BWW Review: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Proves a Worthy Debut for Humanity Theatre ProjectBWW Review: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Proves a Worthy Debut for Humanity Theatre Project
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 11, 2019

Sweat - Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play - is one of the most trenchant and evocative contemporary dramas to come down the theatrical turnpike since the advent of the so-called Trump Era and, as presented by Humanity Theatre Project (in its first-ever full production of its two years of existence), is one of the most compelling plays to be presented in recent memory. Focusing on the down-at-heels habitues of a working class neighborhood tavern in Reading, Pennsylvania at the turn of this century, the story told by the brilliant and prolific Ms. Nottage is universal, its topicality as potent today as it was when the play first debuted at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015. (more...)

Humanity Theatre Project Stages Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT March 8-16 at Darkhorse TheaterHumanity Theatre Project Stages Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT March 8-16 at Darkhorse Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 5, 2019

Some two years after its presence in the theater community was made know during One Night of Empathy, which brought together 14 separate theater companies, Nashville-based Humanity Theatre Project debuts its first full production March 8-16 with Lynn Nottage's Sweat at Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL Steals Hearts at Old National CentreBWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL Steals Hearts at Old National Centre
by The Marriage Matinee - Nov 28, 2018

Many of us are sure to feel a surge of nostalgia as we recall the days when Dr. Seuss' beloved children's books graced our shelves. But nothing quite evokes that feeling as much as DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony To Perform All-American Concert 'Coast To Coast!' At Strathmore Arts CenterAtlanta Youth Wind Symphony To Perform All-American Concert 'Coast To Coast!' At Strathmore Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS), the premier honor wind ensemble for high school youth in the Atlanta metropolitan area, will perform a special concert on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. (more...)

Freeform Developing Drama Series AUGS from Anonymous Content & Scott StewartFreeform Developing Drama Series AUGS from Anonymous Content & Scott Stewart
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The network is developing the hour-long drama AUGS, created and directed by Scott Stewart (Blumhouse's Dark Skies ). (more...)

Donald And Donna Baumgartner Make $1.5 Million Gift To The Florentine OperaDonald And Donna Baumgartner Make $1.5 Million Gift To The Florentine Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Donald and Donna Baumgartner, long-time donors and champions of the arts in Milwaukee, have made a $1.5 million gift to the Florentine Opera Company. This gift will support the Company's nationally recognized Studio Artist program, which is in its tenth season. Moving forward, it will be named The Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artist Program, in recognition of their generosity. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN's Sentimental Journey at Chaffin's BarnBWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN's Sentimental Journey at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

Theater's power to transform and transport is astonishing and the capability of artists to create a sense of time and place, with words and music and theatrical wizardry to lend a tangible feeling to the experience can leave you breathless. Who'd have ever thought that such thrilling artistry, the very magic of make believe, could be so vividly expressed, so awesomely felt in two hours spent in a backwoods Southern church on a Saturday night in 1938? But that's exactly what happens in Smoke on the Mountain, Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's evocative, down-home musical that lovingly takes its audiences back home again in ways not even Thomas Wolfe may ever have imagined. (more...)

BWW Review: The Barn's Southern-fried and bred SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Featuring a quintet of charming and engaging players, under the deft and focused direction of Everett Tarlton, Seeing Stars in Dixie (which winds up a month-long run at The Barn this coming Sunday, March 19) is the kind of laugh-out-loud funny that only comes from the heart, as it relates the story of a group of people in Natchez, Mississippi, circa 1956, who are caught up in all the hoopla and hullabaloo of a movie, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, being made right over yonder. It's based in fact: Taylor, Clift, Lee Marvin, Eva Marie Saint and all the accompanying Hollywood types came to Natchez to film Raintree County, a Southern gothic tale that transformed the sleepy, small town into a veritable beehive of Tinsel Town talk and celebrity hijinks. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) On Wednesday: SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

The 2017 season continues at Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre with Ron Osborne's Seeing Stars in Dixie, an affectionate comedy set in a small Southern town in 1956, where the film Raintree County - starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, no less - is being shot! (more...)

Act Too Pro's WILLY WONKA Opens Tuesday Night at Franklin Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2016

2013 First Night Honoree Jamey Green leads the cast of Act Too Pro's production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, opening Tuesday night, October 18, at the historic Franklin Theatre. Running through October 23, Willy Wonka follows the critically acclaimed Act Too Pro debut production of Mary Poppins, which played to capacity crowds in 2015. (more...)

Freeform Begins Production on Original Drama Pilot THE DEEP (WT)
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Production began this week in Vancouver on Freeform's latest drama pilot THE DEEP(working title). (more...)

Josh Stamberg Rounds Out Cast of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Just announced, Josh Stamberg will join the cast of Long Wharf Theatre's world premiere production of Meteor Shower by Steve Martin, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN Raises the Roof
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 6, 2016

Central Alabama Theatre has a new home, at Steeple Arts Academy in the Crestline Village area of Mountain Brook. The space actually helped to inspire the first show there- SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN. With its church pews and the pitched ceiling, the building actually becomes part of the pretty, well built set. I am not sure if there are any tickets left, the theatre was filled to overflowing last night. And rightly so- it was a great night of fun. I was actually disappointed when the show ended, I would have loved more stories and more music from this outstanding cast. Go to www.centralalabamatheatre.org or call 888-870-2477.  SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN runs this weekend and next, August 5-7 and 12-14. (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Starring Jenna Fischer, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The Old Globe presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. It will be directed by Gordon Edelstein in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where Edelstein serves as Artistic Director (and no, he is not related to Barry). (more...)

Freeform Orders Mermaid Thriller THE DEEP; Production to Begin This September
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Freeform greenlit new drama pilot THE DEEP, on the heels of greenlighting comedy pilot “Alone Together,” (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

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