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Photo Flash: First Look at INTO THE WOODS at Madison Lyric Stage Photo Flash: First Look at INTO THE WOODS at Madison Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present the fairytale musical Into the Woods July 18-28 in a storybook cottage setting inside the historic Deacon John Grave House in Madison, CT. This will be an audience-immersive production for a limited number of people per performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Madison Lyric Stage Presents INTO THE WOODS Photo Flash: Madison Lyric Stage Presents INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present the fairytale musical Into the Woods July 18-28 in a storybook cottage setting inside the historic Deacon John Grave House in Madison, CT.  This will be an audience-immersive production for a limited number of people per performance. (more...)

BWW Review: GWEN AND IDA: THE OBJECT IS OF NO IMPORTANCE at Nu Sass At Caos On F BWW Review: GWEN AND IDA: THE OBJECT IS OF NO IMPORTANCE at Nu Sass At Caos On F
by Mary Lincer - Jun 21, 2019

GWEN AND IDA is a work of fiction, a fantasy. Any resemblance to actual human beings is purely coincidental,' concludes the program for Gwen and Ida: The Object is of No Importance, currently at Caos on F Street. Of course, the lives of painter Gwen John and actordirector Ida Lupino could each make a full length documentary of serious importance with slides of John's elegant paintings and clips of Lupino's always forceful acting (They Drive by Night [1940], While the City Sleeps [1956]) and the 1964 episode she directed of 'The Twilight Zone' ('The Masks'), the only woman ever to do so. Instead, David S. Kessler has written his fantasy which cannot help but distort the significance of the women's lives and careers. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents INTO THE WOODS Madison Lyric Stage Presents INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present the fairytale musical Into the Woods July 18-28 in a storybook cottage setting inside the historic Deacon John Grave House in Madison, CT. This will be an audience-immersive production for a limited number of people per performance. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2019 Season Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its 2019 mainstage season will include: Carlisle Floyd's opera Of Mice and Men, based on the John Steinbeck classic, in May/June; the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale musical Into the Woods in July; and, for Halloween, Engelbert Humperdinck's enchanted opera Hansel and Gretel in October. All three productions will be directed by Marc Deaton. (more...)

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2018

Last season on Broadway there was a play called Time and the Conways presented at Roundabout Theatre Company. The play hadn't been seen on Broadway since 1937 and after seeing it I understood why. That said, the production had a great look and a very good cast so you could forget about the stodginess of the script. Bethesda, Maryland-based Quotidian Theatre Company's current production of Hobson's Choice bears a resemblance to Time and the Conways because you don't ever see it performed. Unfortunately, the production values – a result of a limited budget – and some questionable casting can't hide all the warts of Harold Brighouse's over 100-year-old script. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Victorian Rom-Com HOBSON'S CHOICE Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Victorian Rom-Com HOBSON'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Quotidian Theatre Company starts 2018 off right with the antidote to winter's cold: the heartwarming romantic comedy Hobson's Choice opening right around Valentine's Day. (more...)

BWW Review: CLARA BOW: BECOMING 'IT' BY LIVEARTDC at Capital Fringe
by Jenny Minich - Jul 11, 2017

LiveArtDC is unpredictable; grassroots theatre at its best. Clara Bow: Becoming 'It' is their Capital Fringe Festival 2017 offering. (more...)

BWW Review: Brave Spirits Theatre Presents A KING AND NO KING
by Barbara Johnson - Apr 3, 2017

In keeping with Brave Spirits Theatre's commitment to producing overlooked works from Shakespeare's contemporaries, the company's staging of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's A KING AND NO KING marks a DC metro area professional premiere. An excellent cast and a modern approach by director Cassie Ash and the creative team make this production worthwhile. (more...)

Warm Up at 59E59 Theaters with the 2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is proud to announce the line-up of shows for the 2015 Winter Season.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shredded Storytelling Undermines THE PILLOW BOOK at Cohesion/Strand
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 27, 2015

The Pillow Book takes off from the current vogue of non-consecutive story-telling; everyone wants to emulate the mystification of Pulp Fiction, with its sudden reveals of not only what will happen, but of what did happen. And recently there has been an additional vogue, which I call Cubistic story-telling, in which the characters and their lives turn out multiple ways, without an authoritative single story line. The approaches can also be combined. Such works always make the viewer struggle to follow the conflicting and shuffled storylines, but seldom leave the viewer in the dust. The dust, however, is where Anna Moench's The Pillow Book will leave you. The more is the pity. Anna Moench writes beautifully, and the acting and directing in this collaboration of two interesting fringe companies is uniformly good. But the conflicting storylines shred each other. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company & Strand Theater Company to Present THE PILLOW BOOK
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Cohesion Theatre Company and The Strand Theater Company are proud to announce their partnership on the Baltimore premiere production of The Pillow Book. Written by native Baltimore playwright Anna Moench, The Pillow Book is a journey through the real, the imagined, the absurd, and the parallel. Deb and John are married. Deb and John are strangers. Deb saves John's life on a mountain. John blinds Deb on the Serengeti. Told with a cast of three, The Pillow Book examines the life in and around one couple's past, present, and the possibilities that could have been. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Co. Presents Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA, April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Quotidian Theatre Company presents Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa, April 20 - May 20 at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. Tickets are $25, or $20 for students or seniors, paid for at the door in cash or by check. Call 301-816-1023 or email quotidiantheatre@comcast.net to reserve. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Co. Presents Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA, April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

Quotidian Theatre Company presents Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa, April 20 - May 20 at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. Tickets are $25, or $20 for students or seniors, paid for at the door in cash or by check. Call 301-816-1023 or email quotidiantheatre@comcast.net to reserve. (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner at Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner at Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

A Less-Than Compelling HAMLET
by Brent Englar - Jul 5, 2010

In its first-ever production of Shakespeare's HAMLET, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company gets most everything right ... except for the prince. (more...)

A Not Quite Classic LYSISTRATA
by Brent Englar - Feb 28, 2010

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company opens its 2010-2011 season with a clever yet inconsistent adaptation of two plays by Aristophanes. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Attends Major International Conference in London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2010

Representatives of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company have joined delegates from over 100 Shakespeare-producing theatres and festivals from the USA and Canada attending the twentieth annual conference of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA) this week at Shakespeare's Globe in London. (more...)

A Haunting CAESAR at the Patapsco Ruins
by Brent Englar - Oct 27, 2009

One more weekend to see Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's innovate staging of Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR. (more...)

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