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McCarter Presents Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH Photo McCarter Presents Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

In a remote manor in the British countryside, a celebrated murder mystery writer drafts his next great detective novel. But when he invites his wife's lover to his home for a glass of scotch, it suddenly becomes unclear where the fictional plot ends and the real game begins. Sleuth will keep you on the edge of your seat with a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse filled with plotted murder, jealousy, and revenge. The production runs March 10 through March 29 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org.

ACT Ushers in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo ACT Ushers in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

BWW Review: MATILDA at Olney Theatre Center- A Wondrous Musical Fit for Families to E Photo BWW Review: MATILDA at Olney Theatre Center- A Wondrous Musical Fit for Families to Enjoy
by Charles Shubow - Jul 2, 2019

Let me admit when I saw MATILDA on Broadway in 2013 (winner of 5 Tony Awards), I did not enjoy it. I just could not understand the character of the buffoon Miss Trunchbell, the Olympian hammer throwing athletic principal of Matilda's school. He was the villain of all villains.

BWW Review: QUEEN'S GIRL IN THE WORLD and QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA - Performed in Repert Photo BWW Review: QUEEN'S GIRL IN THE WORLD and QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA - Performed in Repertory at Everyman Theatre
by Charles Shubow - May 29, 2019

I must applaud Everyman Theatre's Artistic Director Vince Lancisi for having the brilliant idea of ending its season with two plays by Caleen Sinnette Jennings in repertory: QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD and QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA. What a genius!

Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Gets Resident Premiere At Olney Theatre Center Photo Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Gets Resident Premiere At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Olney Theatre Center offers its fourth musical production of the 2018-19 Season on the Mainstage, with the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (June 21 - July 21, 2019), directed by Peter Flynn, fresh off the rave reviews for his acclaimed revival of Into the Woods at Ford's Theatre. Invited Press Night is Thursday, June 27 at 8:00pm.

BWW Review: CTC Spectacular Style Inhabits Superlative World Premiere THE HOBBIT Photo BWW Review: CTC Spectacular Style Inhabits Superlative World Premiere THE HOBBIT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 21, 2019

On a middle of the month March weekend, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) of Minneapolis on the United Health Group Stage, offered their audiences a Middle Earth journey when they presented the World Premiere The Hobbit.  Based on one of J.R.R. Tolkien's bestselling novels, the British actor, director and playwright Greg Banks adapted and then directed the production, which featured an original musical score by fellow Brit Tom Johnson. The classic story of Middle Earth Dwarves reclaiming their culture and treasure stolen form them by a fire breathing creature imagines adventure and exhilaration galore, enough to last an entire evening and long after the actors leave the stage.

Cleveland Play House Brings Adventure And Arrows With Ken Ludwig's Sherwood Photo Cleveland Play House Brings Adventure And Arrows With Ken Ludwig's Sherwood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is raising the swashbuckling stakes on the Robin Hood folklore with an exciting adventure that conjures up joy, romance and merriment. Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is a lightning speed tale full of playful characters that will take over the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square from February 2nd through February 24th, 2019.  

Photo Flash: A.C.T. Rings In the Holiday Season with A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photo Flash: A.C.T. Rings In the Holiday Season with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Now in the theater's 42nd year of presenting the holiday classic, this version of A Christmas Carol-adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff-stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. A Christmas Carol runs December 6-29, 2018, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets (ranging in price from $10-$120) are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Groups of 15 or more save up to 50% and enjoy free tickets for group leaders. For group sales, call 415-439-2424. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Jane Austen's Beloved Characters Return In MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Jane Austen's Beloved Characters Return In MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

What happens to the Bennet sisters after the events in Pride and Prejudice? Jane Austen fans can find out for themselves in the romantic comedy MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, beginning at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Oct. 13. The Marx Theatre production runs through Nov. 10 (Opening night is Oct. 18.)

Kimberly Gilbert Leads Ford's BORN YESTERDAY Photo Kimberly Gilbert Leads Ford's BORN YESTERDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Ford's Theatre Society announceS full casting and design team for a new production of Garson Kanin's 1940s screwball comedy, Born Yesterday.

Timely Revival of THE CRUCIBLE Set to Open at The Olney Theatre Center Photo Timely Revival of THE CRUCIBLE Set to Open at The Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Olney Theatre Center brings Arthur Miller's The Crucible directed by Eleanor Holdridge (Fickle: A Fancy French Farce, Hay Fever, I and You) to the Mainstage April 18 - May 20, 2018.

BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY at Arena Stage - LBJ Comes Alive Again! Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY at Arena Stage - LBJ Comes Alive Again!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 21, 2018

Thank you Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith for bringing to the Washington Area the sequel writer Robert Schenkkan's two part series on President Lyndon Baines Johnson. First there was the Tony Winning ALL THE WAY which dealt with Johnson ascending the presidency while THE GREAT SOCIETY picks up at Johnson's State of the Union message in 1965 after his massive election victory.

Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times).

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage.

Photo Flash: Children's Theatre Company Brings Back Dr. Seuss's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE  Photo Photo Flash: Children's Theatre Company Brings Back Dr. Seuss's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the reprise of audience favorite Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the holidays, a production that has delighted since its world premiere at CTC in 1994. The Grinch was Dr. Seuss's first villain, and it is said that he appeared to the author as he looked in the mirror on December 26, 1956; what he saw in his grumpy countenance was the disdain for the commercialization of the holiday, a very Grinchy image, and that was how the Grinch was born. This piece is both a critique of commercialization and a celebration of community, and has become Dr. Seuss's most enduring piece.

Children's Theatre Company to Return with Holiday Favorite, DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINC Photo Children's Theatre Company to Return with Holiday Favorite, DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the reprise of audience favorite Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the holidays, a production that has delighted since its world premiere at CTC in 1994.

BWW Review: I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at Round House Theatre - A World Premiere Play Wi Photo BWW Review: I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at Round House Theatre - A World Premiere Play With Music
by Charles Shubow - Oct 19, 2017

So much time and effort goes into presenting any sort of play... from the written word, direction, set design, lighting, sound, and especially the actors. And here in I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN, it's the play that needs a little work and tweaking.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to American Conservatory Theatre Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to American Conservatory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Now in the theater's 41st year of presenting the holiday classic, this version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. A Christmas Carol runs December 1 24, 2017, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets (ranging in price from $20 $135) are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Groups of 15 or more save up to 50% and enjoy free tickets for group leaders. For group sales, call 415-439-2424.

BWW Review: Bold I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at the Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: Bold I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at the Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Oct 13, 2017

With its emphasis on both 1960s psychedelic rock music and the Three Stooges, it would seem the latest offering at the Round House Theatre was tailored precisely for my taste.

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