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Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY Comes to South Bay Musical Theatre in 2022 Photo Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY Comes to South Bay Musical Theatre in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) has announced the complete cast and creative team for COMPANY, the Tony® winning musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, with book by George Furth.

The Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION Photo The Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

Following the success of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which reopened the Metropolitan Opera and played to sold out houses, the company announced today that it will present Blanchard’s first opera, Champion, with libretto by Michael Cristofer, in April 2023.

Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Matthew Aucoin's EURYDICE Photo Metropolitan Opera to Present Company Premiere of Matthew Aucoin's EURYDICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2021

On November 23, the Metropolitan Opera will present the company premiere of Eurydice, a new Met-commissioned opera by Matthew Aucoin—at 31, the youngest composer to have a Met premiere since 1938.

PEAK Performances to Present Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland's LOOK WHO'S COMING Photo PEAK Performances to Present Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland's LOOK WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

PEAK Performances will present Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland’s dance-theater work Look Who’s Coming to Dinner, November 4-7 at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater.

Shaw Festival Reveals 2020 Financial Results Photo Shaw Festival Reveals 2020 Financial Results
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021

In addition to realizing a financial gain, the Shaw Festival also made strides in cultivating new funding partnerships, while supporting surrounding businesses, during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

BWW Review: THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY HONORS BRITISH COMPOSERS At The Jacobs Music Cente Photo BWW Review: THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY HONORS BRITISH COMPOSERS At The Jacobs Music Center
by Ron Bierman - Mar 10, 2020

British guest conductor Bramwell Tovey led the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in authoritative performances of William Walton's Crown Imperial (Coronation March), Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto and the Enigma Variations of Edward Elgar. Britannia indeed ruled on this night! In 1936 Walton was asked to write a ceremonial march for the coronation of King Edward VIII. And did he ever! Tovey pulled out all the stops (no pun intended) when a roaring organ joined pounding percussion, crashing cymbals and blaring brass in the work's thrilling climaxes, though the sound became a bit muddy with organ at full-blast.

Casting Announced for The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival Photo Casting Announced for The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2019

The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival, January 16 - 26, 2020, features new plays from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. The Festival programming includes workshop performances, readings, and an Early Draft Preview.

Casting Announced For 2020 Alley All New Festival Photo Casting Announced For 2020 Alley All New Festival
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2019

The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival, January 16 a?" 26, 2020, features new plays from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. The Festival programming includes workshop performances, readings, and an Early Draft Preview.

REEKING Of INDISCRETION Comes to Chain Studio Theatre Photo REEKING Of INDISCRETION Comes to Chain Studio Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2019

FringeNYC, CHAIN Studio Theatre and ptmcplaywriting.com present REEKING of INDISCRETION: Madame X's Allerton part of FringeBYOV October 7-21, at the CHAIN Studio Theatre 312 W. 36th St, 4th Floor, NYC. The new dramedy by playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy, is a a?oelongtime companiona?? piece to his VARIED LIVES, and also features the little-known life and times of famed Chicago philanthropist, art collector, challenger of conventions, gentleman farmer, Robert Allerton.

Eddie Murphy Plans to Return to Stand-Up Comedy Photo Eddie Murphy Plans to Return to Stand-Up Comedy
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 5, 2019

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eddie Murphy has teased the possibility of the his return to stand-up comedy on Netflix's podcast Present Company.

Avon Players Present COMPANY Photo Avon Players Present COMPANY
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2019

Avon Players closes its 2018-2019 season with the groundbreaking musical examination of modern love from master composer Stephen Sondheim, Company running May 17-June 1.

SINGLE MUSIC to Present Company at Musexpo 2019 Photo SINGLE MUSIC to Present Company at Musexpo 2019
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 11, 2019

If you haven't yet heard, SINGLE MUSIC is the industry app that's been creating a buzz with labels, merch companies and independent artists alike as the new and easy way to sell their merch and music directly to fans while keeping a larger portion of revenues. Aligned with Shopify, the new D2C paradigm offers instant reporting to Nielsen for official Billboard chart tallying while allowing artists to run their own presales, single campaigns or album bundle campaigns instantly, while maintaining complete access to their customer's data. View the blog post that explains how it's half the work and twice the pay-out: https://singlemusic.com/blog/posts/diy-crowdfunding-for-musicians.

Julie Ganey's GOOD ENOUGH Gets World Premiere at 16th Street Theatre Photo Julie Ganey's GOOD ENOUGH Gets World Premiere at 16th Street Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019

16th Street Theater announces the world premiere of GOOD ENOUGH written and performed by Julie Ganey, directed by Megan Shuchman, with Donna Miller on cello, March 14 - April 20, 2019 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 PM.   

BWW Review: Infamous Scandal Gets Punk Rock Concert Treatment in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL a Photo BWW Review: Infamous Scandal Gets Punk Rock Concert Treatment in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL at Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Feb 19, 2019

Many have, of course, heard of the infamous Lizzie Borden, a young woman, who was charged with---but later acquitted of---the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. Strong curiosity and speculation remain til this day about the tragic events that took place more than a century ago, resulting in countless retellings of Borden's story using a variety of different mediums---everything from movies and television to literature and, yes, stage works. The latest iteration of her story is, arguably, its most out-of-the-box depiction yet: LIZZIE THE MUSICAL, an engaging, ferociously explosive punk rock opera first presented in 2010 and is now having its regional premiere performances at Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 3, 2019. While certainly not the definitive retelling for the Borden scandal, the show itself is an entertaining show elevated by a quartet of fierce women with a lot of feelings to express.

Photo Flash: First Look at AMONG THE FURIES at FringeNYC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at AMONG THE FURIES at FringeNYC
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2018

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents Among the Furies, a new play about secrets and social class written and directed by David Scala. A cast of four includes Trevor St. John-Gilbert, Claire Ganshert, Shawn Thomas Diefenbach and Yani Mari. Among the Furies is being staged at FringeHUB, 685 Washington Street (between Charles and Perry Streets) in NYC's West Village for five performances from October 17-27, 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at CHURCH OF ST. LUKE at FringeNYC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at CHURCH OF ST. LUKE at FringeNYC
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2018

he New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, a new play about three strangers in the park who can't find their way home written by Jim Shankman (2015 FringeNYC "Best Playwright"). Mr. Shankman directs a cast of three including Nelson Avidon (Motherless Brooklyn, dir. Edward Norton), Lilli Stein ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 2 seasons), and Alex Hazen Floyd('Blue Bloods,' Season 8). The Church of St. Luke in the Fields is being staged at FringeHUB, 685 Washington Street (corner of Charles Street) in NYC's West Village for five performances from October 13-28, 2018.

The Fringe Explores Prejudice ... Then And Now Photo The Fringe Explores Prejudice ... Then And Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

C.A.G.E. Theatre Company will present - as part of the first fall season of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC - The Long Rail North, written by award-winning playwright, Michael Hagins, and directed by former Planet Connections Artistic Director, Brock H. Hill.

FringeNYC Announces Sold Out Shows And Bestsellers Photo FringeNYC Announces Sold Out Shows And Bestsellers
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

FringeNYC, the adjudicated portion of the new NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL, begins performances tomorrow, October 12, 2018. The festival will offer 80 fully staged theater and dance productions at 10 venues in Manhattan;s West Village all centered around a new FringeHUB. Patrons for all performances begin their FringeNYC experience at the FringeHUB at 685 Washington Street (corner of Charles Street) and are ushered to their venue. All tickets are $22, available for purchase up to 15 minutes prior to the performance at FringeNYC.org or via smartphone/device at fringeonthefly.com.

The Fringe Explores Prejudice ... Then And Now Photo The Fringe Explores Prejudice ... Then And Now
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

C.A.G.E. Theatre Company will present - as part of the first fall season of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC - The Long Rail North, written by award-winning playwright, Michael Hagins, and directed by former Planet Connections Artistic Director, Brock H. Hill.

BWW Review: YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at The Museum of Human Achievement Photo BWW Review: YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at The Museum of Human Achievement
by Frank Benge - Oct 5, 2018

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA begins rather sneakily, with Amber Quick singing in an informal hootenanny with Michael Ferstenfeld, Howard Burkett and San Patrevito who function as a sort of house band for the play. They sing a collection of 80's and 90's songs in the old warehouse venue known as the Museum of Human Achievement and what they achieved, quite by accident, was a moment where they transported me back to old 1980's Austin. The setting itself is clever, feeling like an old coffee house, a couple of books on your table as a centerpiece, topped by a fake flower in a simple glass vase. On closer examination, the books were vintage self-help sex manuals, like The Joy Of Sex.

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