacHomer, BOOM and Bigger Than Jesus (Dora Award for Outstanding Performance, 2006).

BWW Feature: Soulpepper Releases Original Cast Recording For Debut Musical ROSE Photo BWW Feature: Soulpepper Releases Original Cast Recording For Debut Musical ROSE
by Taylor Long - May 30, 2019

After receiving a record 11 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations including Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Musical, ROSE, Soulpepper's first original musical, is getting its own Original Cast Recording!

40th Annual Dora Awards Nominations Announced: Soulpepper Takes Home 25 Nominations,  Photo 40th Annual Dora Awards Nominations Announced: Soulpepper Takes Home 25 Nominations, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps 9 Noms
by Alan Henry - May 28, 2019

At a press conference held May 28 in the Davies Takacs Lobby of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 282 nominations for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto. On Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 49 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award will be presented.

ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Announces 2019 Artist Lineup Photo ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Announces 2019 Artist Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 30, 2019

On September 5, 6, and 7, 2019, a diverse and exciting curation of the world's most remarkable guitarists will gather for the eighth installment of ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Situated in a vibrant micro-urban setting, the internationally recognized, biennial event features ‚Äúa prodigious array of the world's most distinctive and influential guitarists‚ÄĚ from around the globe (Premier Guitar). 2019 ELLNORA artists hail from Madagascar, Niger, Korea, Gambia, France,¬† Bosnia, China, Brazil, Germany, and throughout the United States, representing a broad spectrum of musical genres, instrumental traditions, and playing styles.

OPC 2019 Gala Performers/Playwrights Announced Photo OPC 2019 Gala Performers/Playwrights Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2019

The Ojai Playwrights Conference is announcing the company of performers and playwrights for their annual Gala Benefit, a farm-to-stable celebration to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Aspen Grove Ranch, a stunning private ranch in upper Ojai. 

Ojai Playwrights Conference Announces Annual Gala Benefit, A Farm-To-Table Celebrati Photo Ojai Playwrights Conference Announces Annual Gala Benefit, A Farm-To-Table Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2019

The Ojai Playwrights Conference launches its 22nd season with the annual Gala Benefit, a farm-to-stable celebration at Aspen Grove Ranch, a stunning private ranch in upper Ojai. Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring fine wines from Ojai Alisal Vineyard, craft cocktails and tasty appetizers. Starting at 5 p.m., attendees gather under a big top tent to enjoy an original show produced for the Gala with songs and dramatic scene readings performed by celebrity guest artists. The evening culminates with a four-course dinner prepared by innovative chefs Nick Barainca and Michael Hollingsworth. All proceeds from the Gala support the development of new plays for the American theatre at OPC's annual Summer Conference and New Works Festival held in Ojai. 

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