Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra Appoints Two to Senior Artistic StaffBaltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra Appoints Two to Senior Artistic Staff
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage is excited to announce two additions to its leadership team and artistic staff. Chiara Klein has been appointed Director of Artistic Producing and will join Center Stage from New York's Public Theater. Adena Varner has been promoted to Director of Learning and Social Accountability. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National FestivalThe Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage Announces 2019-2020 SeasonBaltimore Center Stage Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage is pleased to announce an exhilarating season of Mainstage plays to mark the debut programming under Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra. This season of storytelling continues the Center Stage tradition of curating works from a wide array of voices, while also turning corners and pushing open doors to present these works in new and exciting ways. (more...)

Olney Theatre And Baltimore Center Stage Announce PartnershipOlney Theatre And Baltimore Center Stage Announce Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Olney Theatre Center and Baltimore Center Stage announced an innovative partnership whereby the two official state theatres of Maryland will collaborate on their separate and independent area-premieres of Miss You Like Hell by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Erin McKeown.  (more...)

Grammy Nominated Broadway Star Syndee Winters To Perform At Baltimore Center StageGrammy Nominated Broadway Star Syndee Winters To Perform At Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage is thrilled to announce Grammy-nominated Broadway actress Syndee Winters will be in concert on Saturday February 9, 2019 in the Pearlstone Theater for a one-night-only special performance of her album Syndee Winters: Lessons >From a Lady, a musical love letter to American icon Lena Horne. Thanking her for her journey and sacrifice in her professional and personal life, Winters weaves stories and highlights the parallels of the life of Ms. Horne with those of her own professional and personal journey while infusing a beautiful interpretation of the standards Horne made famous, including "Yesterday, When I Was Young," and the iconic song from the 1970's film The Wiz, "Believe in Yourself." (more...)

The Sol Project Announces New Members Of Leadership TeamThe Sol Project Announces New Members Of Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The Sol Project (Jacob G. Padron, Artistic Director), the national theater initiative dedicated to amplifying Latinx voices and building a body of work for the new American theater, is proud to announce that founding member and artistic producer David Mendizabal will become the Associate Artistic Director, beginning immediately. Rebecca Martinez and Julian Ramirez will also join the company as members of the artistic collective. (more...)

BWW Review: A WONDER IN MY SOUL at Baltimore Center Stage - It's Powerful, Provocative, and PoignantBWW Review: A WONDER IN MY SOUL at Baltimore Center Stage - It's Powerful, Provocative, and Poignant
by Charles Shubow - Dec 13, 2018

When I heard about the topic of the new Baltimore Center Stage production of A WONDER IN MY SOUL, I initially thought it would be a female version of the film 'Barber Shop' Well, let me tell you, it is NOT!!!! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Public's Mobile Unit Celebrates Opening Night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: The Public's Mobile Unit Celebrates Opening Night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The Public Theater officially opened the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on Friday, November 2. Directed by Jenny Koons, the free sit-down run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM began previews on Sunday, October 28 and will run through Saturday, November 17. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Comes to Baltimore Center StageKING OF THE YEES Comes to Baltimore Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the cast and artistic team for its second play of the 2018/19 season, King of the Yees. Written by award-winning playwright Lauren Yee, King of the Yees is the hilarious and heartfelt generational story of a Chinese-American family. (more...)

Judith Ivey Enjoyably Gives Us CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF As A Love Story at Center StageJudith Ivey Enjoyably Gives Us CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF As A Love Story at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 22, 2018

Because Williams has so successfully gotten us cheering for Maggie, we in the audience would very much like to see Maggie triumphantly dragging Brick into bed in the final frame, and an interpretation like director Judith Ivey's, which all but promises that, is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. But if a director chooses to make that easy initial choice, that will be about the last easy thing the director will find in this play. (more...)

The Public's Mobile Unit Returns With Free Jenny Koons Directed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMThe Public's Mobile Unit Returns With Free Jenny Koons Directed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jenny Koons. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage Announces 2018/19 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the four shows that will comprise the 2018/19 Family Series. On the heels of last season's sell-out performances of Junie B. Jones, Center Stage has expanded the Family Series to include eight performances to take place on four Sundays throughout the season. (more...)

PASSION at Signature Theatre - A Musical About Obsession and RomancePASSION at Signature Theatre - A Musical About Obsession and Romance
by Charles Shubow - Aug 28, 2018

Signature's 29th season begins with record-breaking 29th Sondheim production! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! How Can You Resist This??BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! How Can You Resist This??
by Charles Shubow - Aug 17, 2018

Many of my readers know my connection with MAMMA MIA! on Broadway (see my bio below). When I saw many months ago that Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia would be presenting it (the professional regional premiere) I knew it would be a money maker and knew, after seeing many Toby productions, it would be done well. Well, not only have they done well, this edition of MAMMA MIA! is just plain superb. (more...)

WP Theater Announces Artists for 2018-2020 Lab Plus Leigh Silverman & Roberta Pereira Join LeadershipWP Theater Announces Artists for 2018-2020 Lab Plus Leigh Silverman & Roberta Pereira Join Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

WP THEATER announces the 15 artists selected for the 2018-2020 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins in late August and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: DAVE, A World Premiere Musical at Arena Stage - Looks Like It is Destined for BroadwayBWW Review: DAVE, A World Premiere Musical at Arena Stage - Looks Like It is Destined for Broadway
by Charles Shubow - Aug 9, 2018

Wonderful cast directed by Tina Landau is a nice diversion from presidential politics. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Stephanie Ybarra as New Artistic DirectorBaltimore Center Stage Announces Stephanie Ybarra as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

After a nationwide search, Baltimore Center Stage is excited to announce Stephanie Ybarra has been tapped to become the theater's next Artistic Director. Ybarra comes to Baltimore Center Stage from The Public Theater in New York, where she currently serves as Director of Special Artistic Projects. She will transition to Center Stage beginning in October, and join the staff full-time in December. (more...)

Renee Elise Goldsberry, and More Join the Public's WE RISE: A CELEBRATION OF RESISTANCERenee Elise Goldsberry, and More Join the Public's WE RISE: A CELEBRATION OF RESISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Public Theater in collaboration with the Resistance Revival Chorus announced additional casting today for the free Public Forum, WE RISE: A CELEBRATION OF RESISTANCE, on Monday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This one-night-only event puts both the music and the movement onstage with performances, speeches, and more. (more...)

The Public to Host Free Forum 'We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance'The Public to Host Free Forum 'We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The Public Theater in collaboration with the Resistance Revival Chorus announced today that a special free one-night-only Public Forum event, WE RISE: A CELEBRATION OF RESISTANCE, will take place on Monday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Two River Theater Presents Its 2018 Crossing Borders Festival Of Latinx TheaterTwo River Theater Presents Its 2018 Crossing Borders Festival Of Latinx Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Two River Theater announces the lineup for its 8th annual Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) festival of Latinx play readings and celebration of work by Latinx theater artists. The festival will take place August 2-5 and will include free readings of new plays, live music, and conversations with artists.  (more...)

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