BWW Review: Human Race Theatre Company bats a 1000 with World Premiere of BANNED FROM BASEBALLBWW Review: Human Race Theatre Company bats a 1000 with World Premiere of BANNED FROM BASEBALL
by Jenni Cypher - Sep 11, 2018

BANNED FROM BASEBALL, the first play written by Patricia O'Hara, is making its world premiere at the Human Race.  Seems fitting to be so close to the original action. O'Hara is not only a writer but also a Professor of English Literature at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she teaches a course titled, not surprisingly, Baseball in American Literature and Culture.  I really liked how she was able to tell this story and keep the audience interested, even though, at least the majority of us, knew how the story ended. The play was nuanced in a way that helped you see into the minds and hearts of the major players, Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti, the Baseball Commissioner.  Excellent casting brought this all to life. (more...)

BANNED FROM BASEBALL Makes World Premiere At The Human Race Theatre Sept. 6â€"23BANNED FROM BASEBALL Makes World Premiere At The Human Race Theatre Sept. 6â€"23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Like clockwork each Fall, the discussions around the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees begin. At the same time, the petitions to reconsider Pete Rose for the Hall of Fame resurface. It's one of the most hotly debated topics in sports history. This September, The Human Race Theatre Company takes us back to 1989, when the battle for the soul of Major League Baseball hit its peak as Commissioner Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose, the reigning Hit King, lock horns in the world premiere performance of Banned from Baseball, by Patricia O'Hara. (more...)

BWW Review: Fragile MENAGERIE Flourishes Because of Strong CharactersBWW Review: Fragile MENAGERIE Flourishes Because of Strong Characters
by Paul Batterson - Sep 11, 2017

Amanda Wingfield, the centerpiece of Tennessee Williams' 1944 masterpiece, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, is much like the staple Southern hospitality, the lemon meringue pie. On the outside, she appears to be all sugar and whipped cream but the topping only provides a thin layer to cover a curt, tart filling. (more...)

BWW Review: YANK!, Charing Cross Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 11, 2017

With this year's Pride still fresh in Londoners' minds, there couldn't be a more appropriate time for Joseph and David Zellnik's musical about gay US soldiers in World War Two to open in central London. It runs not far away from another high profile LGBT production, Rotterdam, which will finish its short run this weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YANK! at Charing Cross Theatre
by Roy Tan - Jul 6, 2017

YANK! is based on the Off-Broadway hit production from 2010, with book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with his brother Joseph Zellnik's musical score paying homage to the timeless music of the 1940s. The musical is directed by James Baker, and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman with Jim Kierstead and Guy James. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos of the company onstage at the Charing Cross Theatre! (more...)

London Transfer of YANK! Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Full casting is announced for YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July - Saturday 19 August 2017. The UK spring premiere of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The long-awaited European Premiere of war-time love story Yank! is now open and running preview performances in Manchester ahead of its official opening on Wednesday evening, already standing ovations have taken place at each of the five preview performances. The musical will run until Saturday 8 April at Hope Mill Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Assemble To Officially Launch The European Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????The full cast of Yank! assembled yesterday at Hope Mill Theatre to give a special show taster for the official press launch of Yank! this morning. (more...)

Scott Hunter and Barnaby Hughes to Lead the International Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The 12-stong cast has been revealed for the international premiere of war-time love story Yank! which opens in Manchester next month. (more...)

Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES Begins Tonight in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/11; DOUBT in Rhode Island, HEATHERS in Salt Lake, FUN HOME in Chicago, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 11, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Chicago, Salt Lake City and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DOUBT in Rhode Island, HEATHERS in Salt Lake City, and FUN HOME in Chicago, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Audience Not Left Hanging in Short North Stage's KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
by Paul Batterson - Nov 7, 2016

Spiders and Broadway musicals don't always work well with each other. Witness the mixed fortunes of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE NIGHT. However, Short North Stage's epic production of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is one of the "can't miss" musicals in the Columbus' fall season. (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

BWW Preview: Columbus Moving Company's MIXTAPE to Display Modern Love
by Hannah Herner - Jul 15, 2016

Music is the soundtrack of our lives, and becomes especially personal when encapsulated in a mixtape. It measures where we've been and where we'd like to go, telling a story. Columbus Moving Company will tell a young woman's story through dance in its production of Mixtape this weekend. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 30-February 5
by Nora Dominick - Feb 5, 2016

Still not over the news of HAMILTON performing at the Grammys? Getting ready to hear Amber Riley crush it in DREAMGIRLS on the West End? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Human Race Theatre Co's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Human Race begins the second half of its 29th season with Tennessee William's first great masterpiece, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Greg Hellems and features actors Scott Hunt, Jennifer Joplin, Claire Kennedy and Drew Vidal. The preview performance of THE GLASS MENAGERIE is tomorrow, February 4. Opening night is tonight, February 5. The production runs through February 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Human Race begins the second half of its 29th season with Tennessee William's first great masterpiece, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Greg Hellems and features actors Scott Hunt, Jennifer Joplin, Claire Kennedy and Drew Vidal. The preview performance of THE GLASS MENAGERIE is tomorrow, February 4. Opening night is Friday, February 5. The production runs through February 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 2/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The Human Race begins the second half of its 29th season with Tennessee William's first great masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. Memories come alive and love becomes desperate in this shimmering drama of a family on the edge. Tom struggles to make it in a modern day world while his reclusive sister hides amongst the small glistening crystalline creatures she collects. Their mother holds tight to a fantasy of Southern gentility and the belief that a certain gentleman caller will be the answer to their problems. With an edge as sharp as broken glass, it's a story that cuts deep into the longing of human hearts. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Greg Hellems and features actors Scott Hunt, Jennifer Joplin, Claire Kennedy and Drew Vidal. The preview performance of The Glass Menagerie is Thursday, February 4. Opening night is Friday, February 5. The production runs through February 21. (more...)

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