Michael Locher Named Director Of Design at Alley TheatreMichael Locher Named Director Of Design at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announce the appointment of Michael Locher as the Director of Design. In the newly created position, Locher will oversee the design process for the theatre's productions, beginning with the ExxonMobil Summer Chills production, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. (more...)

New Artistic Director Rob Melrose Helms First Alley Production MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSNew Artistic Director Rob Melrose Helms First Alley Production MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, new Artistic Director of the Tony Award -winning Alley Theatre, announce the cast and crew of the ExxonMobil Summer Chills production, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, Adapted by Ken Ludwig, offering a cool escape from the sizzling summer heat. Murder on the Orient Express will be Rob Melrose's directorial debut on the Alley stage. The crime thriller runs July 19-August 25, 2019, on the Hubbard Theatre stage. Tickets are available now at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700. (more...)

Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Play On Shakespeare today announces an expansive list of compelling actors and dynamic directors confirmed to participate in the Play on! Festival, presented in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Play on! features 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street). In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents THE BALD SOPRANOCutting Ball Theater Presents THE BALD SOPRANO
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

To close its celebratory 20th Season, Cutting Ball Theater is reprising its hit production of Eugene Ionesco's THE BALD SOPRANO, originally produced as part of Cutting Ball's 10th Season in 2009. The Bald Soprano is translated and directed by Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose - recently appointed Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas - and stars Cutting Ball co-founder and former Artistic Director Paige Rogers. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces The Winners Of The 17th Annual Tommy Tune AwardsTheatre Under The Stars Announces The Winners Of The 17th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars announces the winners of the 17th Annual Tommy Tune Awards! (more...)

Play On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVALPlay On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival-featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street).In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Minneapolis Awards!Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Minneapolis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Minneapolis Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Minneapolis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Deborah Lackey Named Director Of Development At Alley TheatreDeborah Lackey Named Director Of Development At Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Alley Theatre and Managing Director Dean Gladden announced today the appointment of Deborah Lackey as the new Director of Development. Lackey most recently served as the Chief Advancement Officer for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising management with cultural, healthcare, education, and social service organizations. She assumes one of two leadership positions at the Alley along with the recent appointment of Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Minneapolis Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Minneapolis Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Minneapolis Awards; LEGALLY BLONDE Leads Best Musical!Vote For The 2018 BWW Minneapolis Awards; LEGALLY BLONDE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; Guthrie Theater Leads Best Theatre Company!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; Guthrie Theater Leads Best Theatre Company!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents THE CUTTING BALL VARIETY PACKCutting Ball Theater Presents THE CUTTING BALL VARIETY PACK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater's signature festival returns in the 2018/2019 Season, marking the 20th anniversary of the company's founding. The Cutting Ball Variety Pack - called 'half shindig, half artistic salon' by Artistic Director Ariel Craft - is an eleven-day festival dedicated to exploration and collaboration, featuring directorial shorts, new play workshops, and roundtable readings. The Cutting Ball Variety Pack offers an eclectic array of programming with particular delights for the creatively curious from November 8 through November 18. Tickets to festival offerings cost $15 each and all-festival passes costs $30 each. Admission includes a free drink at Cutting Ball's bar. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents THE CUTTING BALL VARIETY PACKCutting Ball Theater Presents THE CUTTING BALL VARIETY PACK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater's signature festival returns in the 2018/2019 Season, marking the 20th anniversary of the company's founding. The Cutting Ball Variety Pack - called 'half shindig, half artistic salon' by Artistic Director Ariel Craft - is an eleven-day festival dedicated to exploration and collaboration, featuring directorial shorts, new play workshops, and roundtable readings. The Cutting Ball Variety Pack offers an eclectic array of programming with particular delights for the creatively curious from November 8 through November 18. Tickets to festival offerings cost $15 each and all-festival passes costs $30 each. Admission includes a free drink at Cutting Ball's bar. (more...)

The Empress Theatre Presents FRANKENFESTThe Empress Theatre Presents FRANKENFEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Empress Theatre celebrates Halloween with FrankenFest, a series of family friendly SPOOKY events! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYACutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2018/2019 Season, celebrating 20 years since the company's founding and first production, with a vivid reimagining of Anton Chekhov's enduring classic UNCLE VANYA in a translation by Paul Schmidt. Uncle Vanya is directed by Paige Rogers, Cutting Ball Theater's co-founder and recently exited Artistic Director, the culminating project of Rogers' tenure at Cutting Ball's creative helm. Uncle Vanya opens in preview performances on September 21 and runs through October 21. Press Opening is scheduled for September 27 at 7pm with an Opening performance to follow on September 28 at 8pm. Tickets range in price $15 - $45 and are available for purchase online at cuttingball.com/productions/uncle-vanya or by phone at 415-525-1205. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN--PLAYING WITH FIRE at the GuthrieBWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN--PLAYING WITH FIRE at the Guthrie
by Karen Bovard - Sep 23, 2018

30 years ago, Minneapolis based playwright Barbara Field penned an adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous novel for the Guthrie. Now, on the 200th anniversary of the novel's composition, the Guthrie is opening their season with a new production of Field's script, titled FRANKENSTEIN-PLAYING WITH FIRE. Beautifully designed, as ever on Guthrie main stages, the script is quite postmodern in that different moments in the chronological sequence interpenetrate. Despite strong work by skilled actors in the six roles, the whole somehow falls short. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYACutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2018/2019 Season, celebrating 20 years since the company's founding and first production, with a vivid reimagining of Anton Chekhov's enduring classic UNCLE VANYA in a translation by Paul Schmidt. Uncle Vanya is directed by Paige Rogers, Cutting Ball Theater's co-founder and recently exited Artistic Director, the culminating project of Rogers' tenure at Cutting Ball's creative helm. Uncle Vanya opens in preview performances on September 21 and runs through October 21. Press Opening is scheduled for September 27 at 7pm with an Opening performance to follow on September 28 at 8pm. Tickets range in price $15 - $45 and are available for purchase online at cuttingball.com/productions/uncle-vanya or by phone at 415-525-1205. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Celebrates 20 Years With A Benefit Honoring Paige Rogers And Rob MelroseCutting Ball Theater Celebrates 20 Years With A Benefit Honoring Paige Rogers And Rob Melrose
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater is celebrating 20 years since the company's founding and first production with a benefit honoring founders Paige Rogers and Rob Melrose. This festive evening, generously hosted by Zendesk, will feature signature cocktails, small bites, and a silent auction. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYACutting Ball Theater Presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2018/2019 Season, celebrating 20 years since the company's founding and first production, with a vivid reimagining of Anton Chekhov's enduring classic UNCLE VANYA in a translation by Paul Schmidt. Uncle Vanya is directed by Paige Rogers, Cutting Ball Theater's co-founder and recently exited Artistic Director, the culminating project of Rogers' tenure at Cutting Ball's creative helm. Uncle Vanya opens in preview performances on September 21 and runs through October 21. Press Opening is scheduled for September 27 at 7pm with an Opening performance to follow on September 28 at 8pm. Tickets range in price $15 - $45 and are available for purchase online at cuttingball.com/productions/uncle-vanya or by phone at 415-525-1205. (more...)

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