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BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's R&J Offers a Unique and Accessible Retelling of  Photo BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's R&J Offers a Unique and Accessible Retelling of a Well Known Tragedy
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 21, 2021

R&J, produced in collaboration with WhyNot Theatre, makes it clear that one does not need to experience theatre with all five senses in order to be moved. The audience point of entry to this production is shifted from visual to auditory, allowing for this production to be intended for blind, low vision, and sighted audiences alike.

Photos: First Look at R+J at The Stratford Festival Photo Photos: First Look at R+J at The Stratford Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021

They say that love is blind – and with blindness comes the freedom to open the mind’s eye to a world of limitless possibility. Likewise, the challenge of staging the world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, in a time of physical distancing brings with it the opportunity to explore modes of theatrical presentation that are both unexpectedly novel and as old as the art of storytelling itself.

Stratford Festival to Begin Performances in July Photo Stratford Festival to Begin Performances in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

The Ontario government has issued its guidance for attendance at outdoor performing arts events, paving the way for the opening of the Stratford Festival’s 2021 season. According to these guidelines, the Stratford Festival will be able to accommodate 100 people (or 25% capacity) in each of its new outdoor canopies.

Why Not Theatre 2019 Programming Announced Photo Why Not Theatre 2019 Programming Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2019

Why Not Theatre continues to change the game of theatre with their pioneering, thought-provoking, and award-winning theatre, created in Canada and around the world. Why Not Theatre's 2018-19 programming has already seen its fair share of workshops, presentations and productions, but that was only the beginning.

BWW Review: Ravi Jain's PRINCE HAMLET (2017 Review) Photo BWW Review: Ravi Jain's PRINCE HAMLET (2017 Review)
by Taylor Long - Jan 17, 2019

A gender-bending, English and American Sign Language (ASL) bilingual production of Shakespeare's Hamlet may sound ambitious - but it plays as compellingly human. Maybe you're not familiar with the story. Maybe you've seen it a hundred times. Regardless, Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET will defy your expectations. Ravi Jain has adapted Shakespeare's most famous play in a way that is relevant and, as the title suggests, focuses more intimately on its protagonist's struggle to understand human nature.

The Posies Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Expanded CD & Vinyl Reissues of 3 Classic  Photo The Posies Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Expanded CD & Vinyl Reissues of 3 Classic Albums
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 30, 2018

Omnivore Recordingswill embark upon an ambitious reissue of three classic albums by the Posies, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. A PledgeMusic pre-order campaign has launched at https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-posies

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special - Mar 23, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more!

BWW Review: ANIMAL FARM at Soulpepper Uses Humour to Reel You In Photo BWW Review: ANIMAL FARM at Soulpepper Uses Humour to Reel You In
by Taylor Long - Mar 20, 2018

I would watch a Ravi Jain directed production of the phone book. ANIMAL FARM, presented by Soulpepper, is an adaption of George Orwell's famous novel by Canadian playwright Anthony MacMahon. Jain and MacMahon design a campy, satirical world for the farm animals, using humour as a reel to hook the audience into deeper discussions about humanity and society. It's persuasive, troubling, and honestly funny.

David Rasche and More to Take Part in Frog & Peach's Halloween Gala Next Week Photo David Rasche and More to Take Part in Frog & Peach's Halloween Gala Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Frog & Peach Theatre Co., Inc will present a Halloween-themed benefit reading October 23, 2017 at The Greenwich House School of Music.

Review Roundup: Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at True Colors Theatre Company Photo Review Roundup: Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at True Colors Theatre Company
by Alan Henry - Sep 29, 2017

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME runs through October 8 at True Colors Theatre Company, and the critics are weighing in!

BWW Review: Nothing is Everything in Soulpepper's WAITING FOR GODOT Photo BWW Review: Nothing is Everything in Soulpepper's WAITING FOR GODOT
by Taylor Long - Sep 15, 2017

Beckett's masterpiece, WAITING FOR GODOT proves its relevance in Soulpepper's riveting revival, opening their 2017-18 season. GODOT's structure, atmosphere and design plays like a contemplation on mindfulness - a search for meaning, in the seemingly meaningless.

Rachel Christopher to Step in for Extended INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Shakespeare & Company adds two more performances to its Intimate Apparel run. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time Company member Daniela Varon, the performances have been selling out.

BWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET
by Taylor Long - Apr 22, 2017

A gender-bending, English and American Sign Language (ASL) bilingual production of Shakespeare's Hamlet may sound ambitious - but it plays as compellingly human. Maybe you're not familiar with the story. Maybe you've seen it a hundred times. Regardless, Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET will defy your expectations. Ravi Jain has adapted Shakespeare's most famous play in a way that is relatable and, as the title suggests, focuses more intimately on its protagonist's struggle to understand human nature.

Why Not Theatre to Continue 10th Anniversary Season with Reimagining of HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Under Artistic Director Ravi Jain, and Artistic Producers Owais Lightwala and Kelly Read, Why Not Theatre will mark a decade of work with a new production of the company's inaugural show, Ravi Jain's reconstructed Prince Hamlet, and the 4th round of the RISER Project, both at The Theatre Centre this spring.

Frog & Peach's MACBETH Heads for Final Week of Performances
by Julie Musbach - Feb 4, 2017

The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company's  Winter 2017 season production of  Macbeth, Shakespeare's  most terrifying tale of blood, war and witchcraft, will end its scheduled four week engagement at NYC's Sheen Center Black Box Theater on Sunday, February 12, There are only six performances left on Saturday, Feb 4 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, Feb 5, at 3 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb 9, 10 and 11 at 7 PM and Sunday, Feb 12, at 3 PM. And tickets are going fast!

Tribute to Karen Allen, Theatre, Dance, Film, Art & More Set for 6th Annual MADE IN THE BERKSHIRES Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce the full schedule of events for the Made in the Berkshires Festival, which will be held on November 11 through November 13, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, celebrating the sixth year of this wonderful festival featuring local art and artists.

Schedule Announced for 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2016

The 6th annual festival features cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in a festival atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces as well as established work will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers. Featured as performance blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to enjoy the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts. Professional artists and artists-in-the-making gather to share their talent with the Berkshire community. The festival will once again be curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims; two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the area.

Tribute to Karen Allen, Theatre, Dance, Film, Art & More Set for 6th Annual MADE IN THE BERKSHIRES Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce the full schedule of events for the Made in the Berkshires Festival, which will be held on November 11 through November 13, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, celebrating the sixth year of this wonderful festival featuring local art and artists.

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre.

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre.

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