WomensWork Theatre Collaborative Presents MY LEFT BREASTWomensWork Theatre Collaborative Presents MY LEFT BREAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

WomensWork Theatre Collaborative presents My Left Breast by Susan Miller and directed by Lynne Collinson. The play features Rae Mancini, MJ Daly, and Joanne Fayan. (more...)

WomensWork Theatre Collaborative Comes To CranstonWomensWork Theatre Collaborative Comes To Cranston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Juliet was traditionally played by a boy. A man played Medea. For centuries, women have been consigned to play lesser parts in the creation and production of theater. And even as progress is being made, gender and age parity, onstage and off, continues to be a major issue in the theater.  (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Delights at Burbage Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Delights at Burbage Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Aug 27, 2018

It may seem a bit odd to base a play on a movie, but when one considers that SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE was co-written by Tom Stoppard and won him an Academy Award, it becomes a no-brainer.  Under the capable direction of Jeff Church this witty and heart-warming story comes alive in a new way that will make you laugh out loud and also feel awfully smart. The script is chock full of references to other Shakespeare plays/themes and well-known writers of the day, then layered with a tale of two star-crossed lovers portraying star crossed lovers.  Set in the round, this production hits all the right notes and is cerebral, fun and perfectly cast. (more...)

BWW Review: The Wilbury Theatre Group Takes Us To CHURCHBWW Review: The Wilbury Theatre Group Takes Us To CHURCH
by Andria Tieman - Dec 12, 2017

There is nothing quite like a powerfully delivered sermon. Even non-believers may find themselves getting chills in the presence of impassioned oratory, regardless of the subject matter. That seems to be a central point of young Jean Lee's CHURCH, currently playing at The Wilbury Theatre Group. Similar to last year's production of Lee's Straight White Men, she again toys with typical expectations, this time of religious services, and manages to be somewhat heartwarming while also being confounding. But lack of solid direction and movement leaves the production feeling much longer than it is, despite an exceptionally talented cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Young Jean Lee's CHURCH At The Wilbury GroupPhoto Flash: Young Jean Lee's CHURCH At The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

In CHURCH, 'the best playwright of her generation' (The New York Times) Young Jean Lee transforms her life-long struggle with Christianity into an exuberant church service. This church of celebration is designed to test the expectations of religious and non-religious alike. Never content with simple parody, Lee aims to give herself and her audiences a true religious experience. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING at 2ND STORY THEATRE
by Larry O'Brien - May 11, 2017

Women in business in the 1950's--not the easiest row to hoe. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2nd Story Theatre presents THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Rona Jaffe's mid-century page-turner electrified millions of women who saw their own lives reflected in the experiences of five young employees of a New York publishing house. Julie Kramer's adaptation touchingly and faithfully captures Jaffe's incisive look at the personal and professional struggles these women faced (face?) in their male-dominated world, bringing it to colorful theatrical life with sympathy, wit, intelligence and love. (more...)

BWW Review: Surreal MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by Andria Tieman - Mar 20, 2017

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY takes place in the near future, and then further into the future, and then way into the future as the world as we knew it becomes increasingly distorted and warped seemingly via a century long game of telephone.  It's a play that analyzing will just leave a person more discombobulated, so it's probably best to just strap in any enjoy the ride.  Regardless of whether or not you understand it, you will come away thoroughly entertained by the phenomenal cast and skillful music direction of Wilbury favorite David Tessier.  The people Wilbury Theatre Group are masters of the strange and unexpected, and even if the audience can't completely grasp what's going on, the cast has everything handled, so that it's best to just sit in their thrall and trust that we're all going to make it out ok. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, directed by Brien Lang, is currently playing at The Wilbury Theatre Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: DI AND VI AND ROSE Makes its New England Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Di and Viv and Rose makes its New England premiere on November 25 in a production directed by Kate Kataja and featuring Milly Massey, Melissa Penick, and Rae Mancini. (more...)

Wilbury Group Announces STRAIGHT WHITE MEN and DI AND VIV AND ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group announces the New England premieres of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men and Amelia Bullmore's Di and Viv and Rose, running in rotating performances November 17-December 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JERUSALEM at The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group closes its 2015/16 season with the Rhode Island premiere of Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth's epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play, May 19-June 4, 2016. (more...)

Burbage Theatre Creates Bloody but Shallow Spectacle with TITUS ANDRONICUS
by Robert Barossi - Mar 4, 2016

One might argue that Titus is the perfect kind of play for a bold young company like Burbage Theatre Company. Willing and able to take risks, to go places other theater companies might not be so interested in going. And while there are some high points for Burbage and their production, it seems that they've fallen into the trap of focusing too much on one thing, to the detriment of other important aspects of Shakespeare's work. Primarily, they seem to have spent most of the time perfecting all of that carnage, all the blood and gore, while not spending enough time on perfecting the actual text, the words and language that make up the work and create its true life. As a friend and Shakespearean scholar noted to me, “That's always the danger with Titus, I'm afraid,” and her fears would have been realized in this production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TITUS ANDRONICUS at Burbage Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

After their sold-out run of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June', Burbage Theatre Company presents the Rhode Island Theatrical Premiere of TITUS ANDRONICUS, the first tragedy written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeff Church, which is the second and final play in the Burbage Theatre Company's winter series, This Winter's War. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS Begins Tonight at Burbage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

After their sold-out run of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June', Burbage Theatre Company presents the Rhode Island Theatrical Premiere of 'Titus Andronicus' the first tragedy written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeff Church, which opens previews tonight, February 18, as the second and final play in the Burbage Theatre Company'swinter series, This Winter's War.  (more...)

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS to Begin Next Week at Burbage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

After their sold-out run of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June', Burbage Theatre Company presents the Rhode Island Theatrical Premiere of 'Titus Andronicus' the first tragedy written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeff Church, which opens previews February 18 as the second and final play in the Burbage Theatre Company'swinter series, This Winter's War.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE at Burbage Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE the only play by the great American satirist Kurt Vonnegut Jr, directed by Wendy Overly, begins previews January 7 as the first play in the Burbage Theatre Company's winter series, This Winter's War. Happy Birthday, Wanda June runs through February 5 at Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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