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Divaria Opera Returns With THE SHAKESPEARE RIOTS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will welcome the Divaria Productions opera, The Shakespeare Riots, to the Bay Street stage on Saturday, October 8, at 8 p.m. The historical show brings to life one of the bloodiest incidents in New York history, the infamous 1849 Astor Place Riot, and promises audiences a dramatic, enthralling evening unlike any other.

by Julie Musbach - Jul 15, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, Bridgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells.

Access Theater Black Box Presents THE COMEDIAN'S TRAGEDY
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2019

Access Theater Black Box presents The Comedian's Tragedy, an edgy, supernatural love story about Aristophanes struggling with his muse in Ancient Greece, written by Matthew Amendt. Thirteen performances will be staged at the Access Theater Black Box, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor (bet. Walker and White Streets) in New York City from June 21-July 6, 2019.

BWW Review: PlayMakers' Heavenly Production of LIFE OF GALILEO is One for the Ages
by Lauren Van Hemert - Mar 6, 2019

Between January 2018 and August 2018, the federal government attempted to censor, misrepresent, and otherwise silence science over 150 times. That's according to the Silencing Science Tracker (SST) launched by Columbia University's Sabin Center and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. While most of the 150 plus SST entries involved attempts to stifle climate science, 24-percent of the entries targeted scientists working in other fields. But the government assault on science is nothing new. In fact, nearly 400 years ago, Galileo Galilei was forced to recant some of his scientific views after the church found him guilty of heresy. Subsequently, his book Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was placed on the 'Index of Forbidden Books' by the Sacred Congregation of the Roman Inquisition, and he was placed on house arrest. Galileo's life is the subject of Bertolt Brecht's 1938 play LIFE OF GALILEO, which explores the ups and downs of going from being a celebrated scientist to a convicted dissident. More importantly, the play provides a 'big brother' commentary on humanity and the delusion of blind faith in an era of alternative facts.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents Bertolt Brecht's LIFE OF GALILEO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company What: "Life of Galileo" by Bertolt Brecht. Adaptation by Joseph Discher. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. When: February 27 to March 17, 2019. Opening Night & Press Opening Saturday March 2, 2019. Where: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets: Start at $15; Students tickets start at $10

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.

Photo Coverage: Uma Thurman & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THE PARISIAN WOMAN!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 1, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opened just last night at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).

Meet the Full Company of THE PARISIAN WOMAN, Getting Political on Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Nov 30, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway tonight, November 30, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus check out interviews with the cast below!

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Will Seduce Audiences on Broadway Through This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is in its final week of performances with the limited engagement ending this Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St).

Happy Trails! Bid Farewell to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2016

There is still time to catch the Broadway shows closing in early 2017 - check out which shows are closing soon, and be sure to see them while you still can!

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES to Close Early this January
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 22, 2016

The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is in its final seven weeks with the limited engagement now ending on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St).

Photo Coverage: Step Into the LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' After Party
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has a look at the LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' after party below!

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Company - A Fascinating Contemporary Treat
by Charles Shubow - Sep 26, 2016

Director Alan Paul takes risks with Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy.

Cape Playhouse to Continue Season with TALLEY'S FOLLY
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 17, 2016

The Cape Playhouse's 90th season continues with Talley's Folly, Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winner, starring Emily Kunkel and Ron Menzel. Directed by Skip Greer, it plays June 21 through July 2, with press night set for Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 pm.

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016.

BWW Review: The Jungle Theater's CONSTELLATIONS is a Fascinating Trip through Multiple Universes in the Story of One Relationship
by Jill Schafer - Apr 18, 2016

The theory of the quantum multiverse suggests that many different universes simultaneously exist, based on every choice we ever (or never) made. I don't know if I believe that, but I do believe that we are where we are in life based on a million choices we've made in our life, both significant and seemingly insignificant. It's intriguing to think that if we had made one or a hundred choices differently, we might be in a completely different place in life, doing something completely different, surrounded by completely different people. English playwright Nick Payne's new play CONSTELLATIONS, the second production in the Jungle Theater's 2016 season, plays with that idea to great effect. In one of my favorite plays that I've seen all year, we are taken on a journey of a relationship, but not just one single linear journey, rather countless iterations of that journey, some funny, some heart-breaking, some hopelessly romantic, all focused on these two people that are connected in some way in every one of the universes traveled.

Jungle Theater's CONSTELLATIONS Opens 4/15
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 16, 2016

The Jungle's 26th Season continues with the regional premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by British playwright Nick Payne, starring Ivey Award-winning Anna Sundberg (Venus in Fur, Detroit) and Ron Menzel (Macbeth, Orson Welles Rehearses 'Moby Dick'). Gary Gisselman, who directed last summer's Jungle hit, You Can't Take It With You, is at the helm of this sophisticated, sexy two-character drama. Constellations opens April 15 and runs through May 29 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis.

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 26, 2015

Wild and wacky fun, just in time for the holidays, is onstage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the hilarious McCarter Theatre/Arena Stage production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery running November 27-December 27 at PTC's home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Amanda Dehnert, the ensemble cast features Henry Clarke, Crystal Finn, Adam Green, Ron Menzel, and Matt Zambrano.

BWW Review: Studio's CHIMERICA is Big as a Continent
by Roger Catlin - Sep 15, 2015

Twenty-six years ago, the day after thousands of soldiers in China's so called People's Liberation Army cleared Tiananmen Square, killing what could have been thousands of students who had been protesting there, a lone man with plastic grocery bags stood in front of a line of advancing tanks there.

BWW Reviews: Ten Thousand Things Delights with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, a New Play about Coming Home
by Jill Schafer - May 11, 2015

?The village of Farmingtown has been devoid of men for so long that when one returns from the far away and long-lasting war, the first woman he meets rushes up to him and inhales him deeply. This hilarious and oddly touching moment at the beginning of Kira Obolensky's new play FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY sets the tone for this playful and poignant fairy tale about a soldier returning to a home he once knew. Ten Thousand Things has been on the road with the show for a few weeks, performing at correctional facilities, community centers, and other unlikely venues. As director Michelle Hensley said in her introduction of the show, the fact that this play has resonated with such diverse audiences in different ways is a credit to the skills of the playwright, who has created a world outside of time and space that somehow feels familiar and relatable to everyone. This world is brought to life in the beautifully sparse way that only Ten Thousand Things can do, with a brilliant cast of six performing in a fully lit room in a space so small that they literally trip over the audience. The fanciful story is grounded in truth and made to feel very real by the universality of the story, the charming accessibility of the language, the up-close-and-personal performances by the actors in whom you can feel every nuance of every emotion through a look in the eyes, the twinge of a facial muscle, or a subtle movement of the body. Ten Thousand Things harnesses the magic of theater in its most basic form like no other company can.


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