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BWW Reviews: Stages' STUPID F*CKING BIRD is Bold, Witty and Profane
by Guest Blogger: Khrystian Cunningham - Mar 25, 2015

Stages Repertory Theatre has a witty ensemble cast that creates clever moments with comedic lines, melodramatic scenes, and outlandish interaction with the audience, not to mention the chemistry. The show and the cast combine to make a fun night at the theatre.

BWW Reviews: Stages Repertory Theatre's THE WHIPPING MAN is Intensely Riveting
by David Clarke - May 6, 2014

Matthew Lopez's drama THE WHIPPING MAN premiered in 2006 at the Luna Stage Company in Montclair, NJ. In 2011, it had its NY Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club, which received rave reviews and extended four times due to consistently selling out. Now, Stages is presenting Houston with the Regional Premiere of the interesting and celebrated work.

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jay Sullivan Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld Houston Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Jay Sullivan Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/13 - Jay Sullivan on Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/6 - Jay Sullivan Leads Best Actor!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/29 - Kristin Warren Has Big Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.

BWW Reviews: The Alley's Taut and Suspenseful A FEW GOOD MEN Perfectly Handles the Truth
by David Clarke - Mar 7, 2013

Any mention of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN makes people instantly think of Jack Nicholson yelling, 'You can't handle the truth!' Currently, the Alley Theatre is offering a production of Aaron Sorkin's play that easily surpasses the 1992 film adaptation in quality. The Alley Theatre's powerful production of A FEW GOOD MEN is a tense, taut court room drama thrill-ride that will leave audiences breathless and speechless.

Alley Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs tonight, March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.

Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.

Houston's Black Lab Theatre Presents THE SUBMISSION, Jan 11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

In a regional premiere, Black Lab Theatre presents THE SUBMISSION, the award-winning, controversial comic-drama that questions the reality of America's post racial world. THE SUBMISSION revolves around Danny Larson, a white gay playwright who lies about his true identity in a playwriting festival to gain an affirmative action advantage and then hires an African American actress to impersonate his nome de plume.

BWW Reviews: Black Lab Theatre's THE SUBMISSION - A Must See Topical, Realistic Dramedy
by David Clarke - Jan 14, 2013

Looking ahead to the Chinese New Year, 2013 is the year of the snake. With my American and Western preconceived notions about snakes and their characteristics, I can't think of a better play to champion right now. Black Lab Theatre's Regional Premiere of Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION is a wholly realistic one-act that features one of the most engaging and unflinchingly honest portrayals of tangibly real Americans I have ever seen. And his character Danny would be a perfect example of what we Westerners think of as a snake.

Houston's Black Lab Theatre Presents THE SUBMISSION, Now thru 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

In a regional premiere, Black Lab Theatre presents THE SUBMISSION, the award-winning, controversial comic-drama that questions the reality of America's post racial world. THE SUBMISSION revolves around Danny Larson, a white gay playwright who lies about his true identity in a playwriting festival to gain an affirmative action advantage and then hires an African American actress to impersonate his nome de plume.

BWW Interviews: Black Lab Theatre's Cast of THE SUBMISSION Talks Race, Sexuality, Civil Rights, and Language
by David Clarke - Jan 5, 2013

As temperatures dropped on January 2, 2013, I sat down with Jordan Jaffe, Ross Bautsch, Matt Benton, Candice D'Meza, and Darcy Cadman to discuss Black Lab Theatre's upcoming production of Jeff Talbot's controversial and comedic drama, THE SUBMISSION.

Houston's Black Lab Theatre Presents THE SUBMISSION, Jan 11-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

In a regional premiere, Black Lab Theatre presents THE SUBMISSION, the award-winning, controversial comic-drama that questions the reality of America's post racial world. THE SUBMISSION revolves around Danny Larson, a white gay playwright who lies about his true identity in a playwriting festival to gain an affirmative action advantage and then hires an African American actress to impersonate his nome de plume.

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Udden and Vivienne St. John Talk About Everything Main Street Theater
by David Clarke - Aug 19, 2012

Main Street Theatre has been a staple in the Houston theatre scene since Rebecca Udden found the company in the 1970s. Over time, the company has continued to evolve and grow. It seems that Houston audiences may not be fully aware of just how dynamic this stellar theatre company is. To help set the record straight, Rebecca Udden, Founding and Executive Artistic Director, and Vivienne St. John, Theater For Youth Producing Director, spoke with me about this fantastic and multifaceted theatrical company.

BWW Reviews: DOG ACT - Intriguing Intellectual Fare
by David Clarke - Jul 16, 2012

ain Street Theater's regional premiere production of Liz Duffy Adams' DOG ACT is a dark and challenging show that is fantastically moving and altogether enjoyable. Skillfully directed by Andrew Ruthven, DOG ACT tells the tale of Rozetta "Zeta" Stone and Dog, traveling vaudevillians, as they journey across a barren, post-apocalyptic United States in search of passage to China. Along the way, they encounter and team up with Vera Similitude and Jo-Jo, an enigmatic duo that vacillate between being helpful and deviously sinister. The piece really comes together in the second act, when the cast rehearses their vaudeville act, showcasing the play within a play that fully discloses the parable-esque themes of both the framing narrative and the vaudevillian act that the characters perform.

BWW Interviews: Liz Duffy Adams Talks DOG ACT, Writing & Art
by David Clarke - Jul 3, 2012

Main Street Theater's next production is the regional premiere of Liz Duffy Adams' DOG ACT, which is a post-apocalyptic comedy. The plot follows Zetta Stone and her companion Dog, who is voluntarily undergoing a species demotion, as the travel across The Remains of the United States with their vaudeville troupe. In preparation for this fantastic production, Liz Duffy Adams took a few moments of her time to talk to me abut the genesis of DOG ACT, her writing process, advice for other artists, and women artists in general.